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North West Counties

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

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

ACTION: AFC Darwen’s Connor Gaul

Trio of East Lancashire clubs face FA Cup first qualifying round test

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

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

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

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

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