FA should have localised the leagues – Railway boss

Mick O’Connell insists the FA made a massive mistake not localising the leagues for the 2020/21 season. The Harrogate Railway supremo was one of several players and managers who back in the summer called for a reduced season with leagues split in half. They all said that local leagues would reduce travelling in the pandemic  read more→

Ammers still have “glimmer of hope” of promotion – Ogilvie

Yorkshire Amateur still have a “glimmer of hope” that their promotion dream could still come true, according to joint manager Craig Ogilvie. Subject to ratification from the FA Council, the season for Steps 3 to 6 clubs has been “curtailed” without any further matches being played. However, because the FA have not gone down the  read more→

‘Sedge and Ferriby set to continue FA Vase adventures

Liversedge and North Ferriby are set to continue their FA Vase adventures, hopefully in April. The FA have confirmed that they want Vase to be finished so ‘Sedge and Ferriby have something to look forward to. ‘Sedge have gone further than ever before in the competition and are due to visit Hebburn Town in the  read more→

Player Profile – Alfie Raw

Liversedge and Sportsbible star Alfie Raw is the subject of this week’s edition of our Player Profile series. The ‘Sedge midfielder has been a key man for Jonathan Rimmington’s men for some time and he’s shown a liking for scoring lots of goals – some of the spectacular variety. Name Alfie Raw Age 22 Previous  read more→

Grassroots football scheduled to return from 29th March

Grassroots football is scheduled to return from the 29th March, the prime minister Boris Johnson has announced. It remains unclear what the news means for Non League clubs, but at the very minimum clubs should be able to train again. The FA are due to meet this week to continue discussions about what to do  read more→

Martin James’ Football Journey

Martin James played under an array of characters from football’s past and present during his 15-year playing career including John Beck, Les Chapman, Danny Bergara, Archie Gemmill, Trevor Storton and even former England manager Sam Allardyce. Midfielder James – who played more in defence in his later years – made over 100 appearances for Preston  read more→

Pearse retires as Selby chairman

Ralph Pearse has retired as chairman of Selby Town after over a decade in charge of the club. The sad news was announced on Friday night and ends the tenure of one of the most-loved chairman in the Northern Counties East League. Mr Pearse’s connection to Selby Town goes back more than a century as  read more→

National North and South declared null and void

The National North and South has been declared null and void after a majority of clubs voted to end the season. The vote is subject to ratification from the FA, but the news is not a surprise given the depth of the uprising recently seen in the Divisions. Bradford (Park Avenue) and Farsley Celtic were  read more→

Pontefract need support in £25,000 Buildbase vote

Pontefract Collieries are bidding to win £25,000 in building materials from Buildbase. The Colls have done well so far in the annual competition, amassing over 1400 votes, but they have just been knocked off top spot by Ramsgate FC. Pontefract want the prize so they can continue to improve their facilities – the clubhouse, changing  read more→