AFC Darwen
Reformed 2009
Adam Douglas
WEC Group Anchor Ground

Current Position: 18th

P W D L F A Pts
42 10 11 21 50 110 41

Current Form: 14th

6 2 1 3 10 20

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
29/04/17Runcorn Linnets (A)L 0-8
26/04/17Irlam (H)W 3-2
22/04/171874 Northwich (H)L 1-3
19/04/17Squires Gate (H)W 4-1
17/04/17Atherton Collieries (A)L 1-5
15/04/17Hanley Town (H)D 1-1

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
No Matches Found

Latest News:

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.
New Management Team At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of a new management team.
Neil Prince Appointed Manager At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of Neil Prince as their new manager.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Sat 06/08/16Cammell Laird 1907 H15:00D 3-3 Jonathan McDonald (3)
Jonathan Hurst (40)
Declan Cunliffe (45)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Tue 09/08/16Cammell Laird 1907 A19:45L 2-3 Karl Turner (60p)
Bobby Langford (86)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP R)
Tue 09/08/16Abbey HeyA19:45Postp
Sat 13/08/16Congleton Town H15:00L 0-2
Wed 17/08/16Barnoldswick Town H19:45L 0-7
Sat 20/08/16AFC LiverpoolH15:00Postp
Wed 24/08/16Atherton Collieries H19:45L 1-5 Nick Hepple (49)
Sat 27/08/161874 Northwich A15:00L 0-3
Tue 30/08/16Squires Gate A19:45W 3-2 Nicholas Hepple (2)
Karl Turner (8)
Samuel Norris (60)
Sat 03/09/16AFC Liverpool H15:00D 2-2 Karl Turner (49)
Ryan McKenna (90)
Tue 06/09/16Ashton Athletic A19:45W 3-1 Bobby Langford (23)
Bobby Langford (35)
Jonathan McDonald (51)
Sat 10/09/16Pickering Town H15:00L 1-2 Nick Hepple (56)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1Q)
Tue 13/09/16NelsonA19:45Postp
Sat 17/09/16Runcorn Town A15:00L 1-3 Kiel Lonsdale (3)
Wed 21/09/16Maine Road H19:45L 0-6
Sat 24/09/16Winsford United A15:00D 1-1 Ryan McKenna (87)
Sat 01/10/16St Helens Town N15:00L 2-4 Nicolas Hepple (2)
Conor Gaul (6)
  (The Macron Cup 1)
Wed 05/10/16Nelson H19:45L 0-3
Sat 08/10/16Cammell Laird 1907 H15:00D 0-0
Wed 12/10/16Padiham A19:45D 1-1 Bobby Langford (68)
Sat 15/10/16Congleton Town A15:00D 3-3 Luke Mckenna (25p)
Connor Gaul (44)
Own Goal (90)
Wed 19/10/16Abbey Hey H19:45L 1-3 Ryan McKenna (90)
Sat 22/10/16Barnton H15:00W 2-0 Alex Ralph (12)
Ryan Mckenna (53)
Wed 26/10/16Ashton Athletic H19:45L 0-4 Isaac Kusaloka (6)
Adam Gilchrist (44)
Marcus Cusani (45)
Issac Kusaloka (68)
Sat 29/10/16West Didsbury & Chorlton A15:00L 0-3
Tue 01/11/16Barnoldswick Town A19:45D 1-1 Ryan McKenna (5)
Sat 05/11/16New Mills H15:00D 1-1 Luke McKenna (40p)
Tue 08/11/16AFC Fylde A19:45L 2-6 Mohammed Nabeel (64)
Connor Gaul (68)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
Wed 16/11/16Squires GateH19:45Postp
Sat 19/11/16Cammell Laird 1907A15:00Postp
Sat 26/11/16IrlamH15:00Postp
Sat 03/12/16Hanley Town A15:00L 1-3 Mohamed Nabeel (66)
Tue 06/12/16Nelson A19:45W 2-1 Bobby Langford (71)
Bobby Langford (87)
Sat 10/12/16Bootle H15:00L 1-7 Conor Gaul (80)
Sat 17/12/16New Mills A15:00W 1-0 Conor Gaul (20)
Mon 26/12/16PadihamH15:00Postp
Fri 30/12/16Maine Road A19:45D 2-2 Declan Cunliffe (62)
Conor Gaul (64)
Sat 07/01/17Barnton A15:00L 0-1
Sat 14/01/17Squires GateH15:00Postp
Sat 21/01/17West Didsbury & Chorlton H15:00W 3-0 Kiel Lonsdale (29)
Karl Turner (60)
Liam Cole (90)
Sat 28/01/17Runcorn LinnetsH15:00Postp
Sat 04/02/17Bootle A15:00L 0-9
Sat 11/02/17Runcorn TownH15:00Postp
Wed 22/02/17Runcorn TownH19:45Postp
Sat 25/02/17Abbey HeyA15:00Postp
Wed 01/03/17PadihamH19:45Postp
Sat 04/03/17Irlam A15:00W 3-1 Karl Turner (15)
Mohammed Nabeel (29)
Daniel Russell (90)
Wed 08/03/17PadihamH19:45Postp
Sat 11/03/17IrlamH15:00Postp
Tue 14/03/17Abbey Hey A19:45D 1-1 Conor Gaul (70)
Sat 18/03/17Cammell Laird 1907 A15:00L 1-4 Oliver Birchall (35)
Wed 22/03/17Squires GateH19:45Postp
Fri 24/03/17AFC Liverpool A19:45W 2-0 Bobby Langford (7)
Anthony Lynch (52)
Wed 29/03/17Runcorn TownH19:45Postp
Sat 01/04/17Winsford UnitedH15:00Postp
Tue 04/04/17Runcorn Town H19:45L 0-3
Thu 06/04/17Winsford United H19:45D 2-2 Jordan Scott (14)
Matthew Allen (75p)
Sat 08/04/17Runcorn Linnets H15:00L 0-3
Wed 12/04/17Padiham H19:45L 1-2 Mohamed Nabeel (58)
Sat 15/04/17Hanley Town H15:00D 1-1 Nicholas Hepple (85)
Mon 17/04/17Atherton Collieries A11:00L 1-5 Nicholas Hepple (80)
Wed 19/04/17Squires Gate H19:45W 4-1 Nicholas Hepple (55)
Bobby Langford (60)
Nicholas Hepple (65)
Nicholas Hepple (74)
Sat 22/04/171874 Northwich H15:00L 1-3 Nicholas Hepple (40)
Wed 26/04/17Irlam H19:45W 3-2 Nicholas Hepple (11)
Bobby Langford (78)
Keith Wedge (87)
Sat 29/04/17Runcorn Linnets A15:00L 0-8

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
06/08/16Cammell Laird (H) D 3-3
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
09/08/16Cammell Laird (A) L 2-3
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP R)
09/08/16Abbey Hey (A) Postp
13/08/16Congleton Town (H) L 0-2
17/08/16Barnoldswick Tn (H) L 0-7
20/08/16AFC Liverpool (H) Postp
24/08/16Atherton Colls (H) L 1-5
27/08/161874 Northwich (A) L 0-3
30/08/16Squires Gate (A) W 3-2
03/09/16AFC Liverpool (H) D 2-2
06/09/16Ashton Athletic (A) W 3-1
10/09/16Pickering Tn (H) L 1-2
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1Q)
13/09/16Nelson (A) Postp
17/09/16Runcorn Town (A) L 1-3
21/09/16Maine Road (H) L 0-6
24/09/16Winsford United (A) D 1-1
01/10/16St Helens Town (A) L 2-4
(The Macron Cup 1)
05/10/16Nelson (H) L 0-3
08/10/16Cammell Laird (H) D 0-0
12/10/16Padiham (A) D 1-1
15/10/16Congleton Town (A) D 3-3
19/10/16Abbey Hey (H) L 1-3
22/10/16Barnton (H) W 2-0
26/10/16Ashton Athletic (H) L 0-4
29/10/16West Did & Chor (A) L 0-3
01/11/16Barnoldswick Tn (A) D 1-1
05/11/16New Mills (H) D 1-1
08/11/16AFC Fylde (A) L 2-6
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
16/11/16Squires Gate (H) Postp
19/11/16Cammell Laird (A) Postp
26/11/16Irlam (H) Postp
03/12/16Hanley Town (A) L 1-3
06/12/16Nelson (A) W 2-1
10/12/16Bootle (H) L 1-7
17/12/16New Mills (A) W 1-0
26/12/16Padiham (H) Postp
30/12/16Maine Road (A) D 2-2
07/01/17Barnton (A) L 0-1
14/01/17Squires Gate (H) Postp
21/01/17West Did & Chor (H) W 3-0
28/01/17Runcorn Linnets (H) Postp
04/02/17Bootle (A) L 0-9
11/02/17Runcorn Town (H) Postp
22/02/17Runcorn Town (H) Postp
25/02/17Abbey Hey (A) Postp
01/03/17Padiham (H) Postp
04/03/17Irlam (A) W 3-1
08/03/17Padiham (H) Postp
11/03/17Irlam (H) Postp
14/03/17Abbey Hey (A) D 1-1
18/03/17Cammell Laird (A) L 1-4
22/03/17Squires Gate (H) Postp
24/03/17AFC Liverpool (A) W 2-0
29/03/17Runcorn Town (H) Postp
01/04/17Winsford United (H) Postp
04/04/17Runcorn Town (H) L 0-3
06/04/17Winsford United (H) D 2-2
08/04/17Runcorn Linnets (H) L 0-3
12/04/17Padiham (H) L 1-2
15/04/17Hanley Town (H) D 1-1
17/04/17Atherton Colls (A) L 1-5
19/04/17Squires Gate (H) W 4-1
22/04/171874 Northwich (H) L 1-3
26/04/17Irlam (H) W 3-2
29/04/17Runcorn Linnets (A) L 0-8

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Aadam Ahmad0000000
Matthew Allen15210050
Dennon Ashcroft *0100000
Christopher Bailey4000000
Kallum Banks30200001
Oliver Birchall10010000
Kieran Brown0000000
DaJour Buffonge2100000
Charlie Carlin0100000
Liam Cole51902021
Jack Corcoran0000000
Stuart Craig *5200000
Declan Cunliffe181220020
Liam Devlin2000000
Samuel Dickinson0100000
Adam Douglas22200001
Timothy Drugan2000000
Jamie Edwards8700030
Jack Egan0000000
Thomas Entwistle0000000
Jordyn Fitton41500000
Reece Fletcher5100000
Daniel Fradd (GK)1000000
Conor Gaul21170028
Bradley Gresham2000000
Alexander Grice (GK)1100000
Nicholas Hepple132110202
Martyn Hillier10100010
Christian Holt0000000
Jonathan Hurst *3000000
Ryan Hurst *0300000
Daniel Jackson (GK)13000001
Regan Jarrett0000000
Bobby Langford18181033
Stephen Lee0000000
Daniel Lomax0000000
Kiel Lonsdale14420060
Anthony Lynch15110032
Christopher Lynch1000000
Reece Malone5100000
Jonathan McDonald25720022
Luke McKenna9220011
Ryan McKenna27160043
Samuel Morris11010000
Mohammed Nabeel21140011
Ulrich Ngamba0000000
Luke Pearson0100010
Ben Proctor (GK)31000024
Alex Ralph262100311
Joseph Riley1100000
Daniel Russell6700010
Jordan Scott39110080
Obeid Soge0000000
Daniel Taylor0000000
Joshua Thompson0100000
Karl Turner33750011
Bailey Wallace1100000
Keith Wedge37010020
James Whittingham (GK)1100000
Robert Wong0000000
Emmanuel Yoak *0000000

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

Staff Members

Scott Campbell$ 
John Dawson 
Adam Douglas$ 
Philip Eastwood$ 
Sinead Garvin$ 
Martyn Hillier$ 
Sarah Hindle$ 
Kenneth Langford$ 
Nicholas Lloyd 
Kiel Lonsdale$ 
Samuel Morris$ 
Matthew Pilkington$ 
Dominic Walsh$ 
Michael Worthington$ 

Matchday Information

Ground: WEC Group Anchor Ground

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 0BB

Telephone: 01254 776193

Midweek Night: Wednesday

2015/16 Admission Prices: Adults £5, Senior Citizen £3, Children £1

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.

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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: @AFCDarwen1

Registered Colours: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Stockings

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Green Shirt, Black Shorts, Black Stockings

Alternative Colours: Navy Blue & Yellow Shirts, Navy Blue & Yellow Shorts, Navy Blue & Yellow Stockings

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

Secretary: Sarah Hindle

Chairman: Wayne Wild

Manager: Adam Douglas

Programme Editor: Steve Hart

Committee / Directors: Wayne Wild, Sarah Hindle, Emma Vizzard

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.