Ashforth to face Railway on opening day

Lee Ashforth will head back to his old club Harrogate Railway in his first competitive game as joint manager of Campion. The Division One clash at Station View is part of the Toolstation NCEL opening fixture list which has been released on Sunday morning. Ashforth spent many years as Railway’s goalkeeper before becoming the assistant  read more→

Elam makes first Eccleshill signings

New Eccleshill United manager Lee Elam has begun rebuilding the Eagles after making his first signings. Talent Ndlovu and Lewis Sugden are the most familiar names of the new faces at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club. Ndlovu has played for Ossett Albion and Campion, while Sugden is best known for playing for Farsley Celtic.  read more→

Oldham and Wilson sign Bridge forms

Rob Oldham and Jack Wilson are among the latest list of players to commit themselves to Worsbrough Bridge. The pair were key members of the side that surprised many by finishing seventh in the Toolstation NCEL Division One table last season. Midfielder Ash Emmett, who enjoyed rave reviews at Pontefract Collieries before a bad injury  read more→

Tough start for Rail boss Macorison

Eccleshill United 4-0 Harrogate Railway  Des Macorison was given a glimpse of the big task ahead after watching his side fall to defeat at Eccleshill United in his first friendly in charge of Harrogate Railway. But it was not all negative for the new Railway manager. Although they were two goals down after just five  read more→

Ex-Albion players join Emley

A host of ex-Ossett Albion players are going to be playing for Emley AFC in the North West Counties this season. Prolific striker James Eyles, who finished last season at his local club Nostell Miners Welfare, is the stand-out name on the list. Eyles has a fantastic track record of scoring goals from spells with  read more→

Holmes says Welfare have solid spine

Darren Holmes insists Glasshoughton Welfare start pre-season with a solid spine as he and Lee Vigars begin assembling their fairly new-look squad. Glasshoughton fielded a youthful side in the 2-1 victory over Rothwell Town, with only a handful of older bodies. Some may say the squad was light on experience, but Holmes dismissed that, highlighting  read more→

Perks drives Welfare to victory

Striker Nathan Perks scored twice and missed a penalty as Glasshoughton Welfare won 2-1 against Rothwell Town in their opening friendly. The former Pontefract Collieries frontman looked sharp and struck in both halves for his local side. The only downer was the penalty fail which meant he was unable to add the match-ball to his  read more→

Tyas to be Welfare’s last line of defence

Aiden Tyas is to be Glasshoughton Welfare’s goalkeeper for the new season. Tyas, rated as one of the best goalkeepers in Toolstation NCEL Division One, made his first appearance on a team-sheet for Glasshoughton in the 2-1 friendly victory over Rothwell Town on Tuesday night. The young stopper is best known for his association with  read more→

Brooksbank and Flaherty join Thackley

Eccleshill United pair Ben Grech-Brooksbank and Charlie Flaherty have moved to Thackley. The pair are playing tonight in Thackley’s home friendly with National North new-boys Farsley Celtic. Both players are very experienced West Yorkshire-based NCEL players and will add a lot of bite of Paddy McGuire’s side. Brooksbank has enjoyed a successful return to Non  read more→

New Railway boss delivers on promise

New Harrogate Railway manager Des Macorison is delivering on his promise to give proven Step 7 players a chance in the NCEL. The ex-goalkeeper, who earned his managerial stripes with Littetown in the now defunct WRCAL, said when he took charge at Station View he had lined up four strikers with 120 goals between them  read more→