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Atherstone United

[14 JUN 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED APPEAL FOR SURVIVAL

Atherstone United football club faces automatic relegation if it fails to win an appeal against a local authority ruling on ground improvements.  MORE

[25 APR 99] CRAWLEY TOWN 3 ATHERSTONE UNITED 0

[17 APR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED 1  GRANTHAM TOWN 1

[14 APR 99] KINGS LYNN 0   ATHERSTONE UNITED 0

[10 APR 99] DORCHESTER TOWN 2   ATHERSTONE 1

[09 APR 99] DORCHESTER TOWN v ATHERSTONE - PREVIEW

Atherstone United’s manager Ron Bradbury will not let his team relax against relegation battlers Dorchester Town tomorrow. Victory for United would confirm their status in the top flight for next season, but Bradbury knows that Dorchester will be like a wounded tiger because defeat would leave them in a desperate position.   MORE

[05 APR 99] TAMWORTH 2 ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

[27 MAR 99] WEYMOUTH 0 ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

[26 MAR 99] WEYMOUTH v ATHERSTONE UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United’s manager Ron Bradbury believes his team needs six more points to keep their Premier Division status. United have 44 points with ten matches left to play and Bradbury says: "The sooner we reach our target the happier I shall be. We have had an up and down season with injuries to key players and we are down to the bare bones at present."   MORE

[20 MAR 99] BATH CITY 3 ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

[19 MAR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED v BATH CITY - PREVIEW

Mid-table Atherstone United are still not in the safety zone as they go into the match at 7th placed Bath City. They have 41 points in the bag with twelve matches to play but are only five points above the danger zone.   MORE

[15 MAR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED 1 KINGS LYNN 2

[12 MAR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED v KINGS LYNN - PREVIEW

Atherstone United hope their pitch holds up for two important league matches in three days. Manager Ron Bradbury, whose side takes on Kings Lynn tomorrow and Salisbury on Monday says the pitch has soaked up a lot of water in recent weeks and will be a heavy surface.   MORE

[06 MAR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED v BOSTON UNITED - POSTPONED

[05 MAR 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED v BOSTON UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United entertain Boston United at Sheepy Road tomorrow with Manager Ron Bradbury still struggling to field an experienced side. United have had six first team players missing, but two of them might be back for this match.  MORE

[27 FEB 99] GRESLEY ROVERS (1) 2 ATHERSTONE UNITED (0) 1

[26 FEB 99] GRESLEY ROVERS v ATHERSTONE UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United’s manager Ron Bradbury has set a survival target of fifty points for his side to avoid relegation. Not many would agree that they are even within shouting distance of going down. They currently lie in eighth place with 41 points, but Bradbury is a cautious man and he prefers to concentrate on league safety rather than look upwards to the top.  MORE

[20 FEB 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED 2 BURTON ALBION 2

[13 FEB 99] BROMSGROVE 0  ATHERSTONE UNITED 0

United’s manager Ron Bradbury was pleased with the point against the bottom placed club, because he had to field a much weakened side through injuries.  MORE

[12 FEB 99] ATHERSTONE FACE INJURY NIGHTMARE

Atherstone United face two tough games in three days while carrying their worst injury list of the season. Manager Ron Bradbury was delighted with his side’s performances in taking four points from top teams Boston United and Crawley Town, but there was a heavy price.  MORE

[06 FEB 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED 2  CRAWLEY TOWN 1

Former Coventry City favourite Dave Bennett made a dramatic first appearance for United against promotion chasing Crawley Town.  ‘Benno’, who scored at Wembley when Coventry won the FA Cup in 1987, played a big part in United grabbing the lead after only 45 seconds of action.  MORE

[05 FEB 99] ATHERSTONE v CRAWLEY TOWN - PREVIEW

Atherstone United are looking to bounce back from their midweek Dr Marten Cup defeat by Burton Albion.Manager Ron Bradbury said: "We lost the cup tie because we conceded two goals in eight minutes in the first half."  MORE

[30 JAN 99] ATHERSTONE 0BOSTON UNITED 0

A goalless draw but entertaining nevertheless and Atherstone had perhaps the best chance of the match to beat the fourth placed side. It fell to Paul White in the 53rd minute. Boston’s goalkeeper Paul Bastock could only palm Young’s deep cross into White’s path. But the Atherstone man got the ball stuck between his feet and the chance slipped away.  MORE

[29 JAN 99] ATHERSTONE v BOSTON UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United restart their season with a tough contest at third placed Boston United tomorrow. The ‘Adders’ were without a match last weekend which enabled several players to rest and overcome knocks and bruises, but they will have a lot to do to overcome a side ten places higher in the league.  MORE

[23 JAN 99] ROTHWELL v ATHERSTONE UNITED

MATCH POSTPONED

[15 JAN 99] ATHERSTONE READY TO PLAY

Atherstone United are without a match tomorrow, but unlike their local rivals Nuneaton, they would prefer to play. "We need the games," says manager Ron Bradbury. "Gary Redgate is now on the injury list and the remainder of my players are fit.  MORE

[09 JAN 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED 1 GLOUCESTER CITY 2

Atherstone never recovered from conceding a third minute goal scored by Andy Mainwaring. He added another before half-time and it was always a rearguard battle for United although they mounted a rally in the second half.  MORE

[08 JAN 99] ATHERSTONE UNITED v GLOUCESTER CITY - PREVIEW

Atherstone United will be calling for volunteers to help fork their pitch if more heavy rain threatens tomorrow’s home match against Gloucester City.  "We need the game to be on because we need the income," says United’s manager Ron Bradbury.  MORE

[02 JAN 99] HASTINGS TOWN 0  ATHERSTONE UNITED 0

Atherstone’s manager Ron Bradbury severely criticised the league officials for arranging matches on successive days over the New Year.  Fortunately it worked out fine for United. They beat Bromsgrove Rovers 5-1 at home on New Year’s Day and then faced an early start to travel down to the south coast where they played Hastings United on Saturday.  MORE

[27 DEC 98] ATHERSTONE 0 TAMWORTH 1

Atherstone slipped three places to twelfth after tossing away the points against Tamworth. Their inability to find the net in recent games, has left their defence with too much to handle.  MORE

[26 DEC 98] NUNEATON 1 ATHERSTONE 0

Championship chasing Nuneaton Borough stretched their lead at the top to an astonishing seventeen points after this hard fought victory over their nearest neighbours.  MORE

[24 DEC 98] NUNEATON v ATHERSTONE - PREVIEW

Those famous old rivals Nuneaton Borough and Atherstone United meet again on Boxing Day, and though Borough are streaking away with the league title United have had the better of them so far this season.  MORE

[22 DEC 98] PAGET RANGERS 2  ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

Atherstone saw progress in the Birmingham Senior Cup whipped from their grasp as the home side’s late surge gave them victory.  MORE

[19 DEC 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED 0  WEYMOUTH 0

United had the better of the match against their opponents from Dorset but could not convert their chances. Weymouth went to Sheepy Road with few ideas on how to win the match. Instead they packed their defence to battle for a draw.  MORE

[18 DEC 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED v WEYMOUTH - PREVIEW

Atherstone manager Ron Bradbury is set to name an unchanged side for the visit of Weymouth. Adders are in fine fettle after their 3-2 League Cup win over Nuneaton in midweek and will be hoping to pick up more points for their push at the top of the table.  MORE

[16 DEC 98] NUNEATON BOROUGH 1 ATHERSTONE 3

Nuneaton Borough were given a bitter pill to swallow at Manor Park last night after losing their unbeaten home record to local rivals Atherstone.  And to make matters worse the defeat dumped Boro out of the Dr Martens Cup as Ron Bradbury's Adders progressed into the second round.  MORE

[11 DEC 98] NUNEATON v ATHERSTONE UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United have no match on Saturday but they have plenty to occupy their thoughts, particularly Tuesday’s tough trip to play their old foes Nuneaton Borough in the Dr Marten’s Cup.  MORE

[09 DEC 98] ADDERS STADIUM HOPES TAKE A STEP FORWARD

Atherstone United’s hopes of renovating their football stadium have received a boost from new initiatives with the local authority. The council rejected the football club’s plans a month ago, but now the scheme appears to be back on track.  MORE

[05 DEC 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED 1 HASTINGS 1

Richard Landon scored a debut goal to set United on the way against the team one place above them in the table. But Hastings equalised before half-time and a draw was a fair result after a hard fought match on a frosty pitch. MORE

[04 DEC 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED v HASTINGS - PREVIEW

Atherstone United play top rated side Hastings United at home tomorrow desperate to end their dismal run of results. MORE

[28 NOV 98] CAMBRIDGE CITY 3  ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

Atherstone took an early lead but could not hold the powerful home team and found themselves on the end of a 3-1 defeat. MORE

[25 NOV 98]  SOUTHPORT 2  ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

Atherstone slipped out of the F.A. Trophy through an injury time goal after they had produced a magnificent display against the Conference side.  In fact United dominated the match for long periods and were unlucky not to get something from a hard-fought cup-tie. MORE

[21 NOV 98]  ATHERSTONE UNITED 0  SOUTHPORT 0

FA UMBRO TROPHY - SECOND ROUND
Atherstone faced one of the toughest ties of the round against last season's Wembley finalists but will not be expecting too much from the replay on the windy Lancashire coast. MORE

[14 NOV 98]  GRANTHAM TOWN 1 ATHERSTONE UNITED 1

Atherstone were left bemoaning the defensive lapse which let in Grantham for a second half equaliser. United, for whom victory would have hoisted them into second place behind Nuneaton, began in lack lustre fashion but eventually found a way through in the 36th minute. MORE

[13 NOV 98]  GRANTHAM TOWN v ATHERSTONE UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United could move into second place in the Premier Division behind their big rivals tomorrow.  They need to overcome Grantham Town, and Gresley Rovers and Ilkeston Town need to lose their matches. MORE

[09 NOV 98]  ATHERSTONE UNITED 2 NUNEATON BOROUGH 1

Two goals in the space of a minute breathed life into this local derby at Sheepy Road last night. After a disappointing first period in which the only highlight was a goalmouth scramble which almost allowed Boro's Dave Crowley to break the deadlock, the Dr Martens Cup tie was ignited just two minutes after the interval. MATCH SUMMARY

[07 NOV 98] BURTON ALBION 0  ATHERSTONE UNITED 3

Former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool star Nigel Clough was left facing the harsh realities of a manager's life. The new Burton manager could only look on helplessly as his side conceded three times in the second half and Atherstone United are now in fourth place in the league. MATCH SUMMARY

[06 NOV 98] BURTON ALBION v ATHERSTONE UNITED - PREVIEW

Atherstone United face just about the toughest three days of their season so far. On Saturday they travel to play Burton Albion in the league and then on Monday they take on Nuneaton Borough in the Dr Marten's Cup.  MORE

[04 NOV 98] CHESLYN HAY 1  ATHERSTONE UNITED 2

United were far superior to their lower league opponents, but they did not convert their dominance into goals. Cheslyn Hay were under pressure from the first whistle but their goalkeeper Chris Wood was in sparkling form and produced half a dozen top class saves.  MORE

[30 OCT 98] ATHERSTONE v SALISBURY - PREVIEW

Atherstone United have no match on Saturday but they will be at home to strugglers Salisbury Town on Monday evening. United have been hit by blank Saturdays due to opponents' FA Cup commitments and that is the case tomorrow. MORE

[23 OCT 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED v MERTHYR TYDFIL - PREVIEW

Atherstone United restart their season with a tough home match against Merthyr Tydfil and a string of injuries to key players. United did not play last weekend because they had no FA Cup match and manager Ron Bradbury was hoping that his injury list would have shortened in the intervening period. MORE

[10 OCT 98] GLOUCESTER CITY 0  ATHERSTONE UNITED 0

United's manager Ron Bradbury feared his side would be affected by their midweek FA Cup defeat at Nuneaton Borough, but his players produced a solid performance to earn a good point against the fifth placed side. Atherstone could have gone in front in the first half but the lively Kim Green straight weakly at the goalkeeper. MATCH SUMMARY

[09 OCT 98] UNITED FACE TOUGH MATCH AWAY

Atherstone United, conquered by Nuneaton Borough in the midweek FA Cup replay face a tough match away to Gloucester City in the league. "Gloucester are fourth in the league and they are always a tough side to overcome," says United's manager Ron Bradbury. MORE

[07 OCT 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED 0 NUNEATON BOROUGH 3

This proved to be the classic game of two halves as slow starting Boro produced a goal bananza in the second period to send Atherstone crashing out of the F.A Cup at Manor Park last night. MATCH SUMMARY

[03 OCT 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED 0 NUNEATON BOROUGH 0

Nuneaton Borough and Atherstone will have to do it all again on Tuesday night after battling out a goalless draw at Sheepy Road. The two Dr Martens Premier League outfits were perfectly matched and fought out a dogged, tension-racked afternoon. MATCH SUMMARY

[02 OCT 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED v NUNEATON - PREVIEW

Fierce local rivals Nuneaton Borough and Atherstone United lock horns in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round on Saturday and a full house crowd of around 2,000 is expected at Sheepy Road. The rivalry between the clubs goes back many years and there is more needle this season than in most because Borough sit proudly at the top of the Dr Martens League Premier Division while United have been steadily climbing the league.  MORE

[21 SEP 98] ATHERSTONE UNITED 1  WORCESTER CITY 1

Atherstone's biggest home gate of the season to date saw them grab a deserved point to keep alive their unbeaten run as the forthcoming FA Cup tie against their big rivals Nuneaton Borough approaches.  MATCH SUMMARY

[15 SEP 98] ILKESTON TOWN 1  ATHERSTONE UNITED 2

[09 SEP 98] Salisbury Town v Atherstone United  [MATCH SUMMARY]

[05 SEP 98] Atherstone United v Dorchester Town [MATCH SUMMARY]

[04 SEP 98] Atherstone United - Weekend Preview

[31 AUG 98] Non-league Results & Match Summaries

[29 AUG 98] Non-league Results & Match Summaries

[28 AUG 98] Non-league News Round-up & Weekend Preview

[26 AUG 98] Non-league Results & News

[25 AUG 98] Nuneaton Ground Move Under Fire

[24 AUG 98] ATHERSTONE 3  ILKESTON 3

[22 AUG 98] Non-league Results

[21 AUG 98] Atherstone United - Pre-Season Preview
 

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