Berchil at the double for Nostell

Amir Berchil was at the double as Nostell Miners Welfare won 2-1 at Thackley. Both goals were in the last ten minutes of the first half. Harvey Booth and Joe Wood helped to lay the first one on a plate for Berchil. Left-back Jamie Allsop drove forward for the second and he supplied a fantastic  read more→

Second weekend of friendlies behind closed doors

Plenty of pre-season friendlies were held across Yorkshire, once again with spectators shut out. Fans continue to be banned from attending fixtures due to the Government restrictions which are likely to remain unchanged for at least another week and probably longer given the strict rules placed on Greater Manchester, Preston, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale. Bad  read more→

Ex-Handsworth man Fletcher joins Maltby

Former Handsworth midfielder Luke Fletcher has joined Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Maltby Main. The experienced NCEL player has played for several clubs including Parkgate, Staveley Miners Welfare, Goole AFC, AFC Mansfield and even Maltby many years ago. Fletcher, who was a member of the Handsworth team which won the 2015 League Cup Final in  read more→

NCEL League Cup axed for 20/21

The NCEL League Cup is the latest cup competition to be axed for the 2020/21 season. The League Cup was removed from any potential schedule for the planned campaign, but the NCEL say they want to bring it for 2021/21 – of course assuming normality has returned. The news follows the scrapping of the West  read more→

Midfielder Wraith joins Penistone

Midfielder Will Wraith is Penistone Church’s latest summer signing. The capture of Wraith, who was at Hallam last season, follows on from the signings of Alex O’Keefe and Charlie Baird Although Wraith is a young lad, he is no spring chicken when it comes to Non League experience as he has also previously played for  read more→

Claxton and Cable add power to Pontefract

Sam Cable and Dom Claxton have both added power to the ranks at Pontefract Collieries. Young defender Claxton is a former member of Barnsley’s shadow scholarship squad. Razor-sharp Cable is the most familiar of the two because of his spells with Frickley Athletic and Selby Town. Cable, who has the ability to carve up defences  read more→

West Riding Cup scrapped for 20/21

The West Riding County Cup will not be played during the 2020/21 season. The West Riding County FA had already said that if the start of the new campaign was delayed until at least September, the competition would not be held. The County FA has now delivered on its promise. The announcement comes nearly 24  read more→

McGuire hails Underdown after “fitting” comeback from serious injury

Thackley manager Paddy McGuire has hailed Jamie Underdown after the winger’s fairytale comeback from a potentially career-ending injury. Underdown came on as late substitute and set up Thackley’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Barnoldswick Town on Tuesday night – almost three years since he seriously damaged three of the four ligaments in his knee  read more→

North West Counties set provisional start date for October

The North West Counties League have shown real steel by describing a September start as “unfeasible” and they have set a provisional October start date. The extraordinary twist comes hours after Steeton manager Roy Mason called on the Step 5 and 6 leagues to make a stand to the FA and refuse to start in  read more→