Eagle expects emotional night at Handsworth

Russ Eagle expects a few tears will be shed as Handsworth officially return ‘home’ to Olivers’ Mount tonight. Handsworth host Athersley Rec – eight years since the last time the club’s first team played there after their demotion for failing ground grading regulations which led to the merger with Worksop Parramore and exile at Sandy  read more→

Captain marvel Lazenby scores late winner for Garforth

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division  Garforth Town 1-0 Silsden  New captain marvel Jack Lazenby pounced with seven minutes to go to secure a brilliant start to the league campaign for Garforth Town. The moment of magic was a rare glimpse of quality in a fairly dull encounter – but it was a harsh on Silsden as  read more→

Kelsey realistic about Athersley’s hopes

Shane Kelsey is realistic about Athersley Rec’s chances this season, but expects them to be a much tougher proposition for opposition sides. Provided there is no changes to restrictions regarding localised competitive sport on Tuesday, the Rec kick off the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division campaign at Handsworth on Wednesday night. Athersley finished rock bottom when  read more→

Pontefract have no fear as FA Cup tie at FC United looms – Monkhouse

Fortune favours the brave. That’s the message from Pontefract Collieries manager Andy Monkhouse as his side prepare for the mouth-watering FA Cup tie at giants FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night. The first qualifying round battle is only the fifth time Ponte have reached this stage of the world’s oldest cup competition in their  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! pic.twitter.com/XilXD47v1z — 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→

Pickering come close to beating fancied Workington

Pickering Town came close to defeating last season’s top side Workington in the 2-2 opening day NPL Division One North West fixture at Mill Lane. Steve Roberts, who with assistant Tony Hackworth ran to the game from Scarborough to raise money for the club, watched his side enjoy a dream start. Adam Warrilow placed home  read more→

Super-sub Naidole strikes late as Ammers snatch opening day win

Super-sub Daniel Nadiole was Yorkshire Amateur’s last minute hero as he scored in second half injury-time to hand the East Leeds side an opening day 1-0 victory at AFC Mansfield. The Ammers’ trip was one of only four games played on the Toolstation NCEL opening weekend because nearly everyone tied up with FA Vase commitments.  read more→