From the Football Archives
21st May Following last season’s title success, Stalybridge Celtic’s Academy players have adapted to new life in a tougher league and consolidated their position in the Conference Alliance Under 19s Division. Coached by Dave Sullivan, the squad went head to head with the likes of Stockport County, Hyde United and Current champions, Chester. In a division of […]
15th May Ashton referee Chris Kavanagh will take charge of the Buildbase FA Trophy Final on Sunday, May 20. The game, which is taking place at Wembley Stadium, will be contested between Brackley Town and Bromley, 4.15pm kick-off. Kavanagh took charge of the SkyBet Championship playoff semi-final second leg between Fulham and Derby on Monday night. Fulham […]
14th May Hyde United manager Darren Kelly has wasted no time in planning for the 2018/19 season, with a host of players opting to stay at Ewen Fields for the club’s venture in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. Having enjoyed a memorable campaign, which included an FA Cup first round appearance against MK Dons live on BBC Two, […]
10th May League Knockout Cup Final Ashton Sixth Form 2-3 Aquinas 
9th May Although the first team are enjoying a well-deserved rest, the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation has plenty of projects lined up over the forthcoming months. Following the official launch of the foundation in November, community development officer, Mike Smith, has been tasked with growing the club’s appeal beyond football on a Saturday afternoon. In a bid to […]
8th May Oldham Athletic’s 21-year status as a third tier club came to a disappointing end at Northampton Town on the final day of the season. Despite claiming a 2-2 draw at the Sixfields Stadium, Richie Wellens’ side were relegated to League Two after Rochdale beat Charlton Athletic 1-0 at Spotland. Latics have been relegated along with […]
5th May Ashton United manager Jody Banim can now look forward to watching his side go head-to-head with former Football League giants such as Stockport County and York City, after guiding his side to the National League North during his first full season in charge of the club. The Robins secured their place in step six after […]
4th May EVO-STIK PREMIER PLAYOFF FINAL: Ashton United v Grantham Town   EFL LEAGUE ONE: AFC Wimbledon v Bury, Blackburn Rovers v Oxford United, Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic, Fleetwood Town v Walsall, Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town v Oldham Athletic, Portsmouth v Peterborough United, Rochdale v Charlton Athletic, Rotherham United v Blackpool, Scunthorpe United v […]
2nd May Ashton United are potentially 90 minutes away from securing their place in the National League North. In a nervy encounter at Hurst Cross on Tuesday night, the Robins beat Farsley Celtic 2-1 to book a home tie against Grantham Town in the playoff final on Saturday. There were few chances of note in a cagey […]
1st May Former West Hill School pupil, Rob Holding, has signed a long-term contract extension with Arsenal. The 22-year-old joined the club from Bolton Wanderers in July 2016 and has since made 42 appearances for the first team. Holding made his debut in the opening game of the 2016/17 season against Liverpool, before coming to the fore […]