O’Keefe among two Penistone signings

Former Ossett United attacker Alex O’Keefe has joined Penistone Church. O’Keefe, who joined North West Counties side Shelley in January, arrives at Church along with striker Charlie Baird. Penistone chief Ian Richards told his club’s website: “Alex O’Keefe is a left sided attacker who joins us from Shelley after impressing for them after joining in  read more→

Cyrus commits to Liversedge

Powerful experienced centre-back John Cyrus has committed to play for Liversedge. The defender played for Pontefract Collieries last season, but is best known for his association with Emley, Shaw Lane and Frickley Athletic. He has also played for Altrincham in National League. Persuading Cyrus to sign is another major shot in the arm for their  read more→

Trio sign on dotted line for Hemsworth

Adam Wilson, Jack Wakefield and Elliott Wilson have all committed themselves to Hemsworth Miners Welfare. Right-back Adam Wilson is of course the club stalwart who has played for the Wells for a number of years and was a member of Wayne Benn’s 2016 Toolstation NCEL Division One title-winning side. Wakefield has been out of football  read more→

Craig Elliott and Boston one win from the National League

Boston United boss and Non League Yorkshire’s manager of the decade Craig Elliott is one win away from the National North. The former Glasshoughton Welfare, Ossett Town and Shaw Lane Aquaforce manager’s Boston side beat Gateshead 5-3 in the National North play-offs semi-final. They will now host Altrincham at York Street to compete for a  read more→

Maltby make double signing

Brad Beatson and Danny Booth have joined Louis Axcell’s Maltby Main. Beatson, the former Stocksbridge Park Steels left back or centre-half, played for Sheffield FC last season. He has also played for Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Matlock Town in previous campaigns. Booth was a key cog in Hallam’s wheel last season. The midfielder includes  read more→

Pickering snap up Osborne

Pickering Town have signed former Bradford City attacker Leon Osborne. Osborne is best known for playing for Bradford during Stuart McCall’s first era as the Bantams’ manager in the late 2000s. After dropping into Non League in 2012, Osborne has played for a variety of clubs including Scarborough Athletic, Farsley Celtic, Handsworth, Harrogate Town, Hyde  read more→

Claisse becomes Emley player/coach

Tom Claisse has become player/coach at returning Toolstation NCEL Division One club Emley AFC. The very experienced midfielder, whose Non League career has taken him to clubs such as Farsley Celtic, Ossett Town, Handsworth, Ossett Albion, Tadcaster Albion and a few more, joined Emley last season. Away from Non League, Claisse is the former captain  read more→

Brooksby signs for Pickering

Double promotion winner Wayne Brooksby has joined Pickering Town after leaving Scarborough Athletic. The colours of Pickering are familiar to him as he once turned out for them during Mitch Cook’s first tenure in charge ten years ago. Brooksby was a North Ferriby player at the time and he became a club hero as he  read more→

Emley to return to the NCEL, but Skegness stay

Emley AFC have successfully won their fight to return to the Toolstation NCEL after a year in the North West Counties. Emley were controversially moved into the North West Counties last summer and although they were on course to win promotion until the season was expunged, Richard Tracey’s side had long away trips nearly every  read more→

Street in, Walker out at Selby

Selby Town signed Josh Street from Winterton Rangers, but by coincidence fellow striker Josh Walker has gone the other way. Young Street signed for Selby’s Toolstation NCEL Division One rivals Winterton last season after a prolific spell for Retford FC. Prior to joining Retford, he was AFC Bentley’s star striker. Walker arrived at Selby last  read more→