Ilkley promoted to the North West Counties

Ilkley Town have finally achieved their long-term dream after promotion to the North West Counties League was confirmed. Simon Armstrong’s West Yorkshire League side have been trying for several years to make the move into Non League Football. They thought last year was going to be their year until the pandemic put pay to their  read more→

Campion moved to the North West Counties

Campion have been moved to the North West Counties League in the stand-out decision in the FA club allocations for next season. They leave the Northern Counties East League Division One to join Division One North of the NWC. Division One of the NCEL has seen an influx of five clubs – Clipstone, Ollerton, Rainworth,  read more→

Kelly steps down as Scarborough boss

Darren Kelly has left Scarborough Athletic with immediate effect to take up a role at an English Football League club. The news ends his reign which began in November 2019. The former Hyde United chief only took charge of 29 competitive games due to the covid-19 pandemic, but can be credited with turning a failing  read more→

Penistone chief sees plenty of benefits in Yorkshire Trophy

Penistone Church manager Ian Richards sees plenty of benefits in taking part in the Yorkshire Trophy. The long-awaited Yorkshire Trophy kicks off tonight with Church visiting organisers Brighouse Town for the Group A battle – one of three group stage matches. Spectators will be allowed to attend and Richards feels it the Yorkshire Trophy is  read more→

Littlefair makes Knaresborough return

Byron Littlefair is returning to Knaresborough Town to take over as the club’s reserve team manager. The appointment is an important part of new first team chief Rob Hunter’s vision for the Manse Lane club. One of the main tasks for Littlefair will be bridging the gap between Knaresborough’s Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side and  read more→

Oughtilbridge grab quarters spot

S&HCSL League Cup Round-Up Leon Westoby’s Oughtilbridge War Memorial have reached the quarter-finals, despite losing 1-0 at Denaby Main in their final GROUP A fixture. Jordan Pilling grabbed the winner for Denaby, but Dean Cooper’s men crashed out due to an inferior goals difference – one goal. Both sides had finished on three points each.  read more→

Hunter delighted to have Parkes on board

New Knaresborough Town manager Rob Hunter is delighted to have former midfielder Simon Parkes as his assistant. Parkes, the well-known ex-Harrogate Railway and Knaresborough star, is taking his first steps in the coaching world alongside Hunter and first team coach Colin Heath. “Simon is a young lad who is keen to get involved in Non  read more→

Hunter outlines vision for Knaresborough

Community, local and opportunities are the three buzzwords as Rob Hunter takes on his biggest challenge yet after becoming the new manager of Knaresborough Town. Former Garforth Town and Glasshoughton Welfare manager Hunter has won the race to succeed the long-serving Paul Stansfield at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club after presenting an exciting vision  read more→

Vardy’s career gives hope to all – Penistone chief Richards

Jamie Vardy’s “fairytale” football journey reaches its latest landmark tomorrow when Leicester City take on Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Win or lose, the greatest Non League export of the 21st century will continue to act as a beacon of hope for thousands of young Non League footballers who want to progress  read more→

Host of stellar signings made by Liversedge

Northern Premier League bound Liversedge have made a host of stellar signings. All four have significant NPL and/or National North experience and certainly add strength to the ‘Sedge ranks. Former Shaw Lane Aquaforce and Frickley Athletic prolific hit-man Gavin Allott will be the most familiar name to long-term Non League Yorkshire readers. But the signings  read more→