Austin set for short term Aquaforce deal

Former Barnsley and Hartlepool defender Neil Austin played for Shaw Lane Aquaforce yesterday

Former Barnsley and Hartlepool defender Neil Austin is set to join Shaw Lane Aquaforce on a short-term deal, Craig Elliott has confirmed. Austin is a free agent after not renewing his contract with Ronnie Moore’s men – six years after originally joining them. He only missed eight minutes of their League Two campaign last season.  read more→

Trialist B hits two for Spennymoor


Trialist B, otherwise known as former Shaw Lane Aquaforce striker Danny Frost, struck twice as Spennymoor Town beat Tadcaster Albion 3-2 at the i2i Sports Stadium. Frost is expected to sign for the Evo Stik Division One North side following his recent departure from Shaw Lane Aquaforce. The chances of that happening are very high  read more→

Frickley plan for life after Thompson

Frickley boss Karl Rose has lost Matty Bloor to Scarborough Athletic

Karl Rose has started preparing for life after Reece Thompson by adding well-travelled striker Zeph Thomas to his Frickley Athletic. Young forward Thompson looks set to depart after bids from York City and a second Football League club were accepted. Thomas signed for Frickley after the 3-1 defeat to North Ferriby United. He has been  read more→

Clubs gear up for start of NCEL season

The Toolstation Northern Counties East League season starts next week

The new Toolstation Northern Counties East League campaign is just week away and if last season is anyway to go by then we’re in for an exciting ride. The Premier Division is still hard to predict a potential winner – just like last year when several teams appeared capable of winning the title. Eight Premier  read more→

Shaw Lane not rushing star signings

Craig Elliott says he is not rushing Gavin Allott and Alex Davidson back from injury

Shaw Lane Aquaforce manager Craig Elliott is in no rush to give star signings Gavin Allott and Alex Davidson their debuts. Both players are yet to feature in Aquaforce’s three pre-season friendlies and are unlikely to do so. Former Frickley striker Allott is recovering from a hernia problem, while Davidson, signed from Bradford (Park Avenue)  read more→

Rose loses Bloor to Scarborough

Frickley boss Karl Rose has lost Matty Bloor to Scarborough Athletic

Frickley Athletic manager Karl Rose has lost popular captain Matty Bloor to Scarborough Athletic. The move ends his second spell with Frickley which is notable for him battling back from a serious injury to play in Frickley’s successful battle against relegation from the Evo Stik Premier Division last season. For Scarborough, it caps off an  read more→

Frickley accept bids for Thompson

Reece Thompson in action for Retford United last season

Frickley Athletic have accepted offers from two Football League clubs for young starlet Reece Thompson. The former Retford United striker is being publicly chased by York City following his sensational goal against Newcastle United. York boss Russ Wilcox has had his third bid accepted, but he faces competition from an un-named club, who are also  read more→

Hall Road pass ground inspection

Action from Hall Road Rangers 1-5 North Ferriby - the first game at Haworth Park. Photo: Lee Myers Photography

Hall Road Rangers have successfully passed their ground grading inspection after months of hard work to get their new home Haworth Park up to standard. Hall Road had a big job on their hands when they announced they were leaving Dene Park, but chairman Darren Sunley and his volunteers have achieved their aims. The floodlights  read more→

Nostell boss Lines hit by blow

Blow: Nostell manager Paul Lines has lost midfield general John Douglas because of a broken arm

Nostell Miners Welfare have been rocked by the news that new signing and midfield general John Douglas broke his arm in the 2-0 victory at Wetherby Athletic. Douglas is one of Paul Lines’ main new faces at Crofton this season, but it looks like he faces another spell on the side-lines. Lines is a big  read more→

Scarborough put Fox in their box

Bryan Hughes (right) and Paul Foot (left) have signed Joe Fox for Scarborough

Evo Stik Premier Division title winner Joe Fox has signed for Scarborough Athletic following his departure from FC United of Manchester. The midfielder’s goal in the pre-season friendly at Pickering Town has done enough to persuade joint managers Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot. Also his spell with FC United, Fox has played for Ossett Albion  read more→