By Ben Olawumi
AS the Football Association brought the curtain down on another Pitching In Northern Premier League season earlier this week, it marked a rather inevitable tale of frustration for Atherton Collieries boss Brad Cooke.
Formerly a captain at the Skuna Stadium, the 34-year-old re-joined the club as manager following the departure of Michael Clegg in December 2019.
But he is yet to oversee a completed campaign due after the pandemic put paid to a second successive campaign at Steps 3-6.
Given that Cooke’s side hadn’t kicked a ball competitively since late October, this season’s i...
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