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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Report: Hyde United 4-0 Colls

Former Conference National side Hyde United underlined their promotion credentials with an outstanding display of football that Colls simply had no answer to as they fell to a resounding defeat at Ewen Fields. Colls played out a 1-1 draw with former North West Counties League rivals Glossop North End at the Kensite Stadium on Saturday […]

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Report: Colls 1-1 Glossop North End

Colls welcomed old friends Glossop North End to the Kensite Stadium for an Evostik Division 1 North fixture in what was a unique occasion. It was the first Atherton Colls game ever played on Alder Street without the imposing Formby Hall watching over proceedings. A sad loss for the town! It was a first game […]

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Report: Mossley 2-0 Colls

  Buoyed by Monday night’s win against Colwyn Bay, the Collieries were brought instantly back down to earth on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat away at Evo-Stik regulars Mossley. Two enforced changes for Clegg coming into this game, Gaz Peet demoted to the bench for fitness reasons, Chris Lynch taking his place, and another straight […]

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Report: Colls 3-1 Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay were the visitors for another slice of MNF at the Kensite and it was the first competitive meeting between the clubs since April 1985. Both teams started the game in relatively comfortable mid table positions on the league ladder.  Two days previously Colls had departed the Emirates FA Cup following a narrow 1-0 […]

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