Draw: Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy

Following Tuesday night’s 5-1 victory away to Nelson, Colls have been handed a Lancashire FA Partners Foundation Challenge Trophy Second Round tie away to North West Counties League newcomers Garstang. The fixture is due to be played the week commencing 5th November, will full details to be confirmed in due course. Full draw; Chorley v […]

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Runcorn Linnets FA Trophy Preview

This coming Saturday sees the official launch of the Skuna Stadium. Our visitors are table topping Runcorn Linnets who we defeated 3-2 in the league just last week, this time competing in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy. In the evening we have music from Jordan of Green Army and his band, an […]

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Report: Nelson 1-5 Colls

Five star Atherton Collieries survived an early scare away to North West Counties League Division One outfit Nelson, overcoming the concession of a second minute opener to eventually booking their spot in the next round of the Lancashire Challenge Trophy with a 5-1 victory. Having taken a hiatus from the Lancashire Junior Trophy in 2016/17, last […]

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Nelson Lancashire Challenge Trophy Preview

The history of Nelson FC is well documented, playing in the Football League in the period between wars, being the first English team to beat Real Madrid in Spain. We instead look at the somewhat high scoring games between the two clubs in the last 10 years to whet the appetite. Starting on a low, […]

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Report: Colls 3-2 Runcorn Linnets

Runcorn Linnets are a club who have established themselves amongst the Colls most formidable opponents over recent years. In the 2015-16 season, the Linnets finished a solitary place above the Colls in a campaign that saw a historic James Kirby hattrick at the Linnet’s Millbank home, before the Linnets went on to record the double […]

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Report: Colls 1-2 Droylsden

Having won the competition – open to the Evo-Stik League Premier Division as well as the West and East divisions – at the first attempt last season, Atherton Collieries’ defence of the Integro League Cup fell at the first hurdle as divisional rivals Droylsden overturned an early 1-0 deficit to run out 2-1 victors at […]

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Preview: Kidsgrove v Colls

Buoyed by Tuesday night’s 5-3 win away at Clitheroe, the Collieries take to the road again tomorrow as they face Kidsgrove Athletic for the second time in seven days. Of course, Clegg’s men will be looking to put right last weekend’s 2-1 Emirates FA Cup defeat against the Blues. A game in which Atherton struggled […]

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Report: Clitheroe 3-5 Colls

A remarkable second half turnaround saw Micheal Clegg’s score four goals without reply after the break to overturn a 3-1 half-time deficit and collect all three points from an eight goal thriller away to Clitheroe. A Colls victory had looked far from likely at the break after the black and whites had conceded three first […]

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Preview: Clitheroe v Colls

On Tuesday night the Collieries make the short journey north to take on close rivals Clitheroe at their Shawbridge ground. Over the summer break Clitheroe have lost several key players to their side, Ian Rowlands obviously joining the Colls, Alex Newby making the switch across to Chorley, and Kurt Willoughby now donning the red and […]

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Report: Colls 1-2 Kidsgrove Athletic

It was to be a contentious goal decision which decided the inaugural match at the newly named Skuna Stadium. Colls came into this FA Cup game having swept aside Skelmersdale United 9-1 last weekend but knew from the outset that this game would be a sterner test. The first half boasted a wealth of chances […]

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