Report: Colls 3-2 Scarborough Athletic

Scarborough first visited Atherton in March 2018 when they were dispatched out of the Integro Cup on a Thursday night then less than 48 hours later left empty handed in the league. They were however to take one of the automatic promotion places and progress to the Premier Division. The draw for the FA Trophy […]

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Niall Battersby Signs First Contract

The club are delighted to announce that young defender Niall Battersby has signed his first contract with the club. Joining over summer from Manchester League champions Hindsford, Niall has put in a series of memorable performances, earning plaudits and awards along the way. On Niall’s arrival, manager Micheal Clegg highlighted his vision and reading of […]

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Matt Chadwick Joins On Loan

As announced by manager Micheal Clegg in his post-match interview on Saturday, also returning to the club is forward Matt Chadwick who joins us on loan from Warrington Town. Previously playing a handful of games on loan for Colls in the North West Counties at the very start of their championship campaign of 2016/17, Matt […]

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Greg Hartley Returns

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted a familiar figure at the Skuna on Saturday, after a spell as Oldham Athletic first-team goalkeeping coach, the legendary keeper Greg Hartley is back! Greg appeared for Colls in pre-season but took his new role in early August with all our best wishes, manager Micheal Clegg predicting that […]

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Report: Colls 2-3 FC United of Manchester

The black n white stripes gratefully returned to league action The Skuna Stadium after doing almost 850 miles of travel in the previous fortnight following trips to South Shields, Gainsborough and Morpeth. FC United of Manchester were the opposition for a third meeting of the campaign with John Welsh, Michael Brewster and Danny O’Brien making […]

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Report: Morpeth Town 3-0 Colls

With their fourth consecutive away league game, having played only 3 home games this season, the Colls were on the road again. And this time for their longest ever journey, Morpeth Town on a Tuesday night. The destination was a very pleasant town to the north of Newcastle, the actual stadium located out of town […]

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Report: Gainsborough Trinity 0-2 Colls

Gainsborough Trinity and Atherton Collieries are two sides looking to solidify some momentum ahead of a typically busy festive period. Currently residing in the lower echelons of the Betvictor Premier Division, Trinity and Colls met on Saturday in what was an unofficial six-pointer for the two sides. The Collieries fielded a familiar, attack-minded eleven. One […]

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Danny O’Brien Returns

We are delighted to announce the “return” of Danny O’Brien to Atherton Collieries. Danny was listed as Trialist as he scored our second goal against Al-Ittihad in pre-season, although his identity was possibly the worst kept secret in town! Starting his youth career at Aston Villa, Danny made his first-team debut for Wigan Athletic in […]

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MANarama is back in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

For the second successive October, Non-League football obsessives Vanarama are rebranding to MANarama – and once again we want to help raise bucket loads of money for a very worthy cause. Last year, Vanarama – the official vehicle leasing partner of the BetVictor Northern Premier League – teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and the […]

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Report: South Shields 3-0 Colls

With the postponement of consecutive home games due to weather and opponent’s FA Cup commitments, Colls were back in action, away from home again. On the road to the north-east for the first of two visits during the month of October, visiting the league leaders and overwhelming favourites to take the title, South Shields. The […]

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