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David’s photographs from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at South Shields can be seen by clicking here.
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
The Colls are delighted to announce that our Centenary Season Review book is now in stock. Priced at £10 per copy, the book contains details of every match of our historic 2016-2017 centenary season, from our preseason fixtures against Bolton Wanderers and Curzon Ashton, to our historic wins over Shildon and Abbey Hey, documented with match […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
It was tenth time lucky for Colls in the FA Trophy draw this lunchtime as, after nine consecutive away draws in FA competitions, the black and whites were finally handed a home tie with Marine set to visit the Kensite Stadium in the Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying. The tie will take place on […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading