Marshall targeting Garforth’s best league finish for years

Season Preview  Toolstation NCEL Premier Division  Garforth Town  Garforth Town surprised many by winning seven of their nine league games during the aborted 2020/21 season and with most of the side staying, hopes are high of a positive campaign. With Paul Marshall at the helm, his record proves they have a good chance of challenging.  read more→

Player Profile – Rikki Paylor

Our popular Player Profile series is back ahead of the new Toolstation Northern Counties East League season and Handsworth captain Rikki Paylor opens the batting. Name Rikki Paylor Age 27 Current Club Handsworth Previous Clubs Ossett Albion, Ossett Town, Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Bridlington Town, Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Belper Town, Parkgate, Barton Town, Bottesford Town. Position  read more→

Armthorpe strengthen squad ahead of new season

Toolstation NCEL Division One  Armthorpe Welfare have further strengthened their squad just days before the new season begins.  Centre-back Josh Bucknall is back from a stint with Athersley Rec – rejoining the club he served from 2017 and 2019. Defender Alex Varley and Sam Race have re-signed from last season’s team. Dodworth Miners Welfare striker  read more→

Bury AFC clash is a dream Non League debut for Ilkley

Season Preview  North West Counties Division One North  Ilkley Town  Ilkley Town have made it to the Non League stage after several years of hard work. Their Ben Rhydding Sports Club home has a 3G pitch and facilities fit for Step 6. The 2021/22 campaign is a historic year and a journey of discovery for  read more→

Stocksbridge return for Crofts

Lively winger Nathaniel Crofts has returned to Stocksbridge Park Steels after several years away. Crofts spent part of the 2016/17 on loan from Sheffield United at Bracken Moor. He made a real impression with the Steels and played a role as Chris Hilton’s went on one of their memorable FA Trophy runs. Crofts has spent  read more→

Steeton looking forward to positive future – Mason

Season Preview  North West Counties Division One North Steeton AFC Steeton are settled. Marley Stadium is up and running and now it is down to Roy Mason’s side to establish themselves in the North West Counties. The Manager  Roy Mason  Mason arguably deserves an MBE for his work at Steeton which has seen rise from  read more→

Ashforth believes Campion are capable of challenging for title

Season Preview  North West Counties Division One North  Campion The late move to the North West Counties threw a slight spanner in the works for Campion as several players left. But the Bradford-based side are back on their feet having made some quality additions in the past few weeks. Joint Managers  Lee Ashforth and James  read more→

Connor expects Golcar to push for promotion

Season Preview North West Counties Division One North  Golcar United  Ambitious Golcar United have armed themselves with an array of lethal Non League players in Ash Flynn, Leon Henry and Daniel Naidole and the progressive club are hoping to push for promotion. Joint Managers  Ash and Gav Connor  The Connor brothers have overseen the extraordinary  read more→

No pressure on Hemsworth – Danville

Season Preview  Toolstation NCEL Premier Division  Hemsworth Miners Welfare  Hemsworth Miners Welfare are beginning an exciting new era as the 3G pitch is laid. With the off-field work flourishing, can the first team continue their constant year-on-year-on progression? Joint Managers  Luke Danville & Luke Potter  Danville replaced the legendary Wayne Benn as player/manager in November  read more→