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North West Counties

DOUBLE: Padiham’s Seydou Bamba in action earlier this season against Bootle

Padiham boss targets league and FA Cup success over Silsden

DELIGHT: AFC Darwen’s Paul Coote celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against AFC Liverpool

Lonsdale strikes late to grab Darwen point against AFC Liverpool

WIN: Clitheroe’s Garner

Colne set for Darwen test

BRACE: Spencer Jordan (pictured) was on the scoresheet twice for Colne

Five-star Colne reach next round of FA Cup

STRONG START: Colne have won their opening two North West Counties League Premier Division games

Colne copy the Barcelona way in bid for success

BELIEF: Bacup boss Brent Peters

Ten goals, three penalties, a red card and a serious injury - what a mad start to the season for Bacup Borough

CHARGE: Padiham’s Seydou Bamba looks to make a breakthrough during his side’s 1-1 draw with Bootle

Red-hot Jay Hart hits four as Colne get off to flier

Darwen chairman Wayne Wild

Ex-Blackburn Rovers and Burnley winger named new AFC Darwen manager

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GOING UP: Darwen celebrate after beating Hanley Town in the North West Counties First Division play-off final

AFC Darwen handed home FA Cup tie as draw throws up East Lancashire derby

Darwen celebrate after beating Hanley Town in the North West Counties First Division play-off final

BIG SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Chairman Wayne Wild reflects on AFC Darwen’s sensational season

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Barnoldswick Town’s Joel Melia in action for the club last season against Winsford United

Barnoldswick Town boss Airdrie looks for team spirit as trump card

GOAL: AFC Darwen defeated Hanley Town in the play-off final at the Anchor Ground Picture: COLIN HORNE

AFC Darwen skipper: We're ready to step up

DELIGHT: Darwen’s players lift the play-off trophy having secured promotion to the North West Counties League Premier Division

Dazzling Darwen secure promotion to North West Counties League Premier Division

CLOSE: AFC Darwen are denied during their final league game last weekend against Eccleshall

AFC Darwen relishing ‘biggest game’ in club's history

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The Salmoners beat Chadderton 2-1 in front of a bumper crowd of 359

AFC Darwen book place in North West Counties League Division One play-off final

LATE DRAMA: AFC Darwen’s Ryan Steele seals his hat-trick in the final minute of the 3-2 weekend win over Eccleshall

In-form AFC Darwen target play-off final place

GOAL: Ryan Steele scores his and Darwen’s second during their 3-2 win Picture: KIPAX

AFC Darwen all set for play-offs after Ryan Steele hat-trick

Bacup & Rossendale Borough relegated after away defeat

Bacup & Rossendale Borough relegated after away defeat

HELD: Barnoldswick Town’s Joel Melia is stopped in his tracks and his side are now facing a nervous final day of the season

Great escape is within sight for battling Bacup

UP FOR THE CUP: Nick Lloyd

AFC Darwen boss looking for cup success for in-form side

RELAXED: Bacup & Rossendale Borough boss Brent Peters remains confident

Bacup boss keen to finish season in style and stay up

FIGHTING CHANCE: Bacup and Rossendale Borough manager Brent Peters

Great escape still on for Bacup after win

CELEBRATIONS: Barnoldswick were winners in midweek and can ensure survival if they avoid defeat tomorrow

Barnoldswick Town boss confident of avoiding drop

BUSY: Lloyd

Busy AFC Darwen boss ready for tough week

SET TO FEATURE: Barnoldswick’s Joel Melia has shaken off a knock ahead of the game

Boss Stewart Airdrie calls for Barlick focus

FLYING HIGH: AFC Darwen are up into the play-off places after a win Pictures: COLIN HORNE

Thrilling victory sees AFC Darwen climb in to play-off contention

AIM: Darwen boss Nick Lloyd

Play-offs remain the priority for AFC Darwen boss Nick Lloyd

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Colne beat Nelson 2--0 in December’s Pendle Clasico at their XLCR Stadium home

Rival managers all set for ‘Pendle Clasico’

CONSOLATION: Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle bags again but Colne's unbeaten run is over

DELIGHT: Colne have had plenty of success recently having won 10 straight league games

Colne boss wants his record-breaking side to fight until the end

EYES DOWN: Padiham striker Brett Ormerod failed to score against New Mills

MATCH ANALYSIS: Padiham 0 New Mills 1

ON TARGET: Paul Coote

MATCH ANALYSIS: Widnes 0 AFC Darwen 4

ON THE CHARGE: Nelson’s Matthew O’Neill looks to make ground Picture: HELEN BROWN

Bacup revival gathers pace as they survive comeback

BOSS: Bacup & Rossendale Borough boss Brent Peters remains convinced his side can escape the drop this season

Don’t write us off yet, insists Bacup and Rossendale Borough boss

ORDERS: Padiham manager Steve Wilkes on the touchline during the Storks defeat to Salford City last month

Steve Wilkes ‘will not walk away’ from Padiham

Manager believes he now has the squad to beat the drop

Bacup and Rossendale Borough boss believes he now has the squad to beat the drop

GOALS: Colne’s Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle at the double as Colne march on

FORM: Colne manager wants to build on a run of five straight wins, albeit in a disjointed fixture list

Colne win five games in succession in disjoined fixture list

ON TARGET: Danny Boyle

Goal-fests for high flying neighbours

BLOCKED: Padiham’s David Kuba-Kuba is thwarted in an attacking attempt

Padiham stung by high-flying Salford City

SYNCHRONISED: Barnoldswick Town players, in blue and yellow, challenge for the ball

Nelson suffer but Barlick earn point

WINNING FEELING: Brent Peters

Classy win topped off by hoodoo of one-two

WRIGHT STUFF: Nelson players celebrate going 2-0 up with goalscorer Peter Wright (centre)           Pictures: KIPAX

Peter Wright strikes double in Nelson home win

GOAL: Stewart Airdrie, wearing 10, celebrates a goal for Barnoldswick where he is player-manager

Barnoldswick boss hopes FC United link can lead to safety

POINT: Clitheroe’s Richard Burns looks to make progress in the 1-1 draw with Ossett Albion

Padiham remain bottom after loss

EYE ON THE BALL: Action from Clitheroe’s 1-1 draw with Burscough at Shawbridge

Langford and Sharples get the goals to end Padiham’s losing run

DELIGHT: Steve Cunningham

Impressive Colne make it four wins on the spin

DELIGHT: Nelson’s O’Neill brothers celebrate a goal during the win over Widnes last season

Nelson boss keen to show leaders his side can mix it with the best

GOAL: Scorer Stewart Airdrie

Barlick are beaten but stay out of drop zone

AWAY: Bacup’s Brent Peters

Barlick and Boro begin new year with battle

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