Report: Colls 2-2 Bolton

For the third consecutive season, the Collieries welcomed neighbours Bolton Wanderers to the Kensite stadium for what is their showpiece pre-season friendly. Favoured by both sets of supporters and committee members, this game celebrates the Boltonian football scene with Non-League coming up against Football League, and the people of both Atherton and Bolton alike come […]

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Report: Conwy 0-5 Colls

This year’s Jolly Boy’s outing took the Collieries to the Welsh seaside town of Conwy, home of Welsh Alliance Football League side Conwy Borough. A coachload of Athertonians made the journey west to one of Britain’s most scenic grounds. Indeed, the Y Morfa Stadium is overlooked by beautiful Welsh mountains, the greenery sitting on the […]

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Report: West Didsbury & Chorlton 3-3 Colls

The Collieries opened their pre-season schedule with a trip to friends West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday in what was an end-to-end encounter, seemingly a solid test for both sides. Both sides have improved over the close season break. The Colls, buoyed of course by their Championship winning season, slotted new signings Danny Lambert and […]

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Report: Colls 1-0 Abbey Hey

On a proud evening at the Kensite Stadium, Mark Truffas’ first half goal was enough to see off visitors Abbey Hey and clinch the Hallmark Security League Premier Division title for Micheal Clegg’s Atherton Collieries side and with it promotion to the Evo-Stik League First Division, marking a highest ever point for the Alder House […]

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Report: Winsford 0-2 Colls

Yesterday’s game against Winsford had the potential to be the final chapter of this memorable centenary season. Three points for Clegg’s men and points dropped away at Abbey Hey for Bootle would see the black and whites promoted. The Collieries played their part as they saw the Blues out with a 2-0 win. However Bootle, […]

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Report: Colls 5-1 AFC Darwen

The Groundhop UK juggernaut rolled into Atherton for their 11th (out of 13) match in an action packed Easter weekend and despite having to be up with the birds for the 11am kick off the Colls volunteers set about ensuring a good time was had by all. Old foes AFC Darwen were the visitors knowing […]

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Report: 1874 1-2 Colls

The Hallmark Security League table is starting to take shape, finally. Both at the top and bottom we are seeing teams fall away, 1874 Northwich being one of the sides whose title ambitions are no more. Despite this, when looking at the ‘final run-in’, an away trip to the Greens was always going to be […]

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Report: Colls 2-1 Winsford United

Once again it was a story of having to grind out a result for Atherton Collieries as a crowd of 233 saw the league leaders grab a 2-1 win over Winsford United. It was the first time the two clubs had met this campaign and Collieries certainly won’t enjoy visiting the Barton Stadium for the […]

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Report: AFC Liverpool 1-2 Atherton Collieries

League leaders Atherton Collieries travelled to AFC Liverpool on Grand National weekend. Friday night football was back and a healthy crowd of 211 came out to cheer on the sides. Colls had beaten Barnoldswick Town 2-1 on Tuesday night and saw off Liverpool in similar fashion to further strengthen their promotion credentials with six matches […]

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