Nostell sign duo before lockdown

Nostell Miners Welfare made two big new signings before the national lockdown was announced. Nostell have lured defender Joe O’Neill and the highly sought-after sharp-shooter Anees Younis from Goole AFC. The moves are largely down to new Nostell coach Mark Pitts who was Goole’s joint manager until his dramatic departure on Bank Holiday Monday. It  read more→

‘FA to meet to discuss season’

Reports suggest the FA are to meet this week to discuss what to do with the season in light of the latest national lockdown. Even if Steps 3 to 6 football was allowed to resume in March, the hopes of completing seasons by the end of May would be implausible – even with the most  read more→

Carmody named Goole boss

Mike Carmody has been named as the new manager of Goole AFC. The former Armthorpe Welfare chief replaces joint bosses Mark Pitts and Simon Portrey who were dismissed on Bank Holiday Monday despite only taking charge of six games. Carmody left Armthorpe in October after four years at the helm during which he helped turn  read more→

Worsbrough add two to books

Worsbrough Bridge have added two players to their books in preparation for the season restarting at some stage. Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior League giants Swinton Athletic’s powerful defender Owen Fieldsend has dual-registered with Luke Forgione’s men and striker Mike Jepps has signed. Jepps is not a familiar name to followers of Non League football in  read more→

Central Midland League suspended

The Central Midlands League is the latest league to suspend itself because of Government restrictions. They follow the Toolstation NCEL and various other leagues across the country to down tools for the time being. Their statement said: “Following the Government decision to place the majority of the CMFL footprint (Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottingham) into tier  read more→

Regan leaves ‘Sedge role

Sean Regan has left his role as assistant manager of Liversedge. Regan announced his exit on New Year’s Eve after a year back at Clayborn. The former promotion-winning Eccleshill United chief previously managed ‘Sedge just over ten years ago. His other stint at Clayborn was during the second Eric Gilchrist era when he acted as  read more→

Ossett boss Benn weary of the season’s uncertainty

Ossett United manager Wayne Benn has admitted he has grown weary of the constant uncertainty surrounding the season. The Northern Premier League is suspended until at least the middle of January following the Government’s decision to place most of the North West into Tier 4 restrictions. Ossett last played on October 24th and since the  read more→

North West Counties chairman calls for August restart

Paul Lawler, the chairman of the North West Counties League, believes picking the suspended campaign up again in August is the right way forward. Finishing the North West Counties League season is “impossible” according to Lawler as several teams across their three Divisions have only played three games. “We have taken the inevitable decision to  read more→

19 game season could be fair solution – Emley boss

Emley AFC manager Richard Tracey has suggested that a 19-league season could be a fairer solution to finish the campaign than points-per-game if the Toolstation Northern Counties East League returns to action. Finishing a full campaign is increasingly unlikely due to the latest suspension. But a situation where everyone plays half-a-season is certainly viable if  read more→