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


Wednesday 7th March 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
AFC Darwen v West
The Anchor Ground, Darwen, BB3 0BB
£5 adults, £3 concessions, £1 under-16s

West face another pivotal game at the bottom of the table on Wednesday as they travel to Darwen for a re-arranged game.

Steve Settle’s side will be looking to go one better than the 2-2 draw at home to Abbey Hey at the end of February after last weekend’s game against AFC Liverpool was postponed. West will also be aiming to complete a double over Darwen following the 4-1 win at Brookburn Road in January.

The Salmoners’ quest to pull off an unlikely escape act has been hindered by constant postponements – they haven’t played at the Anchor Ground since 19th December – but they did win their last game, 5-3 at Irlam, to end a run of 11 straight defeats.

At a glance

Darwen v West
22nd Position 17th
LLLLW Form (all competitions) WWLLD
26 Played 27
3 Won 10
5 Drawn 2
18 Lost 15
14 Points 32
29 Goals for 57
87 Goals against 81
Sidi Fofana (6) Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (29)
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.