From the Sports Archives
Page 256
2nd Jan The threat of a £1,000 FA fine for poor discipline is hanging over Mossley after centre-back Charlie Anderson received the club’s 10th red card of the season on Saturday against Padiham. Anderson, son of the former Manchester United and England defender Viv, raced up the pitch to become involved in a first-half free-for-all in which […]
2nd Jan Mossley 0 Padiham 0 Evo-Stik First Division North There was a distinct lack of Christmas spirit on display at Seel Park on Saturday as a mass brawl involving all 20 outfield players erupted three minutes before the interval. When the dust settled Charlie Anderson for the home side and Louis Mayer for the visitors were […]
2nd Jan This game saw the return of former boss Danny Johnson to Hurst Cross, along with former Robins Aaron Burns, Alex Frost and Ben Deegan all included in the Dabbers’ starting line-up. It had all the makings of an interesting encounter, but in truth there was little to warm the 148 spectators on a bitterly cold […]
13th Dec Curzon’s John Flanagan was delighted to hear of league leaders Warrington Town’s defeat on Saturday, but the news came as little surprise to him. Although the big-spending Cantilever Park side remain five points clear at the top of the Evo-stik First Division North, the Curzon Ashton manager does not see them as championship material. He […]
13th Dec Hyde FC 4 Maine Road 0 Manchester Premier Cup quarter-final For this surprisingly entertaining Manchester Premier Cup tie, Scott McNiven resisted the temptation to field his full first team despite facing no game for three weeks. Only Luke Ashworth, Adam Thurston, Liam Tomsett and Adam Blakeman survived from the starting line-up against North Ferriby United 10 […]
13th Dec Glossop North End 3  Matlock Town 2 Derbyshire Senior Cup third round   Once again a County Cup tie served up an unexpected delight as this ‘little ripper’ had everything you could ask for to warm you up on a cold Derbyshire night. The Evo Stik Premier visitors were obviously taking the tie seriously and started […]
13th Dec Droylsden 2  Stocksbridge Park Steels 3 Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division For six glorious ‘champagne minutes’ during the second period of this Evo-Stik Premier League game, long suffering Bloods fans could finally afford themselves the luxury of dreaming of their first win of the season. Domaine Rouse had just stabbed home his second of the match […]
12th Dec What better way to engage pupils in maths than to invite one of their footballing heroes into school? That’s just what happened to lucky pupils at New Charter Academy in Ashton-under-Lyne when Manchester United star Jonny Evans dropped by to take part in a maths lesson. The visit was organised through the academy’s partnership with […]
10th Dec FC United of Manchester 2 Ashton United 0 Evo-Stik NPL Doodson Sport Cup, second round It has to be said this Doodson Sport Cup tie was as far away from being a classic as its possible to be, with little to warm the sparse Bower Fold attendance until very late in the game. After Kayde […]
28th Nov The chairman of Ashton United Dave Aspinall stunned the club on Monday evening when he resigned from the position after six years in the post. It is understood he had a conflict of views with chief executive Terry Hollis, who has taken over as acting chairman. In a statement Aspinall said: “I’m very sad as […]