From the Sports Archives
23rd Jun While things didn’t go according to plan for Stalybridge Celtic’s first team last season, the Academy squad had reason to cheer after winning the league. Managed by David Sullivan, Celtic claimed the title on the final day of the season with a 2-0 victory at Chorley FC. Such was the quality within the squad, of their […]
22nd Jun Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton and head coach Scott Naylor have vowed to remain positive and upbeat despite the 20-16 defeat by Dewsbury Rams. While the loss in itself was bitterly disappointing, injuries to Danny Grimshaw (hamstring), Scott Turner (concussion) and Gareth Owen (foot) made it even worse. Chris said: “Our fans were fantastic. Thanks for […]
22nd Jun In recent months Reporter Sport has brought news of further potential changes in league cricket in the area, just two short years after a major change saw the demise of the Central Lancashire; Saddleworth; Lancashire County and North Manchester Leagues.  They were replaced by the Greater Manchester and Pennine Leagues. The newly formed  Pennine League […]
21st Jun Tonight’s Bower Fold battle featuring Championship bottom-four sides Oldham and Dewsbury Rams is “huge”, says Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor. With points still available from six regular-season games plus seven Shield matches, Naylor stops short of billing this showdown (8pm start) as “must win”, but he does say it’s importance can’t be over-stated. Fourth-bottom Oldham have nine […]
21st Jun Stalybridge Celtic manager Steve Burr has continued to build his squad ahead of the forthcoming season in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. Goalkeeper Lewis King has returned to the club for a second spell, having previously played under Keith Briggs during the 2014/15 season. The 24-year-old came through the ranks at Sunderland, before spending time with […]
21st Jun Hyde United manager Darren Kelly has continued to build his squad ahead of the forthcoming season. Having retained the nucleus of his squad from last season, Kelly has recruited another five players. James Hodges, a goalkeeper, joins the club having spent two years at the Chester FC Academy. Karl Jones, a striker, will be a […]
21st Jun Over 1,000 runners took to the streets of Tameside last week for the annual Tour of Tameside. Organised by Sports Tours International, the iconic event attracted a good mix of club-class competitors, social runners and charity fundraisers. Since being reintroduced three years ago, the Tour has continued to grow in success, with runners travelling from […]
20th Jun Stalybridge Celtic have signed Lassana Nalatche Mendes ahead of the 2017/18 season in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. The 24-year-old is confirmed to be Celtic’s sixth summer signing, following the capture of defender Adam Jones; midfielders Gary Gee and Andrew Langord; and strikers Charlie Ennis and Aaron Burns. Manager Steve Burr said he was delighted to […]
20th Jun Ashton United have confirmed the signings of striker Matthew Chadwick and midfielder Ryan Crowther ahead of the 2017/18 season. Chadwick became a fan favourite at Hurst Cross last season, having scored 23 goals in all competitions. Meanwhile Crowther, 28, re-joins the squad for a second successive season. A former Stockport County, Stalybridge Celtic and Hyde […]