AFC Darwen
Reformed 2009
Mark Patterson
WEC Group Anchor Ground

Current Position: 22nd

P W D L F A Pts
26 3 5 18 29 87 14

Current Form: 20th

6 1 0 5 9 28

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
24/02/18Irlam (A)W 5-3
27/01/18Runcorn Linnets (A)L 1-5
23/01/18West Didsbury & Chorlton (A)L 1-4
13/01/18Bootle (A)L 0-10
09/01/18Padiham (A)L 1-2
19/12/17Charnock Richard (H)L 1-4

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
28/02/18City of Liverpool FC (H)19:45
03/03/18Hanley Town (A)15:00
07/03/18West Didsbury & Chorlton (H)19:45
10/03/181874 Northwich (A)15:00
12/03/18Widnes (A)19:45
17/03/18Widnes (A)15:00

Latest News:

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.
New Management Team At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of a new management team.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Sat 05/08/17Runcorn Town A15:00L 2-3 Matt Allen (7)
Mark McKay (56p)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Sat 12/08/17Congleton Town A15:00L 2-6 Mark Mckay (12p)
Mark Mckay (87)
Wed 16/08/17Ashton Athletic H19:45L 0-4
Sat 19/08/17AFC Liverpool H15:00W 2-0 Matthew Allen (47)
Nicholas Hepple (71)
Sat 26/08/17Burscough H15:00D 0-0
Tue 29/08/17Padiham A19:45L 1-5 Corey Harrison (85)
Sat 02/09/17Maine Road H15:00L 1-3 Patrick Furey (29)
Tue 05/09/17Barnoldswick Town A19:45W 1-0 Bobby Langford (28)
Sat 09/09/17Runcorn LinnetsH15:00Postp
Sat 16/09/17Winsford United A15:00L 0-2
Wed 20/09/17Squires Gate H19:45L 0-1
Sat 23/09/17Glasshoughton Welfare A15:00W 4-2 Kiel Longsdale (16)
Alex Ralph (44)
Mark McKay (50)
Mark McKay (74)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 2Q)
Wed 27/09/17Runcorn Linnets H19:45L 0-1
Sat 30/09/17West Didsbury & Chorlton A15:00Aband Ryan McKenna (7)
Chappy Massamba (45)
Chappy Massamba (61)
Chappy Massamba (73)
Chappy Massamba (79)
Wed 04/10/17Charnock Richard H19:45Aband
Sat 07/10/17Runcorn TownH15:00Postp
Tue 10/10/17Abbey Hey A19:45D 1-1 Own Goal (24)
Sat 14/10/17Bootle H15:00D 4-4 Luke Cassidy (21)
Sidi Fofana (73)
Sidi Fofana (85)
Adam Douglas (90)
Wed 18/10/17City of Liverpool FC H19:45W 1-0 Matthew Allen (2)
  (The Macron Cup 1 N)
Sat 21/10/17Marske UnitedH15:00Postp
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
Tue 24/10/17Marske UnitedH19:45Postp
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
Wed 25/10/17Marske United H19:45L 2-3 Sidi Fofana (48)
Matthew Allen (67)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
Wed 25/10/17Charnock RichardH19:45Postp
Sat 28/10/17Hanley Town H15:00L 2-5 Luke Cassidy (59)
Matthew Allen (85)
Tue 31/10/17Ashton Athletic A19:45L 0-6
Sat 04/11/17Winsford United H15:00D 0-0
Wed 08/11/17Holker Old Boys H20:00W 3-0 Sidi Fofana (2)
Kiel Lonsdale (74)
Jordan Scott (76)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
Sat 11/11/17Runcorn Town H15:00D 2-2 Kiel Lonsdale (5)
Ryan McKenna (49)
Wed 15/11/17Barnoldswick Town H19:45L 0-4
Sat 18/11/17AFC Liverpool A15:00L 2-4 Lee Turner (26)
Sidi Fofana (88)
Wed 22/11/17PadihamH19:45Postp
  (The Macron Cup 2 N)
Sat 25/11/17Burscough A15:00L 0-1
Tue 28/11/17Charnock Richard A19:45L 1-9 Zac Clark (38p)
Sat 02/12/17Maine Road A15:00L 2-3 Kiel Lonsdale (48)
Sidi Fofana (81)
Mon 04/12/17West Didsbury & ChorltonA19:45Postp
Wed 06/12/17Lancaster City H19:45L 2-3 Bobby Langford (35)
Jack Prince (90)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy QF)
Sat 09/12/17IrlamH15:00Postp
Tue 12/12/17Northwich VictoriaA19:45Postp
Sat 16/12/17Hanley TownA15:00Postp
Tue 19/12/17Charnock Richard H19:45L 1-4 Nicholas Hepple (61)
Tue 26/12/17WidnesH15:00Postp
Sat 30/12/17Squires GateA15:00Postp
Wed 03/01/18PadihamH19:45Postp
  (The Macron Cup 2)
Sat 06/01/18Northwich VictoriaH15:00Postp
Tue 09/01/18Padiham A19:45L 1-2 Karl Turner (71)
  (The Macron Cup 2)
Sat 13/01/18Bootle A15:00L 0-10
Sat 20/01/18PadihamH15:00Postp
Tue 23/01/18West Didsbury & Chorlton A19:45L 1-4 Bobby Langford (54)
Sat 27/01/18Runcorn Linnets A15:00L 1-5 Luke Cassidy (9)
Sat 03/02/18City of Liverpool FCH15:00Postp
Wed 07/02/18City of Liverpool FCH19:45Postp
Sat 10/02/181874 NorthwichH15:00Postp
Tue 13/02/18Squires GateA19:45Postp
Sat 17/02/18West Didsbury & ChorltonH15:00Postp
Wed 21/02/18PadihamH19:45Postp
Sat 24/02/18Irlam A15:00W 5-3 John Leeming (4)
Karl Turner (8)
Ryan Steele (14)
Ryan Steele (40p)
Jack Prince (77)
Wed 28/02/18City of Liverpool FCH19:45 
Sat 03/03/18Hanley TownA15:00 
Wed 07/03/18West Didsbury & ChorltonH19:45 
Sat 10/03/181874 NorthwichA15:00 
Mon 12/03/18WidnesA19:45 
  (The Macron Cup 3)
Sat 17/03/18WidnesA15:00 
Wed 21/03/18Northwich VictoriaH19:45 
Sat 24/03/18BarntonH15:00 
Sat 31/03/18IrlamH15:00 
Sat 07/04/18Runcorn TownA15:00 
Wed 11/04/18WidnesH19:45 
Sat 14/04/18Abbey HeyH15:00 
Tue 17/04/18Northwich VictoriaA19:45 
Sat 21/04/18City of Liverpool FCA15:00 
Tue 24/04/18Squires GateA19:45 
Sat 28/04/18Congleton TownH15:00 
Wed 02/05/18PadihamH19:45 
Sat 05/05/18BarntonA15:00 
TBC1874 NorthwichH19:45 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
05/08/17Runcorn Town (A) L 2-3
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
12/08/17Congleton Town (A) L 2-6
16/08/17Ashton Athletic (H) L 0-4
19/08/17AFC Liverpool (H) W 2-0
26/08/17Burscough (H) D 0-0
29/08/17Padiham (A) L 1-5
02/09/17Maine Road (H) L 1-3
05/09/17Barnoldswick Tn (A) W 1-0
09/09/17Runcorn Linnets (H) Postp
16/09/17Winsford United (A) L 0-2
20/09/17Squires Gate (H) L 0-1
23/09/17Glasshoughton (A) W 4-2
(The Buildbase FA Vase 2Q)
27/09/17Runcorn Linnets (H) L 0-1
30/09/17West Did & Chor (A) Aband
04/10/17Charnock Rich (H) Aband
07/10/17Runcorn Town (H) Postp
10/10/17Abbey Hey (A) D 1-1
14/10/17Bootle (H) D 4-4
18/10/17City of Lpool (H) W 1-0
(The Macron Cup 1 N)
21/10/17Marske United (H) Postp
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
24/10/17Marske United (H) Postp
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
25/10/17Marske United (H) L 2-3
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
25/10/17Charnock Rich (H) Postp
28/10/17Hanley Town (H) L 2-5
31/10/17Ashton Athletic (A) L 0-6
04/11/17Winsford United (H) D 0-0
08/11/17Holker OB (H) W 3-0
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
11/11/17Runcorn Town (H) D 2-2
15/11/17Barnoldswick Tn (H) L 0-4
18/11/17AFC Liverpool (A) L 2-4
22/11/17Padiham (H) Postp
(The Macron Cup 2 N)
25/11/17Burscough (A) L 0-1
28/11/17Charnock Rich (A) L 1-9
02/12/17Maine Road (A) L 2-3
04/12/17West Did & Chor (A) Postp
06/12/17Lancaster City (H) L 2-3
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy QF)
09/12/17Irlam (H) Postp
12/12/17Northwich Vics (A) Postp
16/12/17Hanley Town (A) Postp
19/12/17Charnock Rich (H) L 1-4
26/12/17Widnes (H) Postp
30/12/17Squires Gate (A) Postp
03/01/18Padiham (H) Postp
(The Macron Cup 2)
06/01/18Northwich Vics (H) Postp
09/01/18Padiham (A) L 1-2
(The Macron Cup 2)
13/01/18Bootle (A) L 0-10
20/01/18Padiham (H) Postp
23/01/18West Did & Chor (A) L 1-4
27/01/18Runcorn Linnets (A) L 1-5
03/02/18City of Lpool (H) Postp
07/02/18City of Lpool (H) Postp
10/02/181874 Northwich (H) Postp
13/02/18Squires Gate (A) Postp
17/02/18West Did & Chor (H) Postp
21/02/18Padiham (H) Postp
24/02/18Irlam (A) W 5-3
28/02/18City of Lpool (H) 19:45
03/03/18Hanley Town (A) 15:00
07/03/18West Did & Chor (H) 19:45
10/03/181874 Northwich (A) 15:00
12/03/18Widnes (A) 19:45
(The Macron Cup 3)
17/03/18Widnes (A) 15:00
21/03/18Northwich Vics (H) 19:45
24/03/18Barnton (H) 15:00
31/03/18Irlam (H) 15:00
07/04/18Runcorn Town (A) 15:00
11/04/18Widnes (H) 19:45
14/04/18Abbey Hey (H) 15:00
17/04/18Northwich Vics (A) 19:45
21/04/18City of Lpool (A) 15:00
24/04/18Squires Gate (A) 19:45
28/04/18Congleton Town (H) 15:00
02/05/18Padiham (H) 19:45
05/05/18Barnton (A) 15:00
TBC1874 Northwich (H)

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Matthew Allen14050022
Seydou Bamba *17000021
Daniel Banks8100010
Kallum Banks *0100000
Liam Bell1000000
Tom Billington1000000
Fenton Brown1100000
Gary Brown8300210
Jack Burke *1300000
Luke Cassisdy13821001
Zac Clark1110001
Joshua Cosgrove (GK)0000000
Sam Crook *2000000
Declan Cunliffe0600010
Mahamadou Diallo0100000
Adam Douglas19010010
Timothy Drugan5000000
Jamie Edwards26100011
Patrick Furey *2310000
Corey Harrison *0401000
Nicholas Hepple7020011
Callum Hoctor11000120
Anthony Hodges11000100
Sean Ince0100000
Steven James (GK)16000002
Luke Jarrold11400010
Jack Kay0300000
Joshua Knowles0000000
Bobby Langford11030010
Kenneth Langford0100000
John Leeming1010000
Kiel Lonsdale23040181
Chappy Massamba *1000000
Mark McKay13150011
Ryan McKenna19010110
Adam Monk0000000
Josh Moorhouse2500000
Mohammed Nabeel7000000
Oladimeji Odesanya2000000
Martin Parker3000100
Scott Patterson3000000
Jack Prince3411001
Alex Ralph *19310148
Sidi Mohamed Sanogo Fofana17460044
Jordan Scott12610031
Macauley Scott3000000
Thomas Scott (GK)1000000
Mark Sharples12000000
Lewis Smith1000000
Benjamin Stanton1100000
Ryan Steele6020000
Karl Turner12320010
Lee Turner2110000
Charlie Whittingham (GK)5000000
James Whittingham (GK)8000001
Kieran Wood1000000

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

Staff Members

Gary Brown 
Daniel Earp 
Andre Jones 
Kenneth Langford 
Simon Littler 
Mark Patterson 
Karl Turner 
Lee Turner 
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

2017/18 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: @AFCDarwen1

Registered Colours: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

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

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

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

Secretary: Elaine Littler


Manager: Mark Patterson

Programme Editor: Steve Hart

Committee / Directors: David Ainsworth, Bob Eccles, Simon Littler, Singao Garvin, Mike Vizzaro

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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