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North West Counties

TOP: Colne celebrate

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

Colne v Squires Gate. (39639218)

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

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’


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

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