AFC DARWEN'S Karl Turner made his 300th appearance for the club in Saturday's 7-1 victory over St Helens Town.

The midfielder was made captain for the occasion and was also given a guard of honour by both teams before kick off.

Turner made a good day even better by scoring the seventh goal in the final minutes of the match.

The 31-year-old said his 300th appearance was a very proud moment for him.

"Yes, it was a proud moment, I have been captain of the side a few times before when we have had injuries," highlighted Turner.

"The guard of honour was a bit of a shock, but it was a lovely gesture from the lads and from St Helens."

In the build up to the game, Turner insists it didn't change the preparation.

"It didn't really affect any preparation, we just treated it as a normal league game," said Turner.

"The key thing for us was that we got the three points."

Turner mentioned the poor conditions for the match with the constant rain and the pitch cutting up, but Darwen still managed to score a massive seven goals.

"It was a good way to win, especially with the constant rain and how the pitch finished up," stated Turner.

"As the game became stretched, the lads were pushing me forward to try and get a goal.

"I had a few chances before one finally hit the back of the net."

Darwen's number eight isn't sure whether he'll reach 400 appearances, but that could be his next aim.

"I haven't really set any personal goals, I'm happy to carry on playing and enjoying my football," added Turner.

"At 31, I doubt I'll make it to 400 appearances, but you never know.

"The next aim for the team is to get back in to the Premier Division, this season was always about getting an identity back within the club.

"Luke has come in alongside Kenny and done that. Hopefully, we can finish this season strong and build from that."