Report: Colls 3 Nantwich Town 1

With 1 point from their opening 3 games, perhaps Nantwich Town with 9 points from 3 weren’t top of the list of opponents Colls would choose to face as they adjusted to life in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division. However, a youthful Colls side with Niall Battersby and Kieran Feeney making their full debuts were […]

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Nantwich Town Preview

A fellow founder member of the North West Counties in 1982, The Dabbers ascended to the Northern Premier League Division One in 2006. They immediately won promotion to the Premier Division via the play-offs, where they have remained ever since. Last season, Dave Cooke’s men finished 4th in the league, only to be beaten in […]

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Article: Nantwich Links

This weekend we host Nantwich Town. We could go on and on about Colls v Nantwich clashes as there have certainly been plenty of them. Of our twenty one league opponents Nantwich are the team we have met the most by a county mile. However this afternoon’s retro column will be through the eyes of […]

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News: International Football Academy Link

Atherton Collieries are delighted to announce a further link with Bolton Wanderers by creating a mutually beneficial partnership with their International Football Academy.  The well established and respected programme offers international academy players and teams the unique opportunity to live and train like a professional footballer using the first team training facilities while staying at […]

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Coach Travel: FC United

Atherton Collieries are now in a position to confirm coach travel arrangements for the FA Cup tie away at FC United of Manchester. The match will take place on Saturday 7th September at 15:00. Coach travel is priced at £8 for adults and £5 for concessions. Departure time from The Skuna Stadium is 12:30 but […]

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Kieran Feeney Signs

Colls have moved to strengthen their attacking options by signing young forward Kieran Feeney. The 18 year old from Blackburn spent last season with Barnsley FC’s academy, having previously been with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Speaking about Kieran, manager Micheal Clegg said: “He is a good number 9, he’s got pace, aggression and all the qualities needed […]

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Colls draw FC United in FA Cup

The draw for the First Round Qualifying of The Emirates FA Cup has today taken place at Wembley Stadium. Atherton Collieries will travel to fellow BetVictor Northern Premier League side FC United of Manchester. This tie will take place on the weekend of the 7th September. Match details will be confirmed in the coming days.

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Report – Lancaster City 1-0 Colls

Atherton Collieries played competitively against Lancaster City for the first time since an FA Vase clash in 1986. The Dolly Blues came out on top 1-0 on that occasion and it was the same result this time around with David Norris grabbing the winner in stoppage time. Collieries had moments of promise in the first […]

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Cooking on Gaz – Runcorn Linnets FA Cup Report

The Colls returned to FA Cup action, desperately seeking a glamorous run in a competition that they haven’t progressed beyond the Second Round Qualifying in since 1994/95! Opponents Runcorn Linnets a regular visitor to the Skuna in both league and cup meant a very tentative start as both teams knew exactly what to expect of […]

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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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