The Black and Whites make the short journey West to Cantilever Park for this evening’s Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division encounter with Warrington Town, buoyed by last Saturday’s shot in the arm performance. The Skuna Stadium witnessed an excellent 3-0 victory over Basford United and manager Brad Cooke will be hoping for more of the same. Jack Lenehan’s superb daisy cutter kick-started things, two further goals from Marcus Cusani provided the cherry atop the Atherton Collieries cake. Speaking after the game, Cooke was proud of the manner with which his team went about the victory, “I thought we were worthy of the 3-0 victory, I thought we were worthy of a few more if I’m honest. Really good performance, the lads left absolutely everything out there against a good outfit so I am absolutely over the moon about it.”
On the other hand, Warrington find themselves looking for a positive reaction after they succumbed to an away defeat at Scarborough Athletic. Strikes from Kieran Glynn and Ryan Watson ruined the Yellows’ 100% record. Triumphs over FC United and Stafford Rangers had preceded the game in North Yorkshire. Jordan Buckley and Eddie Clarke providing the firepower for Paul Carden’s side.
The sides met in last season’s ill fated campaign. The Yellows prevailed 2-0 under the lights at Cantilever Park thanks to goals from Matt Reegan and Josh Amis. The result didn’t tell the whole story as the Colls more than contributed to an excellent, breathless encounter. On other occasions they have played far worse and yet got points on the board. The corresponding fixture in 19/20 saw Danny Lafferty equalise late on with a towering header. The Colls collective behind the goal were in majestic form. Let’s have some of that passion tonight.
Colls fans are advised to purchase tickets ahead of this evening’s game. Tickets can be secured online by visiting https://www.warringtontownfc.co.uk/tickets/.
Tuesday 24th August 2021
Adult – £10
Concessions – £6
Under 16s – £2
Adults – £12
Concessions – £7
Under 16s – £3
Article - Zach Pierce and Emil Anderson
Photo - David Featherstone