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Atherton Collieries Association Football Club, Alder House, Alder Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9EY Telephone: Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook:

07968548056 emilanderson@yahoo.com www.collsfc.com @ACFC1916 www.facebook.com/AthertonCollieries

Atherton Collieries AFC are members of The Lancashire County FA & The North West Counties Football League President: Vice Presidents: Chairman: Vice Chairman: Committee:

Mr David Norris Mrs Diane Norris, Mr Arthur Evans, Mr Tom Walker Paul Gregory Mark Riley David Protano, Frank Anderson, Martin Hook, Anthony Hook, Dennis Hickey, Bryan Connett, Paul Humphreys

Secretary: Manager: Coaches: Physiotherapist:

Emil Anderson Steve Pilling Gareth Hall, Chris Richardson Ketih O’Brien

Media Officer: Programme Editors: Photographer: Chaplain:

Vincent Bradley Joseph Gibbons, Emil Anderson Joseph Gibbons Vincent Bradley

Bolton Combination Champions: Lancashire County FA Shield Winners:

1919/20, 1936/37, 1937/38/39, 1940/41, 1944/45, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1960/61, 1964/65 1919/20, 1922/23, 1941/42, 1945/46, 1956/57, 1964/65

Bridge Shield Winners:

1985/86

NWCFL Third Division Champions:

1986/87

NWCFL Second Division Trophy Finalists:

1991/92

NWCFL Floodlit Trophy Winners:

1994/95

NWCFL Division Two Runners Up:

1995/96

Bolton Wanderers, Goldline Trophy Winners:

2001/02

Worthington Challenge Trophy Finalists:

2001/02

NWCFL Division One Trophy Winners:

2010/11

Bolton Hospital Cup Winners:

1973/74, 1986/87, 2011/12


Welcome to Alder House Radcliffe Borough are our visitors today in the Preliminary Round of The FA Cup with BUDWEISER and we welcome their players, spectators and officials. Borough are two steps above us in the pyramid, they ply trade in The Evo-Stik North. They are managed by the long serving Kevin Glendon who will not be happy with their start to the league campaign having lost four games out of four. The last time we met was on 29 August 2009 at this stage of the competition also at Alder House. Our visitors won 1-0, Steve Howson scoring the goal in the opening period. This game marked the beginning of Steve Pilling’s managerial role at the club. We had numerous debutants on parade, by common consent Radcliffe deserved their victory. If there is a draw after 90 minutes today the replay will be at Stainton Road on Tuesday, KO 7.45pm. The winners play West Didsbury or Burscough away in the next round. This is an important match by pales into insignificance to the ‘Match of the Day’ at 1.30pm Vice Chairman Mark Riley and Karen Heaton marry at St Philip’s Church. Everybody at the club wishes them all the best, it’s been a long and winding road but they have finally got there. Bod (Mark’s) initial plan was to get hitched on the Alder House hallowed turf but Karen eventually dismissed the idea. Following the nuptials the wedding party move to the Grey Hound Hotel at Leigh for a day of celebration. As a large number of the committee are going to the Wedding we hoped that this game could be staged on the Friday but this couldn’t be arranged. Therefore there will be some unusual faces doing the support work round the ground today. Hopefully this enthusiastic bunch will help enhance your match day experience. As stated previously Steve Pilling celebrates his four years in charge of the side today. The club would like to thank him and his back up team for their service so far. We have finished 6th, 5th, 4th and 4th in the league and with that little bit of luck could have got back up to the holy grail of the NWCFL Premier League last season. We have also won our first NWCFL silverware in a generation following victory in the 2010/11 First Division Trophy, this was followed the season after with triumph in the Bolton Hospital Cup. Our first win in the competition since 1973/74. Steve is totally committed to the club as are Chris (Richardson), Gareth (Hall), Steve (Rothwell) and Keith (O’Brien) and here’s hoping for another four years at least.

Last weekends Alder House double header saw us get four points out of six and go back to the top of the league. We might not be when you read this as these notes were written prior to Wednesday’s Formby V Nelson clash. We have fourteen points from seven games, I think we would have taken this haul at the beginning of the season. If today’s game gets a positive result, we visit Rochdale Town on Tuesday and then on Saturday we are in FA Carlsberg Vase action where we play on the 3G pitch at Stockport Sports. If that game is drawn the replay will be here on Monday 9 September 7.45pm. If it isn’t drawn we entertain Oldham Boro in the league on the same date, provided that Oldham don’t draw their own Vase game with 1874 Northwich. This game is also on Saturday at Alder House and if you can’t get to Stockport why not come and watch it. If you are as confused reading that paragraph as I am writing it, you can check out up to date Colls fixtures at www.collsfc.com and on Twitter @ACFC1916. We also have a flourishing Facebook page www.facebook.com/ AthertonCollieries Thanks for visiting Alder House, please come again and as always KEEP THE FAITH!

Emil


Visitors History The Club was formed on the 24th April 1949 at the Owd’ Tower Inn in Radcliffe by Mr. Jack Pickford, the home ground being Ashworth Street, and they became members of the South East Lancashire Football League, where they won the South East Lancashire Shield and the Bury Amateur league parks cup. In the early fifties success also continued in 1950-51 winning the South East Lancashire Shield, League Division Two and the W Moore Champions Cup. 1951-52 saw the club complete the double again winning the South East Lancashire league Division One and once again the South East Lancashire Shield. In 1952-53 the club won the W. Moore Champions Cup an achievement they also completed in 1954-55. After a period in that league, the club moved to a new ground in Bright Street and on to the Manchester League where they won the Manchester Gylgryst cup in 1958-59 and 1960-61 before gaining access to the Lancashire Football Combination in 1963. In 1969-70 the club won the Lancashire Combination League Challenge Cup and the following season they were runners-up in the Lancashire Combination League. In 1970 the club moved to its present home Stainton Park and in 1972, over due success came winning the League Cup and finishing third in the league. Two years later, the Club applied, and were accepted into the non-league official status, the Cheshire League, which subsequently became the North West Counties Football League. In 1982 the first season of the new league (North West Counties) brought success, securing the Second Division championship, in front of a - still a club record - Stainton Park Crowd of 1,468.

was saved for the Millennium year, in which, for the first time, the club reached the first round of the AXA sponsored F A. Cup. Although the club lost 4-1 to Division Three side York City and played the game at Gigg Lane - the home of Bury FC - in front of a record crowd of 2,495 for a ‘Boro’ game, it was a fabulous day for everyone connected with the Club, a true measure of the progress the club was making in such a short time. In the season 2001/2002 ‘Boro’ again missed out on promotion when after leading the division until February a poor run to the end of the season, meant that the club entered the newly formed play-offs losing in the semi-final at Irongate, the home of Bamber Bridge.

After one season in the First Division, the club lifted the First Division championship, were runners-up in the challenge cup and also runners up in the League Shield and duly made the step up into the newly formed, Northern Premier League - now the Evo-Stik League - where they have since remained. After many years of consolidation in the league, and most of the times, fighting against relegation, season 1995-96 saw an upturn in the Club’s fortunes, on and off the pitch. In this season the Club, for the first time in its history, reached the last 16 of the prestigious F A. Umbro Trophy, narrowly losing to then Nationwide Conference side, Gateshead 2-1 in the final minutes of the game and from that match the club began to develop both off and on the pitch.

Promotion was again achieved in the season 2002-2003 in what was a fantastic season for the ‘Boro’, despite missing out on the championship by two points to Alfreton Town, promotion was finally won thanks to the play-offs by beating North Ferriby United in the semi final and Chorley in the final at Stainton Park. The club also had a fantastic run in the FA Cup when they reached the 4th Qualifying round losing out to Conference giants Chester City in front of 1138 people at Stainton Park. Highlight of a terrific season was ‘Boro’ legend Jody Banim scoring 46 goals in what was an unbelievable season for both him and the club.

In the season 1996/1997 the ‘Boro’ team achieved its highest honour, in winning the UniBond First Division title by 2 points ahead of local rivals Leigh RMI. Unfortunately, the club’s stay in the `top flight’ lasted only one season, having sacrificed all our revenue on ground development, to allow us to be promoted. In 1997 -98 the club for the first time reached the Manchester Premier Cup Final losing to Glossop NE at Maine Road former home of Manchester City. Each year, since whilst in the first division, the club competed for promotion, finishing regularly in the top six, missing out on promotion in season 1999/2000 when a win at home against eventual champions Accrington Stanley would have seen us promoted again. After leading 2-0 with only 15 minutes to go, Accrington did the unthinkable and came back to win the game 3-2 and ‘Boro’ missed out on promotion for another season. One of the clubs best achievements in its history to date

With ‘Boro’ back in the UniBond Premier Division and a place in the newly formed Conference North League up for grabs, in which the club had to finish in the top 13, by November ‘Boro’ were on course and as high as sixth in the league thanks to the 22 goals of Jody Banim who set an English record by scoring in 14 consecutive games however the club sold Banim to Conference promotion chasers Shrewsbury Town for a record fee of £20,000 in December 2003, and without his goals the club slid down the table eventually finishing 19th and into the newly formed playoffs for the remaining places for the Nationwide North. Having beaten Whitby Town away on penalties 8-7 in the quarter finals, the club bowed out at the next stage at home to Burscough in the semi-final. After 2 years in the UniBond Premier Division the club were relegated in 2006-2007 after making the decision to provide funds for the development of facilities at the ground for future growth at the expense of funding the playing side. In 2007-2008, the club made a poor start to the league and were bottom of the league in December


Visitors History without a league win. The second half of the season was much better and the club reached two cup finals for the first time in 10 years. Losing the UniBond Presidents Cup 2-0 to FC United of Manchester and winning their first silverware since 2003 when they defeated Hyde United 2-1 to life the Manchester Premier Cup. In 2008-2009 the ‘Boro’ competed in their third final in two seasons this time reaching the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup – the first time the club had reached the final – losing to Skelmersdale in the last minute of extra time. without a league win. PLAYERS Over the years, many former league players have appeared for the ‘Boro’ in a league game, names such as Frank Worthington, Alan Kennedy, Peter Barnes, Len Cantello, Ian Bishop, and many more, all enhancing the Club’s reputation. In recent times we have gained a reputation for producing, developing and selling players and seeing them progress in most cases progress to higher levels of football earning the club much needed funds, players such as Paul Mullin, Neil Hardy, Jody Banim, Richard Battersby, Ciaran Kilheeney, Steve Foster, Danny Hurst to name just a number of the players from an extended list who have all moved on in the past ten years. The biggest player to go on to better things from Stainton Park is Craig Dawson who signed for The Boro in 2007 from local football as a 17 year old. He spent two years at The Boro playing 95 games and scoring 15 goals before moving to his home town club Rochdale AFC. From there he gained promotion with Dale and moved to Premier League side West Bromich Albion gaining England U21 recognition in the process and playing in the 2012 London Olympics for Great Britain. FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY In 2003, the club made a major decision to start their own Football in the Community Scheme. The initial 3 year scheme was in conjunction with the Bury MBC as partners and the after this partnership ended the club funded this scheme in-house and purely through club funding, the scheme has been an enormous success under the guidance of FITC Officer Peter Lofthouse and has enhanced the clubs motto ‘More Than Just a Football Club’. The scheme involves activities such as; in school coaching, after school coaching, soccer schools, birthday parties, school matchday visits, Saturday morning clubs, mini tots coaching, junior tournaments and many more one off initiatives.

GROUND DEVELOPMENT Over the years the club have invested in creating facilities for all the community to use and it has seen close to £500.000 invested in the club. Off the field we are recognised as a club building for the future and in this area has made more progress than many other non-league clubs. With the help of grants from the Football Association, Football Foundation, Lottery Sports Fund, Club Funds and personal investments, the club have so far been able to provide the following: 2 Floodlit all weather 3G pitches, the building of a new changing room complex for the whole community, the building of a new sports clinic, an upgrade in the terracing with a new terrace section, new car parking space, the purchase of the social club & refurbishment of the building, the building of a new sponsors lounge, a new 350-seated stand and six brand new conference standard floodlights. These along with many, many smaller projects, show you why the Club’s reputation has grown and we now have one of the best non-league grounds at our level.


Colls FA Cup History 1948/1949 1949/1950 1950/1951 1994/1995

1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998 1998/1999 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003

2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008

2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014

Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round Extra Preliminary Round Preliminary Round Preliminary Round Replay 1st Qualifying Round 2nd Qualifying Round 3rd Qualifying Round Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round 1st Qualifying Round Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round Preliminary Round Preliminary Round Replay Round

Colls 4 - 1 Lytham Darwen 3 - 2 Colls Shell (Ellesmere Port) 5 - 1 Colls Hyde United 5 - 0 Colls Colls 1 - 1 Blidworth Welfare Blidworth Welfare 1 - 3 Colls Colls 2 - 0 Buxton Chadderton 1 - 2 Colls Guiseley 3 - 1 Colls Prescot Cables 3 - 1 Colls Horden CW 0 - 4 Colls Billingham Synthonia 1 - 0 Colls Colls 1 - 2 Maine Road Colls 1 - 2 Armthorpe Welfare Colls 1 - 3 Ramsbottom United Colls 2 - 0 Morpeth Town Witton Albion 1 - 0 Colls Witton Albion 4 - 0 Colls Willington 0 - 0 Colls Colls 5 - 0 Willington

1st Qualifying Round 2nd Qualifying Round Preliminary Round Preliminary Round Preliminary Round Extra Preliminary Round Extra Preliminary Round Replay

Colls 1 - 0 Salford City Spennymoor United 5 - 0 Colls Colls 0 - 3 Farsley Celtic Colls 1 - 2 Alsager Town Seaham Red Star 2 - 0 Colls Colls 1 - 2 New Mills Rossington Main 2 - 2 Colls Colls 5 - 0 Rossington Main

1st Qualifying Round 2nd Qualifying Round Extra Preliminary Round Extra Preliminary Round Replay 1st Qualifying Round Extra Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round Replay Extra Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round Extra Preliminary Round 1st Qualifying Round 2nd Qualifying Round Extra Preliminary Round

Colls 3 - 1 Bacup Borough Colls 2 - 5 Cheadle Town Colls 1 - 2 Bacup Borough Chadderton 2 - 2 Colls Colls 3 - 1 Chadderton Colls 0 - 1 Radcliffe Borough Hallam 2 - 3 Colls Colls 2 - 2 Prescot Cables Prescot Cables 2 - 0 Colls Colls 4 - 0 Irlam Squires Gate 1 - 0 Colls Dinnington Town 0 - 2 Colls Colls 2 - 1 Congleton Town Abbey Hey 2 - 1 Colls Alsager Town 1 - 3 Colls

Lancaster 2, Woodward, OG Smith, Lancaster Lancaster Roach Shawcross 2, Caley Shawcross, Caley Walsh, Caley Caley Dodd 3, Owen S. O’Brien Harrison Little Hardman, Jones

Gallagher 2, Vandenberg, Wynne, McKenzie Trewhitt Conlon Hobson Stubberfield 2 Stubberfield 2, Massay 2, Shannon Massay 2, Bina Bina, Massay Conlon Tootell, Heyworth Tootell 2, Fitton P. Atherton, Walker, Williams Hynes 2 Fielding, Ward, K. Atherton, Parkinson Burnett, Prescott Prescott, Williams Cooke Cooke, P. Atherton, G. Peet


Colls in The FA Cup: 1948 Atherton Collieries first entered the FA Cup in the 1948/49 season and played two games. I decided to go to Leigh Library and see if match reports had been put in The Leigh Journal. I wasn’t disappointed. Below are the reports: Saturday 18th September 1948, Atherton Collieries 4 - 1 Lytham

Saturday 2nd October 1948 Darwen 3 - 2 Atherton Collieries

Atherton Collieries comfortably got through the qualifying competition Preliminary Round for the FA Cup by beating Lytham 4-1. After the first few minutes during which Doherty shot over the bar from 20 yards out, Atherton were the better team and kept the Lytham defence on their toes. Both Atherton wings raided in turn and after neat work on the right, Lancaster opened Atherton’s score with a beautiful drive which Greene in the Lytham goal, could not get to. Following a corner the ball went in off Boughtoult for a second and just before half time Part started a move which ended in Lancaster adding a third.

In the FA Cup Qualifying competition 1st Round, Darwen v Atherton Collieries, Darwen fielded a strong team, including Hughes the Welsh International goalkeeper and Pope the ex Notts County Captain. It was all Darwen in the first half hour, but a resolute Colls defence in which Peters and Steele were outstanding broke up many attacks on their goal.

During one of the few sustained Lytham attacks three forwards missed the ball as it went across the goalmouth with keeper Walker on the ground. In the second half Part centred to Lancaster, who served Woodward with a pass from which he scored a fourth. Lytham started several nice moments but could not make any impression on a sound defence. One such movement, however, enabled Halliwell to score a consolation goal for the visitors. Mr O Grimshaw (Chorley) controlled a cleanly contested contest.

Morris, playing his second match for the Collieries, was brilliant in gaol, and saved well from Cowell, Strachan and Horrabin the old Colliery player, in quick succession. A free-kick to Darwen taken by Pope was saved in masterly fashion by Morris, and at the other end Hughes mad e a good save from a first-time shot by Derbyshire. In the second half the Collieries came more into the picture and Lancaster tested Hughes with several first-time drives. It was all Atherton now, but the Darwen defence held firm, and there was no score after 90 minutes play. In the 1st minute of extra time Smith scored for the Collieries with a shot into the top of the net, but five minutes later Strachan who had moved to the centre forward position, broke through. Morris saved at point blank range, but could not hold the ball, and the centre forward following up, put the ball into the net. Darwen went all out after this, and Strachan scored a second with Morris unsighted. Soon after the change round, Palmer the home outside right added a third for Darwen. Lancaster scored a second for the Collieries with the home team claiming for a handling offence. The Collieries strived for the equaliser, but could not get through a packed Darwen defence. Attendance 4000 (FOUR THOUSAND)


Radcliffe Borough SAM ANDREW:

CHRIS THOMPSON:

Sam started his career at Sheffield United before spells at Eastwood Town and Tamworth. Still only 20, he has a promising career ahead of him. Joined in August 2013.

Signed from Salford City in July 2013 where he was assistant manage to former Boro player Andy Heald. A ball playing midfielder.

CALDON HENSON:

DANNY WHITE:

Right back Caldon, joined The Boro from Wakefield in July 2013. Has also spent time at other Yorkshire clubs Ossett Town and Ossett Albion.

Midfielder who signed from Salford City in July 2013, former clubs include Trafford.

SAM GRIMSHAW: Former Manchester City academy left back Sam signed permanently from Altrincham in July 2013 after spending two spells on loan in 11-12 and 12-13. JOSH BARDSLEY: Young centre half who has spent time at Salford City and FC United of Manchester. Signed in July 2013 JAMES MULLINUEX: James joined from Chorley in 2010 and quickly became a fans favourite with some impressive defensive displays. TOM INGHAM:

JAKE HIBBS: Young exciting midfielder signed on loan from FC Halifax Town in July 2013. Was a junior at Mossley. BRADLEY ROBINSON: Tricky midfielder who started his career at Manchester City before joining Salford City where he joined from in July 2013. LUKE WALKER: Young striker who signed in July 2013 from Stockport County. Is a handful for defenders who his pace. MATTHEW CHADWICK:

Midfielder Tom joined the club in July 2013 from Mossley. Started his career at Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United.

Winger who signed from Chadderton in December 2011 and has since gone on to terrorise defenders in the league with his pace. Last season’s Players Player and Young Player of the Year.

DAVE SHERLOCK:

DENNIS SHERRIFF:

Dave originally signed in 2009 and went on to play over 90 games in his first spell before moving to Ashton United and then Padiham where he resigned from in January 2013.

Second spell at the club after scoring 4 in 3 in 2011 on loan from Stalybridge. Started his career at Rochdale before moving to Woodley Sports making a name as a goalscorer. Signed from Ashton United in July 2013.

SIMON CARDEN:

KEVIN SANASY:

Simon is a Boro legend who has now appeared for the club in over 250 games over three spells. Originally signed in 1998 from Stockport County before moving to Accrington Stanley for £5,000. Had spells at FC United, Ashton United and Trafford as well.

Much travelled striker who’s clubs include Farsley, Worksop Town, Ossett Town and Ashton United. Started his career at Bradford City in the Championship and has scored goals wherever he has played.

DARREN THORNTON: Midfielder who is also comfortable in defence who signed from Wakefield in July 2013. Also had spells at Guiseley.


Steve Targets Success After overcoming turbulent pre-season preparations, Atherton Collieries manager Steve Pilling believes that his newly constructed side have what it takes to challenge for honours at the end of the season. The departure of several established players in the summer for a variety of reasons meant Steve had a rebuilding exercise to undertake, and he confesses that it wasn’t an easy job to find the replacements he needed. “Pre-season was a bit of a nightmare”, he said. “It’s the worst start to a season I’ve had since I came to the club, and it was difficult enough then, as I came into the job six games into the season at that point. “We lost seven players and I really struggled to get new players in to replace them. We only had a 14 man squad at one point, but we managed to get one or two in and then that had a knock on effect, as players they knew then got in touch. Then we played a couple of friendlies against Skelmersdale United and Ashton Athletic, and that brought us into contact with a few more.

playing well, part of that was because they played well and put us under a lot of pressure. “Formby will be strong again, although I saw them play Oldham Boro at the start of the season, and Boro gave them a really good game. They are a good team to watch, and Nelson were a good side when we played them too. “The aim is to get an average of two points a game, that is always the target when you are aiming at the top of the table, and as long as we keep near to that for now, I’ll be happy.

“So, although we now have players in, they all arrived later than I would have wanted and we came into the league season with a good number of players only having played one or two friendlies, which isn’t enough.

“If you had asked me a couple of weeks before the season started how I would approach cup competitions, I would probably have said forget them, but I am looking to do better in the cups this season.

“When you have an experienced team together and things are not going right, everyone knows what to do to put it right. I think that showed up particularly up at Holker, when we struggled when they put us under pressure, because we are still getting to know one another and establishing our side.

“Last season I did use them a bit at times to look at players, although we let ourselves down in the FA Cup at Abbey Hey. “We didn’t play well that day, and of course they went on to play FC Halifax Town and got a good payday.

“I am just hoping now that as the season progresses we can move up to another level again, but things are getting better, and I think now we have a stronger squad than we had at the start of last season. “We’ve got a nice little mix of youth and experience and it’s just about getting the blend right now. When youngsters come in, they give you a bit of energy, but they don’t have the experience. So although we have not really gelled yet, and are still settling down, it’s going in the right direction”. Looking ahead, Steve is targeting both league and cup competitions for success this season. “Like a lot of people, I think this league is going to be even harder than it was last year, it just doesn’t look like anyone is a clear favourite at the moment. I thought 1874 Northwich would be up there, but they have dropped points so far. “We went up to Holker who finished second bottom last year, and although I was pleased we got a point after not

“But this year I’m really looking do well in the cup competitions. Good cup runs can have an impact on your league form, and at this stage I’m quietly optimistic about our chances of doing well this season”.


The Hallam Five Every time The Collieries play in the FA Cup the Hallam 5 get a mention. This article tries but ultimately fails to get behind the Urban Myth.

On Sunday 15 August 2010 a coach left Alder House for the leafy Sheffield suburb of Hallam. The packed bus was excited, some were seasoned travellers while there others who had rarely stepped foot out of Atherton. It was an eclectic mix on the charrabang. The mission was to either play or support for the #almostfamousblacknwhitestripes in the most fabled club cup competition in the world – The FA Cup. Hallam had a pedigree, they are the second oldest club in the world behind neighbours Sheffield FC and their ground Sandygate is reputedly the oldest in the world. We arrived and realised that it was a lovely place to spend a balmy summer’s afternoon. The majority decamped to the pub opposite while the others went straight into the ground. The ground was picturesque and as with others in the area, both cricket and football were played there. In fact cricket had been played there the day before hence why this fixture had been moved to a Sunday. Wherever our fans were based you can be rest assured a few drinks were consumed prior to the kick off and we were in good spirits as the game started. The first half was a cracker and despite going a goal down we were the better side against a team a step up the pyramid. From memory it was 1-1 at the interval. There was a decent crowd on and ‘the craic’ was good. Some of our faithful were celebrity watching, if you can call him that. The ex Premiership Referee Uriah Rennie was in attendance, I think he was the Hallam President or something. He signed a few autographs over the course of the game. Anyway as we reappeared for the second half, we got wind that a number of us had left the ground in a fit of pique. I don’t think even to this day our hosts will know about the protest; why should they. We haven’t got the definitive reason ourselves. Ranks have been closed. The five had gone across the road to continue their afternoon in the village pub, nothing radical really. They initially listened to the ooh’s and the aah’s of the crowd to gauge what was going on but they had soon lost interest.

The game finished, we won 3-2 and when we all went back to the pub after sharing Hallam’s generous hospitality we were met with the 5. It could have just been a ruse to get to the pub early. I reiterate we will never know. They were soon given the Hallam Five title and they take pride in it. They know who they are, they know what happened. Let’s leave it there for now!


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daisy hill atherton collieries

3 1

Brobbin

Abdullah

Mitchell

Halliwell

Lawton

D. Patton

J. Patton

Cooke

Swanton Stoker

Cooke

P. Atherton K. Atherton

Colls went into the local derby with no name league leaders but by the end of the night their opponents had assumed top spot. Callaghan

The game was a scrappy affair but it came to life just after the half hour mark. Colls played a poor throw in and were dispossessed, Abdullah seized the day and smashed the ball past Joe Brobbin with the aid of a wicked deflection. Two minutes later Colls were level, Brad Cooke eventually beat the offside trap to score from 8 yards out. He showed bravery ignoring the spectre of the onrushing keeper. Colls had been flagged offside to often in the opening period. The home team had a dream start to the second period, Abdullah again showing his trickery before crossing for Niall Callaghan to fire in at the far post. Eventually Daisy scored a 3rd, on 80 minutes a loose square ball was gobbled up by Andrew Buckley and his deflected effort from 25 yards again gave Brobbin no chance. Colls then pressed forward but didn’t force the Daisy Hill keeper into a save. Daisy were unlucky not to make it 4-1 with the last kick of the game, the post denying them. This didn’t really worry the hosts they were now the league leaders.

Buckley 90

“Full time. Daisy Hill 3-1 Colls. In a scrappy game, we got what we deserved unfortunately” - @ACFC1916


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atherton collieries Hanley town

2 2

Brobbin

Prescott

Swanton

Halliwell

D. Patton

Truffas Stoker

O’Reilly Hill

Lawton G. Peet

Prescott

G. Peet

Morton

J. Stair

Colls took a two goal league against the undefeated league new boys but trouble at set pieces allowed the Potteries side to come back and snatch a deserved point. Colls took the lead on 9 minutes. Gareth Peet’s through ball was partially intercepted into the path of Paul Prescott who finished from ten yards. It was his first goal of the campaign. The game was even Stevens with very little goalmouth action. However Colls survived a couple of scares on the half hour mark, a shot was cleared off the line and then following an incisive move a Hanley striker wastefully shot over. The lead was doubled on 41 minutes, fine wing play by Mark Truffas enabled Gareth Peet to score at the farpost. Town pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time, from another corner Michael Morton headed home unmarked from six yards out. Town were level five minutes into the second period. A corner was swung in and Joel Stair’s flick somehow evaded a packed six yard box and the ball nestled in the far corner of the net.

90

“Full time. Colls 2-2 Hanley. Despite going two goals up, in the cold light of day I would take it” - @ACFC1916


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atherton collieries Ashton town Brobbin

Prescott

Halpin

Halliwell

D. Patton

J. Patton Truffas

Smart

2 1

Lawton Hill

Swanton Stoker

Prescott

Jake Patton had Colls first attempt after four minutes but he shot over from the edge of the box. Jake then forced a Town defender into a mistake and the keeper impeded him in the box. Paul Prescott had missed his last two spotkicks but he made no mistake this time. The ball arrowed down the middle of the goal, 1-0 Colls nine minutes gone. The Ashton skipper Sam Wilkie was dismissed after 15 minutes, he threw the ball at Kieran Halliwell after a tiff and was promptly shown a straight red card. The harsh early booking for Jake Patton came back to haunt him just before the interval. He misjudged a challenge and was shown a second yellow card. No arguments about the second booking. 10 v 10. Colls had a nightmare start to the second period, the ball was lost on in the ‘D’ of the eighteen yards box needlessly, Joe Brobbin was forced to bring down the oncoming attacker. He escaped with a yellow card. Bradley Smart scored easily from the twelve yard mark – game on.

Cringle

90

A freekick was pumped into the Town box, Chris Lawton won a decisive header enabling sub Aaron Cringle to swivel and shoot first time into the far corner of the net.

“Excellent result against a previously undefeated @ashtontownafc. Pergatory watching like. Top of the league for the moment #CoronaTime” - @ACFC1916


Back Row - Mark Truffas, Tom Mitchell, Brad Cooke, Joe Brobbin, Kieran Halliwell, Chris Lawton Front Row - Paul Atherton, Robert Swanton, Gareth Peet, Daryl Patton, Charlie Stoker


Next Home Match


The Magic of The FA Cup The Football Association Challenge Cup - the oldest knockout competition in the world. Better known as The FA Cup. For years the competition has brought upsets and magical moments which has left fans and players wanting more. But has the competition now being devalued as the so called big teams field weakened teams? Once the FA Cup was the biggest competition for English teams. But now English teams are making the latter stages of The Champions Leagues and surviving in the league more important than cup success. The FA Cup been devalued by many clubs. Wigan Athletic bucked the trend last season and managed to win the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Manchester City. However, they were sadly relegated just days later after their cup success. This seemed to be a similar story at Luton Town as they missed out on a shot of promotion as they had an excellent cup run which included them beating Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road. They eventually bowed out in the 5th round to Millwall at Kenilworth Road. On the whole it feels like the greatest knockout competition in the world is losing the magic touch so how can we make it better? Well for a start the media could cover the earlier games a lot more. In the early rounds only the local media covers the cup ties. I fully understand people watching the BBC will not want to watch a game such as Atherton Colls v Radcliffe Borough live but maybe the FA Cup could have a camera there and it could be put on the NWCFL web page. Afterall, not every team can make it into round one and get on the TV. The round names could be changed. Why is it that we play in the first qualifying round etc? Clubs have already qualified for the FA Cup so why do Non-league teams have to go through a qualifying process to make it into playing Premier League teams. Many people think the FA Cup starts at round three when Premier League and Championship sides enter the fray. Yet some teams like Hastings United last season had been playing in the cup competition since September. Another way that the FA Cup could be improved is by seeding the teams so that Premier League and Championship clubs are in one pot, League one, Two and Non-League clubs in another. That way we can have more David v Goliath ties. The FA Cup is famous for the giant killings and it’s what everyone loves. Improvements may stop the all

Premierleague clashes happening. They play each other every week, so why do we want to watch them again? The FA Cup is a chance for a little side to pit their wits against the big boys. I doubt the FA will use these ideas and will leave it how it is, but maybe one day they will try to once again make the FA Cup become the great competition a club side can play in.

Richard @nonleaguerich


The Boro Perspective For those not wearing a Boro Shirt or have never been on the internet, My name is James Heyes, otherwise known as “TGOTT” (The Guy On The Tannoy), known for waking most of Radcliffe up on a Saturday, and the founding member of the Radcliffe Borough Drinking team (basically the ones who travel on the train to matches, and drink). I’ve been a Boro fan for over 11 years now and a regular away traveller for about 8 of them. This will hopefully be my second visit to Atherton Colleries, unless my work sadly decline the request of me having the Saturday off (if so, I’ll be in Phones4u, Ashton Under Lyne. Pop in tomorrow for a cracking deal!). I also work with Gibbo on “The NPL Group/ The NWCFL” on Facebook, so naturally today is a huge rivalry in which the winning person will no doubt torment the other for the next 6 months. It’s fair to say in recent seasons Radcliffe’s fortunes have been on a rollercoaster. It has been ten seasons since our last promotion, beating neighbours Chorley in the Playoffs, and 17 years since we relegated your neighbours from the Northern Premier League (plus the small fact that we won the league that year mind). Last season was only the second since we dropped back into the NPL 1st Division that we managed a midtable or better finish, ending the season in 15th place. Our annual cup meeting against Clitheroe saw us knocked out in injury time in the replay, and the loss of an entire team by the end of the season followed. Almost every player who started the season moved on at some point, including Nick Culkin. Our team last season, especially at the start, was competitive enough to at least challenge for the playoffs, but sadly some players we brought in couldn’t live up to the hype of their reputation (Chris McDonagh being one). This led to a bit of a relegation fight for a few months, before it became clear that when safety was assured in March. It was from then, that we started to regroup and build for this campaign. So now we face the mighty Atherton Collieries in The FA Cup. Of course we were in this situation only a few years back as well, when a solitary Steve Howson goal was enough to separate the sides and send us on our way to the Third Qualifying Round (via being bitten by midgets at Cheadle against Woodley Sports and THAT match away at Warrington) where an injury stricken Boro side was swept away by Workington. When we arrived to play that match, our form in the

league was less than impressive, so my expectations were slightly less than usual; especially as we had lost our previous two matches to Curzon and Colwyn Bay, 5-1 and 7-0 respectively. We travelled to Colls and were not looking comfortable up front, especially without Howson who had notched up 40 goals in his first season. We were also missing a key defensive player in Craig Dawson after he had been sent off in the weeks leading up to the match. It was not a time for Boro fans to be upbeat. The match was seen as a walk in the park in our favour by your barman, but Colls did give a go and restricted our chances on target, leaving Mark Drew, Ben Wharton (an ex Coll?) and Howsy to shoot from wide, leaving us to think “Its another one of those seasons”. A goal on the day brought life back into the fans and the club as it jump started our season, with a eventual 9th place finish in the League, and only a handful of points off a playoff run. The team we have for this season is a relatively young one, with hope of non league experience being the main factor for the day. This time our main experience is up front in the form of ex Conference strikers Kevin Sanasy and Dennis Sherriff, and Halifax loanee Jake Hibbs who have strengthened our side up. The aim this season is pretty much to better ourselves, and hopefully get a good run going. So far we have lost our first four league games and sit rock bottom. If history does repeat itself then hopefully we should be near the playoffs. As long as we finish higher than Ramsbottom, we’ll be happy! Heres to a good match today, and if not you may hear from me on Tuesday night at Stainton Park.

TGOTT (PS, Our Kitman has a camera which films behind the scenes. Colls players, don’t let me down!)


Simon Says As a follower and supporter of women’s football, it was sad to see that The England team manager Hope Powell was sacked as team manager after a disappointing Euro 2013 Championships in Sweden. During her 15 years in charge she saw the rise of women’s football in England from grass roots to now where England women’s games are shown live on TV. et’s hope the new boss, whoever it is continues to help raise the women’s game. For anyone who has a negative comment about the women’s game, I would say go long if you haven’t and enjoy the match and atmosphere. There’s very little play acting by players, no back chat to Match Officials and players and managers actually concentrating on their own game rather than making excuses. From the time when I first started to watch the women’s game way back in the early 1990’s the fitness and skills have improved immensely but unlike the men’s game the players receive very little money as far as a salary goes. Can you ever image a Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea in the top ranks of the men’s game to play for nothing and travel the length and breadth of the country whilst working? Yet this is what the women’s players do so it shows the dedication they all put in to play at the top of their game.

newcomers Abbey Hey 2-0 to s et up a tough test at home against Burscough. There is also one all NWCFL tie between Runcorn Town and Glossop North End, this looks an interesting tie with ex Colls player Paul Shanley finding his goalscoring form for Runcorn Town. Enjoy the game.

Simon

Today once again the journey to the FA Cup Final continues and the mighty Colls will be facing Radcliffe Borough and although still a registered player for the Boro it will be interesting to see if ex Colls defender Shaun Connor will in the line up having moved to Sheffield University. In the previous round of the FA Cup, West Didsbury and Chorlton who made their first appearance in the competition beat fellow NWCFL Premier Division

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Is It What You Expected? In the months leading up to 1874 Northwich’s first ever match, there were many comments from there supporters which suggested they’d find life in our division easy. Some fans even suggested that the quality of football isn’t that great in the division that we love. I must stress that this was a small minority of fans. After a month in the division, I caught up with 1874 fan Craig Thompson to see how he has found life in the NWCFL both for him and his team. “I have found life in the North West Counties League a lot more difficult than I first thought, I knew from the beginning that it woudn’t be an easy task, but the level of quality from the teams who we have played so far has shocked me and I think that the men in green are in for a very tough and competitive season. Now I haven’t been watching NWCFL football for very long but the one thing that has really impressed me so far are the small armies of volunteers who give up their own free time to help out on match days and the day to day running of their football clubs. They work so hard to see that everything goes smoothly and also safely. They are a real credit to their clubs who should be very grateful to have such welcoming, loyal, committed and friendly people working for them - It’s what makes non league football great in my opinion! Things on the pitch should of been a lot better for 1874 Northwich with the North West Counties League

newcomers making a slow start to life in Division 1, winning two, drawing three and losing one in their opening six games in their debut season in the league. This has left many 1874 fans feeling frustrated, feeling they should have won at least three of those games. Personally, I think we conceded goals from opposition set pieces too easily and we seem to be a little less competitive than we could of been with loose balls. Nevertheless we are all still optimistic that Ian Street and the lads can turn the draws into wins and finish in a respectable position and and even more hopefully pushing for promotion. In conclusion I have to say how much I am enjoying our new club, meeting and talking to fans on match days, at the shop, on the coach to away games and on the internet. Long may it continue. Good old 74.


NWCFL News Leek CSOB - Old Boys captain Wayne Brotherton is set for a long layoff after sustaining cruciate ligament damage, when he landed awkwardly following a header in the game against Oldham Boro. Vice-Captain Nathan Ball will take over the captain’s role for the foreseeable future. Chadderton - Club Treasurer Glynn Mellor recently underwent an operation for a hip replacement, but there was no keeping him away from the club once the season started. Although he was unable to drive or climb stairs, Glynn arranged for his wife Joyce to give him a lift to the ground so that he wouldn’t miss the first home game of the season against Cheadle Town. Wigan Robin Park - The Robins have organised a Race Night at the Bellingham Hotel in Wigan this coming Saturday 31st August. The evening’s entertainment starts at 8 pm. West Didsbury & Chorlton - West will be holding a Race Evening in the clubhouse at Brookburn Road on Saturday 7th September, straight after the home game against AFC Blackpool. Entry to the event costs £5, which includes free curry on the night. Winsford United - the Blues are still looking for someone to run the club shop, and tend to sales of programmes, badges and other memorabilia in what has always been a well stocked Aladdin’s cave for non-league enthusiasts. Anyone interested in helping out on match days should contact the club. Bootle - lifted The Liverpool Senior Cup after defeating AFC Liverpool 4-3 on penalties in the all-NWCFL final at the Delta Taxi’s Stadium on Thursday evening. In a game held over from the end of last season, both sides came into the game riding high in the Premier Division after strong starts to the new campaign. Chadderton - have announced a major new sponsorship agreement with Milnrow based MCA Accountancy & Taxation Advisers Ltd. The club has secured a two year sponsorship deal with MCA, which includes kit and tracksuits and the company logo appearing around the ground, which has been

renamed “MCA Stadium”. St Helens Town’s use of social media has led to some unexpected benefits at the start of the new season and has led to an increased profile locally and a visit from the town’s Mayor, as well as reaching 2000 Twitter followers. The club has previously made use of both Facebook and Twitter to update supporters and followers on club news, match results and scorers, and upload match photographs. More recently it’s been a starting point for much of their commercial and sponsorship activity and the club has been reaping the benefits as a number of sponsors have been recruited courtesy of information tweeted or posted.

Keep up to date with all NWCFL related news at www.nwcfl.com and on Twitter @nwcfl


NWCFL Fixtures Saturday 31st August FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup FA Cup

Atherton Collieries Bootle Curzon Ashton Formby Ossett Albion Prescot Cables Ramsbottom United Rugby Town Runcorn Town Warrington Town West Didsbury & Chorlton

v v v v v v v v v v v

Runcorn Town Barton Old Boys Ashton Athletic Northwich Victoria Runcorn Linnets Congleton Town AFC Liverpool Norton United Glossop North End Winsford United Burscough

15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00

Abbey Hey Barnoldswick Town Silsden Squires Gate St Helens Town Stockport Sports

v v v v v v

Colne AFC Blackpool Maine Road Wigan Robin Park Alsager Town Bacup & Rossendale Borough

15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00

Atherton Laburnum Rovers Cheadle Town Eccleshall Hanley Town Holker Old Boys Nelson Northwich Flixton Villa

v v v v v v v

1874 Northwich Leek CSOB AFC Darwen Rochdale Town Chadderton Irlam Ashton Town

15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00

Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division

Monday 2nd September First Division

Oldham Boro v Widnes Vikings

19:45

Tuesday 3rd September Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division

AFC Blackpool Alsager Town Barnoldswick Town Norton United Wigan Robin Park

v v v v v

Ashton Athletic Congleton Town Squires Gate Glossop North End Runcorn Linnets

19:45 19:45 19:45 19:45 19:45

First Division First Division

1874 Northwich Rochdale Town

v Ashton Town v Atherton Collieries

19:45 19:45


League Statistics A Game of Two Halves

Colls Points Comparison Played

1st Half

2nd Half

Actual

Match

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

4 4 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 4 5 4 6 5 5 4 4 3 6

6 4 3 10 4 8 1 7 5 5 9 7 11 6 9 0 4 5 8

3 3 9 6 10 3 9 12 3 6 10 3 8 3 10 3 4 0 13

5 3 6 10 7 5 9 12 4 5 11 3 11 3 10 0 4 0 10

Cup

Total

1

2 2 2

0 0 1 1 1 4 7 10 10 11 12 12 15 15 18 21 21 24 27 30 33 33 36 36 39 42 42 45 45 46 46 49

1 4 5 5 8 11 14 17 17 17 17 17 18 21 24 27 30 33 33 36 37 40 40 41 44 47 50 50 50 50 53 56 57 60

3 3 4 4 7 7 7 10 13 16 16 17 20 23 26 27 28 28 31 31 34 37 40 40 43 43 46 49 50 51 51 51 52 52

3 3 6 9 12 12 12 15 18 19 22 25 25 28 31 32 35 35 38 39 42 43 44 47 47 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 66 69

3 6 7 10 10 11 14

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

For

1874 Northwich AFC Darwen Ashton Town Atherton Collieries Atherton LR Chadderton Cheadle Town Daisy Hill Eccleshall Formby Hanley Town Holker Old Boys Irlam Leek CSOB Nelson Northwich Villa Oldham Boro Rochdale Town Widnes Vikings Man of The Match

2 2 1 1 1

Brad Cooke Mark Truffas Paul Atherton Paul Prescott Kieran Halliwell

Colour Kit Used Total

5 3 0

Black and White Stripes Dark Blue with White Sash Emerald Green Discipline Cautions Dismissals

Us

Opponents

12 1

19 2

Penalties For Conceded

Awarded

Scored

8 1

5 1

Goal Times League

Cup

Minutes

For

Against

0-15 16-30 31-45

2 3 5

2 1 2

46-60 61-75 76-90

4

2 2 1

1

TOTAL

14

10

3

Against

1

1

Total

2-2 4-1 5-2 1

1-2 4-3 1-1

1

17 - 11


NWCFL Division 1 League Table - As of Friday 30th August P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Points

1

Nelson

7

5

1

1

18

9

9

16

2

Atherton Collieries

7

4

2

1

18

13

5

14

3

Widnes Vikings

7

4

1

2

16

10

6

13

4

Hanley Town

6

3

3

0

13

7

6

12

5

Irlam

7

3

3

1

9

7

2

12

6

Daisy Hill

8

4

0

4

17

17

0

12

7

Chadderton

6

3

2

1

12

10

2

11

8

Cheadle Town

6

3

1

2

10

10

0

10

9

Ashton Town

6

2

3

1

15

12

3

9

10

1874 Northwich

6

2

3

1

10

10

0

9

11

AFC Darwen

6

2

1

3

11

9

2

7

12

Oldham Boro

6

2

1

3

11

13

-2

7

13

Atherton Laburnum Rovers

7

2

1

4

10

15

-5

7

14

Holker Old Boys

6

1

3

2

13

13

0

6

15

Formby

6

1

3

2

9

11

-2

6

16

Leek CSOB

6

1

1

4

7

10

-3

4

17

Eccleshall

5

1

1

3

6

9

-3

4

18

Northwich Flixton Villa

6

1

0

5

7

22

- 15

3

19

Rochdale Town

4

0

0

4

3

8

-5

0

Leading Goalscorers League

Cup

Total

1

Gareth Peet

Atherton Collieries

6

1

7

2

Andrew Buckley

Daisy Hill

6

0

6

3

Matthew Russell

Chadderton

6

0

6

4

Brad Hubbold

Holker Old Boys

5

0

5

5

Liam Rushton

Ashton Town

5

0

5

6

Liam Boswell

Nelson

4

0

4

7

Mark Truffas

Atherton Collieries

4

0

4

8

Mike Brandon

1874 Northwich

4

0

4

9

Sakeel Abdullah

Daisy Hill

4

0

4

10

Francis Smith

Formby

2

2

4

11

Daniel Hudson

Chadderton

3

0

3


Duncan’s Ten Teasers 1.

Who was the 1st player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Liverpool?

2.

Who was the 1st player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Everton?

3.

Who was the 1st player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea?

4.

Who was the 1st player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Arsenal?

5.

Who was the 1st player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Leeds Utd?

6.

Who are the 5 goalkeepers to have saved England penalties in shoot-outs at major tournaments?

7.

Who were the 8 Man Utd players who played at the 1998 World Cup?

8.

In the 2005/06 season who were the 7 Englishmen to score 10 Premier League goals?

9.

Who were the 10 England internationals to score in the FA Cup Final in the 1990’s?

10.

Name the 2 Eire internationals who scored FA Cup Final goals in the 1980’s?

Don’t cheat... 10.

John Aldridge & Frank Stapleton.

9. Bryan Robson, Ian Wright, Chris Waddle, David Hirst, Des Walker, Michael Thomas, Paul Stewart, Stuart Pearce, Teddy Sheringham & Paul Scholes 8.

Alan Shearer, Darren Bent, Marlon Harewood, Frank Lampard, James Beattie, Wayne Rooney & Steven Gerrard

7. Ronny Johnsen, Peter Schmeichel, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Henning Berg, Gary Neville, David Beckham & Paul Scholes Andreas Kopke, Bodo Illgner, Carlos Roa, Ricardo & Gianluigi Buffon

6.

Eric Cantona

5.

Kevin Campbell

4.

Gavin Peacock

3.

Tony Cottee

2.

Mark Walters

1.


You Are The Ref! Many of you will now be familiar with Joe Lawton who is a regular sight at Alder House these days. Despite being a Curzon Ashton fan, he loves to come down to Colls to cheer on the men in black and white. He also likes to shout words of encouragement to the officials as he is one himself. Joe has kindly agreed to let us throw various scenarios at him in an attempt to get to the bottom of many issues we see as spectators.

Q In a cup-semi final penalty shootout, the away team score with their decisive fifth kick. But as the player runs off to celebrate, you notice the kick taker wasn’t wearing his shinpads when he scored. What do you do now? A The laws regarding shinpads apply throughout the game, including the penalty shoot-out. It won’t make you popular, but you should disallow the goal, call the players back, order the kick-taker to put his shinpads on, and then allow a retake of the penalty. Q A defender leaps and heads the ball off the line, preventing a goal, but he falls and lands heavily. As he lies in the goal area, he instinctively puts his hand up to signal a serious injury and accidentally stops a goal-bound shot. What now? A It’s clearly not a deliberate handball. The defender is seriously injured. Stop the game to allow him to receive treatment, and restart with a drop ball on the goal area line, parallel to the goal-line at a point nearest to where the ball was when play was stopped.


Lottery Every Saturday night we conduct our weekly Colls Lottery draw. For just £1 a week, you can help support our community club as we aim to build for the future. The profits made from the draw fund essential maintenance and everyday running costs. By investing all profits into the club we aim to develop our current home and progress through the divisions. So please play along. Who knows, you may even win!

THIS WEEKS WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS - PARTICIPANTS CHOSE SIX NUMBERS FROM 1-12 -

1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12 NO WINNERS LUCKY LOSER - VINNY GREEN (£10)

NEXT DRAW SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST CHOOSE 6 NUMBERS FROM 1-12

ROLLOVER JACKPOT OF

£595


Club Patrons A brand new initiative to the club this season is the opportunity to be a Club Patron. The idea is to bring more income into our club as we look to redevelop our home and strengthen our future. Show your support for your local football club by becoing a patron. Being a patron costs just ÂŁ15.00 per season. All club patrons will be listed on this page and on the club website.

CLUB PATRONS 2013/2014 - Ricky Brown - AsportsPR -

The scheme has only been running a week, so thanks a lot to Ricky and AsportsPR for putting money into their local club. If you want to support Colls by becoming a patron or through another sponsorship package, don’t hesitate to contact us. A full hospitality and sponsorship brochure can be found on our website at www.collsfc.com


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NEXT MATCH... tuesday 3rd september 2013 - 19:45

Rochdale Town v atherton collieries


Atherton Collieries v Radcliffe Borough