Our Town

Atherton Collieries FC is supporting Our Town as its principles mirror the club’s ‘Pride of Atherton’ motto. The Northern Premier League, Premier Division side opens its doors through the week to community groups who use their stadium as a base. Jo Kinney, community, commercial and player liaison officer, said: “We want to invite the community […]

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Prescot Cables Integro League Cup Report

Colls 0 Cables 0 (Colls win 4-3 on pens) Having won the Integro Cup in 2018 at the first time of asking, the competition will always have a place in Colls’ fans’ hearts. However, their defence of the trophy last season resulted in a first round exit to Droylesden, as all eyes turned to the […]

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Report: Stalybridge Celtic 1-2 Colls

Keen the shake off any hangover from a disappointing Tuesday night FA Cup replay defeat against FC United, the Colls welcomed the trip to Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday. Almost two weeks away from Betvictor Northern Premier League action and Atherton found themselves in a really positive position. To build on this, Clegg and his team […]

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Preview: Stalybridge Celtic

Having scoured the records, we’ve been unable to uncover a meeting between the Colls and Stalybridge Celtic. Both teams were in the Cheshire League in the late 70s and early 80s, The Celts winning that league in 1980 whilst Colls were in Division 2. In 1982, the formation of the North West Counties saw The […]

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Josh Thompson Returns To Atherton

We are delighted to announce the arrival of defender Josh Thompson. Josh’s football journey started at the Colls, when he was a pupil at nearby Chowbent Primary School. Joining Stockport County’s youth system under the tutelage of former Colls manager Alan Lord, he was signed by Scottish giants Celtic, where he made 21 first team […]

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Report: Colls 0-1 FC United of Manchester

A late goal from visiting full back Aaron Morris saw Colls suffer FA Cup replay heartbreak having twice come from behind to draw 2-2 in the original tie at Broadhurst Park on Saturday. Colls boss Micheal Clegg made three changes from Saturday’s tie, Jack Egan, Jordan Cover and Brad Lynch coming in to the side […]

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Report: FC United of Manchester 2-2 Colls

When Colls and FC United of Manchester were the first two balls out of the velvet bag, Colls knew they had already nabbed the glamour FA Cup tie that they’ve been hankering for over the years. The Red Rebels playing in a new custom build facility close to the Newton Heath area of Manchester in […]

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Preview: FC United (FA Cup)

Tomorrow we visit Broadhurst Park, the home of FC United of Manchester in the First Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup. The Reds will be looking to better their run of 2010-11 when they beat Rochdale in the First Round to book a tie with Brighton and Hove Albion. Colls, as ever, will be […]

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Interview: Vinny Bailey

Vinny Bailey celebrated making his 100th appearance for Atherton Collieries as they beat Runcorn Linnets with a last minute winner in The FA Cup. The midfielder arrived two years into Michael Clegg’s regime and at the time he didn’t seem to fit the ‘Colls model’ of being a local lad, playing for his local team. […]

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Report: Bamber Bridge 3-0 Colls

Atherton Collieries came into this damp, Tuesday night meeting at Irongate on the back of their first league win at this level. Spirits were high in the camp following a 3-1 victory over second placed Nantwich Town but all the hard work and promise came undone just 28 minutes into the match when Colls were […]

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