News: FA Cup progression

Following this morning’s cancellation of the scheduled FA Cup tie between Atherton Collieries and Bamber Bridge as a result of a positive case of COVID-19, and Bamber Bridge’s subsequent withdrawal from the competition, the FA have now confirmed that Atherton Collieries will automatically progress to the next round. Once again, we wish everyone at Bamber […]

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Statement: Bamber Bridge game

This morning we received notification from Bamber Bridge that they have had a positive case of COVID-19 at the club. As such tomorrow evening’s FA Cup game has been cancelled and Bamber Bridge have withdrawn from the competition. We are awaiting news from the FA with regards to our own next steps in the competition. […]

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Report: Colls 0-2 Scarborough

It was an opening day defeat for Colls at the hands of Scarborough Athletic with a brace from Boro’s Nathan Cartman giving the visitors the win. The Atherton sunshine was beaming down for the game, which marked the first competitive fixture played at the Skuna Stadium in 169 days. Two goals scored by Scarborough’s No. […]

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New Signings: Jack Bannister & Ellis Roberts

We are excited to announce a further two additions to the Collieries squad as we finalise our preparations for the first league match of the season. Jack Bannister has officially signed for the Colls, having impressed both management and supporters alike with his performances as “Trialist A” throughout pre-season. Speaking on the signing, assistant manager […]

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Interview: Brad Cooke

The ‘new normal’ is a phrase that is being thrown around a lot at the moment, but it is ultimately a lifestyle that we are all having to adjust to. Wearing a mask in a shop, sanitising our hands on a near permanent basis, and trying to figure out how long two metres actually is […]

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Report: Colls 1-0 Chorley

Atherton Collieries rounded off their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win against Chorley at the Skuna Stadium thanks to Jordan Darr’s 80th minute goal. Bradley Cooke’s men were dominant throughout and former Chorley forward Darr sealed a well-deserved victory as he slotted past the visitor’s ‘keeper having raced through on goal with just 10 minutes […]

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FA Cup Draw: First Qualifying Round

The draw has been made for the First Qualifying Round of this season’s FA Cup, with Colls handed a home tie with league rivals Bamber Bridge. This fixture will take place at the Skuna Stadium on Tuesday 22nd September with further details to follow.

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Fixtures: Friendly Confirmed

We are delighted to confirm that our final pre-season friendly will see National League North outfit Chorley visit the Skuna Stadium on Tuesday 15th September for a 7.45pm kick off. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, priced at £5 adults, £3 concessions, £2 U12’s or free of charge for 1916 Club Members. Please note […]

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Update: Player Sponsorship

We would like to provide an update on player sponsorship for the upcoming season. In exchange for their support, sponsors of our players and staff will receive: Coverage on our social media platforms alongside any media output featuring your chosen player or staff member Your name or logo in our matchday programme, featured alongside your […]

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Update: Bury AFC Friendly

We must unfortunately confirm that due to scheduling conflicts, this Saturday’s postponed friendly against Bury AFC will not be re-arranged for a later date. We will provide details of any potential alternative friendlies for next week in due course.

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