Darren Thornton
Little Wembley

Current Position: 11th

P W D L F A Pts
34 13 4 17 56 64 43

Current Form: 14th

6 4 1 1 13 9

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
26/04/23Bacup Borough (H)W 2-1
15/04/23Daisy Hill (H)D 1-1
10/04/23Darwen FC (H)W 3-2
08/04/23Ashton Town (H)W 2-0
06/04/23Ilkley Town (H)L 2-3
04/04/23Cleator Moor Celtic (A)W 3-2

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
No Matches Found

Latest News:

Nelson Receive their November 2021 Division One North Club of the Month Award
They received their award from League Representative Craig Buxton
HARRISON: "I want us to be a problem for other teams!"
Nelson boss opens up on his third stint at the club, survival, recruiting players and the season ahead.
Macron Club of the Month Award Presentation - Nelson
Nelson won the Macron Club of the Month award for the First Division North in December.
Emblematically Speaking - Nelson
Stewart Taylor delves into local history in East Lancashire, as he investigates the story behind the Nelson FC club emblem.

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O. Score Goalscorers
Sat 30/07/22Garstang A15:00L 1-3 Jack Foster (19)
Sat 06/08/22Ashton Town A15:00W 2-1 Jack Foster (74)
Jack Holt (79)
Sat 13/08/22Bacup Borough A15:00L 3-4 Own Goal (6)
Jack Foster (20)
Jack Foster (35)
Sat 20/08/22AFC Blackpool H15:00D 2-2 Jack Foster (14p)
Jack Foster (25)
Sat 27/08/22Cleator Moor Celtic H15:00L 0-3
Mon 29/08/22Ilkley Town A15:00W 3-2 Sam Lloyd (43)
Dylan Meredith (56)
Jack Foster (59)
Sat 03/09/22Holker Old Boys A15:00W 1-0 Jack Foster (29)
Sat 10/09/22FC St HelensH15:00Postp
Sat 17/09/22Atherton LR A15:00W 4-2 Sam Lloyd (9)
Jack Foster (45+1)
Kit Lloyd (51)
Kit Lloyd (60)
Sat 01/10/22Chadderton H15:00L 2-3 Jack Foster (3)
Alexander Grice (70)
Sat 08/10/22Steeton H15:00W 3-1 Sam Lloyd (17)
Jack Holt (45+1)
Brandon Lonsdale (76)
  (The Edward Case Cup 2 N)
Sat 15/10/22Abbey Hey A15:00LOST Ryan Cattermole (34)
  (The Macron Cup 1)
  (1-1 after 90 mins, Abbey Hey won 4-2 on pens)
Sat 22/10/22South Liverpool H15:00L 1-4 Brandon Lonsdale (75)
Sat 29/10/22Runcorn Town A15:00D 1-1 Brandon Lonsdale (15)
Sat 05/11/22Pilkington H15:00L 0-1
Fri 11/11/22Euxton Villa A19:45L 0-4
Tue 15/11/22FC St HelensH19:45Postp
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
Sat 19/11/22Daisy Hill A15:00L 1-2 Jack Holt (13)
Tue 22/11/22FC St Helens H19:45L 0-2
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
Sat 26/11/22Bacup Borough A15:00L 1-3 Alberto Canache (70)
  (The Edward Case Cup 3)
Sat 03/12/22Steeton H15:00L 0-1
Sat 10/12/22GarstangH13:00Postp
Sat 17/12/22FC St HelensA15:00Postp
Mon 26/12/22Darwen FC A15:00L 2-3 Jacob Holgate (35)
Jack Holt (59)
Tue 03/01/23FC St HelensH19:45Postp
Sat 07/01/23Atherton LRH15:00Postp
Sat 14/01/23Bacup BoroughH15:00Postp
Tue 17/01/23GarstangH19:45Postp
Sat 21/01/23AFC BlackpoolA15:00Postp
Tue 24/01/23FC St Helens A19:45L 1-3 Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak (81)
Sat 28/01/23South Liverpool A15:00L 1-2 Jak McKinley (57)
Sat 04/02/23Runcorn Town H15:00W 3-0 Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak (9)
Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak (23p)
Jack Holt (86)
Tue 07/02/23Atherton LR H19:45L 2-3 Kit Lloyd (19)
Bobby Carter (90+1)
Sat 11/02/23Holker Old Boys H15:00L 2-3 Sean Ince (57)
Bobby Carter (80)
Sat 18/02/23Cleator Moor Celtic A15:00Postp
Tue 21/02/23FC St Helens H19:45D 2-2 Own Goal (25)
Jacob Holgate (73)
Sat 25/02/23Steeton A15:00W 4-1 Bobby Carter (1)
Bobby Carter (33)
Bobby Carter (35)
Alberto Canache (66)
Sat 04/03/23Euxton Villa H15:00W 1-0 Jacob Holgate (85)
Tue 07/03/23Garstang H19:45W 1-0 Bobby Carter (6)
Sat 11/03/23Ashton TownH15:00Postp
Tue 14/03/23AFC Blackpool A19:45L 1-2 Alberto Canache (87)
Sat 18/03/23Pilkington A15:00L 0-2
Tue 21/03/23Bacup BoroughH19:45Postp
Sat 25/03/23Ilkley TownH15:00Postp
Sat 01/04/23Chadderton A15:00W 2-1 Jacob Holgate (6)
Oliver Hodgson (90+5)
Tue 04/04/23Cleator Moor Celtic A20:00W 3-2 Alberto Canache (14)
Ashley Brierley (65)
Sam Langford (90+1)
Thu 06/04/23Ilkley Town H19:45L 2-3 Charles Lunt (11)
Bobby Carter (71)
Sat 08/04/23Ashton Town H15:00W 2-0 Matthew Duerden (4)
Charles Lunt (67)
Mon 10/04/23Darwen FC H15:00W 3-2 Alberto Canache (20)
Jude Entwistle (23)
Jude Entwistle (48)
Fri 14/04/23Bacup BoroughH19:45Postp
Sat 15/04/23Daisy Hill H15:00D 1-1 Jacob Holgate (90+1)
Wed 26/04/23Bacup Borough H19:45W 2-1 Jude Entwistle (14)
Sam Langford (73)

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
30/07/22Garstang (A) L 1-3
06/08/22Ashton Town (A) W 2-1
13/08/22Bacup Borough (A) L 3-4
20/08/22AFC Blackpool (H) D 2-2
27/08/22Cleator Moor (H) L 0-3
29/08/22Ilkley Town (A) W 3-2
03/09/22Holker OB (A) W 1-0
10/09/22FC St Helens (H) Postp
17/09/22Atherton LR (A) W 4-2
01/10/22Chadderton (H) L 2-3
08/10/22Steeton (H) W 3-1
(The Edward Case Cup 2 N)
15/10/22Abbey Hey (A) L
(The Macron Cup 1)
(1-1 after 90 mins, Abbey Hey won 4 2 on pens)
22/10/22South Liverpool (H) L 1-4
29/10/22Runcorn Town (A) D 1-1
05/11/22Pilkington (H) L 0-1
11/11/22Euxton Villa (A) L 0-4
15/11/22FC St Helens (H) Postp
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
19/11/22Daisy Hill (A) L 1-2
22/11/22FC St Helens (H) L 0-2
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
26/11/22Bacup Borough (A) L 1-3
(The Edward Case Cup 3)
03/12/22Steeton (H) L 0-1
10/12/22Garstang (H) Postp
17/12/22FC St Helens (A) Postp
26/12/22Darwen FC (A) L 2-3
03/01/23FC St Helens (H) Postp
07/01/23Atherton LR (H) Postp
14/01/23Bacup Borough (H) Postp
17/01/23Garstang (H) Postp
21/01/23AFC Blackpool (A) Postp
24/01/23FC St Helens (A) L 1-3
28/01/23South Liverpool (A) L 1-2
04/02/23Runcorn Town (H) W 3-0
07/02/23Atherton LR (H) L 2-3
11/02/23Holker OB (H) L 2-3
18/02/23Cleator Moor (A) Postp
21/02/23FC St Helens (H) D 2-2
25/02/23Steeton (A) W 4-1
04/03/23Euxton Villa (H) W 1-0
07/03/23Garstang (H) W 1-0
11/03/23Ashton Town (H) Postp
14/03/23AFC Blackpool (A) L 1-2
18/03/23Pilkington (A) L 0-2
21/03/23Bacup Borough (H) Postp
25/03/23Ilkley Town (H) Postp
01/04/23Chadderton (A) W 2-1
04/04/23Cleator Moor (A) W 3-2
06/04/23Ilkley Town (H) L 2-3
08/04/23Ashton Town (H) W 2-0
10/04/23Darwen FC (H) W 3-2
14/04/23Bacup Borough (H) Postp
15/04/23Daisy Hill (H) D 1-1
26/04/23Bacup Borough (H) W 2-1

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Aaron Beyer-Kay (GK) *00000
Zachary Biggs (GK) *110002
Ryan Bolton *9 +20120
Ashley Brierley *22 +41180
George Bristol (GK) *80001
Alberto Canache *19 +55002
Bobby Carter *12 +47021
Ryan Cattermole *12 +31042
Zack Dale *2 +30021
Finley Devenney *210021
Bailey Dickson *0 +60000
Bradley Ditch *8 +20102
Steven Douasse *2 +20000
Matthew Duerden *61012
Jude Entwistle *3 +33000
Daniel Fagan *60010
Daniel Fati Cande *3 +20000
Jack Foster *8 +110003
Jordan Gidley (GK) *30000
James Greenwood *4 +50030
Alexander Grice (GK) *7 +11000
Andrew Harrison *00000
Caldon Henson *30000
Oliver Hodgson *1 +121010
Jacob Holgate *14 +55021
Jack Holt *33 +35013
Harrison Hull *2 +110100
Sean Ince *23 +61014
Sultan Iyanda *0 +50000
Sebastian Julien *0 +40010
Sam Langford *102010
Jack Little (GK) *170013
Charlie Lloyd *8 +20040
Jake Lloyd *10 +40021
Kit Lloyd *28 +33021
Sam Lloyd *283050
Brandon Lonsdale *7 +23010
Charles Lunt *7 +72110
Brian Mabhena *1 +10010
Jak McKinley *17 +91042
Dylon Meredith *8 +11010
Reece Miller *10000
Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak *18 +33051
Matthew Rowson *0 +10000
Jordan Scott *2 +10010
Scott Simpson *0 +20000
Mccauley Smith *30000
Darren Thornton *220031
Seamus Villa *0 +10000
Nathan Webb *0 +10000
Regan Whittaker *0 +20000

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

# Indicates player is awaiting International Clearance

Staff Members

No Staff Members Found

Matchday Information

Ground: Little Wembley

Address: Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, Lancashire.

Postcode: BB9 7BN

Telephone: 01772 794103

Midweek Night: Tuesday

2022/23 Admission Prices: Adult £5 | Concession £3 | U12s Free

Programme Price: £2

Directions: M65 to junction 13, take first exit towards Fence A6068, take second left towards nelson B6249, after ½ mile turn right (signposted Lomeshaye Village), ground 200 yards on the right.

Nearest Railway: Nelson (0.8 miles)

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: The nearest bus stop is outside the ground which the number 8 bus locally runs along

Parking Facilities: There is on street car parking outside the ground, but no on-site parking for supporters. There is also parking 300 yards away either side of the ground at the business village or next to Victoria Park.

Ground Facilities: Nelson have a main bar in the clubhouse serving hot and cold drinks, plus pies and cold snacks. They have covered seating in our main stand for over 150 people plus a little extra space for standing. The other three ends are open.

The club also has outdoor access toilets and a club shop, and runs a golden goal draw and a football card on matchdays to raise funds for the club.

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: AFC Nelson Limited C/N 08062952

Ground: Little Wembley

Address: Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, Lancashire.

Postcode: BB9 7BN

Telephone: 01772 794103

Website: No website available

Twitter: @Nelsonfc1

Registered Colours: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Green Shirt, Green Shorts, Green Socks

Alternative Colours: Grey Shirts, Grey Shorts, Grey Socks

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

Secretary: Zul Hussain

Chairman: Phil Heyworth

Manager: Darren Thornton

Programme Editor: Shoaib Khan

Committee / Directors: Fayyaz Ahmed MBE, Zul Hussain, Daniel Ogden

County Affiliation: Lancashire FA

Year Formed: 1881

Record Attendance: 14,143 v. Bradford Park Avenue (Third Division North) 10th April 1926

Previous Leagues:

Lancashire League
North East Lancashire League
The Football League
Lancashire Combination
West Lancashire League


Hospital Cup Winners: 1888/89, 1891/92
Lancashire League Champions: 1895/96
North East Lancashire League Champions: 1906/07
The Football League Third Division North Champions: 1922/23
Lancashire Combination Division One Champions: 1949/50, 1951/52
Lancashire Combination Division Two Champions: 1925/26
Lancashire Combination Cup Winners: 1949/50, 1950/51, 1959/60
Lancashire Combination Bridge Shield Winners: 1975/76, 1981/82
Lancashire Combination George Watson Trophy Winners: 1978/79
Green Bank Shield Winners: 1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92
Lancashire F.A. Junior Cup Winners: 1907/08, 1954/55, 1955/56
NWCFL Division Two Trophy Winners: 1996/97
NWCFL First Division Champions 2013/14

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