Report: Colls 2-2 Bolton

For the third consecutive season, the Collieries welcomed neighbours Bolton Wanderers to the Kensite stadium for what is their showpiece pre-season friendly. Favoured by both sets of supporters and committee members, this game celebrates the Boltonian football scene with Non-League coming up against Football League, and the people of both Atherton and Bolton alike come […]

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Preview: Colls v BWFC

This evening the Collieries welcome a Bolton Wanderers XI to the Kesnite Stadium for the third consecutive pre-season in a row. In the past, this now annual fixture has served up some fantastic games. Last year the two sides met on a very pleasant Saturday, nothing could separate semi-professional from professional with both outfits scoring […]

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Report: Conwy 0-5 Colls

This year’s Jolly Boy’s outing took the Collieries to the Welsh seaside town of Conwy, home of Welsh Alliance Football League side Conwy Borough. A coachload of Athertonians made the journey west to one of Britain’s most scenic grounds. Indeed, the Y Morfa Stadium is overlooked by beautiful Welsh mountains, the greenery sitting on the […]

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News: League Fixtures Released

Atherton Collieries will make their Evo-Stik League debut with an away trip to familiar opponents. The NWCFL champions from 2015/16, Colne will host the Colls on Saturday 12th August at 15:00. The two sides have had some fantastic clashes in the last three years, with the most recent coming last pre-season in the NWCFL Champions […]

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Preview: Colls v Chorley

On Thursday night Atherton Collieries return to action at The Kensite Stadium as they welcome National League North side Chorley.  The Magpies, who are currently managed by former Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen, opened their pre-season campaign last week beating West Lancashire neighbours Euxton Villa 3-1. They then entertained a strong Bolton Wanderers side at […]

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Interview: Jake Kenny

After making his debut for Collieries in August 2014, Jake Kenny immediately set about making the right back position his own following James Halpin’s decision to move into further education in the United States. The trip to Whitley Bay that August will be remembered by those who made the journey as the start of the […]

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Report: West Didsbury & Chorlton 3-3 Colls

The Collieries opened their pre-season schedule with a trip to friends West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday in what was an end-to-end encounter, seemingly a solid test for both sides. Both sides have improved over the close season break. The Colls, buoyed of course by their Championship winning season, slotted new signings Danny Lambert and […]

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Transfer: Iain Howard returns to Colls

Atherton Collieries have landed their second signing of the season, with midfielder Iain Howard returning to the club from Curzon Ashton. On joining the club, the former Chester favourite commented, “I’m very happy to be signing for Colls because it’s my local club and they have done very well over the last few seasons. I […]

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Transfer: Danny Lambert joins Colls

Atherton Collieries are pleased to announce that defender Danny Lambert has joined the club after training with the squad during pre-season. The former Ashton United, Radcliffe Borough and Trafford player is likely to feature in this Saturday’s pre-season friendly at West Didsbury & Chorlton. Manager Michael Clegg said, “Since Danny started training with us this […]

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