Runcorn Linnets FA Cup Preview

It‘s 25 years since Atherton Collieries’ best ever run in the FA Cup, making it to the 3d Round Qualifying before falling to Guiseley in October 1994. Guiseley themselves navigated the 4th and final qualifying round in style, beating Durham City 6-0 to host Carlisle United in front of over 6,500 people at their Nethermoor […]

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Report: Colls 2-4 Warrington Town

On their debut home outing in the highest echelon of the Northern Premier League, Colls suffered something of a rude awakening with the concession of three first half goals against last season’s play-off victors Warrington, but put up a hell of a fight after the break. The eventual scoreline didn’t quite tell the full story, […]

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Preview: Warrington Town

Our visitors today, Warrington Town, won the Premier Divison play-offs last season but due to ongoing league restructuring, The Yellows then had the obstacle of a “Super Play-Off” against King’s Lynn Town to contest. Falling at the final hurdle to be denied a place in the National League North in front of over 2000 supporters […]

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Free admission for Bolton fans

After confirmation that Bolton Wanderers home match against Doncaster Rovers has been suspended, Atherton Collieries have launched a free admission scheme for fans of the Super Whites. This is a one-off for this fixture against Warrington Town. Due to the longstanding connections between the two clubs and the fact many people watch both the Wanderers […]

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Interview: Ian Rowlands

In our second interview of the season we spoke to Ian Rowlands. Q. You formed a good relationship with Lafferty and Grimshaw last season. When you arrived did you think you would fit in so quickly and seamlessly? The opportunity to play alongside celebrity MC Cover and the salsa dancing local butcher Tommy Bentham was […]

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Report: Ashton United 2-2 Colls

The Colls’ journey continued at Hurst Cross, the long-time home of Ashton United, a venue befitting our first ever game at this level of football. After falling behind to two goals in the second half, both stemming from corners, Micheal Clegg’s team replied with an equaliser each time to leave with a point that puts […]

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Preview: Ashton United

The Robins had a tough time last campaign, suffering relegation from the National League North (Conference North). While clubs tend to continue on a downward trajectory following a demotion there is a real sense of optimism around Hurst Cross as the club are led by brand new owners, David and Jonathan Burke, a Dad and […]

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Interview: Jordan Cover

In our first interview of the new season, striker Jordan Cover talks about his career as an MC, what we can expect from the Premier Division and reflects back on the progress made by the club in the last 5 years. Jordan, firstly, what have you been up to this summer? Just been gigging, everyone knows […]

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Lancashire Trophy: Colls Receive First Round Bye

The draw for the First Round of this season’s Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy has been made at the County Ground, Leyland. Atherton Collieries have received a bye in the First Round. Here is the full draw: AFC Darwen v Garstang Daisy Hill v Atherton Laburnum Rovers Padiham v Prestwich Heys Squires Gate v Lancaster City […]

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Theo Roberts Joins On Loan

With 4 days until the start of the season, manager Micheal Clegg has moved to bring goalkeeper Theo Roberts in on loan from Chester FC. Theo spent last season on loan at Buxton FC as they finished in 5th place in the Northern Premier League Premier Division to qualify for the play-offs, losing to South […]

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