Trophy hunting and unfinished business lured Hindley back

Unfinished business and a desire to win trophies persuaded Ryan Hindley to return to Hallam as joint manager with his old assistant and close friend Stephen Whitehead. Hindley, the man responsible for raising a ship-wrecked Hallam off the bottom of the Toolstation NCEL Division One table and then transforming them into perennial promotion candidates, recently  read more→

Glasshoughton believe in promotion dream – Holmes

Darren Holmes claims that if Glasshoughton Welfare win promotion it would rank as one of the biggest NCEL shocks in recent memory. An unexpected promotion would certainly eclipse Non League Yorkshire’s manager of the decade Craig Elliott’s achievements during his magical two years in charge at Leeds Road between 2010 and 2012. Elliott, now performing  read more→

Ex-official Holmes concerned by referee shortage crisis

Glasshoughton Welfare joint manager Darren Holmes says he is concerned by the referee shortage crisis that has gripped Toolstation NCEL Division One this season. Division One referee and assistant appointments have been constantly changing throughout the season and some games have only had a official appointed less than 24 hours before. The league have also  read more→

Nostell making great strides on-and-off field – Dodsworth

Nostell Miners Welfare have made strides in two years and are punching above their weight. That is the view of joint manager Jason Dodsworth, who points to the resources available and highlights the development of the under 21 players in the first team as to why he feels Nostell have a successful future ahead of  read more→

Macorison backs Harrogate to move up table

Des Macorison remains confident Harrogate Railway will move up the Toolstation NCEL Division One table during the second half of the season. Despite the early positive signs, Macorison has been unable to halt the slide that Railway have been on since the departure of Billy Miller in 2015 and they lie second bottom, two points  read more→

Bad weather has allowed Nostell to regroup – Houghton

The bad weather problems have been a fantastic opportunity for Nostell Miners Welfare, according to Simon Houghton as he and Jason Dodsworth prepare to relaunch their promotion bid. Having only played twice during December, Nostell used the ‘break’ to spend hours on the training ground to iron out the reasons behind their slump in form  read more→

Hilton reflects on a decade in management

“Challenging, interesting, rewarding, frustrating, testing, I’ve had some great times managing, but I’ve had some bad times, such as stress last season when we were second bottom at Christmas,” Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Hilton says as he reflects on a decade in management. An accidental Messiah for Worsbrough Bridge having ended up in the  read more→

Fox frustrated as Selby’s referee woes deepen in Ferriby defeat

Christian Fox claimed a combination of contentious refereeing and a lethargic performance were the main reasons behind Selby Town’s 5-0 home defeat to promotion contenders North Ferriby. Selby went behind early doors to Tom Corner’s 15th minute opener in the controversial Toolstation NCEL Division One clash. Given it was only their second game in six  read more→

Garforth’s potential lured Marshall off golf course

The potential of Garforth Town persuaded Paul Marshall to leave the golf course and move back into the dugout. The former Harrogate Railway and Tadcaster Albion manager replaced Rob Hunter last month and has enjoyed a stunning start to his reign with four wins and a draw in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division. He was  read more→