Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Colne Football Club app


Colne FC - Match centre

AFC Darwen
J Gaughan (28', 44'), A Pope (40'), F Jones (70'), B Lynch (86')
Full time
Tue 25 Sep 19:45 - Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy 18-19 Attendance 86

Goals Galore in the LFA Trophy


Colne progressed to the next round of Lancashire FA Trophy with a convincing 5-3 win against AFC Darwen at the Sovereign Play Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Reds created a bagfull of chances in an end-to-end game and despite going behind twice, found their shooting boots to run out comfortable winners at the final whistle.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Nyle Ellis gave them the lead with a shot through a crowded goalmouth after only two minutes. Colne were spurred into action with Spencer Jordan and Waqas Azam finding gaps in the Darwen defence up the right wing. And Azam blazed a shot just over the bar after five minutes before Joe Gaughan saw his shot saved at the near post by Darwen keeper Jordan Gidley.

As Colne piled on the pressure, Matthew Farnworth made a series of clearances from the Darwen goalmouth when a Reds goal seemed inevitable. After 28 minutes, Sam Howell’s through ball sent Azam racing to the bye line and his hard driven cross was fired home at the far post by Gaughan to level the scores at 1-1.

Ten minutes later, Darwen regained the lead when they picked up a half clearance and a cross to the far post was fired home by Sam Knowles to restore their advantage. One minute later, the Reds grabbed their second equaliser when Alex Pope jinked his way into the area before firing home to level the scores at 2-2.

One minute before half time, Colne went in front when Jordan’s cross from the right wing found Gaughan who made no mistake with a shot from six yards to give the Reds a 3-2 lead at the interval.

Colne pressed forward in the second half and Pope forced a great diving save from Gidley to knock his goal-bound shot over the bar. The Reds forced a series of corners and after 70 minutes, a cross fell to Chris Lynch at the far post and his low shot into the goalmouth was turned in from close range by Frank Jones to give Colne a 4-2 lead.

Darwen came back strongly and Danny Taylor’s shot brought a good save from Hakan Burton before Leon Creech saw his shot blocked in the Colne penalty area.

After 86 minutes, the Reds went further ahead when Matty Morgan’s cross from the right wing was headed back across goal and inside the far post by Brad Lynch for a 5-2 lead. With time running out, Darwen reduced the deficit when a half clearance fell to Sam Holt who found the bottom corner of the Colne net with his shot to round off the scoring at 5-3.

Key moments

Goal Joe Gaughan scores for Colne
Goal Alex Pope scores for Colne
Goal Joe Gaughan scores for Colne
Goal Frank Jones scores for Colne
Goal Brad Lynch scores for Colne


View 0 new events
86:00 Goal 5 - 0
Brad Lynch scores for Colne
77:00 Yellow Card
Anthony Lynch is yellow carded for Colne
72:00 Sub Off
Joe Gaughan is substituted off for Colne
72:00 Sub On
Kyle Sambor is substituted on for Colne
70:00 Goal 4 - 0
Frank Jones scores for Colne
58:00 Sub On
Matty Morgan is substituted on for Colne
58:00 Sub Off
Jonathan Hodgkinson is substituted off for Colne
58:00 Sub On
Brad Lynch is substituted on for Colne
58:00 Sub Off
Sam Howell is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 3 - 0
Joe Gaughan scores for Colne
40:00 Goal 2 - 0
Alex Pope scores for Colne
28:00 Goal 1 - 0
Joe Gaughan scores for Colne
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Colne
  • AFC Darwen
  • 0
  • Joe Gaughan Goal 28:00'
  • Alex Pope Goal 40:00'
  • Joe Gaughan Goal 44:00'
  • Matty Morgan Sub On 58:00'
  • Jonathan Hodgkinson Sub Off 58:00'
  • Brad Lynch Sub On 58:00'
  • Sam Howell Sub Off 58:00'
  • Frank Jones Goal 70:00'
  • Kyle Sambor Sub On 72:00'
  • Joe Gaughan Sub Off 72:00'
  • Anthony Lynch Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Brad Lynch Goal 86:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Lynch, Christopher Lynch, Christopher
Jones, Frank Jones, Frank
Lynch, Anthony Lynch, Anthony
Hodgkinson, Jonathan Hodgkinson, Jonathan
Higham, Luke Higham, Luke
Azam, Waqas Azam, Waqas
Howell, Sam Howell, Sam
Gaughan, Joe Gaughan, Joe
Jordan, Spencer Jordan, Spencer
Pope, Alex Pope, Alex


Loading comments

Team sponsors


Club sponsors