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Tameside’s and Glossop’s Northern Premier League 2019 – 20 Fixtures

Ashton United welcome newly promoted Atherton Collieries whilst Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic travel away

Well, the wait is over. Today at 6pm, the Northern Premier League has announced its fixtures for the 2019 – 2020 season. This season will also see two significant developments for the 51-year-old league. First is the creation of a North West Division and a South East Division. The second one is a change of sponsor: this time as the BetVictor Northern Premier. A change from being sponsored by adhesive products.

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It Pains Me to Says This, But Well Done to Hyde FC

Joy for Tigers as Hyde FC become third Tameside club to reach non-league’s top flight

Whaddon Road Ground, Cheltenham, 1655 hours yesterday: the Mighty Stalybridge Celtic were fresh from beating Gloucestershire’s Tigers [Gloucester City] 2-1. Some 150 miles north, another club nicknamed the Tigers enjoyed better luck, beating Boston United 4-1. By the time I got back to my coach, it was confirmed that Cheshire’s big cats had won the Conference North [Blue Square Bet North] title in front of a four figure attendance (but not the 136 as erroneously stated on BBCi that evening). And deservedly so. Continue reading “It Pains Me to Says This, But Well Done to Hyde FC”

East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Fourth Qualifying Round Results

Droylsden’s dream put on hold but surprise win for Nantwich Town

As of the 17 October 2011, an all Blue Square Bet North tie still separates Dave Pace from the First Round Proper. Droylsden drew 0 – 0 against Blyth Spartans, granting them a replay. For Pacey, a trip to Blyth on a windy Tuesday night was the last thing he wanted, given that their next fixture is none other than Stalybridge Celtic at home.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Fourth Qualifying Round Draw

Could Droylsden make it to the First Round Proper for the third time running?

An all Blue Square Bet North tie separates Dave Pace from the First Round Proper. Droylsden are drawn at home to Blyth Spartans. Like Ashington and Hebburn Town, the Spartans are no stranger to cup upsets and may prove to be difficult opposition for The Bloods. Though they beat them 3 – 1 at Croft Park, league based histrionics are out of the question.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Third Qualifying Round Results

Droylsden now the sole Tameside club left in competition as Hyde bow out

So far, this year’s F.A. Cup campaign has been a fruitless one for our sides east of the M60 motorway. This has been punctuated by immediate exits for Glossop North End, Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic. So far, Tameside’s hopes of F.A. Cup success depends on Droylsden. By Monday, we shall find out who Droylsden and Stockport County will be facing in the next round.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Third Qualifying Round Draw

Home ties against Yorkshire opposition await Hyde and Droylsden

 

The Third Qualifying Round draw sees both the Bloods and the Tigers awarded home ties.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Second Qualifying Round Results

Away wins for Hyde and Droylsden but Stalybridge Celtic, Buxton, Altrincham and Ashton United bow out at home

East of the M60 motorway, only one of our teams are in the hat for the Third Qualifying Round draw (with another just inside the M60). Both of which are in the Blue Square Bet North, one of which has enjoyed a good run in the league, with the other one stuttering a little.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Here Come the Big Guns

F.A. Challenge Cup Second Qualifying Round draw

For many fans, this is where the magic of the F.A. Cup starts to unfold. From the 1st October, the Step Two sides enter the Second Qualifying Round. By then, the likes of Stalybridge Celtic, Altrincham and Hyde battle it out for a place in the next round and (hopefully by November) the First Round Proper, along with sides from Step Three downwards.

From the First Qualifying Round, Ashton United, Radcliffe Borough and Buxton have made it through to this round at the first attempt. Tomorrow night, we shall see if Woodley Sports or FC United of Manchester will join them at Surrey Street, Glossop. Continue reading “East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: Here Come the Big Guns”

Tameside Non-League Fixtures: Blue Square Bet North Fixtures Announced

13 August 2011: All three Tameside BSBN clubs face Midlands opposition on opening day of the season

Another Point of View, Stalybridge Celtic AFC

The 2011-2012 season of the Blue Square Bet North league promises to be an interesting one for Hyde, Stalybridge Celtic and Droylsden. This season will see Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire added to the map, by means of Histon and Bishop’s Stortford joining the league. The return of Altrincham, relegated from the Blue Square Bet Premier league like Histon, offers an additional local derby. One where the Robins’ competitive approach allows for a pulsating fixture home and away. Promoted from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division are FC Halifax Town and Colwyn Bay. The latter club beaten FC United of Manchester in the play-off final at Llanellan Road. Continue reading “Tameside Non-League Fixtures: Blue Square Bet North Fixtures Announced”