AFC Blackpool

John Salanki
Mechanics Ground

Current Position: 15th

P W D L F A Pts
34 9 3 22 51 78 30

Current Form: 6th

6 3 1 2 18 10

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
17/04/24Garstang (A)W 6-0
13/04/24South Liverpool (H)L 3-4
06/04/24Holker Old Boys (H)L 0-1
23/03/24Bacup Borough (A)D 2-2
16/03/24Steeton (A)W 3-2
09/03/24Runcorn Town (H)W 4-1

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
No Matches Found

Latest News:

AFC Blackpool counting the cost after break-in
The Mechanics have had a break-in at Jepson Way
Martin Baird Steps down at AFC Blackpool
The Mechanics boss has stepped down due to work commitments.
Bounty to be had at Jepson Way near the Aero-drome
AFC Blackpool to salute its patrons with a free brew and Chocolate Bar this weekend
JT Makes his PNE Debut
Former AFC Blackpool star Jamie Thomas has recently made his debut in The Championship for Preston North End

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O. Score Goalscorers
Sat 29/07/23Ilkley Town A15:00L 1-2 Joseph Robinson (57p)
Tue 01/08/23Holker Old Boys A19:45L 1-4 Francis Ball (37)
Sat 05/08/23Shelley H15:00L 0-1
Tue 08/08/23FC St Helens H19:45L 0-2
Sat 12/08/23Nelson A15:00W 5-1 Tremaine Eastmond (5)
Ashley Ainsworth (25)
Tremaine Eastmond (27)
Nathan Whalley (45)
Tremaine Eastmond (62)
Tue 15/08/23Ashton Town A19:45L 0-1
Sat 19/08/23Darwen FC H15:00L 0-3
Tue 22/08/23Atherton LR H19:45L 1-3 Nathan Whalley (64)
Sat 26/08/23Ashton Town H15:00L 1-3 Mamudu Touray Touray (40p)
Mon 28/08/23Runcorn Town A15:00D 0-0
Sat 02/09/23Ashton Athletic A15:00W 4-1 Lewis Camm (36)
Samuel Smedley (44)
Mamudu Touray Touray (81)
Matthew Sillett (88)
Sat 09/09/23Route One Rovers H15:00L 0-6
Fri 15/09/23Euxton Villa A19:45L 1-3 Tye Turner (71)
Sat 23/09/23West Allotment Celtic A15:00L 1-10 Freddy Livesey (6)
  (The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Sat 30/09/23Daisy Hill H15:00L 1-4 Tyler Hallan (4)
Sat 07/10/23Darwen FC A15:00L 1-6 Tyler Hallan (37)
Tue 10/10/23Euxton Villa A19:45L 2-9 Adam Jennings (68)
Freddy Livesey (82)
  (The Edward Case Cup 1)
Sat 14/10/23Ashton Athletic H15:00L 0-5
Tue 17/10/23Burscough A19:45L 0-1
  (The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Ilkley Town H15:00L 1-2 Tyler Hallan (72)
Sat 28/10/23South Liverpool A15:00L 1-2 Luke Noble (63)
Sat 04/11/23Euxton Villa H15:00L 0-1
Sat 11/11/23Route One Rovers A15:00L 0-2
Sat 25/11/23Garstang H15:00W 4-1 Joshua Winder (28)
Nicholas Hepple (48)
John Hay (74)
Nicholas Hepple (89)
Sat 02/12/23Bacup BoroughH15:00Postp
Sat 09/12/23Daisy HillA15:00Postp
Tue 26/12/23Shelley A15:00L 1-2 Nicholas Hepple (9)
Sat 30/12/23Steeton H15:00D 1-1 Nicholas Hepple (40)
Sat 13/01/24Nelson H15:00W 3-2 Nicholas Hepple (43)
Tyler Hallan (45)
Joseph Robinson (83)
Mon 15/01/24Daisy HillA19:45Postp
Sat 20/01/24FC St HelensA15:00Postp
Sat 27/01/24Bacup Borough H15:00W 2-1 Nicholas Hepple (41)
Luke Hepple (48)
Sat 03/02/24Daisy Hill A15:00W 2-0 Nicholas Hepple (26)
Joshua Smith (45+1)
Sat 10/02/24FC St Helens A15:00L 2-5 Nicholas Hepple (8)
John Hay (67)
Sat 17/02/24Atherton LR A15:00L 0-4
Sat 02/03/24Runcorn TownH19:30Postp
Sat 09/03/24Runcorn Town H15:00W 4-1 Luke Hepple (3)
Nicholas Hepple (4)
Nicholas Hepple (38)
Luke Hepple (81)
Sat 16/03/24Steeton A15:00W 3-2 Nicholas Hepple (29)
Scott Stirling (69)
Luke Hepple (78)
Sat 23/03/24Bacup Borough A15:00D 2-2 Robbie Bromley (3)
John-Jo Morris (30)
Mon 01/04/24Garstang A15:00Aband
Sat 06/04/24Holker Old Boys H15:00L 0-1
Wed 10/04/24GarstangA19:45Postp
Sat 13/04/24South Liverpool H15:00L 3-4 Nicholas Hepple (59)
Kieran Shaw (81)
Luke Hepple (90)
Wed 17/04/24Garstang A19:45W 6-0 Luke Hepple (4)
Luke Hepple (7)
Nicholas Hepple (20)
Nicholas Hepple (52)
John-Jo Morris (60)
Nicholas Hepple (76)

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
Sat 29/07/23Ilkley Town (A) L 1-2
Tue 01/08/23Holker Old Boys (A) L 1-4
Sat 05/08/23Shelley (H) L 0-1
Tue 08/08/23FC St Helens (H) L 0-2
Sat 12/08/23Nelson (A) W 5-1
Tue 15/08/23Ashton Town (A) L 0-1
Sat 19/08/23Darwen FC (H) L 0-3
Tue 22/08/23Atherton LR (H) L 1-3
Sat 26/08/23Ashton Town (H) L 1-3
Mon 28/08/23Runcorn Town (A) D 0-0
Sat 02/09/23Ashton Athletic (A) W 4-1
Sat 09/09/23Route One Rovers (H) L 0-6
Fri 15/09/23Euxton Villa (A) L 1-3
Sat 23/09/23West Allotment Celtic (A) L 1-10
(The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Sat 30/09/23Daisy Hill (H) L 1-4
Sat 07/10/23Darwen FC (A) L 1-6
Tue 10/10/23Euxton Villa (A) L 2-9
(The Edward Case Cup 1)
Sat 14/10/23Ashton Athletic (H) L 0-5
Tue 17/10/23Burscough (A) L 0-1
(The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Ilkley Town (H) L 1-2
Sat 28/10/23South Liverpool (A) L 1-2
Sat 04/11/23Euxton Villa (H) L 0-1
Sat 11/11/23Route One Rovers (A) L 0-2
Sat 25/11/23Garstang (H) W 4-1
Sat 02/12/23Bacup Borough (H) Postp
Sat 09/12/23Daisy Hill (A) Postp
Tue 26/12/23Shelley (A) L 1-2
Sat 30/12/23Steeton (H) D 1-1
Sat 13/01/24Nelson (H) W 3-2
Mon 15/01/24Daisy Hill (A) Postp
Sat 20/01/24FC St Helens (A) Postp
Sat 27/01/24Bacup Borough (H) W 2-1
Sat 03/02/24Daisy Hill (A) W 2-0
Sat 10/02/24FC St Helens (A) L 2-5
Sat 17/02/24Atherton LR (A) L 0-4
Sat 02/03/24Runcorn Town (H) Postp
Sat 09/03/24Runcorn Town (H) W 4-1
Sat 16/03/24Steeton (A) W 3-2
Sat 23/03/24Bacup Borough (A) D 2-2
Mon 01/04/24Garstang (A) Aband
Sat 06/04/24Holker Old Boys (H) L 0-1
Wed 10/04/24Garstang (A) Postp
Sat 13/04/24South Liverpool (H) L 3-4
Wed 17/04/24Garstang (A) W 6-0

Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Blessing Adeleye5+20000
Francis Ball6+21000
Sullivan Bishop00000
Harrison Boot00000
Robbie Bromley11+21+1000
George Byrne6+30010
Denny Cain1+20000
Lewis Camm7+51000
Kane Cartwright6+60110
Reece Christopher1+40000
Daniel Cooper10000
Calum Coppock00000
Matthew Daniels2+10010
Joshua Davis30010
Hayden Ellis10000
Dimitrios Giannakopoulos1+30000
Iwo Gospodarczyk1+10000
Daniel Hall21+10015
Tyler Hallan11+44011
Ryan Hamasalh00000
Scott Hamill10000
Matthew Hawkins1+30000
John Hay162011
Jack Hayton0+20010
Dylan Henshall0+20000
Luke Hepple127020
Nicholas Hepple1515026
Fergus Hotchkiss0+10010
Jamie Houghton10000
Robbie Hunter0+10000
Osawemwengie Imadiyi30000
Adam Jennings1+31000
Freddy Livesey4+52020
Malakai McKenzie10000
Alexander McLoughlin0+40000
Alexander McMilan00000
John-Jo Morris82010
Robbie Morris1+10010
Harrison Naismith0+10000
Luke Noble4+11102
Ryan Perkes00000
Jordan Rankine1+10000
Mohammed Rezaei2+60000
Joseph Robinson31+11041
David Rossall140011
Ashley Rowley0+20000
Joel Sargeant10000
Harry Sawyer10010
Kieran Shaw3510130
Matthew Sillett16+181000
Samuel Smedley5+61011
Aaron Smith40000
Jamie Smith0+40000
Joshua Smith131020
James Stanley12+20040
Kristian Stephens50010
Scott Stirling7+11021
William Sullivan00000
Jake Swarbrick1+10000
Jack Taylor20000
Ralf Threlfall-Newton17+70030
Finley Topping0+10000
Alexander Trushell00000
Finn Turner0+10000
Joel Wade30010
Sam Wardle00000
Ashley Wealthall80011
Ryan Willets2+20000
Jack Wilson0+10000
Joshua Woods130102
Reuben Woodward2+10000
Lucas Worswick4+10000
Haiden Wrathall00000
Liam Wylie30001
Prince Yelegon5+90042

Former Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Tosin Abioye2+30000
Ashley Ainsworth31000
Weslie Bajraliu4+20000
Isidro Cata1+30001
Tremaine Eastmond53001
Rayan Faruq00000
Blerti Jacaj8+10101
Luke P Smith10000
Mamudu Touray Touray8+12003
Tye Turner121012
Kaine Tyrese Martin00000
Nathan Whalley122050
Joshua Winder31001

Staff Members

Scott Christy Coach
Andrew Forsyth Assistant Manager
Sam Gallagher Coach
Kallan Green Coach
Nicholas Grindley Coach
Garry Long First Aider
Johnathan Salanki Manager
Mark Topping Coach

Squad Members

Player Name Apps Goals
Blessing Adeleye5+20
Francis Ball6+21
Sullivan Bishop00
Harrison Boot00
Robbie Bromley11+21+1
George Byrne6+30
Denny Cain1+20
Lewis Camm7+51
Kane Cartwright6+60
Reece Christopher1+40
Daniel Cooper10
Calum Coppock00
Matthew Daniels2+10
Joshua Davis30
Hayden Ellis10
Dimitrios Giannakopoulos1+30
Iwo Gospodarczyk1+10
Daniel Hall (GK)21+10
Tyler Hallan11+44
Ryan Hamasalh00
Scott Hamill10
Matthew Hawkins1+30
John Hay162
Jack Hayton0+20
Dylan Henshall0+20
Luke Hepple127
Nicholas Hepple1515
Fergus Hotchkiss (GK)0+10
Jamie Houghton10
Robbie Hunter0+10
Osawemwengie Imadiyi30
Adam Jennings1+31
Freddy Livesey4+52
Malakai McKenzie10
Alexander McLoughlin0+40
Alexander McMilan00
John-Jo Morris82
Robbie Morris1+10
Harrison Naismith0+10
Luke Noble4+11
Ryan Perkes00
Jordan Rankine1+10
Mohammed Rezaei2+60
Joseph Robinson31+11
David Rossall140
Ashley Rowley0+20
Joel Sargeant (GK)10
Harry Sawyer10
Kieran Shaw351
Matthew Sillett16+181
Samuel Smedley5+61
Aaron Smith40
Jamie Smith0+40
Joshua Smith131
James Stanley12+20
Kristian Stephens50
Scott Stirling7+11
William Sullivan00
Jake Swarbrick1+10
Jack Taylor20
Ralf Threlfall-Newton17+70
Finley Topping0+10
Alexander Trushell00
Finn Turner0+10
Joel Wade30
Sam Wardle00
Ashley Wealthall80
Ryan Willets2+20
Jack Wilson0+10
Joshua Woods (GK)130
Reuben Woodward2+10
Lucas Worswick4+10
Haiden Wrathall00
Liam Wylie30
Prince Yelegon5+90

Former Squad Members

Player Name Apps Goals
Tosin Abioye2+30
Ashley Ainsworth31
Weslie Bajraliu4+20
Isidro Cata1+30
Tremaine Eastmond53
Rayan Faruq00
Blerti Jacaj8+10
Luke P Smith10
Mamudu Touray Touray8+12
Tye Turner121
Kaine Tyrese Martin00
Nathan Whalley122
Joshua Winder31

Staff Members

Scott Christy Coach
Andrew Forsyth Assistant Manager
Sam Gallagher Coach
Kallan Green Coach
Nicholas Grindley Coach
Garry Long First Aider
Johnathan Salanki Manager
Mark Topping Coach

Matchday Information

Ground: Mechanics Ground

Address: Jepson Way, off Common Edge Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

Postcode: FY4 5FH

Telephone: 01253 761721

Midweek Night: Tuesday

2023/24 Admission Prices: £6 and Concessions £3

Programme Price: £2

Directions: M6 to M55, exit at junction 4. At roundabout turn left along A583 to traffic lights, turn right into Whitehill Road, to traffic lights (2 miles). Go straight across the main road into Jepson Way, ground at top

Nearest Railway: Squires Gate (1.8 miles)

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: Number 17 from Blackpool Town Centre

Parking Facilities: Parking facilities at the side of the ground

Ground Facilities: Bar and Catering facilities

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: Unincorporated

Ground: Mechanics Ground

Address: Jepson Way, off Common Edge Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

Postcode: FY4 5FH

Telephone: 01253 761721


Twitter: @AFCBlackpool

Registered Colours: Tangerine Shirts, Tangerine Shorts, Tangerine Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Pink Jersey, Pink Shorts, Pink Socks

Alternative Colours: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow Shirt, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

Secretary: Mike Land

Chairman: Alan Lowe

Manager: John Salanki

Programme Editor: Mike Land

Committee / Directors: Henry Baldwin, Alan Lowe, Carole Webster, Mike Land, Lee Sharples, Andrew West, Fred Moore, Billy Singleton, Phil Baldwin.

County Affiliation: Lancashire FA

Year Formed: 1947

Record Attendance: 4,300 v FC United (18/02/06 at Bloomfield Road), 503 v Bootle (21/03/15 at The Mechanics)

Previous Leagues:

Fylde League
Blackpool &
Fylde Combination
West Lancashire League
Lancashire Combination


NWCFL Division 1 Champions 2010/11
NWCFL Division 3 Champions 1985/86
Lancashire County FA Shield Winners 1957/58, 1960/61
West Lancashire League Champions 1960/61, 1961/62
Lancashire Combination Bridge Shield Winners 1972/73

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