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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Droylsden 0 Colls 0 – Report

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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Colls 2 Chasetown 0 – Report

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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Chasetown Preview

In a hastily arranged game, on Saturday 9th February Colls will host Chasetown at the Skuna. The fixture originally scheduled to be played on 23rd March was brought forward by the league after last weekend’s round of games was decimated by the weather. If you are familiar with the name Chasetown, it is probably following […]

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