Trio Sign Contracts

Atherton Collieries are pleased to announce that the attacking trio of Mark Battersby, Jordan Cover and Ben Hardcastle have signed contracts with the club ahead of the 2016/17 season. This is a sign of intent from Collieries who will hope to build upon their third place finish in the league this campaign.  Manager Michael Clegg was keen […]

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Carlisle City Friendly Announced

The club are today able to confirm details of the much anticipated Atherton Collieries Jolly Boys Outing. This will be the seventh outing in what is fast becoming one of the most talked about Colls away days of the year. In previous years we have travelled to Holyhead Hotspur, Sunderland RCA, Llay Welfare, Glantraeth and of […]

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Report: Colne 1-5 Colls

A hat trick from leading scorer and captain Mark Battersby was the highlight of an outstanding 5-1 win for Atherton Collieries over Colne in the MEN United Cup Final at Fleetwood Town’s Highbury Stadium. Throughout a rainy night on the Lancashire coast, it was a terrific performance from Colls that was impressive from the off, […]

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Report: Colls 0-1 Prestwich Heys

Heys celebrated another glorious night in this increasingly remarkable season by winning the Bolton Hospital Cup at the Macron Stadium. A superb 30th minute Paul Tierney strike was ultimately enough to sink pre-match favourites Atherton Collieries and add the trophy to the Championship crown won two weeks ago. However, it was very much a team performance […]

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Report: Barnoldswick Town 5-1 Colls

The only previous trip to the edge of Yorkshire saw a 2-0 defeat followed by a unseemly scuffle between two key club personnel. Could this visit be any worse? Given the fact that there were two finals in two days coming up and bearing in mind the number of games played of late Colls shuffled […]

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Report: Ashton Athletic 2-0 Colls

I Don’t Like Thursdays Ashton Athletic 2 Atherton Collieries 0 For the second consecutive Thursday, Colls put in an insipid first half display and deservedly went down to a first ever competitive defeat to a workmanlike Ashton Athletic team. The lads didn’t seem to want to be at Brocstedes Park. Granted the pitch wasn’t in […]

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Report: Colls 2-1 Congleton Town

After a recent slump in form, the Collieries were given the perfect opportunity to bounce back to winning ways in the form of a home game against Congleton Town. Clegg and the lads were determined to turn the recent rut around in what was the last home game of a fine season. The game began […]

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Report: Alsager Town 3-2 Colls

LIGHTNING FIRST HALF CATCHES COLLS COLD Alsager Town 3 Atherton Collieries 2 By Matt Lawton Third bottom Alsager Town earned a huge lifeline in their fight against relegation to North West Counties League Division One with a lightning first half performance that caught Colls cold in a stormy encounter in the Cheshire rain. Although Michael […]

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