Ricketts returns to Barton Town

Dave Anderson has got Brad Ricketts back in his Barton Town Old Boys squad

Brad Ricketts has returned to Barton Town Old Boys after a short spell with Ossett Town. Ricketts will go straight into the squad to play Staveley Miners Welfare on Wednesday night in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division. Manager Dave Anderson said: “I am really delighted that Brad has decided to come back and join us  read more→

Railway out of Trophy despite late rally

Nathan Cartman scores the goal of the game in Harrogate Railway's 3-2 defeat to Spennymoor. Photo: Caught Light Photography

Two first half goals proved the difference for Spennymoor Town in their 3-2 win at Harrogate Railway in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round tie. Strikes from Shane Henry and Liam Henderson put Spennymoor into a commanding positiion, but Railway hit back after the break. Malachi Farquharson dragged Railway back into it before Michael Roberts restored  read more→

Ex-Garforth man Bower signs for Ossett

Former Garforth striker Connor Bower has signed for Ossett Town

Former Garforth Town striker Connor Bower has signed for Ossett Town. Bower moves to the Evo Stik Division One North side from FC United of Manchester and is in the squad for the FA Trophy Preliminary Round tie at Brighouse Town tomorrow. Bower played a number of games for Garforth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier  read more→

Elliott: Results have been excellent

Craig Elliott has been delighted with Shaw Lane Aquaforce's recent results

Craig Elliott is refusing to set a points target for his high-flying Shaw Lane Aquaforce side. Aquaforce are second in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division table -three points behind Tadcaster Albion – after a six match unbeaten run. Aquaforce head to Parkgate tomorrow and Elliott said: “I’m not a manager who says ‘by the end  read more→

Bridge have made a good start

Worsbrough manager Dave Mace is pleased with how his side have started the season

Dave Mace is happy with the way Worsbrough Bridge have started the Toolstation NCEL Division One season. Mace admitted at the start of the campaign that he was unsure what to expect as a lot of his troops were making the step-up from under 19s football. Worsbrough, who are 15th in the Division One table,  read more→

Steels to face Frickley in Senior Cup


Chris Hilton will take his Stocksbridge Park Steels side to the place where he made his name in the third round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup. Resurgent Steels will head to Frickley Athletic for the tie which is set to be played in November. Hilton was associated with Frickley for a long time  read more→

Emley’s Leonard joins Frickley Athletic

Max Leonard has left AFC Emley and joined Frickley Athletic

AFC Emley have taken a blow today as key player Max Leonard has moved to Frickley Athletic. The former Huddersfield Town youngster has been an integral part of Emley’s excellent start to the Toolstation NCEL Division One season. He was their top goal-scorer with eight goals and he bowed out on Saturday with a goal  read more→

Lane lucky to draw with Handsworth

Shaw Lane Aquaforce goalkeeper Jamie Bailey made a string of excellent saves in the 2-2 draw with Handsworth Parramore

Peter Duffield will know he is inheriting a good side after watching his new charges Handsworth Parramore almost snatch all three points at the death at Shaw Lane Aquaforce. Aquaforce were clinging on for dear life after running out of gas in the excellent Toolstation NCEL Premier Division encounter which was a fantastic advertisement for  read more→

Duffield’s the new man at Handsworth

Welcome aboard: Handsworth Parramore chairman Pete Whitehead (centre) welcomes Peter Duffield (left) and Mick Godber (right)

Peter Duffield ticked all the boxes required to be the new Handsworth Parramore chief, club development manager Steve Holmes has said. Duffield and his assistant Mick Godber were unveiled as Russ Eagle’s permanent replacement at 10am this morning – 12 hours after the pair watched their new side draw 2-2 at Shaw Lane Aquaforce. Former  read more→

Sykes makes 900th appearance

AFC Emley captain Paul Sykes being presented with a memento to commerate his 900th career game, alongside Darren Hepworth and Yorkshire Amateur chairman Lincoln Richards. Picture: Rob Dixon (Twitter)

He didn’t get the three points he wanted, but Paul Sykes made his 900th career appearance last night in AFC Emley’s 3-2 at Yorkshire Amateur. Vastly experienced Sykes, who is also Emley’s captain, spoke on Monday about reaching the landmark game. He was presented with a trophy to mark the occasion last night by the  read more→