News: Michael Brewster joins Ashton United

Atherton Collieries can announce that  Michael Brewster (pictured on the right) has joined Ashton United. The midfielder made his debut for Colls away at South Shields in October and went on to make 12 appearances for the club, scoring on two occasions. He will be remembered for his late goal against Boston United which sent […]

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Cain Noble and Iwan Murray Join On Loan From Chester FC

Manager Brad Cooke has moved swiftly to reinforce his squad ahead of our league game with Hyde United, having witnessed a victory over Ashton Athletic in the LFA Challenge Trophy with just two substitutes named, coupled with the confirmation that Ben Hardcastle and Michael Brewster have joined Ashton United. Joining on loan from Chester FC, […]

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News: Hardcastle joins Ashton United

Atherton Collieries can confirm that we have agreed an undisclosed fee with Ashton United for midfielder Ben Hardcastle. This represents our record amount received for a player. Last season’s Division One West Player of the Season leaves with all our best wishes.  The move sees him remain under the guidance of Michael Clegg who has managed Hardcastle […]

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Report: Ashton Athletic 2-5 Colls

Three goals in four minutes helped Colls march in to the semi finals of the Lancashire FA Trophy, but it wasn’t without an almighty scare on a freezing night at Ashton Athletic as the visitors, managed for the evening by Matt Grimshaw, fought back from being 2-0 down early in the second half. The hosts, […]

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Brad Cooke Returns Home

Atherton Collieries are delighted to confirm the return of Brad Cooke to the club as our new manager. Brad first joined Colls in March 2012 and went on to captain the club during its rise from the North West Counties and our first season in the Northern Premier League Division One. He made 265 appearances, […]

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Report: Colls 4-1 Bamber Bridge

Following a tumultuous forty eight hours since the shock defection of manager Michael Clegg and his staff to Ashton United the boys in black n white responded unbelievably to record their best win of the season. The Preston based opposition arrived on the back of a couple of good victories and hoped to exploit the […]

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Captain Lafferty Issues Rallying Call

Ahead of our crunch clash with Bamber Bridge at the Skuna on Saturday, captain Danny Lafferty issued a rallying call to the supporters of the club. “It’s obviously the end of what’s been a fantastic era but we need to kick on and make this the start of a new one. It’s a massive game […]

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Micheal Clegg Departs

It is with great sadness that Atherton Collieries can confirm the departure of manager Micheal Clegg and his staff. Taking charge in 2014, three promotions in five years saw the club rise from the North West Counties Division One to the Northern Premier League for the first time in its history. We’d like to put […]

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Colls Draw Barrow AFC At Home

Colls fans were made to wait as they listened intently to the FA Trophy draw on TalkSPORT2! Our number 25 ball was the penultimate drawn from the velvet bag for the Northern Section, meaning the opposition must be the last ball remaining; Barrow AFC. Currently sat top of the National League with a game in […]

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Report: Colls 1-0 Boston United

In a game that was dubbed as one of the biggest in the Collieries’ history, Boston United made the journey west to the Skuna Stadium. This was the the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy, the furthest the Colls had ever reached. And Boston United were an opposition of non-league fame, being a Football […]

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