Atherton Collieries
Michael Clegg
The Kensite Stadium

Current Position: 2nd

P W D L F A Pts
11 7 2 2 30 13 23

Current Form: 3rd

6 4 1 1 16 7

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
24/09/16Runcorn Linnets (A)L 0-2
19/09/16Padiham (H)W 2-1
16/09/16Irlam (A)D 1-1
13/09/16Bootle (A)L 2-3
10/09/16Cammell Laird 1907 (H)W 4-1
05/09/16Barnoldswick Town (H)W 3-0

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
01/10/16Maine Road (H)15:00
04/10/16Ashton Athletic (A)19:45
08/10/16New Mills (A)15:00
10/10/16Nelson (H)19:45
15/10/16Irlam (H)15:00
18/10/16West Didsbury & Chorlton (A)19:45

Latest News:

Colls Combat Stress fundraising succes
Atherton Collieries staged a fundraising event in aid of the charity Combat Stress on Saturday 10th September, when they hosted Cammell Laird 1907 in a Premier Division encounter.
Zach's Amazing Trip To Tanzania
Atherton Collieries Media Officer Zach Pierce tells the tale of his recent trip to Tanzania as part of a group of students teaching local children.
Armed Forces Fundraiser At Colls
Atherton Collieries' home match against Cammell Laird 1907 on Saturday 10th September has been designated as the club's first ever Armed Forces Day.
New Sponsorship Deals For Colls
Atherton Collieries have announced that their Alder House ground will be known as the Kensite Stadium for the duration of the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Fri 29/07/16ColneA19:45L 0-2
  (League Winners v Cup Winners Trophy F)
Sat 06/08/16Bacup BoroughH15:00W 3-2 Mark Battersby (14p)
Vinny Bailey (16)
Ben Hardcastle (20)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Mon 08/08/16West Didsbury & ChorltonH19:45Postp
Sat 13/08/16NelsonA15:00W 2-0 Jordan Cover (21)
Jordan Cover (43)
Mon 15/08/16Squires GateH19:45D 1-1 Mark Battersby (39)
Sat 20/08/16Witton AlbionH15:00L 1-3 Jamie Forbes (48)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup P)
Wed 24/08/16AFC DarwenA19:45W 5-1 Danny Lafferty (9)
Ben Hardcastle (24)
Mark Battersby (51)
Ben Hardcastle (54)
Vinny Bailey (90)
Sat 27/08/16BarntonA15:00W 5-2 Rhys Nevins (2)
Ben Hardcastle (4)
Vinny Bailey (15)
Matty Chadwick (27)
Mark Ayres (76p)
Mon 29/08/16AFC LiverpoolH15:00L 1-2 Ben Hardcastle (20)
Sat 03/09/16Hanley TownA15:00W 4-1 Own Goal (3)
Mark Battersby (10)
Jordan Cover (17)
Daniel Lafferty (38)
Mon 05/09/16Barnoldswick TownH19:45W 3-0 Mark Battersby (39)
Ben Hardcastle (54)
Vinny Bailey (71)
Sat 10/09/16Cammell Laird 1907H15:00W 4-1 Mark Battersby (48)
Mark Battersby (53)
Ben Hardcastle (72)
Jordan Cover (87)
Tue 13/09/16BootleA19:45L 2-3 Ben Hardcastle (42)
Brad Cooke (76)
Fri 16/09/16IrlamA19:45D 1-1 Bradley Cook (3)
Mon 19/09/16PadihamH19:45W 2-1 Mark Battersby (34)
Mark Ayres (37p)
Sat 24/09/16Runcorn LinnetsA15:00L 0-2
Sat 01/10/16Maine RoadH15:00 
Tue 04/10/16Ashton AthleticA19:45 
Sat 08/10/16New MillsA15:00 
Mon 10/10/16NelsonH19:45 
Sat 15/10/16IrlamH15:00 
Tue 18/10/16West Didsbury & ChorltonA19:45 
Tue 25/10/16Barnoldswick TownA19:45 
Tue 01/11/16Squires GateA19:45 
Sat 05/11/16Abbey HeyA15:00 
Sat 12/11/16Ashton AthleticH15:00 
Sat 19/11/16BootleH15:00 
Sat 26/11/16Runcorn TownA15:00 
Sat 03/12/161874 NorthwichH15:00 
Sat 10/12/16Hanley TownH15:00 
Sat 17/12/16Maine RoadA15:00 
Mon 26/12/16New MillsH15:00 
Sat 31/12/16PadihamA15:00 
Sat 07/01/17Winsford UnitedH15:00 
Sat 21/01/17Congleton TownA15:00 
Sat 28/01/17Abbey HeyH15:00 
Sat 04/02/17BarntonH15:00 
Sat 25/02/17Congleton TownH15:00 
Sat 18/03/17Cammell Laird 1907A15:00 
Sat 01/04/17Runcorn LinnetsH15:00 
Sat 08/04/17AFC LiverpoolA15:00 
Sat 15/04/171874 NorthwichA15:00 
Mon 17/04/17AFC DarwenH15:00 
Sat 22/04/17Winsford UnitedA15:00 
Sat 29/04/17Runcorn TownH15:00 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
29/07/16Colne (A) L 0-2
(League Winners v Cup Winners Trophy F)
06/08/16Bacup Borough (H) W 3-2
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
08/08/16West Did & Chor (H) Postp
13/08/16Nelson (A) W 2-0
15/08/16Squires Gate (H) D 1-1
20/08/16Witton Albion (H) L 1-3
(The Emirates F.A Cup P)
24/08/16AFC Darwen (A) W 5-1
27/08/16Barnton (A) W 5-2
29/08/16AFC Liverpool (H) L 1-2
03/09/16Hanley Town (A) W 4-1
05/09/16Barnoldswick Tn (H) W 3-0
10/09/16Cammell Laird (H) W 4-1
13/09/16Bootle (A) L 2-3
16/09/16Irlam (A) D 1-1
19/09/16Padiham (H) W 2-1
24/09/16Runcorn Linnets (A) L 0-2
01/10/16Maine Road (H) 15:00
04/10/16Ashton Athletic (A) 19:45
08/10/16New Mills (A) 15:00
10/10/16Nelson (H) 19:45
15/10/16Irlam (H) 15:00
18/10/16West Did & Chor (A) 19:45
25/10/16Barnoldswick Tn (A) 19:45
01/11/16Squires Gate (A) 19:45
05/11/16Abbey Hey (A) 15:00
12/11/16Ashton Athletic (H) 15:00
19/11/16Bootle (H) 15:00
26/11/16Runcorn Town (A) 15:00
03/12/161874 Northwich (H) 15:00
10/12/16Hanley Town (H) 15:00
17/12/16Maine Road (A) 15:00
26/12/16New Mills (H) 15:00
31/12/16Padiham (A) 15:00
07/01/17Winsford United (H) 15:00
21/01/17Congleton Town (A) 15:00
28/01/17Abbey Hey (H) 15:00
04/02/17Barnton (H) 15:00
25/02/17Congleton Town (H) 15:00
18/03/17Cammell Laird (A) 15:00
01/04/17Runcorn Linnets (H) 15:00
08/04/17AFC Liverpool (A) 15:00
15/04/171874 Northwich (A) 15:00
17/04/17AFC Darwen (H) 15:00
22/04/17Winsford United (A) 15:00
29/04/17Runcorn Town (H) 15:00

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Mark Ayres11020000
Vincent Bailey11040102
Mark Battersby13080022
James Brooks2000010
Matthew Chadwick2010000
Lewis Coleman0000000
Bradley Cooke10311130
Jordan Cover6240013
Jamie Forbes9110010
Ashley Frith0000000
Matthew Grimshaw5300000
Ben Hardcastle13080003
Kristian Holt3300010
Jake Kenny6300000
Daniel Lafferty12020010
Michael Lea 4000000
Joshua Messer8400111
Rhys Nevins4010000
Christopher Pauley0000000
Gareth Peet11000000
Justin Pickering3400000
Adam Reid12000000
David Sherlock5600110
Daniel Taberner *1000000
Mark Truffas2500000
Liam Wood1000000

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

Staff Members

No Staff Members Found

Matchday Information

Ground: The Kensite Stadium

Address: Atherton, Greater Manchester

Postcode: M46 9EY

Telephone: 07968 548056

Midweek Night: Monday

2015/16 Admission Prices: Adults £5, Concessions £3

Directions: M61 to junction 5, follow sign for Westhoughton, turn left onto A6, turn right onto A579 (Newbrook Road/Bolton Road) into Atherton. At first set of traffic lights turn left into High Street, then second left into Alder Street to ground.

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Club Information

Legal Entity: Limited Company: Atherton Collieries FC Limited C/N 0742002

Ground: The Kensite Stadium

Address: Atherton, Greater Manchester

Postcode: M46 9EY

Telephone: 07968 548056


Twitter: @ACFC1916

Registered Colours: Black & White Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Blue Shirt, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Alternative Colours: Green with White Sash Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow Shirt, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

Secretary: Emil Anderson

Chairman: Paul Gregory

Manager: Michael Clegg

Programme Editor: Joseph Gibbons

Committee / Directors: Paul Gregory, Paul Humphreys, Emil Anderson, Mike Riley, David Norris, Ricky Brown, Anthony Hook, David Protano, Ian Allwill, Martin Hook, Frank Anderson

County Affiliation: Lancashire FA

Year Formed: 1916

Record Attendance: 3,300 in Lancashire Combination 1920s

Previous Leagues:

Bolton Combination
Lancashire Combination
Cheshire County League


Lancashire County F.A. Shield Winners: 1919/20, 1922/23, 1941/42, 1945/46, 1956/57, 1964/65
North West Counties Football League
Third Division Champions 1986/87
Second Division Runners Up 1995/96
First Division Champions 2014/15
League Challenge Cup Runners Up 2001/02, 2014/15
First Division Trophy Winners 2010/11
Runners Up 1991/92, 2014/15
Floodlit Trophy Finalists 1994/95
Bridge Shield Winners 1985/86
Goldline Trophy Winners 2001/02
Bolton Hospital Cup Winners
1973/74, 1986/87, 2011/12