Squad Update – Feb 2019

As we approach the business end of the season; a mere 10 games to go as we attempt to make history and take the club to the uncharted waters of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, we’d like to give an update on the playing staff, with a couple of departures and a new arrival. […]

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Report: Prescot Cables 1-1 Colls

What would euphemistically be known as a ‘keenly fought’ encounter saw Micheal Clegg’s table-topping Atherton Collieries pegged back by ten man play-off chasers Prescot Cables, with the black and whites leaving Volair Park with only a point, though results elsewhere meant Colls still hold a four point in number one spot as the league heads […]

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Prescot Cables Preview

On Saturday we make the trip to Volair Park, home of pre-season promotion favourites Prescot Cables. The Hope Street side currently sit in 7th place in the league following Ramsbottom’s 6-0 demolition of Newcastle Town on Tuesday, 3 points being essential if they are to rise back into the play-off spots. Three draws and a […]

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Connor Hughes joins on loan

Manager Micheal Clegg has once again used his connections within the game to strengthen the squad, with winger Connor Hughes joining on loan from Conference North side Curzon Ashton. Connor is a Bolton lad who first broke through with Oldham Athletic, making his Football League debut as a teenager. He has a wealth of experience […]

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New Date: Leek Town (H)

Atherton Collieries’ Evo-Stik League Division One West fixture against Leek Town has been rearranged to take place at the Skuna Stadium on Monday 11th March with a 7.45pm kick off. The fixture was originally due to take place on Saturday 2nd February but was postponed after a pitch inspection. The game is set to be […]

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Report: Droylsden 0-0 Colls

On a spring is sprung afternoon Colls and Droylsden played out a keenly contested stalemate at the Butchers Arms. The return of skipper Danny Lafferty was the only change to the line up from the Chasetown encounter seven days previously as Cleggy’s team looked to continue their recent impressive run of form. They wore black […]

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Droylsden Away Preview

On Saturday we travel to Droylsden’s Butchers Arms Ground as we aim to continue our superb away form and maintain our 6 point lead at the top of the table. The Bloods sit in 13th position in the table, needing to build on their decent home form to close the gap on teams above them […]

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Steve Payne Tribute

Frank and Steve are photographed earlier this season (photo: Darren Nuttall) Members of Atherton Collieries Football Club were extremely saddened last Monday to learn of the death of ex player and Chairman Steve Payne. If ever there was a “Colls Mon”, it was Steve, who over the years filled the void in practically every committee […]

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Report: Colls 2-0 Chasetown

Chasetown were the 126th unique and most southernly opposition to visit the Skuna in league action since Colls made the leap into non league pyramid football in 1971. The Scholars have real non league pedigree with the major highlight being a run to the third round of the FA Cup in 2007/08. This campaign has […]

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Jake Kenny Interview

We last talked with Jake 18 months ago as Colls were about to embark on their debut season in the Evo-Stik league. After playing in the Integro Cup semi-final at Hednesford last season, he then picked up an injury the weekend after away at Ossett Town, where he was captaining the team. A week of […]

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