Report: Colls 1-1 Skelmersdale

A second half performance full of grit and determination saw Atherton Collieries claim their fourth point in three days, even managing to overcome Jamie Forbes’ sending off to score a late Ben Hardcastle equaliser to earn a share of the spoils on a rainy evening at the Kensite Stadium. The visitors had gone in front […]

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Report: Brighouse 0-3 Colls

Chants of ‘We’re all going to Brighouse’ still ring around the ears of many a Colls fan to this day. A coach load of Athertonians descended on the small Yorkshire town and certainly pushed the Evo-Stik side to their limits in an FA Cup spectacular, ultimately undone in a bank holiday replay. Fast forward two […]

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Report: Colls 1-5 Marine

Atherton Collieries’ interest in the FA Trophy was ended at the 2nd Qualifying Round stage as they were given a harsh footballing lesson by Evo-Stik League Premier Division visitors Marine, illustrating the stark difference of just the single division between the two sides. Marine went in front early on but the sides had been level […]

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Report: Colls 1-4 Bamber Bridge

Atherton Collieries returned to Lancashire Cup action after taking the decision not to enter the competition last campaign in an attempt to concentrate fully on the league and FA Vase. It was a decision that paid dividends for Michael Clegg’s side but the management team were happy to be back in the mix this time […]

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Report: South Shields 3-1 Colls

A crowd of almost 1,800 saw Atherton Collieries fall to a 3-1 defeat to high-flying South Shields with a scoreline that was somewhat harsh on the hardworking visitors. A Glenn Matthews goal briefly put the Colls level, but a double from Robert Briggs and a late strike from substitute Jamie Holmes handed the hosts all […]

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Report: Kendal 2-4 Colls

FA Trophy glory was once again on the cards for Atherton Collieries as they travelled to divisional rivals Kendal Town and they returned with a Second Round Qualifying spot and more prize money to add to that earned in the previous round away to Stocksbridge Park Steels in what was another afternoon where goal-happy Colls […]

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Report: Colls 3-2 Goole

An air of tension circled around the Kensite before kick-off on Saturday, indeed three points absolutely vital for both the Collieries and their visitors, bottom of the table Goole AFC, as both sides looked to address their questionable league form. The conditions were absolutely torrid in downtown Atherton, Storm Brian having an effect on how […]

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Report: Skelmersdale United 0-3 Colls

A short Tuesday night  trip to West Lancashire saw Atherton Collieries make their bow in the Integro Cup, the league cup competition for the entire Evo-Stik League, and Micheal Clegg’s side secured an impressive three goal victory against their divisional rivals. Attacking the clubhouse end of the ground, Colls started brightly with Gareth Peet and Ben […]

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Report: Clitheroe 1-0 Colls

Colls visited Shawbridge home of Clitheroe FC for the first time since the 2003/04 campaign and as so often in the past it was a ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’. This time a 93rd minute goal by home no 9 Kurt Willoughby broke the hearts of the boys in black n white stripes and their 100 […]

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Report: Stocksbridge Park Steels 1-4 Colls

It was an historic first ever game for the Collieries in The Buildbase FA Trophy and the Sheffield suburb of Stocksbridge played host to this auspicious occasion. Stocksbridge Park Steels ply their trade in the Evostik Division 1 South and have been scoring goals at will of late in their march to third place on […]

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