Report: Colls 2-0 Scarborough Athletic

A goal in each half from Glenn Matthews and Dave Sherlock saw Atherton Collieries coast past high-flying Scarborough Athletic at the Kensite Stadium and secure a home tie against Ramsbottom United in the quarter finals of the Integro League Cup. Against a Scarborough side riding high in the league, Colls never really looked in any […]

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Report: Ramsbottom United 1-0 Colls

Instalment two of Colls’ run of four games in seven days saw Micheal Clegg’s side fall to defeat on a chilly night away to Ramsbottom United as the black and whites’ ten game unbeaten record, stretching back to early January, finally came to an end in East Lancashire. With high-flying Scarborough Athletic due to visit […]

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Report: Radcliffe 0-2 Colls

Over recent campaigns Borough and Colls have been both regular and evenly matched foes in cup competitions but meetings in league games have been far less prevalent. Prior to this season the local rivals were last in the same division in 1981/82 when they competed at the second level of the Cheshire County League. At […]

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Report: Tadcaster 0-0 Colls

Thanks to the division’s new East/West split Saturday’s visit to Tadcaster may be registered as both the Colls’ first and last visit to the i2i Stadium. Clegg’s men travelled to Yorkshire with an extra spring in their step following Monday night’s win on penalties against Bamber Bridge. Scarborough await the Collieries in the next round, […]

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Report: Colls 2-2 Bamber Bridge (Colls win on penalties)

In British history there are numerous icons who still capture the imaginations of both young and old alike. Whether this be through their willingness to never give up; or simply their intuition and imagination which ultimately went on to change the course of this great nation for ever more. One such luminary was Isambard Kingdom […]

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Report: Colls 4-0 Brighouse Town

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang had finished a couple of days before this league fixture between Atherton Collieries and Brighouse Town but the pitch did it’s best to resemble an ice rink come the end of the game. Fortunately, the referee used his common sense and after liaising with both clubs the game was given […]

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Report: Glossop North End 1-2 Colls

Vinny Bailey’s second half wonder goal earned all three points for Atherton Collieries as they earned a third successive win, extending their unbeaten run to six games at the expense of their Peak District opponents and former North West Counties League adversaries. Having defeated Mossley 3-1 last weekend, Micheal Clegg’s charges travelled south in the […]

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Report: Colls 3-1 Mossley

The upturn in form for the Collieries continued with a resonant victory over Mossley at the Kensite Stadium. Following the minor scalp of promotion chasing Colwyn Bay seven days prior, black and white spirits were beginning to lift, and the visit of Mossley presented the next opportunity for the Colls to continue climbing away from […]

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Report: Skelmersdale 0-0 Colls

A remarkable encounter at Prescot Cables’ Volair Park saw Atherton Collieries and Skelmersdale United fail to trouble the scorers, but it was certainly a first half in particular that will live long in the memory with no less than three red cards shown before the break, with the point claimed by Colls undoubtedly considered to […]

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Report: Goole 1-1 Colls

Desperate to address a recent run of poor form, Manager Michael Clegg took his Atherton Collieries side to bottom placed Goole on Saturday for what was officially a ‘six-pointer’. With injuries still blighting Clegg in his team selection, the Collieries turned out a decent starting eleven. Ryan Salmon took his place in the side, leading […]

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