Match Preview: Glossop North End (A)

Atherton Collieries look forward to making the journey across to old rivals Glossop North End tomorrow. This encounter will mark the penultimate game of the 21/22 pre-season campaign. The last meeting between the two sides came on the 22nd December 2018. North End took the initial lead just seven minutes into the game, Dominic Marie’s […]

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Match Report: Colls 2-3 City of Liverpool

Bogey team City of Liverpool FC visited the Skuna and in a grandstand finish plundered what for 85 minutes or so looked an unlikely victory. The Purps had been the black n white stripes last competitive opponents in a FA Trophy game last November. They made a mockery of crazy bookmaker’s odds and aided by […]

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New Signing: Luca Defreitas Hansen

Following much speculation, the Collieries are excited to unveil the addition of Luca Defreitas Hansen to the Colls squad. A confident center-half, Luca has been known as “Trialist #5” amongst the Black & White faithful, gaining plaudits following a lauded and commanding performance against Bolton Wanderers where he made a great first impression with both […]

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Cancelled: Huddersfield Town

Atherton Collieries today regretfully announce that our upcoming friendly with Huddersfield Town, scheduled for Tuesday July 20 at the Skuna stadium, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All at Colls would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this, and would like to add that all tickets purchased for the game will be […]

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2021-22 Fixtures Released

Atherton Collieries are excited to confirm our fixture schedule for the 2021-22 Northern Premier League Season. Our campaign opens on Saturday 14th August with a trip to Hyde United, followed by our first two home ties against Nantwich on Tuesday 17th followed by Basford on Saturday 21st. This season’s Bank Holiday fixtures begin with August […]

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Match Report: Colls 0-4 Bolton Wanderers

Atherton Collieries welcomed football league opposition for the second time in 3 days, this time hosting the main-stay of pre-season opponents, Bolton Wanderers. This was the sixth iteration of the fixture in as many years, with relative success on Colls’ part, securing four draws. Unfortunately for the hosts, this time it wasn’t to be, with […]

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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers (H)

Atherton Collieries look forward to welcoming Bolton Wanderers to the Skuna Stadium tomorrow evening, for the sixth iteration of our now somewhat traditional pre-season clash. Currently, the record stands at four draws and one win for Bolton, with the Whites taking the victory in last season’s secretive behind-closed-doors fixture courtesy of goals from Eoin Doyle […]

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Match Report: Colls 0-3 Salford City

Atherton Collieries welcomed SkyBet League Two outfit, Salford City to a rain-soaked Skuna Stadium. Despite a spirited performance, Colls fell to a 3-0 defeat. Salford City fielded a strong starting 11, and it took just 4 minutes for the visitors to make their mark on the game. After the Colls defence fail to clear the visitor’s […]

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Match Report: Annan Athletic 1-0 Atherton Collieries

In their first pre-season outing ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, Atherton Collieries were beaten 1-0 away in Scotland at Annan Athletic. Iain Anderson’s first-half goal was enough for the home side to claim the victory in Colls’ inaugural trip to Scotland. After a cagey start to the game with both sides finding their feet, the […]

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Jolly Boys Memories – 2021

Written by Emil Anderson – Updated article for 2021, first published 2018 Photograph: Cooke, Cover and Malkowski in action at Carlisle ’16 What started as a one off on the Island of Anglesey 13 years ago has now become a much anticipated summer afternoon out. Bragging slightly, I think I am the only person to […]

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