AFC Darwen
Reformed 2009
Kenny Langford/Luke Evans
WEC Group Anchor Ground

Current Position: 11th

P W D L F A Pts
15 6 3 6 30 37 21

Current Form: 17th

6 1 1 4 11 19

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
09/11/18AFC Liverpool (A)L 2-3
03/11/18Lower Breck (A)L 0-5
31/10/18Daisy Hill (H)L 1-3
27/10/18Holker Old Boys (H)W 2-1
20/10/18Eccleshall (A)L 2-3
29/09/18Atherton LR (A)D 4-4

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
17/11/18Longridge Town (A)15:00
21/11/18Steeton (H)19:45
24/11/18Cleator Moor Celtic (H)15:00
01/12/18Ashton Town (A)15:00
08/12/18Lower Breck (H)15:00
15/12/18Daisy Hill (A)15:00

Latest News:

Joint manager appointment at AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced that Luke Evans has been appointed as joint first team manager.
Emblematically Speaking - AFC Darwen
A torse, three bolls and a man with a pick axe catch Stewart Taylor's attention this week, as he explores the history behind the AFC Darwen emblem.
Development Squad Trials At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen are holding open trials at the WEC Group Anchor Ground this coming Saturday 23rd April, for their new development squad.
AFC Darwen Achieve Charter Standard Status
AFC Darwen have been awarded FA Charter Standard status at community level by the Lancashire FA, the highest status that can be awarded to a club.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Sat 04/08/18Shelley A15:00W 3-1 Adam Heaney (14)
Jamie Edwards (31)
Adam Heaney (48)
Wed 08/08/18AFC Blackpool H19:45L 2-3 Yahya Saeed (69)
Martin Parker (88)
Sat 11/08/18Barnton H15:00W 3-1 Danny Taylor (45)
Adam Heaney (58)
Danny Taylor (82)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Wed 15/08/18Avro H19:45L 1-4 Yayha Saeed (1)
Sat 18/08/18St Helens Town A15:00D 2-2 Adam Heaney (19)
Bradley Cooper (66)
Tue 21/08/18Nelson A19:45D 1-1 Matthew Cain (47)
Sat 25/08/18Trafford H15:00L 1-4 Harrison Green (52)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup P)
Mon 27/08/18Garstang H15:00W 2-1 Elliot Pond (18)
Daniel Taylor (81)
Sat 01/09/18Carlisle City A15:00W 3-1 Daniel Taylor (44)
Leon Creech (46)
Leon Creech (90+4)
Tue 04/09/18Chadderton H19:45W 5-1 Elliot Pond (56)
Yayha Saeed (62)
Yayha Saeed (70)
Yayha Saeed (80p)
Elliott Pond (90)
Sat 08/09/18Carlisle City H15:00L 2-4 Leon Creech (67)
Daniel Taylor (74)
  (The First Division Cup 1)
Wed 12/09/18Atherton LR H19:45W 1-0 Yayha Saeed (56p)
Sat 15/09/18Garstang H15:00L 1-2 Matthew Farnworth (47)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 2Q)
Sat 22/09/18Cleator Moor Celtic A15:00L 1-7 Elliott Pond (51)
Tue 25/09/18Colne A19:45L 3-5 Nyle Ellis (2)
Sam Knowles (39)
Sam Holt (90)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 29/09/18Atherton LR A15:00D 4-4 Elliot Pond (12)
Leon Creech (18)
Leon Creech (41)
Elliot Pond (69)
Wed 10/10/18Daisy Hill H19:45Aband
Sat 20/10/18Eccleshall A15:00L 2-3 Jamie Gibson (18)
Kiel Lonsdale (26)
  (The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 27/10/18Holker Old Boys H15:00W 2-1 Daniel Taylor (32)
Elliot Pond (70)
Wed 31/10/18Daisy Hill H19:45L 1-3 Leon Creech (12)
Sat 03/11/18Lower Breck A15:00L 0-5
Fri 09/11/18AFC Liverpool A19:45L 2-3 Elliot Pond (14p)
Leon Creech (45)
Sat 17/11/18Longridge TownA15:00 
Wed 21/11/18SteetonH19:45 
Sat 24/11/18Cleator Moor CelticH15:00 
Sat 01/12/18Ashton TownA15:00 
Sat 08/12/18Lower BreckH15:00 
Sat 15/12/18Daisy HillA15:00 
Sat 22/12/18St Helens TownH15:00 
Wed 26/12/18Prestwich HeysH15:00 
Sat 29/12/18Bacup BoroughH15:00 
Sat 05/01/19ChaddertonA15:00 
Sat 12/01/19Longridge TownH15:00 
Sat 19/01/19AFC BlackpoolA15:00 
Sat 02/02/19Bacup BoroughA15:00 
Sat 16/02/19AvroA15:00 
Sat 23/02/19NelsonH15:00 
Sat 09/03/19GarstangA15:00 
Sat 16/03/19Carlisle CityH15:00 
Sat 23/03/19Holker Old BoysA15:00 
Sat 30/03/19ShelleyH15:00 
Sat 13/04/19AFC LiverpoolH15:00 
Sat 20/04/19SteetonA15:00 
Mon 22/04/19Prestwich HeysA15:00 
Sat 27/04/19Ashton TownH15:00 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
04/08/18Shelley (A) W 3-1
08/08/18AFC Blackpool (H) L 2-3
11/08/18Barnton (H) W 3-1
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
15/08/18Avro (H) L 1-4
18/08/18St Helens Town (A) D 2-2
21/08/18Nelson (A) D 1-1
25/08/18Trafford (H) L 1-4
(The Emirates F.A Cup P)
27/08/18Garstang (H) W 2-1
01/09/18Carlisle City (A) W 3-1
04/09/18Chadderton (H) W 5-1
08/09/18Carlisle City (H) L 2-4
(The First Division Cup 1)
12/09/18Atherton LR (H) W 1-0
15/09/18Garstang (H) L 1-2
(The Buildbase FA Vase 2Q)
22/09/18Cleator Moor (A) L 1-7
25/09/18Colne (A) L 3-5
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
29/09/18Atherton LR (A) D 4-4
10/10/18Daisy Hill (H) Aband
20/10/18Eccleshall (A) L 2-3
(The Macron Cup 1)
27/10/18Holker OB (H) W 2-1
31/10/18Daisy Hill (H) L 1-3
03/11/18Lower Breck (A) L 0-5
09/11/18AFC Liverpool (A) L 2-3
17/11/18Longridge Town (A) 15:00
21/11/18Steeton (H) 19:45
24/11/18Cleator Moor (H) 15:00
01/12/18Ashton Town (A) 15:00
08/12/18Lower Breck (H) 15:00
15/12/18Daisy Hill (A) 15:00
22/12/18St Helens Town (H) 15:00
26/12/18Prestwich Heys (H) 15:00
29/12/18Bacup Borough (H) 15:00
05/01/19Chadderton (A) 15:00
12/01/19Longridge Town (H) 15:00
19/01/19AFC Blackpool (A) 15:00
02/02/19Bacup Borough (A) 15:00
16/02/19Avro (A) 15:00
23/02/19Nelson (H) 15:00
09/03/19Garstang (A) 15:00
16/03/19Carlisle City (H) 15:00
23/03/19Holker OB (A) 15:00
30/03/19Shelley (H) 15:00
13/04/19AFC Liverpool (H) 15:00
20/04/19Steeton (A) 15:00
22/04/19Prestwich Heys (A) 15:00
27/04/19Ashton Town (H) 15:00

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Lewis Ashworth0000000
James Brindle (GK)1100000
Elliott Brown0000000
Fenton Brown0100000
Gary Brown2400010
Matthew Cain5210001
Liam Cole4700000
Bradley Cooper1101000
Joshua Cosgrove (GK)1000000
Leon Creech13180001
Kahiel Crosdale #0500000
Adam Douglas0100000
Jamie Edwards17010010
Nyle Ellis15010010
Matthew Farnworth14000000
Sami Fisk0000000
Jon Fraser3500000
Jamie Gibson4110000
Jordan Gidley (GK)13000000
Harrison Green11120011
Corey Harrison4100010
Adam Heaney8230000
Anthony Hodges12000150
Samuel Holt1010000
Dylan Jackson-Cooney0000000
Sam Knowles9010200
Bobby Langford1000010
Raphael Lewis0000000
Kiel Lonsdale16010082
Casey McLellan0000000
Nicholas McNally2000000
Adam Monk0000000
Lewis Nixon0000000
Samson Ogundaisi0000000
Martin Parker10010110
Elliot Pond11280004
Kyle Preece1100000
Jack Prince1100000
Samuel Reeves0000000
Yahya Saeed10133012
Joshua Senior0000000
Daniel Taylor16160064
Karl Turner6500010
Ryan Tweddle (GK)3000000
Scott Walsh0100000
Elliot Welsh0000000
James Whittingham (GK)3000000
Kieran Wood12000030
Marcus Young0000000

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

# Indicates player is awaiting International Clearance

Staff Members

James Brindle 
Gary Brown 
Luke Evans 
Sinead Garvin$ 
Kenneth Langford 
Simon Littler 
Gemma Seddon 

Matchday Information

Ground: WEC Group Anchor Ground

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 0BB

Telephone: 01254 776193

Midweek Night: Wednesday

2018/19 Admission Prices: £5 Adults, £3 Concessions. Under 16`s FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Programme Price: £1.50

Directions: M65 to junction 4. At traffic lights turn left onto A666 (signposted Darwen). After approx 1/2 mile turn left between Anchor Car sales and the Anchor Pub. Bear right and ground is on the left.

Please click here to obtain step by step directions from any UK postcode

Nearest Railway: Darwen

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: BLACKBURN Town Centre to BOLTON Bus Route via Ewood ask for Anchor stop, Darwen

Parking Facilities: Crown Paints Car Park is a large car park which is adjacent to the ground

Ground Facilities: Male and Female Officials Changing rooms, Home and Away Team Changing rooms, Club House, Café area, Stand, Office, Football Pitch, Turnstiles

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: AFC Darwen Limited C/N 05388225

Ground: WEC Group Anchor Ground

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 0BB

Telephone: 01254 776193


Twitter: @AFCDarwen

Registered Colours: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Light Grey Shirt, Light Grey Shorts, Light Grey Socks

Alternative Colours: Navy Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Blue Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow Shirt, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Secretary: Elaine Littler

Chairman: Robert Eccles

Manager: Kenny Langford/Luke Evans

Programme Editor: Steve Hart

Committee / Directors: Mike Vizzard, David Ainsworth, David Littler, Stan Clucas, Derek Wildeman, Trevor Maxfield, Vince Sherry, Leigh Ashworth, Sinead Garvin

County Affiliation: Lancashire

Year Formed: Reformed 2009

Record Attendance: 842 v Hanley Town (Play off Final 2015)

Previous Leagues:

West Lancashire Football League Football Alliance Football League Division 1 Lancashire Combination Cheshire League


Marsden Cup Winners 1880
East Lancs Cup 1884
Promotion to Division 1 Football League 1893
F.A. Cup Semi Finalists 1881
Lancashire League Champions 1902
Lancashire Combination Champions 1931, 1932,1973, 1975
Lancashire Combination Cup Winners 1930,1931, 1975
Lancashire Junior Cup Winners 1973
George Watson Trophy Winners 1973
LFA Youth Cup Winners 1975
NWCFL Challenge Cup Winners 1983
Lancashire Floodlight Trophy Winners 1990
NWCFL Reserve Division Cup 1993-94
Blackburn & Dist. Youth League Winners 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97
Blackburn & Dist. Youth League Cup Winners 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97
ATS Trophy Winners 1933
Runners-Up 1930, 1948,1999
North West Alliance Cup Winners 1996
NWCFL Reserve Division Runners-Up 2000
NWCFL Reserve Challenge Cup Winners 2013/14
The Reusch First Division Cup Winners 2014/15
First Division Play Off Final Winners 2014-15.

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