Atherton LR

Dave Jones
Crilly Park

Current Position: 2nd

P W D L F A Pts
34 21 5 8 75 44 68

Current Form: 9th

6 2 2 2 12 10

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
20/04/24South Liverpool (H)L 0-1
16/04/24Bacup Borough (A)L 0-2
13/04/24Ashton Athletic (A)D 3-3
06/04/24Garstang (H)W 3-1
01/04/24Daisy Hill (A)D 2-2
30/03/24Holker Old Boys (H)W 4-1

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
No Matches Found

Latest News:

Joseph Bickerstaffe receives his March 24' GK of the Month award
The Atherton LR Keeper' has received his First Division North Award from League Vice-Chairman Geoff Wilkinson.
Lewis Rawsthorn First Division North Player of the Month Aug 23
The Atherton LR forward received his award this week from League Director Ian Williams
Rovers have found their roar again
We catch up with Atherton LR Chairman Shaun Lynch to talk about the LR revival
New Management Team in at LR
Atherton LR have appointed former Bootle U21 Manager Dave Jones to the helm at Crilly Park

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O. Score Goalscorers
Sat 29/07/23Steeton H15:00W 4-0 Kyle Robinson-Murray (1)
Lewis Rawsthorn (5p)
Lewis Adams (16)
Lewis Rawsthorn (45)
Wed 02/08/23Garstang A20:00W 3-2 Lewis Rawsthorn (39)
George Chadwick (71)
Jack Lever (90+6)
Sat 05/08/23Nelson A15:00W 2-1 Jack Flight (49)
Jack Flight (72)
Tue 08/08/23South Liverpool H19:45L 1-2 Lewis Rawsthorn (17)
Sat 12/08/23Ilkley Town A15:00W 3-2 Jesse Ebosele (51)
Daniel Lenehan (54)
Jack Flight (72)
Tue 15/08/23Runcorn Town H19:45W 3-2 Lewis Rawsthorn (16)
Owen Houten (18)
Lewis Rawsthorn (73)
Sat 19/08/23Bacup Borough H15:00W 3-0 Brandon Dawson (25)
Lewis Rawsthorn (45+4p)
Lewis Rawsthorn (50)
Tue 22/08/23AFC Blackpool A19:45W 3-1 Lewis Adams (12)
Brandon Dawson (28)
Lewis Rawsthorn (68)
Sat 26/08/23FC St Helens A15:00L 2-3 Lewis Rawsthorn (64)
Lewis Rawsthorn (68)
Mon 28/08/23Shelley H15:00D 0-0
Sat 02/09/23Route One Rovers A15:00W 3-1 Jack Lever (30)
Lewis Rawsthorn (40)
Jake McKettrick (78)
Sat 09/09/23FC St Helens H15:00L 1-3 Brandon Dawson (17)
Sat 16/09/23Darwen FC H15:00W 2-1 Jack Lever (19)
Robert Payne (75)
Tue 19/09/23FC St Helens A19:30L 1-3 Daniel Lenehan (5)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 23/09/23Armthorpe Welfare A15:00W 3-0 Lewis Rawsthorn (23)
Jake McKettrick (70)
Jordan Dainty (90+1)
  (The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Sat 30/09/23Ashton Town H15:00L 0-1
Sat 07/10/23Holker Old Boys A15:00L 0-2
Tue 10/10/23Ashton Town H19:45L 1-2 Lewis Rawsthorn (27)
  (The Edward Case Cup 1)
Sat 14/10/23Route One Rovers H15:00W 3-0 Lewis Rawsthorn (18)
Brandon Dawson (45+2)
Cal Hunter (72)
Tue 17/10/23Ashton Athletic H19:45W 5-0 Lewis Rawsthorn (18)
Lewis Rawsthorn (24)
Lewis Rawsthorn (79)
Luke Nicholls (40)
George Chadwick (68)
  (The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Parkgate H15:00W 2-0 Connor Ikin (21)
Cal Hunter (34)
  (The Isuzu FA Vase 1)
Sat 04/11/23Ilkley TownH15:00Postp
Sat 11/11/23Newcastle University A15:00L 0-3
  (The Isuzu FA Vase 2)
Sat 18/11/23AFC Liverpool H15:00W 6-1 Cal Hunter (11)
Lewis Rawsthorn (45+2)
Cal Hunter (50)
Cal Hunter (60)
Luke Nichols (83)
Daniel Lenehan) (90+2)
  (The Macron Cup 2)
Tue 21/11/23Shelley A20:00W 3-0 Cal Hunter (41p)
Lewis Rawsthorn (83)
Lewis Rawsthorn (85)
Sat 25/11/23Euxton Villa A15:00W 4-0 Lewis Rawsthorn (16)
Brandon Dawson (33)
Lewis Rawsthorn (45+2)
Cal Hunter (61p)
Tue 28/11/23Ilkley Town H19:45D 2-2 Cal Hunter (45)
Owen Houten (90+3)
Sat 02/12/23Ashton AthleticH15:00Postp
Sat 09/12/23Bacup BoroughA15:00Postp
Tue 12/12/23Ashton AthleticH19:45Postp
Sat 16/12/23Kendal Town A15:00LOST Luke Nicholls (7)
David Moore (10)
Lewis Rawsthorn (55)
Cal Hunter (66p)
  (The Macron Cup 3)
  (4-4 after 90 mins, Kendal Town won 4-1 on pens)
Tue 26/12/23Daisy Hill H15:00D 2-2 Cal Hunter (6)
Cal Hunter (70)
Sat 30/12/23Ashton TownA15:00Postp
Tue 02/01/24Ashton AthleticH19:45Postp
Sat 06/01/24Darwen FC A15:00L 1-2 Lewis Rawsthorn (45+1)
Sat 13/01/24Euxton Villa H15:00W 3-2 Alfie Walker (9)
Luke Nicholls (45+2)
Brandon Dawson (90+5)
Sat 20/01/24Ashton TownA15:00Postp
Sat 27/01/24South Liverpool A15:00W 2-0 Connor Ikin (27)
Cal Hunter (72)
Tue 30/01/24Ashton Athletic H19:45L 1-4 Cal Hunter (79)
Tue 06/02/24Ashton Town A19:45Aband
Sat 10/02/24Bacup BoroughA15:00Postp
Sat 17/02/24AFC Blackpool H15:00W 4-0 Alfie Walker (22)
Lewis Rawsthorn (52)
Luke Nicholls (62)
Lewis Rawsthorn (66p)
Sat 24/02/24Steeton A15:00W 1-0 Alfie Walker (25)
Sat 02/03/24NelsonH15:00Postp
Tue 05/03/24Ashton Town A19:45W 3-0 Cal Hunter (17p)
Lewis Rawsthorn (19)
Alfie Walker (35)
Wed 13/03/24Bacup BoroughA20:00Postp
Sat 16/03/24Nelson H15:00W 2-1 Cal Hunter (23)
Alfie Walker (45+3)
Sat 23/03/24Runcorn Town A15:00W 2-1 Cal Hunter (57)
Luke Nicholls (90+5)
Sat 30/03/24Holker Old Boys H15:00W 4-1 Lewis Rawsthorn (10)
Cal Hunter (44)
Lewis Rawsthorn (61)
Lewis Rawsthorn (87)
Mon 01/04/24Daisy Hill A15:00D 2-2 Luke Nicholls (10)
Daniel Lenehan (67)
Wed 03/04/24Bacup BoroughA20:00Postp
Sat 06/04/24Garstang H15:00W 3-1 Daniel Lenehan (17)
Brandon Dawson (64)
Cal Hunter (86)
Mon 08/04/24Bacup BoroughA20:00Postp
Sat 13/04/24Ashton Athletic A15:00D 3-3 Brandon Dawson (8)
Cal Hunter (73)
Cal Hunter (92p)
Mon 15/04/24Bacup BoroughA20:00Postp
Tue 16/04/24Bacup Borough A20:00L 0-2
Sat 20/04/24South Liverpool H15:00L 0-1
  (First Division North Play Offs SF)

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
Sat 29/07/23Steeton (H) W 4-0
Wed 02/08/23Garstang (A) W 3-2
Sat 05/08/23Nelson (A) W 2-1
Tue 08/08/23South Liverpool (H) L 1-2
Sat 12/08/23Ilkley Town (A) W 3-2
Tue 15/08/23Runcorn Town (H) W 3-2
Sat 19/08/23Bacup Borough (H) W 3-0
Tue 22/08/23AFC Blackpool (A) W 3-1
Sat 26/08/23FC St Helens (A) L 2-3
Mon 28/08/23Shelley (H) D 0-0
Sat 02/09/23Route One Rovers (A) W 3-1
Sat 09/09/23FC St Helens (H) L 1-3
Sat 16/09/23Darwen FC (H) W 2-1
Tue 19/09/23FC St Helens (A) L 1-3
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 23/09/23Armthorpe Welfare (A) W 3-0
(The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Sat 30/09/23Ashton Town (H) L 0-1
Sat 07/10/23Holker Old Boys (A) L 0-2
Tue 10/10/23Ashton Town (H) L 1-2
(The Edward Case Cup 1)
Sat 14/10/23Route One Rovers (H) W 3-0
Tue 17/10/23Ashton Athletic (H) W 5-0
(The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Parkgate (H) W 2-0
(The Isuzu FA Vase 1)
Sat 04/11/23Ilkley Town (H) Postp
Sat 11/11/23Newcastle University (A) L 0-3
(The Isuzu FA Vase 2)
Sat 18/11/23AFC Liverpool (H) W 6-1
(The Macron Cup 2)
Tue 21/11/23Shelley (A) W 3-0
Sat 25/11/23Euxton Villa (A) W 4-0
Tue 28/11/23Ilkley Town (H) D 2-2
Sat 02/12/23Ashton Athletic (H) Postp
Sat 09/12/23Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Tue 12/12/23Ashton Athletic (H) Postp
Sat 16/12/23Kendal Town (A) L
(The Macron Cup 3)
(4-4 after 90 mins, Kendal Town won 4 1 on pens)
Tue 26/12/23Daisy Hill (H) D 2-2
Sat 30/12/23Ashton Town (A) Postp
Tue 02/01/24Ashton Athletic (H) Postp
Sat 06/01/24Darwen FC (A) L 1-2
Sat 13/01/24Euxton Villa (H) W 3-2
Sat 20/01/24Ashton Town (A) Postp
Sat 27/01/24South Liverpool (A) W 2-0
Tue 30/01/24Ashton Athletic (H) L 1-4
Tue 06/02/24Ashton Town (A) Aband
Sat 10/02/24Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Sat 17/02/24AFC Blackpool (H) W 4-0
Sat 24/02/24Steeton (A) W 1-0
Sat 02/03/24Nelson (H) Postp
Tue 05/03/24Ashton Town (A) W 3-0
Wed 13/03/24Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Sat 16/03/24Nelson (H) W 2-1
Sat 23/03/24Runcorn Town (A) W 2-1
Sat 30/03/24Holker Old Boys (H) W 4-1
Mon 01/04/24Daisy Hill (A) D 2-2
Wed 03/04/24Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Sat 06/04/24Garstang (H) W 3-1
Mon 08/04/24Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Sat 13/04/24Ashton Athletic (A) D 3-3
Mon 15/04/24Bacup Borough (A) Postp
Tue 16/04/24Bacup Borough (A) L 0-2
Sat 20/04/24South Liverpool (H) L 0-1
(First Division North Play Offs SF)

Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Lewis Adams00000
Joseph Bickerstaffe00000
William Blake00000
Harvey Brookes00000
George Chadwick00000
Brandon Dawson00000
Jesse Ebosele00000
Owen Green00000
Niall Holmes00000
Lance Houghton000-10
Owen Houten00000
Cal Hunter00000
Connor Ikin00000
Bob Jammeh00000
David Jones00000
Daniel Lenehan00000
Nathan Martland00000
Alexander Moloney00000
David Moore00000
Connor Naughton00000
Luke Nicholls00000
Abiola Obasoto00000
Flynn Proctor00000
Lewis Rawsthorn00000
Kyle Robinson-Murray00000
Alfie Walker00000
Benni Wilkinson00000

Former Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Jordan Dainty00000
Jack Flight00000
James Flight00000
Luca Latona00000
Jack Leigh00000
Jack Lever00000
Jake McKettrick00000
Declan Nolan00000
Robert Payne00000

Staff Members

Ryan Appleton Physio
David Billington First Aider
Gareth Flitcroft Coach
Libby Hall Physio
David Jones Manager
Michael Moran Coach

Matchday Information

Ground: Crilly Park

Address: Spa Road, Atherton, Greater Manchester

Postcode: M46 9XG

Telephone: 01942 878715

Midweek Night: Tuesday

2023/24 Admission Prices: £6 adults £3 concessions Kids free

Programme Price: £2

Directions: M61 to Junction 5, follow signs for Westhoughton, turn left onto A6, turn right at first lights into Newbrook Road, then turn right into Upton Road, passing Atherton Central Station. Turn left into Spa Road.

Nearest Railway: Atherton (8 minutes walk, 0.4 miles)

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: Atherton is served by the 582 bus running between Bolton and Leigh. Alight at the bus stop nearest Atherton Train Station, walk along Upton Road over the railway bridge and turn left onto Springfield Road, then left onto Hillside Avenue. Continue walking along Hillside Avenue for about 300m until you arrive at the football ground.

Parking Facilities: There is plenty of parking inside and immediately outside the ground. On busy match days please park courteously in the residential area. Please do not park in the bus stop outside the ground.

Ground Facilities: There is a licensed bar and snack bar serving hot food and drinks open on match days. There is plenty of covered seating in the main stand and there is covered standing on two sides of the ground. Toilets are accessed via the bar

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: Atherton LR AFC Limited C/N 02409206

Ground: Crilly Park

Address: Spa Road, Atherton, Greater Manchester

Postcode: M46 9XG

Telephone: 01942 878715


Twitter: @AthertonLRFC

Registered Colours: Yellow Shirts, Royal Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Purple Shirt, Purple Shorts, Purple Socks

Alternative Colours: Orange Shirts, Black Shorts, Orange Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Turquoise Shirts, Turquoise Shorts, Turquoise Socks

Secretary: Paula Lord

Chairman: Shaun Lynch

Manager: Dave Jones

Programme Editor: Harry Moore

Committee / Directors: Shaun Lynch, Chris Mulcahy, Steve Halliwell, Keith Jones, Derek Kay, Alan Lowe, Andy Harrison, Paula Lord. Brian Seddon

County Affiliation: Lancashire FA

Year Formed: 1956

Record Attendance: 1,740 v Aldershot (F.A. Vase) 05.03.1994

Previous Leagues:

Northern Premier League
Cheshire County League
Bolton Combination
Leigh &
District League


NWCFL First Division North Runners Up 2023/24
NWCFL Champions 1992/93, 1993/94
NWCFL Championship Trophy Winners 1992/93, 1993/94
FA Vase Semi-Finalists 1993/94
Northern Premier League Division One Cup Finalists 1995/96
Goldline Trophy Winners 1998/99, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2008/09
Bolton Hospital Cup Winners 1984/85, 2001/02, 2003/04, 2010/11
Westhoughton Charity Cup Winners 1981/82
Bolton Combination Division 2A Champions 1965/66
Bolton Combination Division 2 Cup Winners 1964/65, 1965/66

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