Preview: Colls v Skelmersdale United

Tomorrow we welcome Skelmersdale United to the Kensite Stadium as Micheal Clegg’s men look to get Monday’s loss to Ramsbottom United out of their system. Skem currently sit second bottom of the Evostik West Division, above bottom club Clitheroe on goal difference. It is very early to be looking at the table and despite an […]

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Report: Colls 1-3 Ramsbottom United

Bank Holiday Blues! Mark Fell’s Ramsbottom United made a fire and brimstone start on a cool Bank Holiday afternoon with a couple of defenders cautioned for rugged challenges.  Another Ram was perhaps fortunate not to be dismissed for a last man foul but the referee brushed off protests with a well practiced sweep of his […]

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Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying Draw

Atherton Collieries have drawn Ramsbottom United OR Kidsgrove Athletic in the next round of the Emirates FA Cup. The tie, to be played at the Kensite Stadium on Saturday 8th September, will see the Colls once again face opposition from the same Evo-Stik West League. A replay on Tuesday 4th September will decide who exactly […]

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Report: Colls 2-1 Colwyn Bay

The Collieries were out to right a wrong on Saturday as they once again welcomed Colwyn Bay to the Kensite for an FA Cup Preliminary Round encounter, serving as a perfect opportunity to make amends following Monday’s 4-2 defeat in the league. Following injury to Goalkeeper Greg Hartley, ex-AFC Liverpool stopper Jack Cookson came in […]

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Preview: Colls v Colwyn Bay

The FA Cup is back, and it has provided us with familiar opponents in this Preliminary Round encounter. The Collieries welcome back Welsh side Colwyn Bay to the Kensite. Bay will be arriving into downtown Atherton with a spring in their step following Monday night’s 4-2 victory against Michael Clegg’s side, a game heeped in […]

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Report: Colls 2-4 Colwyn Bay

A straight red card for Colls custodian Greg Hartley completely changed the dynamics of this Monday night fixture and left the home side playing two thirds of the game with right back Dave Sherlock in net. Video replays have been looked at by the club and it is clear that the decision was completely incorrect […]

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Preview: Colls v Colwyn Bay

Football returns to Alder House this evening as Welsh outfit Colwyn Bay make the journey across to M46. Collieries will be looking to build upon their solid display on the opening day of the season when they dispatched Glossop North End 2-0 thanks to goals from Ben Hardcastle. Bay will also be looking to make […]

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Report: Glossop 0-2 Colls

A side that have undergone an overhaul over the summer break, Glossop North End were an unknown entity going into yesterday’s Evo-Stik West season opener. The Collieries, though, had too strengthened with Manager Michael Clegg’s first XI of the campaign handing out three competitive debuts. Ian Rowlands partnered Captain Danny Lafferty at the back, Ben […]

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Preview: Glossop v Colls

The Collieries kick-off their 18/19 Evo-Stik campaign with a trip to old friends Glossop North End tomorrow afternoon. Both the former North West Counties outfits meet after strengthening over the summer break. North End have signed numerous players, with every area of the field accounted for. Will Knight will be the man in-between the sticks […]

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Pontefract Match Report

Pontefract Colls 1 Atherton Colls 1 For the 9th edition of the Jolly Boy’s day out, the location was Yorkshire and more specifically the home of some famous cakes – Pontefract. As the names suggest, both teams were formed fundamentally for the recreation of pitmen so it was decided at Chairman level that the victors […]

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