Stress nearly made Hilton quit Stocksbridge job

“It is a very good question,” laughs Chris Hilton as he begins to answer why he’s agreed to a sixth campaign in the Stocksbridge Park Steels hot-seat considering he’s having to rebuilt his squad yet again. Just a few months ago health nearly made him to quit a role he loves doing. Flirtations with the  read more→

Stocksbridge beaten by Spennymoor

Chris Hilton was not “disheartened” as Stocksbridge Park Steels went down 5-0 to National North giants Spennymoor Town at Bracken Moor. The Steels actually flew out of the traps brilliantly and probably should have taken the lead in the opening gambits against a team two league higher. But a bizarre own goal (see tweet below)  read more→

Macorison confident of ending Railway’s decline

New Harrogate Railway manager Des Macorison is desperate to reward the club’s volunteers with success on-the-field at Station View this season. Railway, a club that enjoyed the riches of two runs to the FA Cup second round proper inside the past two decades, find themselves in Toolstation NCEL Division One for the first time since  read more→

Yorkshire Amateur want to win historic promotion

Joint manager Neil Sibson reckons Yorkshire Amateur have never had a squad as strong in their 100-year history as they aim to win promotion to the BetVictor League for the first ever time. The Ammers have recruited wisely this summer, adding higher league experience in the likes of former Farsley Celtic favourites Ross Daly and  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→

Nostell are back on the map – Houghton

Toolstation NCEL Division One Simon Houghton admits that his Jason Dodsworth’s vision to transform the fortunes of Nostell Miners Welfare has gone almost exactly to plan. Houghton and fellow joint manager Dodsworth are celebrating their first anniversary of their much-heralded appointments to the Crofton Community Centre hot-seats. The pair arrived to huge fanfare, whilst outlining an  read more→

How I Manage: Selby boss Christian Fox

You may have recently read our ‘A day in the life of a Non League manager – Christian Fox’. Now we probe deeper into the mind of the ambitious Selby Town boss who is tipped to be a future York City manager. We ask him about his coaching career, philosophies and management styles and how  read more→

Welfare have to be proud of start – Holmes

Toolstation NCEL Division One Darren Holmes says Glasshoughton Welfare have to be really proud of the way they have started the season after climbing to fifth. Saturday’s cruise-control 3-0 win over Shirebrook Town was their fourth straight league victory and Holmes, who wants his and Lee Vigars’ side to improve on last season’s sixth-placed finish,  read more→

A day in the life of a Non League manager: Christian Fox

Selby Town manager and Messiah Christian Fox is one of the brightest managerial prospects in the NCEL. Non League Yorkshire spent the whole of Saturday with him to gain an insight into how he has helped turn Selby into a thriving community asset. Non League Yorkshire has previously published similar articles about one of Harrogate  read more→

Bridge have had reality check – Morris

Toolstation NCEL Division One Lee Morris admits Worsbrough Bridge’s recent slump in form has been a wake-up call for his players. Surprise package Worsbrough flew out of the blocks like a Crash Bandicoot and were joint top at one point.  However, his side have only won one out of their last four league games. Morris  read more→