Houghton wants promotion with Nostell

Simon Houghton is rated as one of the best NCEL managers of the past decade. Current and ex-players talk about him in such high-regard. No-one has a bad word. It is also telling how many have played for him at his numerous clubs. But family circumstances and controversial sackings at Pontefract Collieries and Shaw Lane  read more→

Morris vows to lead Bridge over troubled water

Toolstation NCEL Division One Lee Morris does not do easy jobs. Since leaving his comfortable position as assistant manager of Shaw Lane AFC in February 2016, the current Worsbrough Bridge chief has taken on some of the most difficult tasks imaginable. Goole AFC, without a win in nine games was his first point of call,  read more→

‘Showman’ Poskitt enjoying life at Nostell

The curtain is not yet down on Ryan Poskitt’s playing career, despite his transition from the pitch to the technical area, but the stage-hands are waiting in the wings ready to lower it. Considering that he was told at the age of four he would “never play competitive sport”, it is not surprising that ‘The  read more→

Rollinson family prepare for their Cup Final

Lucille Rollinson, the mother of Glasshoughton Welfare winger Connor and Worsbrough Bridge youngster Calan, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in October. She has had three intense rounds of chemotherapy and is now waiting to have her bone marrow transplant as a match has been found. Fittingly published on World Cancer Day, this is  read more→

Fox is Selby Town’s Messiah – Pearse

Toolstation NCEL Division One Chairman Ralph Pearse admits Christian Fox has been like the Messiah for Selby Town as enthralled fans are flocking back to Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. Selby have dumbfounded the keyboard warriors as they currently sit in the play-offs after a series of squash-buckling performances which have seen them take teams apart.  read more→

Houghton plots bright future for Nostell

Toolstation NCEL Division One The whipping boys era is over and every team who plays Nostell Miners Welfare from now on faces a huge battle because the club is aiming high. That’s the message from new joint manager Simon Houghton who has sounded the klaxon for a bright future for a club that has won  read more→

Football League the aim for Albion

Ossett Albion are aiming far higher than ever before – and that’s the Football League. It is not a pipe dream, that’s the firm aim of Albion’s ambitious new chairman John Chidlaw, whose first home game in charge of the club saw them beat Radcliffe FC. Mr Chidlaw, originally from Shiregreen in Sheffield, but who  read more→

Ormsby “overwhelmed” by reaction

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division New Garforth Town midfielder Liam Ormsby wants to reattain the performance levels he reached before his bad ankle break. Ormsby, the son of Leeds United legend Brendan, has spoken on the first anniversary of the incident, which happened whilst he was playing for Scarborough Athletic in an Emirates FA Cup tie  read more→

YMCA project excites Hepworth

Reinvigorated Darren Hepworth is excited about the potential of ambitious Huddersfield YMCA. Hepworth, who was one of the most popular NCEL managers, stood down as the AFC Emley chief in May after seven years in the Welfare Ground dugout. Within weeks he dropped down three steps to join the West Yorkshire League Division Two new-boys  read more→

Biggins hails Stocksbridge management

Harrison Biggins admits that he owes a lot to the Stocksbridge Park Steels management team after his dream move to Fleetwood Town was confirmed. Chris Hilton and his assistants Ryan Laight, Lee Thompson and Shaun Handisides have spent the last three years developing Biggins, the son of former Barnsley striker Wayne into a top midfielder.  read more→