News in Atherstone

False dawn: Will Saturday's game at Kirby Muxloe be followed a period of no play for football clubs like Atherstone Town because of coronavirus

Atherstone Town have been given a fixture reprieve from the coronavirus outbreak decimating top-flight football as non-league administrators sanctioned the go-ahead for tomorrow's game – fearing halting the season now would prove "disastrous for many clubs".

The Midland Football League this evening confirmed that all its matches would go ahead this weekend – signalling a green light to Adders' first MFL action for a month.

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Put your shirt on them: Atherstone Adders bidding for a hockey version of FA Cup glory

Atherstone Adders are hoping their sharpshooters can carry on firing them to hockey's version of the FA Cup final for the second successive season in a high noon duel at the weekend.

Men's Firsts captain Martin Webb is their very own version of O.K. Corral's Wyatt Earp – warming up for Sunday's quarter-final clash against Southampton in the Tier 3 competition of the English Hockey Cup with his first six-goal haul of the 2019/20 term.

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Coming home: Ross Innes and Adam Davies back at Sheepy Road

Atherstone Town have gone back for their future in naming coaches Ross Innes and Adam Davies as joint managers to deliver "unfinished business".

The club – effectively managerless since Scott Rickards and Mike Fowler walked away from Sheepy Road after mindless fans were accused of making racially abusive comments to Stafford Town keeper Samuel Amedu in last month's league game – said the appointments are with "immediate effect".

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Blues skies: For a red-letter day

Chairman Brian Hernney beamed a "pitch perfect" smile as he announced the weather is no longer the obstacle to FA Vase underdogs Atherstone Town making it down Wembley Way.

Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge has done their damnedest – only the small matter of Northern Football League Division One Consett AFC stand in the way of a place in the semi-final in a fortnight.

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Waterlogged: Ashby Ivanhoe clash cancelled

Atherstone Town's players have been left "kicking their heels" again with tonight's postponement of their Midland Football League clash at Ashby Ivanhoe.

It's the sixth game called off and if Saturday's FA Vase quarter-final tie with Northern Football League Division One Consett AFC does go ahead it will be three weeks since the Adders actually played a serious game.

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