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North West Counties

IN FORM: Waqas Azam has scored four goals in his last three games for Nelson

Trip to the league leaders is a chance to see the level we need to reach, says Nelson boss Paul Fildes

RETIREMENT: Brett Ormerod, pictured playing for Padiham against Salford City, has hung up his boots

Former Accrington Stanley and Padiham striker Brett Ormerod hangs up his boots

AFC Darwen in red defend during the  north west counties premier division Football match between Nelson and AFC Darwen  at Little wembley Nelson  on the 15th january 2016 Football League Agreement Number    FLGE/15/16/P5385  Self billing applies where app

Nelson and Darwen in stalemate

NATIONAL SERVICE: Josh Walne with three of his England caps after representing the country's Learning Disability team Pictures: PAUL HEYES

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Inspirational Walne aims to be youngsters' role model

STRIKES: Waqas Azam scored twice for Nelson in their 4-4 draw at Padiham on Saturday

Nelson boss left gutted after derby day thriller with Padiham

FATE: Colne and Padiham, pictured, avoid each other in the Lancashire Challenge Trophy

Padiham boss pleased to avoid holders Chorley in Lancashire Challenge Trophy

TARGETS: Steve Wilkes

Padiham boss Steve Wilkes hoping to add signings

ON THE UP: Colne will hope to move back to the top of the North West Counties League Premier Division tomorrow

Clash with Runcorn is huge, says Colne boss

Colne can celebrate a place in the last eight

Colne book place in Lancashire Challenge Trophy last eight

Barnoldswick Town Player manager Stewart Airdrie in blue leaps the abbey hey keeper who beats him to the ball .during the north west counties Premier Division Football match between Barnoldswick Town and Abbey hey at the Silentnight Stadium West Close Roa

Barnoldswick Town's cup adventure ended

FIXTURE BACKLOG: Danny Boyle in FA Vase action against Newton Aycliffe during November

We’ll still win the title, insists Colne boss Steve Cunningham

New Nelson manager content with start - despite two defeats

New Nelson manager content with start - despite two defeats

TURNING POINT: Stephen Cassidy tries to escape the attentions of Cammell Laird defenders during Saturday's 4-2 defeat for Nelson

New Nelson boss happy with attitude of players as rebuilding job continues

GOAL: Adam Nuttall scores his and Nelson’s second against Cammell Laird

Colne win thriller to make quarter-finals

FRUSTRATED: Barlick player-manager Stewart Airdrie and his side have had four games in a row called off

Tough run of fixtures is a time for us to kick-on, says Barnoldswick Town boss Stewart Airdrie

Colne keen to end silverware drought at Holker Old Boys

Colne keen to end silverware drought at Holker Old Boys

CHALLENGE: Colne’s Jay Hart

Colne fight back in thriller but suffer defeat to Newton Aycliffe in extra time

PEDIGREE: Action from when Colne Dynamoes won the FA Vase in 1988. Colne are in second round action tomorrow

Colne keen to catch imagination of town in FA Vase

DELIGHT: Padiham

Rampant Padiham hit five to progress in Lancashire Challenge Trophy

RETURN: Daley Woods, in action for Padiham, has re-signed for the club

Boss Steve Wilkes eyes cup run for Padiham

DOUBLE: Conor Gaul

Marriott enjoys first win as AFC Darwen go to Town

HOT SEAT: Nelson boss Paul Fildes

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Non-league legend Paul Fildes is ready to make mark as boss

UPWARD CURVE: Barnoldswick Town, seen here attacking in blue and yellow, have enjoyed a strong start to the season

Barlick boss Airdrie tips red-hot Colne for NWCL Premier League title

NEW BOSS: Paul Fildes in his time at Barnoldswick

Nelson unveil Paul Fildes as boss

OPTIMISM: Nelson will be hoping to celebrate a cup scalp against Chorley tonight

Nelson to name new boss after Chorley clash

ON TARGET: Jason Hart (above, left) scored the fifth and best goal of the game as Colne fought back from a goal down to win 5-1 at Athersley Recreation in the FA Vase

Classy Colne fightback from early setback to seal victory in FA Vase

CHAMPIONS: The victorious Colne Dynamoes pose for the camera after winning the FA Vase at Wembley in 1988

Fans prepare for Roses trip but Colne boss wary of underdogs’ threat

LIFT OFF: Nelson celebrate their win over Congleton

Nelson through while Colne, Padiham and Bacup also seal progress

Barnoldswick manager Stewart Airdrie

Barlick bid for away boost at AFC Darwen

EYES DOWN: Colne’s Ben Hoskin (above) on the attack in the East Lancs derby clash with Padiham

East Lancashire showdown ends in a stalemate

DERBY DAY: Padiham have found the net on plenty of occasions this season but the Storks, who travel to neighbours and North West Counties Premier Division league leaders Colne tomorrow, have struggled to keep clean sheets

Tough derby task facing Padiham at Colne

IN-FORM: Colne beat Congleton Town 4-2 on Saturday

AFC Darwen look to end Colne's winning run

HAT-TRICK: Jay Hart stretches to control the ball during the 4-2 win over Congleton as Colne stayed top of the league

Colne’s run continues with big win over Congleton

GOAL: Paul Coote

Injury-hit AFC Darwen hit for five by Runcorn Town

ON THE UP: Barnoldswick have had a strong start to the North West Counties League Premier Division season

Barlick boss hopes to attract bumper crowd

TOP: Colne celebrate

Jason Hart on target as Colne roar to top of NWC Premier Division

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Colne hit top spot while Barnoldswick Town come through cup thriller

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MARCHING ORDERS: Captain Simon Nangle was one of three Colne players sent off

Colne eye return to winning ways

ON THE RUN: New boy John Ashworth on the attack for AFC Darwen against West Auckland

Depleted Darwen lose and limp out of FA Vase

AIMING HIGH: Bacup Borough boss Brent Peters has set his sights on guiding his team to promotion back to the North West Counties League Premier Division after they were relegated last season

Bacup boss sets sights on promotion back to top flight after string of wins

RESPONSE: Simon Garner

AFC Darwen boss delighted with Silsden win

PICK ME UP: Padiham players celebrate Kieron Pickup’s first goal Pictures: HELEN BROWN

Pickup’s hat-trick gives Padiham something to cheer after a bad week

DERBY WIN: Mark Fell

Nelson add to Padiham woes

NEW SIGNING: Former Burnley youth team captain Waqas Azam has joined Nelson

Nelson boss wants Admirals to rediscover form in derby clash

TOP OF THE PILE: Colne go top of the league with 4-1 win PIC: Pete Burns / @pbsportsphotos

Boyle brace helps Colne to 4-1 success and league leadership

HERO: Kenny Taylor celebrates         Pic: Pete Burns @pbsportsphotos

PENDLE CLASICO: Kenny Taylor’s strike gives Colne derby spoils

SECONDS: Kieran Pickup, pictured right, in his first spell with Padiham, has revived his non-league career

Padiham boss helps Pickup stay in game

LUNGE: Dominic Slaven reaches for the ball during Padiham’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Lancaster City

Padiham's FC Cup dreams put to bed in defeat

HONOURS EVEN: Simon Nangle takes on two Abbey Hey defenders

Colne maintain unbeaten run with hard-earned point

FLYING HIGH: Barnoldswick’s weekend win over Squires Gate saw them go five points clear

It’s all smiles at Barnoldswick Town after flying start

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