Report: Colls 5-1 AFC Liverpool

Colls comfortably took all three points against Liverpool on a bitterly cold night at Alder House. The previous meeting between the two sides came in the FA Vase last season, when Collieries progressed after extra time. A bright and sparkling start from the home side led to a bowler hatful of first half scoring opportunities. […]

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Up Next: Congelton Town

Tomorrow we welcome Congelton Town to Alder House – just one of the many NWCFL Premier Division games that are coming thick and fast. The two sides met just under a month ago in the reverse fixture – a game which saw Dave Sherlock net the last minute winner. As always, it will be great […]

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Report: Abbey Hey 2-1 Colls

A subdued Colls side lost their first NWCFL Premier Division game for exactly five months to a determined Abbey Hey side but the winning goal in second half injury was shrouded in controversy. The starting line up was unchanged from the impressive midweek 7-3 victory at AFC Darwen but the team never got anywhere near […]

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Report: AFC Darwen 3-7 Colls

SEVEN IS HEAVEN FOR HIGH FLYING COLLS AFC Darwen 3 Atherton Collieries 7 (Seven) By Matt Lawton Dave Sherlock and Mark Battersby scored a hat trick apiece as Atherton Collieries moved up to second position in the North West Counties League Premier Division, six points behind leaders Runcorn Linnets albeit with three games in hand, […]

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Keith Wedge joins AFC Darwen

Defender Keith Wedge has joined Premier Division side AFC Darwen. Wedge played 41 times for Collieries during two spells at the club under both Steve Pilling and Michael Clegg. He originally came to Alder House from Clitheroe in March 2014 when Pilling looked to strengthen in defence ahead of a promotion push. Having fallen just […]

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Colls Sign Former Southampton Youngster

Atherton Collieries have signed attacking midfielder Jamal Branker from Evo-Stik Premier Division side Salford City. He made his Colls debut from the bench on Tuesday night at Bootle and was made to feel welcome by his brand new team mates. Branker spent ten years as a youth player at Southampton before going on to play non-league […]

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Reaction: Bootle

Interaction on Twitter has really picked up over the last couple of seasons. So, with inspiration taken from the league website we hope to bring a roundup of a collection of tweets each match. Here’s the reaction after the 5-2 win at Bootle! Only one place to start, and that is with thanking Bootle and […]

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Report: Bootle 2-5 Colls

FIVE ALIVE FOR HIGH FLYING COLLS Bootle 2 Atherton Collieries 5 By Matt Lawton In the archetypal game of two halves, Micheal Clegg’s Atherton Collieries side moved level on points with second placed Colne after overcoming a 1-0 half-time deficit to run out thumping 5-2 victors away to sixth-placed Bootle. With Colls’ initially scheduled to […]

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Tomorrow’s Fixture Change

Tomorrow night’s scheduled league match at AFC Blackpool has been postponed and we will now travel to Bootle. The floodlights at Blackpool’s ground had failed, leaving us without a fixture. However, thanks to the swift work and co-operation of league and club officials, we will now travel to Bootle for a league encounter. Kick off […]

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