Defender Deegan Atherton was jubilant after netting his first goal for the club as Worksop Town beat Garforth Town 5-2 at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium. Atherton capped off the victory over the Northern Counties East League side with a well-taken goal with five minutes remaining. The 21-year-old has never been renowned for his work in the final third but says it is something that is required of himself due to Craig Parry’s philosophy.
Bridlington Town will have to wait an extra three days to kick off their Northern Premier League season. The campaign opens on Saturday, August 14, but the newly-promoted Seasiders are not in action until the following Tuesday, due to an uneven number of teams in the East Division.
‘Better than expected’ was the verdict of Doncaster Rovers boss Richie Wellens after his side’s first friendly of pre-season at Rossington Main. Rovers triumphed 4-0 against the Northern Counties East League side with a hat trick from trialist Aidan Barlow and a penalty from another contract hopeful Aramide Oteh.
A grassroots football club from Sheffield has been recognised for its commitment to creating a more inclusive game by the sport’s leading equality organisation.Handsworth FC of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division – Step 5 of the National League system - has signed up to Kick It Out’s Equality Charter, which is a set of guidelines that help foster a welcoming environment for everyone.
Bradford clubs among those in NCEL to benefit financially CLUBS like Thackley, Eccleshill and Silsden will get nearly £1,000 each to ease any financial burdens following the end of the 2020/21 season.The Northern Counties East League, with the aid of sponsors Toolstation, have unanimously approved the following measures, designed to help their clubs financially following the curtailment of the 2020/21 season: - Clubs will not be charged an annual subscription fee for season 2021/22.
Campion philosophical on probability of promotion near-miss CAMPION might just be the unluckiest team around.Pipped to the Northern Counties East League Division One title on the final day of 2018/19, challenging for promotion with games in hand before 2019/20 was declared null and void, and 5-4 and 5-3 defeats late last year looking like costing them a Premier Division berth for next season.
A non-league football club from Sheffield has recalled its players months earlier than scheduled to boost their mental health.Hallam FC, who play in the Northern Counties East League Division One – step six of The National League System – saw their season curtailed for the second consecutive campaign in December because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Harrogate Railway manager Mick O’Connell welcomed the move to curtail the 2020/21 season for clubs at steps three to six of the non-league pyramid, but feels a decision could have been made sooner.
The season is officially over for Staveley Miners Welfare and AFC Mansfield.The Toolstation Northern Counties East League will not be running an alternative competition for member clubs after the campaign was curtailed.
Knaresborough Town manager Paul Stansfield believes that curtailing the 2020/21 season for clubs at steps three to six of the non-league pyramid was the only viable option available to the Football Association (FA).
Bradford sides may get new League Cup if fans allowed in THE Northern Counties East League are holding a meeting tomorrow evening to discuss the possibility of holding a League Cup competition in front of crowds to make up for a lack of action.
The United Counties League and Northern Counties East League are among the divisions who have had their season curtailed by immediate effect.The Football Association have made the decision after consulting clubs.