Emley academy boss wants to develop players for the first team

Emley academy chief Sam Sutton wants to improve his own impressive track record by producing talented future stars for Richard Tracey’s first team over the coming years. Former Huddersfield under 19s manager Sutton is leading Emley’s rebooted youth development section – starting with an under 23s side which plays its first home game on Monday  read more→

Forrest content with Silsden’s start to campaign

Danny Forrest is content with Silsden’s start to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season. Silsden have won two out of their opening five games – the 3-2 win over Goole AFC and the dramatic 4-3 defeat of Knaresborough Town. “Six points out of a possible 15, we would have liked more points, but I can  read more→

Dodworth chief relieved County Senior League season is back on

Dodworth Miners Welfare manager Darren Young is relieved that the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League clubs can continue playing after a confusing day. The Sheffield FA issued guidance today in response to the Government placing South Yorkshire into the Tier 3 lockdown rules. They originally said clubs in the four parts of South Yorkshire  read more→

Pitts and Portrey hope to bring stability to Goole

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division Serial winner Mark Pitts hopes and he and fellow joint manager Simon Portrey can finally bring stability to Goole AFC. Stability and Goole AFC are not words which are usually used in the same sentence. Former Carlton Athletic chief Pitts – one of the most successful Step 7 bosses in recent  read more→

Pitts and Portrey take charge of Goole as James stands down

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division  Mark Pitts and Simon Portrey have taken charge of Goole AFC as joint managers as Lutel James has stepped down due to new football commitments involving the Caribbean Islands.  However, James is sticking around and will act as a consultant to the new first team bosses and the club’s chairman Alan  read more→

Hilton wants FA to start planning to hand financial aid to clubs

Stocksbridge Park Steels manager Chris Hilton believes the FA need to start preparing to provide financial aid to Non League clubs if the Government orders another lockdown.  Fears the country will follow the decisions of the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales in having a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown are growing.  That’s on top of the three  read more→

Axcell hails Maltby’s start to the season

Louis Axcell has hailed Maltby Main’s positive opening to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season. Maltby have overcome some sticky wickets – including the 1-1 draw at promotion contenders Yorkshire Amateur – to sit seventh after collecting 11 points from a possible 18. The Main head to Garforth Town tonight. “The start has been fantastic  read more→

Benn wishes Viggars all the best after Ossett exit

Wayne Benn has wished Harry Viggars all the best after his prodigy’s shock exit from Ossett United. Viggars recently decided to leave Ossett, just a few months after ending his long tenure of service at Hemsworth Miners Welfare to reunite with his mentor Benn. “He rang me three or four weeks ago to say he  read more→

Exciting time for young footballers in Barnsley – Whitehead

New Houghton Main manager Jimmy Whitehead admits that is a great time for young footballers in Barnsley who want to make it in the Non League game. Whitehead, also a Barnsley FC shadow scholars squad coach, oversaw the progression of at least seven players into Non League football during his time as Worsbrough Bridge under  read more→

Brid boss Agnew hopes Non League season is not halted

Bridlington Town manager Brett Agnew hopes the Non League Football season is not halted in the coming weeks. The game is facing an oncoming storm with the Government introducing the new three tier lockdown system as hospital admissions rise because of Covid-19. The North West Counties League is almost unable to operate and the Toolstation  read more→