New Signing: Jay Fitzmartin

We are excited to confirm the signing of Jay Fitzmartin from Bolton Wanderers. A local lad hailing from Leigh, Jay played as a junior for Atherton Town before spending 8 years within the Bolton academy set-up, making one senior appearance for the Whites in 2019 and signing professional terms in 2021. The 19-year old winger […]

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Cancelled: Sheffield FC

Please note that the pre-season friendly away to Sheffield FC, originally scheduled for Saturday 30th July 2022, has been cancelled. We apologise to all supporters, alongside everybody at the Coach & Horses, for the inconvenience this may cause. Our next friendly will be away to Witton Albion on Tuesday 2nd August at Wincham Park.

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Report: Chester 1-0 Colls

Atherton Collieries suffered a narrow pre-season defeat against National League North outfit Chester, despite a strong performance at the Deva Stadium. A well-taken strike from Kurt Willougby in the first half settled the game, despite a rallying second half performance from Brad Cooke’s men. Colls started the game on the front foot and earned a […]

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Report: Widnes 1-2 Colls

Atherton Collieries came from behind to record a late pre-season win against Widnes FC, in a tightly-contested game at the DCBL Stadium A second half double from substitute Aaron Smith sealed the victory for Colls, after Luke Sephton had put the home side in front at the break. It took Colls a while to find […]

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New Signing: Adam Rooney

We would like to welcome Adam Rooney to the Skuna Stadium, who joins the Colls from Trafford. Adam Rooney made his non-league breakthrough with Skelmersdale United, before going onto a successful three year stint at Cammell Laird. In 2019-20, the center-half made 24 appearances for Droylsden, and has since make 47 appearances with 3 goals […]

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2022/23 Fixtures Announced

Atherton Collieries are excited to confirm our fixture schedule for the 2022/23 ‘Pitching In’ Northern Premier League campaign. August Sat Aug 13 FC United of Manchester A Tue Aug 16 Stafford Rangers H Sat Aug 20 Hyde United H or Emirates FA Cup Prelim Tue Aug 23 Warrington Town A Sat Aug 27 Matlock Town […]

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Report: Colls 1-0 Bolton

Atherton Collieries recorded a pre-season victory over Bolton Wanderers at the Skuna Stadium, thanks to a last-gasp strike from a trialist.  The traditional pre-season fixture was watched by a bumper crowd, and saw Colls record a deserved victory against Wanderers’ newly-formed ‘B team’.  Collieries should have been ahead inside the opening minutes, Aaron Smith heading […]

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Cancelled: Padiham v Colls

Please note that the pre-season friendly away to Padiham, originally scheduled for Saturday 16th July 2022, has been cancelled. Our next friendly will be away to Widnes FC on Saturday 23rd July at Halton Stadium.

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News: Danny Taberner

The Colls can today confirm the departure of goalkeeper Danny Taberner, who leaves to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Danny returned to the Black & Whites in January, and has now reached 134 appearances for the club, with his third stint also meaning he has now made more appearances in goal for the Colls than any other […]

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Report: Colls 0-0 AFC Fylde

Atherton Collieries continued their unbeaten pre-season form with a 0-0 draw against National League North side, AFC Fylde. The sun was beaming down on the Skuna Stadium as Brad Cooke’s men took to the field, with many familiar faces from last season in the starting lineup. Three trialists also were in the starting eleven. The […]

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