MATCH PREVIEW | AFC Darwen v West – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC


Saturday 17th February 2018 (3pm), NWCFL Premier Division
AFC Darwen v West
The Anchor Ground, Darwen, BB3 0BB
£5 adults, £3 concessions, £1 under-16s

West travel to AFC Darwen on Saturday as they chase a first win at the Anchor Ground and, more importantly, three points that would winch them further away from the drop zone.

Both sides have been scuppered by postponements in recent weeks – both are yet to kick a ball in February, and the Salmoners have seen the last seven Anchor Ground fixtures called off.

Steve Settle will be hoping his side are afforded the opportunity to complete a double over the Salmoners following the 4-1 win at Brookburn Road three weeks ago. Darwen’s situation has been critical for a while and they urgently need to arrest a run of 11 straight defeats if they are to attempt a most unlikely of escape acts.

At a glance

Darwen v West
22nd Position 15th
LLLLLL Form (all competitions) LLWWL
26 Played 25
2 Won 10
5 Drawn 1
18 Lost 14
11 Points 31
24 Goals for 53
84 Goals against 76
Sidi Fofana (6) Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (28)
West v Darwen (NWCFL era): P7 W3 D1 L4 F15 A19

Last time at the Anchor Ground

Saturday 21st January 2017, NWCFL Premier Division

AFC Darwen 3 (Lonsdale 29, Turner 60, Cole 90)
West 0

Att: 79

Getting to the Anchor Ground

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Darwen is via the M61 and takes around 40 to 60 minutes. Please check traffic news before you set off.

By rail
Darwen station is around 1.4 miles from the ground. On Saturday, a rail replacement bus service will be running between Manchester Victoria and Darwen, which is scheduled to take around 1 hour 17 minutes. See the National Rail website for times.