No rest for the wicked

About 9pm on Saturday 11 April 2015 the black n white stripes returned home from deepest Barrow with a rather fortuitous 3 points. Two late goals from supersub Mark Battersby (his 58th and 59th of an A++++++ campaign) had secured the win at Holker OB. The lads finished the evening with a celebratory pint or […]

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Snapshot – In The Bleak Midwinter

During the winter of 1993/94 the club embarked on perhaps the biggest project in its history – floodlights. Long term floodlights were required to stay in the non-league pyramid. The installation opened up potential promotion to the NWCFL First Division (if you finished in a promotion position) and entry to the FA Cup which was […]

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Dave Sherlock Departs

Dave made Colls debut on Saturday 17 October 2015.  He wore the no 10 jersey in the 4-2 home NWCFL Premier League triumph over Alsager Town. He had been on the local scene for ages and had played against us for Radcliffe Borough the season previous. He soon settled about his business and highlights of […]

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An Update from The Chairman

Chairman Paul Gregory provided us with an update on ground improvements, currently on hold as we stay indoors and protect the NHS! “We at Atherton Collieries wish to thank all the people who have given to our GoFundMe page during these testing times. Unfortunately we had to put the club in lock-down before all the […]

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Matt Grimshaw Departs

Earlier this week Matty Grimshaw and Dave Sherlock announced they were leaving the club after years of loyal service. Over the next  couple of days we will pay tribute to their enormous contributions. Matty Grimshaw made his bow in black n white stripes on 21 December 2013 in a NWCFL Division 1 home fixture against […]

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Snapshot: Opening day delight

It came against the run of play when Colls took the lead on 19 minutes. Fantastic link up play between Ben Hardcastle and Mark Battersby deservedly resulted in a goal. Hardcastle carried the ball down the wing before cutting inside and feeding into Battersby’s feet. A flick around the defender saw Hardcastle receive the ball […]

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