Deacey signs for Brighouse

Former Bradford (Park Avenue) and Farsley Celtic promotion winner Jordan Deacey has joined Brighouse Town. The midfielder, the son of former Avenue, Farsley, Harrogate Town and Scarborough Athletic boss John, was playing for Belper Town in pre-season. His two major career highs are Avenue’s promotion to the National North in 2012 and Farsley’s 2017 NPL  read more→

Goole mourn loss of president

Goole AFC are mourning the loss of their president and ex-chairman Eric Lawton. Mr Lawton was a synonymous person at Goole matches until the last few years and well-known across Non League Football. Goole said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the passing of our Life President  read more→

Steeton sign midfielder Wolfenden

North West Counties League side Steeton have signed midfielder James Wolfenden. Steeton boss Roy Mason recently said he wanted to bring more experience into his squad and Wolfenden fits that bill. Wolfenden has played for Nelson and Prestwich Heys in the past. He actually signed for Steeton prior to the dramatic FA Vase tie with  read more→

RIP Frank MacLachlan

I was saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of Frank yesterday. For those who don’t know, Frank was the secretary of Glasshoughton Welfare. I must have known Frank for about ten years as I started watching Glasshoughton during the Craig Elliott era. No-one ever had a bad word to say about him and  read more→

NCEL name Fair Play Awards after Dave Morrall

The Toolstation Northern Counties East League have named the Fair Play Awards after their former chairman Dave Morrall. Mr Morrall, an ex-Premier League assistant referee, has always been a strong advocate of fair play. The Fair Play Awards were one of several initiatives or rules the NCEL introduced over his nearly two decades as chairman.  read more→

Rhodes is Church hero in first game in two years after answering SOS call

Adam Rhodes penalty save – lining it all up for Ringy to seal the penalty win! — Penistone Church FC (@pcfc1906) September 19, 2020 Penistone Church had their own Non League good news story on Saturday. The Alpaca invasion at Carlton Athletic made the national news, but Adam Rhodes’ appearance for Penistone is just  read more→

Shelley resign from North West Counties

Shelley have resigned from the North West Counties, citing a “very challenging and uncertain economic climate”. Shelley is the first Yorkshire-based Non League club to pull out their league, following Droylsden who quit the NPL because of concerns of a lack of income. It is shocking news and it under-lines the problems Non League clubs  read more→

Joe Thornton signs for Garforth

Attacking midfielder Joe Thornton has signed for Garforth Town ahead of the scheduled FA Vase tie at home to Sunderland West End tomorrow. Thornton had originally signed for local neighbours Yorkshire Amateur in pre-season. Thornton, the cousin of former Garforth great Ben and the son of Gary, the former Batley Bulldogs Rugby League star, also  read more→

Roebuck returns to Handsworth

Handsworth have brought centre-back Tom Roebuck back to the club. Local lad Roebuck was one of Russ Eagle’s 2012 young fledglings who won the Toolstation NCEL Division One title. He returns at a fitting moment as Handsworth prepare for their official return to Olivers’ Mount. Roebuck is perhaps best known for his association with Hallam  read more→

Pickering make two signings

Pickering Town have made two brand new signings ahead of the NPL Division One North West season opener against Workington. Striker Brandon Morrison was the first player through the door on Thursday. He was then followed by defender Harry Ord. Steve Roberts said: “Brandon was with Darlington over the last couple of seasons and made  read more→