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→

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→

McGivern handed Ossett deal

Centre-back Declan McGivern has been handed a deal with Ossett United after a successful trial. McGivern has been a regular in the defence during the pre-season matches and has obviously impressed Wayne Benn. McGivern used to be the captain of the Bradford City reserve team before moving to America to do a scholarship. Since returning  read more→

Whitham signs Worsbrough forms

Toolstation NCEL Division One Centre-back Lewis Whitham has signed forms at Worsbrough Bridge ahead of the new season. Whitham was a fringe player at Darren Young’s Dodsworth Miners Welfare, one of the leading Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League clubs, last season. He has played in Bridge’s last few friendlies, including the Dan Wilkinson Memorial  read more→

Eccleshill capture Campion pair

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division Eccleshill United have confirmed the capture of Campion pair Ben Bodle and Aidan Day. Bodle and Day were two of the multiple departures from Campion who have had to rebuild their side ahead of the new North West Counties Division One North campaign. Midfielder Day’s exit was particularly disappointing for Campion  read more→

Bates heads trio of Garforth signings

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division Former Liversedge and Athersley Rec winger Red Bates is among a trio of new signings at Garforth Town. Bates, the son of former Nostell Miners Welfare manager Terry, has joined Paul Marshall’s Miners along with Duke Witter and Has Gorji. Attacking midfielder Witter is a ‘hidden gem’ who was playing for  read more→

Eagle praises Handsworth youngsters

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division  Russ Eagle has praised Handsworth’s youngsters who have grasped first team opportunities during pre-season. Teenager Noah Flint, a member of the club’s Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League side, was a late starlet in the 4-2 defeat to Ossett United on Saturday afternoon. He was one of several players from the  read more→

Title-winners ‘coming home’ to Hall Road

Title-winners Chris Spinks and Tom Bennett have headed ‘home’ to Hall Road Rangers. Bennett and Spinks are remembered by followers of Hall Road for their key roles in the club’s Toolstation NCEL Division One title triumph during the Dave Ricardo in 2017. Despite his ability, Spinks has only played three seasons in Non League Football  read more→

Humber appoint female first team coach

Toolstation NCEL Division One outfit FC Humber United have appointed a female first team coach in Jill Stacey. Stacey is technical director of York City FC Regional Talent Club, a Talent Pathway Programme for Elite female players from 8-16 year olds She previously coached Newcastle United Women’s first team. Although possibly a landmark appointment for  read more→