Wright opens up on retirement and sarcoidosis diagnosis

Saturday 12th November 2020 will be ingrained in Josh Wright’s memory forever. “I was just driving in the van and I was on the inside lane of the M1 and I blacked out,” former Ossett Albion captain Wright slowly says as he details the terrifying moment his world was turned was turned upside down. “I  read more→

Young starlets commit to Pickering

A host of young starlets have returned to Pickering Town for the upcoming 2021/22 season. The news further boosts Steve Roberts’ hopes of a positive first full campaign in charge of the Northern Premier League club. Former North Ferriby and Gainsborough Trinity centre-midfielder or full-back Will Taylor is back available for Pickering.  He played 17  read more→

Double signing at Frickley

Two up-and-coming young players have joined Dave Frecklington’s Frickley Athletic. Attack-minded Ethan Kenny has arrived at Westfield Lane after his recent release from Rotherham United. Kenny spent eight years with the Rotherham Academy and got opportunities such as like playing against Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup. Right wing-back or centre-midfielder Reiss Harrison is the  read more→

Hero Wordsworth wins Cup Final for Athersley

Brian & Judith Bradley Memorial Cup Final Silkstone United 0-1 Athersley Rec Reserves  Kyle Wordsworth was the last gasp hero for Athersley Rec Reserves after scoring with almost the last kick of the Final to win the Brian & Judith Bradley Memorial Cup for his side. Wordsworth’s low finish inside the penalty area sparked scenes  read more→

Extra-time goals send Swinton into League Cup Final

S&HCSL League Cup Dodworth Miners Welfare 1-3 (AET) Swinton Athletic Two extra-time goals sent favourites Swinton Athletic into the League Cup Final and delivered heartbreak for hosts Dodworth Miners Welfare in front of 400 people in Barnsley. Substitutes Sam Green and Owen Cooke landed the knockout blows on Darren Young’s Dodworth whose afternoon began in  read more→

Star striker pledges future to Steels

Star striker Luke Mangham has pledged his future to Chris Hilton’s Stocksbridge Park Steels. Mangham and Stocksbridge will be hoping he can pick up where he left during the aborted 2020/21 Northern Premier League season. He was their top goal-scorer having carried his form on from the previous season when he scored 17 goals. Former  read more→

North Gawber search for new boss as Simms stands down

North Gawber are searching for a new manager as treble-winning boss Dave Simms has decided to stand down. Simms will remain as the club’s vice-chairman and secretary, but will pass the manager’s baton onto a new face. His assistants John Pickering and Scott Chipchase are also stepping away from the dugout. Simms will forever be  read more→

Captain McFadyen’s back at Stocksbridge

Club captain Liam McFadyen is going to be back playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels next season. Long-serving McFadyen took a sabbatical last year and missed Stocksbridge’s games in the aborted 2020/21 campaign. He did play twice for Athersley Rec during the brief restart in December as part of a loan arrangement. McFadyen has been an  read more→

Promotion and relegation system for NCEL confirmed

The promotion and relegation system for the 2021/22 Toolstation Northern Counties East League has been confirmed. It is the FA who have come up the system which will also apply to the North West Counties and all Step 5 and 6 leagues. The changes made, especially in the Premier Division, are almost a hark back  read more→