Nick Matthews
Anchor Ground (AFC Darwen)

Current Position: 12th

P W D L F A Pts
2 2 0 0 6 3 6

Current Form: 14th

4 2 0 2 8 5

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
03/11/20Barnoldswick Town (A)W 2-1
31/10/20Squires Gate (A)W 4-2
19/09/20Hallam (N)LOST
(1-1 after 90 mins, Hallam won 3-4 on pens)
01/09/20Congleton Town (A)LOST
(1-1 after 90 mins, Congleton Town won 3-2 on pens)

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
19/12/20Warrington Rylands 1906 (H)15:00
26/12/20Skelmersdale United (A)15:00
02/01/21Whitchurch Alport (H)15:00
09/01/21Congleton Town (H)15:00
16/01/21Hanley Town (H)15:00
23/01/211874 Northwich (A)15:00

Latest News:

Matthews having to completely rebuild squad
Having been appointed as Burscough manager just four weeks ago it has been a busy time for the 43 year old
New ground announcement at Burscough
Burscough have announced the latest development in their plan to build a new stadium adjacent to their present home at Victoria Park.
Terry Green leaves Burscough
Burscough have announced that they have parted company with manager Terry Green by mutual consent.
Another step forward in Burscough's new stadium plans
Burscough have announced another development in their previously announced plans for a new stadium.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Tue 01/09/20Congleton Town A19:45LOST Own Goal (88)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
  (1-1 after 90 mins, Congleton Town won 3-2 on pens)
Sat 19/09/20Hallam N15:00LOST Joshua Quarless (40)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1Q)
  (1-1 after 90 mins, Hallam won 3-4 on pens)
Sat 03/10/20BootleA15:00Postp
Tue 06/10/20Barnoldswick TownH19:45Postp
Sat 10/10/20Litherland REMYCAA15:00Postp
Sat 17/10/20Congleton TownA15:00Postp
Tue 20/10/20PadihamA19:45Postp
Sat 24/10/20AvroA15:00Postp
Tue 27/10/20Charnock RichardH19:45Postp
Sat 31/10/20Squires Gate A15:00W 4-2 Taylor Brickell (18)
Taylor Brickell (28)
Own Goal (34)
Luke Denson (81p)
Tue 03/11/20Barnoldswick Town A19:45W 2-1 Joshua Quarless (15)
Conor Christiansen (78)
Sat 19/12/20Warrington Rylands 1906H15:00 
Sat 26/12/20Skelmersdale UnitedA15:00 
Sat 02/01/21Whitchurch AlportH15:00 
Sat 09/01/21Congleton TownH15:00 
Sat 16/01/21Hanley TownH15:00 
Sat 23/01/211874 NorthwichA15:00 
Sat 30/01/21Ashton AthleticA15:00 
Sat 06/02/21PadihamH15:00 
Sat 13/02/21IrlamH15:00 
Sat 20/02/21Whitchurch AlportA15:00 
Sat 27/02/21Longridge TownH15:00 
Sat 06/03/21Charnock RichardA15:00 
Sat 13/03/21BootleH15:00 
Sat 20/03/21Hanley TownA15:00 
Sat 27/03/211874 NorthwichH15:00 
Sat 03/04/21Runcorn TownA15:00 
Mon 05/04/21Skelmersdale UnitedH15:00 
Sat 10/04/21Squires GateH15:00 
Tue 13/04/21Congleton TownA19:45 
Sat 17/04/21Warrington Rylands 1906A15:00 
Sat 24/04/21Barnoldswick TownH15:00 
Sat 01/05/21Winsford UnitedH15:00 
Mon 03/05/21Ashton AthleticH15:00 
Sat 08/05/21Northwich VictoriaA15:00 
Tue 11/05/21PadihamA19:45 
Sat 15/05/21AvroH15:00 
Sat 22/05/21Northwich VictoriaH15:00 
Wed 26/05/21Litherland REMYCAA19:45 
Sat 29/05/21Runcorn TownH15:00 
Mon 31/05/21IrlamA15:00 
Sat 05/06/21BootleA15:00 
Sat 12/06/21Winsford UnitedA15:00 
TBCCharnock RichardH 
TBCLitherland REMYCAH 
TBCLongridge TownA 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
01/09/20Congleton Town (A) L
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
(1-1 after 90 mins, Congleton Town won 3-2 on pens)
19/09/20Hallam (H) L
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1Q)
(1-1 after 90 mins, Hallam won 3-4 on pens)
03/10/20Bootle (A) Postp
06/10/20Barnoldswick Tn (H) Postp
10/10/20Lith REMYCA (A) Postp
17/10/20Congleton Town (A) Postp
20/10/20Padiham (A) Postp
24/10/20Avro (A) Postp
27/10/20Charnock Rich (H) Postp
31/10/20Squires Gate (A) W 4-2
03/11/20Barnoldswick Tn (A) W 2-1
19/12/20Warrington Rylands (H) 15:00
26/12/20Skelmersdale Utd (A) 15:00
02/01/21Whitchurch Alp (H) 15:00
09/01/21Congleton Town (H) 15:00
16/01/21Hanley Town (H) 15:00
23/01/211874 Northwich (A) 15:00
30/01/21Ashton Athletic (A) 15:00
06/02/21Padiham (H) 15:00
13/02/21Irlam (H) 15:00
20/02/21Whitchurch Alp (A) 15:00
27/02/21Longridge Town (H) 15:00
06/03/21Charnock Rich (A) 15:00
13/03/21Bootle (H) 15:00
20/03/21Hanley Town (A) 15:00
27/03/211874 Northwich (H) 15:00
03/04/21Runcorn Town (A) 15:00
05/04/21Skelmersdale Utd (H) 15:00
10/04/21Squires Gate (H) 15:00
13/04/21Congleton Town (A) 19:45
17/04/21Warrington Rylands (A) 15:00
24/04/21Barnoldswick Tn (H) 15:00
01/05/21Winsford United (H) 15:00
03/05/21Ashton Athletic (H) 15:00
08/05/21Northwich Vics (A) 15:00
11/05/21Padiham (A) 19:45
15/05/21Avro (H) 15:00
22/05/21Northwich Vics (H) 15:00
26/05/21Lith REMYCA (A) 19:45
29/05/21Runcorn Town (H) 15:00
31/05/21Irlam (A) 15:00
05/06/21Bootle (A) 15:00
12/06/21Winsford United (A) 15:00
TBCAvro (A)
TBCCharnock Rich (H)
TBCLongridge Town (A)

Matchday Information

Ground: Anchor Ground (AFC Darwen)

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 2HX


Midweek Night: Tuesday

2020/21 Admission Prices: £6 Adults, £4 Concessions

Programme Price: £1.50


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Nearest Railway: Burscough Bridge

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: There are regular bus services into the town centre from all local locations. Visit moovitapp.com for details of times.

Parking Facilities: No parking at ground, however parking is available at the Tesco Superstore adjacent to the ground. We politely ask not to park on the streets surrounding the ground to respect local residents.

Ground Facilities: Pre and Post match bar facilities at The Bridge Public bar in Burscough, adjacent to Tesco. Kitchen and match day refreshments available inside the ground.

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: Company limited by shares C/No: 03998165

Ground: Anchor Ground (AFC Darwen)

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 2HX


Website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/burscough1946

Twitter: @BurscoughFC1946

Registered Colours: Green Shirts, Black Shorts, Green Socks

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

Alternative Colours: Orange Shirt, Orange Shorts, Orange Socks

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

Secretary: Steve Halliwell

Chairman: Mike Swift

Manager: Nick Matthews

Programme Editor: Tony Dean

Committee / Directors: Mike Swift, Steve Halliwell, Martin Gilchrist, Dave Sutton, Stuart Heaps, Rod Cottam, Alan Greenhalgh, David Mannion

County Affiliation: Liverpool

Year Formed: 1946

Record Attendance: 4,798 v Wigan Athletic (FA Cup) 1950/51

Previous Leagues:

Liverpool County Combination
Lancashire Combination
Cheshire County League
North West Counties Football League
Northern Premier League
Football Conference North
Evo-Stik League North


Northern Premier League Premier Division Champions: 2006&ndash
North West Counties League Champions: 1982&ndash
League Cup Winners: 1992&ndash
93, 1995&ndash
Lancashire Combination Champions: 1955&ndash
56, 1969&ndash
Division Two Champions: 1953&ndash
Liverpool County Football Combination Champions: 1949&ndash
FA Trophy Winners: 2002&ndash
Liverpool Senior Cup Winners: 2000&ndash
Cheshire Senior Cup Winners: 1974&ndash
Lancashire Junior Cup Winners: 1947&ndash
48, 1949&ndash
50, 1966&ndash
67, 2006&ndash

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