Atherton Collieries
Michael Clegg
The Kensite Stadium

Current Position: 4th

P W D L F A Pts
20 13 4 3 52 23 43

Current Form: 3rd

6 5 0 1 14 8

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
03/12/16Penrith (A)W 3-0
25/11/16Nelson (A)L 0-3
12/11/161874 Northwich (A)W 3-0
04/11/16Abbey Hey (A)W 2-1
01/11/16Squires Gate (A)W 4-3
29/10/16Sandbach United (A)W 2-1

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
10/12/16Hanley Town (H)14:00
17/12/16Cammell Laird 1907 (A)15:00
26/12/16New Mills (H)15:00
30/12/16Padiham (A)19:45
07/01/17Shildon (A)15:00
14/01/17West Didsbury & Chorlton (H)15:00

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 29/07/16Colne A19:45L 0-2
  (League Winners v Cup Winners Trophy F)
Sat 06/08/16Bacup Borough H15:00W 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 13/08/16Nelson A15:00W 2-0 Jordan Cover (21)
Jordan Cover (43)
Mon 15/08/16Squires Gate H19:45D 1-1 Mark Battersby (39)
Sat 20/08/16Witton Albion H15:00L 1-3 Jamie Forbes (48)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup P)
Wed 24/08/16AFC Darwen A19:45W 5-1 Danny Lafferty (9)
Ben Hardcastle (24)
Mark Battersby (51)
Ben Hardcastle (54)
Vinny Bailey (90)
Sat 27/08/16Barnton A15:00W 5-2 Rhys Nevins (2)
Ben Hardcastle (4)
Vinny Bailey (15)
Matty Chadwick (27)
Mark Ayres (76p)
Mon 29/08/16AFC Liverpool H15:00L 1-2 Ben Hardcastle (20)
Sat 03/09/16Hanley Town A15:00W 4-1 Own Goal (3)
Mark Battersby (10)
Jordan Cover (17)
Daniel Lafferty (38)
Mon 05/09/16Barnoldswick Town H19:45W 3-0 Mark Battersby (39)
Ben Hardcastle (54)
Vinny Bailey (71)
Sat 10/09/16Cammell Laird 1907 H15:00W 4-1 Mark Battersby (48)
Mark Battersby (53)
Ben Hardcastle (72)
Jordan Cover (87)
Tue 13/09/16Bootle A19:45L 2-3 Ben Hardcastle (42)
Brad Cooke (76)
Fri 16/09/16Irlam A19:45D 1-1 Bradley Cook (3)
Mon 19/09/16Padiham H19:45W 2-1 Mark Battersby (34)
Mark Ayres (37p)
Sat 24/09/16Runcorn Linnets A15:00L 0-2
Sat 01/10/16Maine Road H15:00W 1-0 Liam Wood (39)
Tue 04/10/16Ashton Athletic A19:45W 4-0 Ben Hardcastle (13)
Mark Battersby (27p)
Mark Truffas (60)
Ben Hardcastle (88)
Sat 08/10/16New Mills A15:00W 5-0 Mark Battersby (7p)
Darrhyl Mason (45)
Mark Truffas (70)
Ben Hardcastle (80)
Jordan Cover (85)
Mon 10/10/16Nelson H19:45D 2-2 Mark Battersby (38)
Mark Battersby (53)
Fri 14/10/16Irlam H19:45D 1-1 Matt Grimshaw (58)
Tue 18/10/16West Didsbury & Chorlton A19:45W 3-1 Gareth Peet (3)
Dave Sherlock (33p)
Brad Cooke (45)
Sat 22/10/16Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association H15:00W 5-0 Mark Battersby (10)
Vincent Bailey (24)
Mark Battersby (57)
Vincent Bailey (86)
Justin Pickering (89)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
Tue 25/10/16Barnoldswick TownA19:45Postp
Sat 29/10/16Sandbach United A13:30W 2-1 Jordan Cover (34)
Jordan Cover (51)
  (The Macron Cup 2)
Tue 01/11/16Squires Gate A19:45W 4-3 Ben Hardcastle (2)
Jordan Cover (21)
Jordan Cover (55)
Mark Battersby (80)
Fri 04/11/16Abbey Hey A19:45W 2-1 Daniel Lafferty (3)
Mark Battersby (39)
Sat 12/11/161874 Northwich A15:00W 3-0 Jordan Cover (52)
Ben Hardcastle (59)
Jordan Cover (75)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 2)
Mon 14/11/16Ashton AthleticH19:45Postp
Sat 19/11/16BootleH14:00Postp
Fri 25/11/16Nelson A19:45L 0-3
  (The Macron Cup 3)
Tue 29/11/16Barnoldswick TownA19:45Postp
Sat 03/12/16Penrith A15:00W 3-0 Matthew Grimshaw (58)
Jordan Cover (69)
Jordan Cover (73)
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 3)
Sat 10/12/16Hanley TownH14:00 
Sat 17/12/16Cammell Laird 1907A15:00 
Mon 26/12/16New MillsH15:00 
Fri 30/12/16PadihamA19:45 
Sat 07/01/17ShildonA15:00 
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 4)
Sat 14/01/17West Didsbury & ChorltonH15:00 
Sat 21/01/17Congleton TownA15:00 
Sat 28/01/17Abbey HeyH15:00 
Sat 04/02/17BarntonH15:00 
Sat 11/02/17Barnoldswick TownA15:00 
Sat 25/02/17Congleton TownH15:00 
Sat 04/03/17Winsford UnitedH15:00 
Sat 11/03/17Runcorn TownA15:00 
Sat 18/03/17Maine RoadA15:00 
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 
TBCAshton AthleticH19:45 
TBC1874 NorthwichH15:00 

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) W 1-0
04/10/16Ashton Athletic (A) W 4-0
08/10/16New Mills (A) W 5-0
10/10/16Nelson (H) D 2-2
14/10/16Irlam (H) D 1-1
18/10/16West Did & Chor (A) W 3-1
22/10/16Jarrow Roofing (H) W 5-0
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
25/10/16Barnoldswick Tn (A) Postp
29/10/16Sandbach (A) W 2-1
(The Macron Cup 2)
01/11/16Squires Gate (A) W 4-3
04/11/16Abbey Hey (A) W 2-1
12/11/161874 Northwich (A) W 3-0
(The Buildbase FA Vase 2)
14/11/16Ashton Athletic (H) Postp
19/11/16Bootle (H) Postp
25/11/16Nelson (A) L 0-3
(The Macron Cup 3)
29/11/16Barnoldswick Tn (A) Postp
03/12/16Penrith (A) W 3-0
(The Buildbase FA Vase 3)
10/12/16Hanley Town (H) 14:00
17/12/16Cammell Laird (A) 15:00
26/12/16New Mills (H) 15:00
30/12/16Padiham (A) 19:45
07/01/17Shildon (A) 15:00
(The Buildbase FA Vase 4)
14/01/17West Did & Chor (H) 15:00
21/01/17Congleton Town (A) 15:00
28/01/17Abbey Hey (H) 15:00
04/02/17Barnton (H) 15:00
11/02/17Barnoldswick Tn (A) 15:00
25/02/17Congleton Town (H) 15:00
04/03/17Winsford United (H) 15:00
11/03/17Runcorn Town (A) 15:00
18/03/17Maine Road (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
TBCAshton Athletic (H) 19:45
TBCBootle (H) 19:45
TBC1874 Northwich (H) 15:00

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Mark Ayres12020010
Vincent Bailey24160112
Mark Battersby192151023
James Brooks3700010
Matthew Chadwick2010000
Neil Chappell0000000
Lewis Coleman0100010
Bradley Cooke16721151
Jordan Cover128121033
Jamie Forbes18110131
Ashley Frith0000000
Matthew Grimshaw16320011
Ben Hardcastle261130004
Kristian Holt3300010
Jake Kenny18300000
Daniel Lafferty22030010
Michael Lea 4000000
Darrhyl Mason9110024
Joshua Messer20400141
Rhys Nevins4010000
Christopher Pauley *0000000
Gareth Peet24010010
Justin Pickering41001000
Adam Reid26000000
Robert Sadler0000000
David Sherlock111010130
Darren Siddall0000000
Daniel Taberner *1000000
Mark Truffas11520000
Liam Wood3510010

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

Staff Members

Benjamin Ash 
Michael Clegg 
Andrew Heald 
Warren Jones 
Darren Siddall 

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.

Please click here to obtain step by step directions from any UK postcode

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