Report: Atherton Collieries 2-3 Salford City

On Tuesday, the Collieries welcomed Northern Premier League side Salford City to Alder House for what was their sixth and final pre-season friendly. Atherton fielded a side with no more than ten former Salford players, with Danny Taberner, Mark Ayres and Mark Truffas welcomed back into the Colls starting eleven as they were unavailable for […]

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Up Next: Salford City

On Tuesday the Collieries welcome Northern Premier League side Salford City to Alder House for what will be their seventh game of this pre-season campaign (including the game against Tempest United in the Hospital Cup).  Salford City currently ply their trade in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division following promotion from the Evo-Stik First Division North last season and are famously owned […]

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Report: Eccleshall 3-4 Atherton Collieries

The annual Colls’ Jolly Boys outing has seen the Collieries travel to locations such as Coventry, Newcastle and Anglesey. This year, Atherton found themselves making the journey to Staffordshire to take on Eccleshall of the NWCFL First Division in this year’s pre-season venture. The Collieries took a weakened squad south with them – Danny Taberner, […]

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TheNonLeagueMagazine

August 1st 2015 sees the launch of a brand new monthly football magazine for supporters of North West non-league football. TheNonLeague is a full colour 100 page magazine filled with articles and images from the region’s non-league clubs. The magazine will provide unrivalled monthly coverage of all the North West teams playing their football in […]

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Report: Tempest United 0-10 Atherton Collieries

The Bolton Hospital Cup along with the dearly departed Goldline Trophy games always brings/brought a hint of foreboding for Colls fans of a certain vintage. Results against local rivals have been scratchy over the last couple of decades but Michael Clegg was looking to build on last season’s 7-2 Macron Stadium final victory against Turton. […]

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Report: Atherton Collieries 6-1 Stockport County

Thank the lord for Jordan Cover. In a matter of just six second half minutes, he turned what looked to be a run-of-the-mill pre-season bore-fest into something quite special. With just four attempts at goal between the 49th and 55th minute of the match, Cover found the net on every occasion, marking one of the […]

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Transfer: Mark Ayres returns to Colls

Atherton Collieries are delighted to announce that defender Mark Ayres has returned to the club. Having played an instrumental role in the club’s success last season, Ayres left to join Ramsbottom United in March. Following a recent health scare Ayres has been given the all clear and has decided to link up with Michael Clegg […]

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Report: Daisy Hill 1-6 Atherton Collieries

There were three meetings between these two local rivals last season. The first match saw Collieries win 5-3 in front of a crowd of 609, while the second resulted in an equal amount of goals with Atherton winning 8-0 at New Sirs. The final match of the season was so poor, I have still not […]

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Destination: Daisy Hill

Tonight Atherton Collieries make the short journey to Westhoughton to take on neighbours and NWCFL First Division side Daisy Hill. This will be the Colls third pre-season friendly after a 1-1 draw against a Bolton Wanderers XI and a 7-1 win against Coppull United. Similarly, Daisy Hill have also partaken in two pre-season friendlies recording a […]

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Match postponed: Atherton Collieries v Tempest United

It is with disappointment that we have had to postpone tonight’s Bolton Hospital Cup match at home to Tempest United. With a long season ahead of us, the last thing we want to do is ruin the pitch when it is still recovering from the last campaign. The postponement is purely a preventative measure to […]

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