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Spink takes over at Harworth

18th February, 2019

Craig Spink has become the new boss of Harworth Colliery as the club strives to move away from the Toolstation NCEL Division One relegation zone.

He replaces Lee Needham who, along with his management team, parted company with the Colliery after Saturday's 3-2 defeat at AFC Emley, a result that left Harworth four points away from safety in their first season back in the NCEL.

A club statement said: "Craig will be joined by Adam Valente as his assistant and both are ready to come straight in and take training this week ahead of our vital home game versus FC Bolsover (on Saturday), whilst Ben Dixon will remain in his current role as strength and conditioning coach.

"The committee met with Craig this evening after being very impressed with both his CV and his approach to the game, and are delighted that he was able to come straight in to the club.

"Craig ticked every box in what the club are looking for and we look forward to him working with the players this Wednesday.

"Craig, who has worked previously with Worksop Town and more recently this season with Frickley Athletic, is chomping at the bit to get back involved and knows how important the next eleven games are for everyone associated with the football club.

"We wish Craig and Adam all the very best and urge all our supporters to get behind them and the lads this Saturday in what is a must win game at the Jones and Co Recreational Ground."

(Story Source: Harworth Colliery)

Harworth management team leaves club

17th February, 2019

Harworth Colliery have announced that, following Saturday's 3-2 defeat at AFC Emley, their management team have left the club with immediate effect.

The news comes as they currently lie in the Division One relegation zone, battling to preserve their Toolstation NCEL status having returned in the summer to the league for the first time since 1986.

A statement released on the club's website said: "The club would like to thank Lee Needham (pictured), Tom Hague and Dave Rushbury for all their hard work and commitment on what has been a difficult season up to date.

"But, with just eleven games left of the season, the club feels a change in management would give us our best chance of maintaining NCEL status.

"Time is running out for the club and after Saturday's defeat we remain second bottom, four points away from safety.

"The Colliery will be looking to appoint the next management not just for the short term but to build the long term development of the club.

"It is vital that, through times of change like this, the club remains together which includes all of the playing staff as we feel what we have is good enough to keep us up.

"And if the new management can add to this, along with a good crop of younger players, we have an excellent chance to stay up and eleven games hopefully gives someone a chance to come in and turn things around.

"Lee and Tom will always be remembered for steering us to promotion last season after taking charge in January.

"This became an historic campaign with the club reaching Step 6 status again for the first time in 32 years - now is the time to move things forward, maintain our status and push on."

(Story Source: Harworth Colliery)

Ground sponsorship extended at Harworth

10th February, 2019

Harworth Colliery have announced that Jones and Co Solicitors will extend their sponsorship of the Toolstation NCEL Division One club's ground for a further four years.

The Colliery, who are enjoying their first season back in the NCEL since the mid-1980s, made the announcement on their website on Sunday afternoon.

A statement read: "The ground will remain as the Jones and Co Recreational ground as it has done for the past three seasons - a period of time that has seen great improvements for the club both on and off the field including promotion into the Northern Counties.

"Having sponsors such as Jones and Co allows us to grow every aspect of the club - in their time with us, we have introduced a ladies team and an under 18s and we hope to be able to progress with teams even further. Only having local companies like Jones and Co behind us allows us to do just that.

"The football club couldn't be happier to have Jones and Co extend their sponsorship especially as they now have offices in Harworth at the old police station on Shrewsbury Road which opened back in September.

"Jones and Co have continuously backed the club whether be sponsoring the club's polo shirts and sportsman's dinners, along with our player of the month.

"They also regularly back other local events too so we feel honoured to have them involved with the club.

"Pictured are Andrew Bevan and Louise Richardson - many thanks to you both for arranging the new deal and we look forward to forging an even better working relationship between ourselves.

"The last three years have been great for the club let's hope the next four will prove even better."

(Story Source: Harworth Colliery)

Sportsman's Evening at Harworth

4th July, 2018

Two Sheffield Wednesday legends are the guests at Harworth Colliery's fifth Sportsman's Evening that is taking place later this month.

Full-back Mel Sterland, who made almost 350 appearances for the Owls in the 1970s and 1980s, will be joined by prolific striker David Hirst who scored 106 goals in 294 league games for the club between 1986 and 1997.

Top comedian Jed Stone will also be part of the entertainment on a vital fundraising night for Harworth that is sponsored by Jones and Co Solicitors.

It takes place at the Welfare Hall in Bircotes on Saturday 14th July with the doors open from 7pm.

Tickets are ?20 each including food with tables of eight available for ?150 and tables of ten for ?180.

It is set to be a cracking night and tickets can be bought from Brendan Wilson on 07776 305623 or Jonny Wilson on 07979 958255.

(Story Source: Harworth Colliery)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Worksop Town 38 90 55
2 Penistone Church 38 82 63
3 Bridlington Town 38 77 47
4 Hemsworth MW 38 75 38
5 Yorkshire Amateur 38 73 21
6 Maltby Main 38 68 29
7 Staveley MW 38 67 32
8 Handsworth Parr 38 63 3
9 Knaresborough 38 60 13
10 Eccleshill United 38 53 -6
11 Barton Town 38 52 3
12 Bottesford Town 38 52 -4
13 Liversedge 38 48 -24
14 Garforth Town 38 42 -8
15 Thackley 38 40 -10
16 Albion Sports 38 40 -22
17 Athersley Rec 38 31 -45
18 Goole AFC 38 23 -61
R 19 Harrogate Railway 38 22 -59
R 20 Hall Road Rangers 38 20 -65
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Grimsby Borough 38 84 64
2 Campion 38 82 49
3 Hallam 38 76 45
4 Winterton Rangers 38 75 38
5 Nostell MW 38 74 39
6 Dronfield Town 38 67 17
7 Worsbrough Bridge 38 62 -1
8 Parkgate 38 61 8
9 Selby Town 38 57 6
10 Swallownest 38 52 -5
11 Glasshoughton Welf 38 50 -15
12 AFC Emley 38 48 3
13 East Yorks Carnegie 38 44 -6
14 Rossington Main 38 42 -28
15 Skegness Town 38 40 -29
16 Ollerton Town 38 37 -25
17 Armthorpe Welfare 38 37 -31
18 Shirebrook Town 38 34 -28
19 FC Bolsover 38 31 -61
R 20 Harworth Colliery 38 29 -40

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