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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 Nelson are our visitors tonight for the opening Monday night football game of the season. I would like to welcome their players, officials and supporters to Alder House. Nelson are a club in transition under relatively new go ahead ownership, a new moniker ‘The History Boys’ and with ambitious plans for the future. They have stated the campaign with victories over Leek CSOB (4-0 away) and Holker OB (3-2 home). On Saturday they drew 2-2 at ‘Little Wembley’ with Chadderton. This gives them seven points and lie in second place behind us on goal difference. Last season we did the league double 5-2 at home and 3-0 away. Tonight’s game should be a cracker and for one night at league the victors will go four points clear. The opening week of the campaign has seen us take seven points out of nine. Irlam were our first opponents at Alder House and despite them taking an early lead we thoroughly deserved our 4-2 victory. At Northwich Flixton Villa we were magnificent in the first half and led 5-1. I may be wrong but I don’t think we have ever gone ‘nap’ in the opening half of a NWCFL fixture before. The second half was an anticlimax but the hard work had been done. On Saturday we drew 2-2 at Holker Old Boys. We were the better team in the first half and should have led by more than 2-1 at the interval. The Old Boys totally dominated for the first half of the second period and it was maybe relief when they equalised. We responded to this and had chances to win the game. It was a tough game and our hosts will upset some teams this year. After three games no team still have a 100% record and this shows how evenly matched the teams are going to be. It’s is going to be another exciting year in NWCFL Division 1. Six penalties received in the opening three games. It must be a NWCFL record although I doubt whether this can/will be confirmed. We received three in the Irlam game, two at Villa and one on Saturday. I must say at least five were nailed on, the handball decision against Irlam is the only that could be deemed contentious. I hope you like our new look programme. Editor Joseph Gibbons has worked hard on the concept during the close season and we are proud of it. We will be having a different cover every game with a photograph of a player, manager or committee member. If you

would like to contribute please see either Emil or Joe, we will be pleased to see you. We also have a 2013/14 Sponsorship and Hospitality Brochure out, you can see at www.collsfc. com or speak to any committee member who will talk you through options available. Andrew Page Photography has already joined us by sponsoring the Main Stand. We are being proactive about raising the profile of this football club, please help if you can. Replica football shirts are available for order at £21 (cost price) in both black n white and blue with white sash. I may be bias but I think they are beautiful. We also have new badges on sale at £3. You can get these from the bar or the teabar. On Saturday we are in FA Cup action at Alsager Town. If the match is drawn the replay will be here next Monday. Should a replay not be required we will visit Daisy Hill the day after. The next home game is on Saturday 24 August when new boys Hanley Town are our opponents. Thanks for visiting Alder House, please come again and as always... KEEP THE FAITH!

Emil


Visitors History Think of a club that was the first English side to beat Real Madrid away from home. A side that also won away at Old Trafford in the same season. A side that has obtained positive results against six current Barclays Premiership clubs in league games. A side that played in the Football League for ten seasons and has played competitive games against 34 current sides in the top four divisions. A side that has played many FA Cup ties in the competition proper with a record home attendance of over 14,000. All this, and more, has been achieved by ‘The History Boys’ of Nelson FC, also known as ‘The Admirals’. The origins of Nelson FC can be reputedly traced to a group of townspeople who in 1881, on witnessing a local football match between Burnley and Blackburn, were inspired to form their own team. However, it wasn’t until 1889-90 that they competed in a senior competition, joining the Lancashire League upon its formation. The Blues started well, with a series of top six finishes, and claimed the title in great style in 1895/96, winning 22 of their 30 games and scoring 105 goals. However in 1898-99 the original club was disbanded. Just a few months after their demise, Nelson were reformed and accepted into the North East Lancashire League, later joining the Central League. When football resumed after the First World War, Nelson embarked upon the most remarkable adventure of their history. In 1921 the thirteen non-reserve teams of the Central League were voted into the Football League`s newly formed Third Division North. The first league match, on August 27th 1921, brought a record attendance at Seedhill of 9,000. The next season, 1922-23, saw the Blues lead a close race for much of the season, and five wins in a row during April saw them romp away to the title. One team was promoted from each of the Third Division North and South of the Football League at that time, and it meant Nelson were entering a nationwide league for the very first time. On the back of their title triumph, and in preparation for life in Division Two, Nelson took the remarkable step of an overseas tour to Spain, in May 1923. They performed with some success, winning two of their four games - a 2-1 success against Real Oviedo and a 4-2 victory at Real Madrid. Nelson joined the Third Division of the newly created North West Counties League - an amalgamation of the Lancashire Combination and Cheshire County League - in 1982. During that era, Nelson also moved out of their old Seedhill ground, and it was sadly demolished to make way for the M65 motorway, although subsequently the route was tweaked and most of the original site is still intact, minus of course the stands and buildings. The club were transferred into the Second Division of the North West Counties League when the Third Division was dropped six seasons later. However, after one more season, the club`s new ground was deemed not to be up to league standard, and the team were forced to play in the Second Division of the West Lancashire League for four seasons. It was a tough period for the Blues, and they finished no higher than 15th in that time. After much hard work, the new ground at Victoria Park - known by the locals as ‘Little Wembley’ - was brought up to scratch, and the club were re-admitted to the North West Counties League. In the years that followed, Nelson usually finished in the top half of the lower Division. A cruel end to the 2000/2001 season saw Nelson finish above Atherton LR in the third and final promotion place on the final day of the season, only to see

the latter granted a replay of their final game as their opponents had fielded an ineligible player. Atherton won the replayed game to snatch away third spot from the Blues. Former Blackburn Rovers coach David Hall took over the manager`s role at the start of the 2004/05 season, and set about rebuilding a fresh young team. Hall was to leave after a poor start to the following season, but his assistant Graham Howarth took over and oversaw an incredible late run which propelled the Blues to a third place finish, bringing with it a first promotion for the club in 83 years. The club fought off relegation threats and maintained a place in the Premier Division for four seasons before administrative troubles forced the club to resign from the NWCFL in the summer of 2010. After a year out to regroup, Nelson rejoined the First Division under new ownership. With a mixed board containing English and Asian board members that reflect the diversity within the town in the modern era, the club now aims to build a strong multi-cultural community club that acts as a bridge between diverse sections of the community uniting everyone under the common banner of football and providing a pathway into senior non-league football for any local players good enough, regardless of their race or religion or background. Longer term the club want to re-establish themselves as the leading non-league club in the region and eventually regain the Football League place they lost in 1931. The first season back was a transitional one as the new owners learnt about life running a senior football team and a 15th place finish was achieved. The 2012/13 season started with a new young management team of Robert Grimes and Michael Morrison and things started well with The Admirals racing to the top of the table. However cracks soon started to appear and a couple of months in the management team departed along with most of the squad. Nelson limped along for a few weeks taking some heavy defeats due to fielding what was effectively the clubs reserve team before manager Mark Fell arrived. He immediately brought stability to the club and an upturn in fortunes along with a host of new signings. Through his contacts he also established a permanent training ground and base for the club at Accrington & Rossendale College meaning the club now boasts exactly the same training facilities as League Two neighbours Accrington Stanley. On the pitch the side recovered to a mid table 10th position. This season with several exciting new signings the club are expecting to seriously feature in the promotion shake-up and start to bring the glory days back to Nelson once again.


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Swanton

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Cooke

G. Peet

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Irlam took the lead on seven minutes. Mann capitalising on a backpass to round Harris and slot the ball into an empty net. Colls were given a free-kick on the edge of the Irlam box. Trufas stepped up and curled the ball rightfooted into the left-hand corner to equalise for Colls. Just on the stroke of half-time, Colls penalty. Gareth Peet stepped up to score.

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67 minutes it was 3-1 to Colls. Gareth Peet getting the ball and embarking on yet another run before passing it to Trufas, who dinked the ball beautifully into the box for Charlie Stoker to head in from close range. An Irlam corner was then swung in for Liam Pennington to head downwards and into the net to make the game 3-2. Stoker Pennington G. Peet

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Minutes later, Colls were awarded another penalty. Peet stepped up again to make it 4-2 to Colls after 73 minutes. Irlam defender Ledson was sent off after bringing down Stoker in the area. Peet missed the resulting penalty.

“Quick calculation shows that today’s aggregate attendance of almost 2,500 was 56% higher than the opening day last season. Great start to 2013/2014” - @nwcfl


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Truffas

northwich villa atherton collieries

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Brobbin G. Peet

G. Peet

Swanton

Halliwell

D. Patton Truffas

Lawton

Mitchell

Cooke

Stoker

McGlyn G. Peet

P. Atherton

G. Stoker

Stoker

Colls’ first away match of the season saw them travel to Flixton to face the slightly rebranded Northwich Flixton Villa.

Dalrymple

Mark Truffas bent a free kick around the wall - Roberto Calos style - giving Scott Ludford little chance in the home goal after four minutes. It took a full 16 minutes for the visitors to double their lead. A retaken free kick from Gareth Peet sailed over the wall and into the top corner. Peet then scored his second of the game in the 28th minute, this time from the penalty spot. 32 minutes, Villa pulled a goal back. Desperate defending led to a challenge the referee deemed unfair, but he played good advantage and Callum McGlyn scored. Gareth Peet scored another penalty on 39 minutes. Less than a minute later, the visitors were 5-1 up thanks to Charlie Stoker. With the game practically won for Colls, they rested on their four goal cushion and did not press for the cricket score that would not have been unfair on the hosts. To their credit, Northwich made the most of this relaxed attitude from the visitors and reduced the deficit in the 51st minute via a hopeful effort from Gary Dalrymple.

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“Shrewsbury last night, Flixton tonight. I know how to live the high life #CollsUltras” - @LeytherMatt


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Cooke

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The game started in familiar fashion, a Colls penalty . A sixth in the three opening games, surely a NWCFL record. Gareth Peet was impeded just inside the box, there was no complaint from the home team. He dusted himself down and placed his effort to the right of Oliver Bell who saved brilliantly. However Mark Truffas was on hand to convert the rebound with a diving header. The lead lasted just seven minutes. A ball was whipped in from the flank for Brad Hubbold to out jump his marker and head the ball into the far corner of the net, an excellent finish.

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Colls retook the lead on 26 mins, Robert Swanton played a perfect ball out from defence. Paul Atherton outstripped his marker and put the ball to the right of Bell for his first goal of the campaign. Holker were a changed team playing up the slope in the second half and Colls were at sixes and sevens. For twenty five minutes the home team had total possession of the ball and played some lovely football. Colls looked lethargic. Having said that Joe Brobbin didn’t have a save to make. An equaliser was coming. On 70 minutes it happened. Jamie Pattinson shot from 20 yards out leaving Brobbin no chance.

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“Todays game and Division 1 results show how competitive our division is again. Those teams in the bottom third of the Premier Division would hate it. #Life - @ACFC1916


When Emil Met Stuart... It was Tuesday 30 July when Tony Mills the supremo of Oldham Boro rang to remind me that they were due on the ground the next day for a coaching session with an ex football star. They had recently won a competition run by Budweiser. To be honest I had forgotten all about it but I arranged for Tony to pick me up outside Manchester Train Station at 4pm. We duly met at the designated time and I shoehorned myself into Tony’s small white van with Oldham Boro Football Club painted on the side in blue. We initially discussed where on the field the session was to take place as it was bouncing down and neither of us wanted the pitch ruining. Then I plucked up courage to ask who the ‘star’ was. It was deemed top secret and there had been more chance in ascertaining the sex of the recent Royal baby than finding out this titbit.

gone to pot after retirement from the playing side of the game.

He swore me to secrecy and then whispered Stuart Pearce. Psycho erstwhile lynchpin of the England football team and the ‘star’ of the odd Pizza Hut television advert was to visit Alder House home of the #almostfamousblacknwhitestripes. It was Oldham’s day and my role was to basically unlock the gates.

Our first interaction was to offer him a coffee. He accepted, milk with one sugar was the order. I handed it to him in a polystyrene cup. He was the consummate professional getting straight down to business, changing into a smart tracksuit and then getting wired for sound. I had located an orange shirt which was our second kit from the 11/12 season and I asked if he would hold it and I could take his photo sat at the bar on my iPhone 4s.

We reached the ground and were met by the bloke from Budweiser who was in charge of the proceedings. A decent chap he told me that this was the final training session. Various sessions had taken place up and down the country and legends such as Alex McLeish and Gus Poyet had been amongst the other managers who had coached the amateur players. I was asked where Stuart could hide, the scenario had been set where he would walk into the dressing rooms and surprise the expectant players. I considered my mates house (a Brighton and Hove Albion fan) on the next street. Eventually, we settled on the clubhouse which immediately became a no go zone for the soon to be arriving Boro players. The cameraman, boom operator and photographer were next here and they decamped to the clubhouse to get their gear sorted out in the dry. I was in charge of making the coffee, the food budget for the protagonists was nil, and there was no chuck wagon in sight. I even supplied a couple of packets of nuts and a least one bag of pork scratchings buckshee to the lads. They looked hungry. Then a large Range Rover rolled up and out stepped the star of the show, Psycho. He looked smart and ripped. He had kept himself in shape, he had not

Stuart ventured into the club and into hiding. He was a non league player at Wealdstone before his illustrious pro career so he had a modicum of knowledge of the scene. However, he had never heard of us and more importantly Oldham Boro before today even though he had managed at Manchester City for a few years.

He agreed but disaster struck, my Real Radio app suddenly sprang to life and Billy Idol’s White Wedding blared out. I tried to turn it off as Stuart waited patiently holding the orange jersey, I couldn’t find an old black n white number. Eventually the official photographer stepped in to spare my blushes and took the photo. Stuart nodded his head in admiration of the Billy Idol tune; you couldn’t say that about my photography attempt. I inwardly accepted I would never be a ‘David Bailey’. I sat in the clubhouse and watched the coaching session. Psycho was in his element on the field and the Boro players and coaching staff were hanging onto his every word. The cameras followed their every move. It was a joy to watch. I don’t know how many Boro usually get at training but every player and his brother seemed to be there. It reminded me of the full houses at the churches where Song of Praise or Highway with Harry Seacombe were being filmed when the week before they were dragging them in off the streets. I chuckled to myself, but it was a unique experience for the players. After a good two hours the session ended and Stuart had his photo taken with what seemed like every player and then the camera crew. The photo of Stuart and the boom operator and his boom was my particular favourite.


When Emil Met Stuart... A ringing wet Mr Pearce then came back into the clubhouse. He asked if anybody watched Rugby League. He said he was a Warrington Wolves fan as he knew Tony Smith, the coach. I mentioned Paul Wood’s unfortunate injury in last season’s Grand Final. He said he was at that game and joked that the missing testicle may still be on the Old Trafford pitch. I then asked if he fancied playing Rugby League. He shook his head immediately adding that he preferred to be a more aggressive player in a more passive sport. There were murmurs of agreement all round. My final interaction with Stuart was to ask him to sign the aforementioned orange shirt, I had eventually located a black marker pen. I placed it on the bar but asked me to hold it taut and he would sign it. He had done this before.

He then toddled off to the dressing rooms for a shower. I didn’t have the bottle to tell him the showers hadn’t been turned on, fined according to NWCFL rule commented Tony Mills. I went into hiding myself, I didn’t want to incur Stuart’s wrath. I needn’t have bothered he was in his Land Rover within ten minutes showered, suited and booted. I will never know if his shower was hot or cold, he’s a tough guy anyway! I was only in the background on Oldham’s big moment and hopefully they will publicise it themselves but it was a privilege to meet Stuart Pearce. He was a gentlemen and having just left the England management set up recently hopefully it will not be to long before he gets another job in football. He clearly loves the game.


NWCFL News With the new NWCFL season already a week old, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of supporters through the turnstiles with a 31 per cent increase compared to the opening week last term, despite there being less games played so far. In total, almost 4,500 people have watched games within the NWCFL. Although the figures have been boosted by the arrival of the newly formed fan-based club 1874 Northwich, a number of clubs have already reported a significant increase in interest in football at Step’s 5 and 6, with attendances double those seen last year. Dave Tomlinson, chairman of the NWCFL, said: “There is a real ground-swell of optimism around Non-League football at the moment with a number of football fans realising that they can enjoy good quality football in for just a fraction of the price of the professional game. With NonLeague Day approaching on 7 September and many other initiatives taking place to attract supporters to our grassroots clubs, it is a great time for fans to watch their local clubs. “It is fantastic to see the gates up on this time last year as it helps our clubs at a time when many are struggling financially. If you have never been to your local club and watched a game, I suggest you try it out, you may be surprised.” The League is planning a number of initiatives during 2013/14 to attract spectators through the gates. Keep an eye out for offers on the League website at www.nwcfl.com, on Facebook at and Twitter. Anyone travelling to games at Holker Old Boys’ Rakesmoor Lane ground are advised to allow extra travelling time for their journeys, due to major roadworks on the main A590 route to Barrow-in-Furness. The Highways Agency have begun work installing a roundabout at Greenodd on the A590, 10 miles east of Barrow, and at present there are major delays of up to two hours.

Holker Old Boys Secretary John Adams said: “We got caught in heavy traffic last night on our way to Nelson, resulting in the kick off being delayed by 15 minutes, even though we allowed as much additional time as possible in view of people having to get off work. “Clubs travelling to visit us in the next few months need to be aware that there may well be delays on the A590 until December 2013, and it would be wise to allow extra time for journeys to Barrow. “The local MP, John Woodend, has written to the Highways Agency saying that the present delays are unacceptable as there is no alternative route available, so hopefully the situation will be resolved to some extent in the next week or two”. St Helens Town have announced plans to release a Limited Edition Replica Shirt to mark the passing of legendary Club President Bert Trautmann. The retro design produced by the club’s Kit & Leisurewear partner Umbro will see the commemorative shirt produced in the club’s original blue and white stripes, and with the original club crest. The inscription “Bert Trautmann 1923 – 2013” will also be embroidered into the shirt. The shirt can be purchased through the club and will be priced at £25, with all profits being donated to the club’s official Charity Partner Hearts & Goals. Orders can be taken with immediate effect, and anyone interested in ordering a shirt should contact Town Commercial Manager Darryl Picton.

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


Chaplaincy - What’s That All About? Eagle-eyed visitors to the club website will have noticed a new page entitled “Chaplain’s Corner”. Supporters of professional clubs will know that many clubs have a chaplain to attend to the spiritual needs of everyone at the club. This article is intended to say a little about the what this role involves at Colls.

I want to say first of all that it will be an honour and a privilege for me to serve as chaplain to Atherton Collieries AFC. I am not here to convert anyone to any particular faith or denomination. It does not matter what faith group or denomination (if any) anyone belongs to; anyone connected to the club is welcome to avail themselves of my services. I only state my personal affiliation here to give an idea of my own background. I am a Unitarian, a faith with roots in the Christian tradition, but with the benefit of applying reason, free to draw inspiration and wisdom from every tradition or philosophy the world has to offer. I go to the Unitarian chapel just behind the changing rooms at Alder House and I have some training in leading worship services. I am also scheduled to conduct Sunday services both at Chowbent Chapel and elsewhere in the coming months. As I undertake further training towards my ultimate goal of becoming a minister, I hope to use these skills for the benefit of anyone connected to Atherton Collieries. I am available to conduct special services or ceremonies and to provide a confidential and impartial listening ear should anyone wish me to do so. This is the chaplaincy role in a nutshell: marking milestones in the lives of those involved with the club (and those of the club itself), and giving that extra dimension of

support that could just give the edge the club needs. As far as ceremonies are concerned, the one thing I can’t do at present is conduct a wedding ceremony that is recognised by law. However, I could in theory conduct the blessing of a union without the legal contract that a marriage provides; the blessing of a civil wedding or a renewal of vows, for example. Realistically, the most likely ceremonies are things such as the scattering of ashes, or a service of thanksgiving for the success of the team. Everything I do as chaplain will be done without imposing anything on anyone and will be done in a thoughtful, compassionate and non-judgemental way. Blessings,

Vincent Bradley


My Colls XI Chairman Paul Gregory is the first person to pick his all time favourite Colls side. Paul joined the club in the early 90s so he has seen plenty of players in the #AlmostFamousBlacknWhiteStripes. Don’t be shy, get your thinking cap on and choose your all time XI. Hopefully it can be a regular page in the programme!

Keith Schofield

Dougie Owen

Ian Walsh

Dave McCann (c)

Graeme Atkinson

Mark Jones

Paul Varden

Andy Walker

Anthony Pilkington

Graham Dodd

Simon Yeo


Simon Says Well it was a great start to the season for the Colls with a fine 4-2 victory over local rivals Irlam FC. Is it me or do these games always produce goals? Last season corresponding fixture saw the Colls win 6-1 and for those who are nerds that match was also officiated in the middle by the same ref. It was Irlam who started much the better side but as the first half drew to a close we came back into the game. The match saw two debutants in the league score for us in Charlie Stoker and Mark Trufas.

Vikings lost 3-1 to Cheadle Town. The two promoted clubs from Division 1, Abbey Hey and West Didsbury and Chorlton FC both lost and had a player sent off making their start not such a good one.

Charlie is a young striker comes to us from St Helens Town where he made his debut at the age of only 16. He has also been with Skelmersdale Youth Under 18 and looks a fine prospect.

For those of you who are regulars to the Colls you will have noticed a revamped Match Day Programme which this season has seen Emil receive help and a fine programme it looks now.

Likewise Mark Truffas who joins from local amateur side Eagley in the West Lancashire League where last season he scored 9 goals from a wide attacking position. It is players like these two that Colls need to nurture due to not having a big budget and it also gives the players to gain competitive experience where results really matter than being stuck playing in youth football.

The club have taken the decision to have a different player appear on the front cover over the course of the season and this I’m sure will make the clubs players put their hand in their pocket and buy a programme to show off to their mates and family.

The game against Irlam saw the last home fixture that long serving keeper Josh Harris would be playing in, as he is off to the US of A to start a new life and career. I’m sure everyone involved with the Colls wishes him well and whenever he visits his family he finds the time to pop down to a game. The opening Saturday saw the first games for the three new clubs in the league with 1874 Northwich being held to a draw with Oldham Boro, Hanley Town also being held to a draw against Chadderton whilst Widnes

Having been editor of a number of clubs programmes over the years I now how hard it is to update and make the programmes more interesting for fans etc so a big well done to all involved.

Simon

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR MATCHDAY PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!


On Our Travels Our next two away fixtures see us play in two different competitions; against Alsager Town in The FA Cup and Daisy Hill in the league. We travel to Staffordshire to take on Premier Division side Alsager Town in The FA Cup on Saturday, before crossing Atherton to play local rivals Daisy Hill at New Sirs in Division One.

Saturday 17th August 2013 - 15:00 Alsager Town v Atherton Collieries

Tuesday 20th August 2013 - 19:45 Daisy Hill v Atherton Collieries

Ground - The LAW Training Stadium

Ground - New Sirs

Woodland Court, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DP

St James Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2EB

Year formed - 1968

Year formed - 1894

Record attendance - 606 (v Whitley Bay) 2009

Record attendance - 2,000 (v Horwich RMI) 1980

Previous encounters

Previous encounters

26/04/2005 Alsager Town 4 - 4 Atherton Collieries 26/11/2005 Alsager Town 3 - 1 Atherton Collieries 04/02/2006 Atherton Collieries 1 - 4 Alsager Town 18/10/2008 Alsager Town 2 - 4 Atherton Collieries 20/12/2008 Atherton Collieries 0 - 1 Alsager Town

26/12/2011 Daisy Hill 1 - 1 Atherton Collieries 09/04/2012 Atherton Collieries 1 - 1 Daisy Hill 01/03/2012 Atherton Collieries 1 - 3 Daisy Hill 13/10/2013 Daisy Hill 1 - 2 Atherton Collieries 08/04/2013 Atherton Collieries 3 - 1 Daisy Hill


NWCFL Fixtures Monday 12th August Premier Division First Division

Runcorn Town

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Runcorn Town

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Atherton Collieries

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Nelson

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Barnoldswick Town Bootle Glossop North End Norton United St Helens Town Stockport Sports West Didsbury & Chorlton

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Squires Gate Congleton Town Maine Road Alsager Town Wigan Robin Park Abbey Hey Winsford United

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Ashton Town Chadderton Daisy Hill

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Irlam Cheadle Town Northwich Flixton Villa

19:45 19:45 19:45

AFC Liverpool Bacup & Rossendale Borough Silsden

v v v

Runcorn Linnets AFC Blackpool Colne

19:45 19:45 19:45

AFC Darwen Eccleshall Formby

v v v

Atherton Laburnum Rovers Leek CSOB Widnes Vikings

19:45 19:45 19:45

Tuesday 13th August Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division First Division First Division First Division

Wednesday 14th August Premier Division Premier Division Premier Division First Division First Division First Division

Saturday 17th August The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup The FA Cup

AFC Emley Alsager Town Armthorpe Welfare Bacup & Rossendale Borough Bootle Colne Hebburn Town Maine Road Maltby Main Norton United Runcorn Town Silsden St Helens Town Staveley Miners Welfare Stockport Sports West Didsbury & Chorlton Worksop Parramore

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Wigan Robin Park Atherton Collieries Glossop North End Formby Squires Gate South Shields Barnoldswick Town Runcorn Linnets Congleton Town Southam United Winterton Rangers Bridlington Town Ashton Athletic Ashton Town Winsford United Abbey Hey AFC Blackpool

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First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division

1874 Northwich AFC Darwen Atherton Laburnum Rovers Chadderton Eccleshall Oldham Boro Widnes Vikings

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Nelson Hanley Town Leek CSOB Daisy Hill Holker Old Boys Irlam Rochdale Town

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


NWCFL Division 1 League Table P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Points

1

Atherton Collieries

3

2

1

0

11

6

5

7

2

Nelson

3

2

1

0

9

4

5

7

3

Daisy Hill

3

2

0

1

6

5

1

6

4

Cheadle Town

3

2

0

1

5

5

0

6 5

5

Hanley Town

3

1

2

0

7

4

3

6

1874 Northwich

3

1

2

0

5

4

1

5

7

Widnes Vikings

3

1

1

1

9

7

2

4

8

Ashton Town

2

1

1

0

7

6

1

4

9

Formby

2

1

1

0

4

3

1

4

10

Atherton LR

3

1

1

1

4

3

1

4

11

Irlam

3

1

1

1

5

5

0

4

12

Oldham Boro

3

1

1

1

5

5

0

4

13

AFC Darwen

2

1

0

1

5

2

3

3

14

Chadderton

2

0

2

0

4

4

0

2

15

Holker Old Boys

3

0

2

1

5

6

-1

2

16

Rochdale Town

2

0

0

2

1

3

-2

0

17

Eccleshall

2

0

0

2

3

6

-3

0

18

Leek CSOB

2

0

0

2

1

6

-5

0

Leading Goalscorers League

Cup

Total

1

Gareth Peet

Atherton Collieries

5

0

5

2

Danny Tainton

Hanley Town

3

0

3

3

Karl Turner

AFC Darwen

3

0

3

4

Mark Truffas

Atherton Collieries

3

0

3

5

Matthew Russell

Chadderton

3

0

3

6

Ronnie McCarthy

Widnes Vikings

3

0

3

7

Charlie Stoker

Atherton Collieries

2

0

2

8

Dave Wilson

Widnes Vikings

2

0

2

9

Evangelos Tsoulakidis

Eccleshall

2

0

2

10

Jordan Icely

Irlam

2

0

2

11

Jordan Lorde

Ashton Town

2

0

2


Appearances & Statistics League Starts

Arrowsmith Paul Atherton Karl Atherton Paul Bradshaw Danny Brobbin Joe Conway Ben Cooke Brad Halliwell Kieran Halpin James Harris Josh Hill David Howard Simon Mea-Foley Darren Mitchell Tom O’Reilly Jonah Patton Jake Patton Daryl Peet Gareth Peet Josh Prescott Paul Stoker Charlie Swanton Robert Truffas Mark

Subs

Cup Goals

Starts

Subs

Total Goals

Starts

3

1

3

2

2

3 3

3 3

1

1

1 3 1

1 3 1

3 3 2 3 3

1 1 1

Subs

Goals

1

1

5 2 3

3 3 2 3 3

1

1 1 1

5 2 3


League Statistics A Game of Two Halves

Colls Points Comparison

Played

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

1st Half 2nd Half

3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3

5 3 3 9 1 2 1 3 4 1 7 4 4 1 5 0 3 4 6

3 3 3 3 7 2 6 5 0 6 4 3 4 0 7 3 4 0 6

League

Cup

Total

Man of The Match Brad Cooke Mark Truffas Paul Atherton

1 1 1

3 3 3

Colour Kit Used Total

Black and White Stripes Dark Blue with White Sash Emerald Green

1 2 0

Discipline Cautions Dismissals

Us

Opponents

1 0

9 1

Penalties For Conceded

Us

Opponents

6 0

4 0

Actual

Match

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

5 3 4 7 4 2 6 6 0 4 5 2 4 0 7 0 4 0 4

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

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

For

Goal Times League

Cup

Minutes

For

Against

0-15 16-30 31-45

2 3 4

2

46-60 61-75 76-90

2

1 2

0-1 2-2 0-0

TOTAL

11

6

11 - 6

1

Against

Total

2-2 3-0 4-1


Duncan’s Ten Teasers 1. Which 3 players who were part of England’s 1998 World Cup squad were Spurs players at the time? 2. Name the 14 permanent managers of Chelsea in the Premier League? 3. Which player with over 70 caps for his country, has played for 4 Premier League clubs without ever commanding a transfer fee? 4. Who are the 5 non-Europeans to have been Premier League managers? 5. Which player has made the most appearances by an African in English Football history? 6. Name the 2 non-Brits to have won the FA Cup as a player and manager? 7. Who are the 3 Brazilians to have La Liga top scorer since 1990? 8. Who was the only player to play less than 1000 minutes in the Premier League last season and score 10 goals? 9. Who are the 6 players with George in their name to have scored in the Premier League? 10. Who are the top 5 Premier League scorers to have never scored a hat-trick in the Premier League?

Don’t cheat... Ryan Giggs, Kevin Davies, Craig Bellamy, David Beckham & Niall Quinn.

10.

Finidi George, George Ndah, George Elokobi, George McCartney, George Weah & George Boateng

9.

Javier Hernandez

8.

Ronaldo, Romario & Bebeto

7.

Gianluca Vialli & Roberto Di Matteo

6.

Bruce Grobelaar

5.

Manuel Pellegrini, Mauricio Pochettino, Ossie Ardiles, Luiz Felipe Scolari & Avram Grant

4.

Sol Campbell

3.

2. Guus Hiddink, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Claudio Ranieri, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianluca Vialli, Ruud Gullit, Andre Villas Boas, David Webb, Glenn Hoddle & Ian Porterfield 1.

Sol Campbell, Darren Anderton & Les Ferdinand


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Next Home Match


home • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Paul Arrowsmith Karl Atherton Paul Atherton Danny Bradshaw Joe Brobbin Ben Conway Brad Cooke Kieran Halliwell James Halpin David Hill Chris Lawton Darren Mea-Foley Tom Mitchell Jonah O’Reilly Daryl Patton Gareth Peet Josh Peet Paul Prescott Charlie Stoker Robert Swanton Mark Truffas

Manager - Steve Pilling

away • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Tom Anderton Josh Barrick Mick Berry Liam Boswell Jack Brookes Adam Dawson Andy Eaton Danny Finch Jonny Hession Ashley Higgins Joe Hudson Nathan Lawless Jake Lloyd Nick Murphy Tom Murphy Adam Stockdale Nat Taylor Chris Turner Matty Whitwell Ben Woodhead

Manager - Mark Fell

Referee D. Sims Assistants S. Clark N. Anderson

NEXT MATCH... Saturday 17th august 2013 - 15:00

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Atherton Collieries v Nelson