Kidsgrove's quest to escape the relegation zone enters a critical stage over the next two matches as they come face to face with two sides also struggling at the wrong end of the table.
A disastrous first-half performance which saw Sutton Coldfield defender Joseph Lyng score a 15 minute hat-trick condemned Kidsgrove to another away defeat and deepened their problems at the foot of the Evo-Stik League.
Kidsgrove's search for precious league points continues on Saturday with a tough trip to play-off chasing Sutton Coldfield Town.
While results on the pitch were somewhat of a mixed bag over the festive period, Kidsgrove did have something to celebrate as the amount raised through Easyfundraising passed the £100 mark just before the end of December.
Kidsgrove face a critical match in their bid to escape the relegation zone, as Bedworth United travel to The Seddon Stadium on Saturday.
Kidsgrove will welcome fellow Staffordshire side Chasetown to The Seddon Stadium twice in four days, with a league fixture this Saturday being followed with a 2nd Round Doodson Sport Cup clash next Tuesday evening.
Athletic moved into the quarter finals of the Staffordshire Senior Cup with a comfortable home victory over Rocester.
There's more knockout competition action at The Seddon Stadium this Tuesday as Kidsgrove host Rocester in the first round of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.
Kidsgrove's poor record at Rainworth continued on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat, meaning they have now only won once in five attempts at Kirklington Road.
Kidsgrove's search for an elusive first away league win of the season continues this Saturday with a trip to Rainworth Miners' Welfare. Athletic are now the only side in the division not to have recorded a victory on their travels, and have managed just two goals in eight away matches.
Christchurch Meadow has never been a happy hunting ground for Kidsgrove over the years, and this season's match was no exception as Belper ran out comfortable winners.
Kidsgrove's reward for the penalty shoot out victory over Halesowen Town in the first round of the Doodson Sport Cup is another home tie, this time against Chasetown on Tuesday 3rd December.
A home draw with fellow-strugglers Brigg saw Kidsgrove move off the bottom of the league table, but it was once more a missed opportunity as they came within eight minutes of securing all three points.
Kidsgrove were still left searcing for their first league win of the season as they notched up their fourth draw in five games, but were left wondering how they failed to take three points after dominating the game against Goole.
Tom Urwin scored twice and set up a third goal as Kidsgrove overcame the setback of having Wayne Johnson sent off just 18 minutes into the game to record a 3-1 win and progress to the next round of the FA Cup.
Away trips to Romulus have never been happy events for Kidsgrove and this year was no different as Roms dominated the match to record a 4-0 victory.
After a solid start in the two opening games against newcomers to the league, Kidsgrove's fixtures over the August Bank Holiday weekend have a more familiar feel to them.
A Matt Haddrell penalty earned Kidsgrove a point in an evenly-fought encounter at Bedworth United on Tuesday night.
Kidsgrove will host Midland Alliance side Rocester in the first round of the 2013/14 Staffordshire Senior Cup competition.
Kidsgrove and Scarborough shared the points in the opening game of the season as Nick Ward's equaliser cancelled out a first half strike from Andrew Milne. The game proved controversial, however, with the visitors having three players sent off in the second half.
Kidsgrove open the 2013/14 season with a highly-anticipated clash against league newcomers Scarborough Athletic at The Seddon Stadium on Saturday.
The draws for the early rounds of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy have been published by the Football Association.
Kidsgrove Athletic, in association with Easy Fundraising, are giving you the opportunity to win a fantastic Nikon camera, plus accessories, worth over £400.
Athletic's programme of pre-season fixtures has now been confirmed, with a mix of matches against higher and lower league opposition.
Kidsgrove have launched a new way of raising funds for the club.
Kidsgrove finally recorded only their second win since the end of November, and their first since the departure of Liam Shotton, completing a league double over Lincoln United with a comprehensive 4-1 victory
Kidsgrove's search for only a second win since the end of November continued as they were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw by Market Drayton Town at the Seddon Stadium.
Some chaotic first-half defending saw Kidsgrove slip to defeat against mid-table Carlton Town, after taking an early lead at the Bill Stokeld Stadium. Manager Shaun Hollinshead handed goalkeeper Danny Read his debut after his signing from Stafford Rangers ....
With Saturday's home match against Halesowen Town the latest unsurprising victim of the snowy weather, Kidsgrove Athletic will now hope to return to action on Tuesday night to commence their defence of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.....
Kidsgrove Athletic midfielder Jack Sherratt has been selected as one of the final three players in the Samsung Win A Pro Contract competition. Jack scored the opening goal in the final match of the selection process against a Leyton Orient XI at the Matchroom Stadium on Wednesday night....
Athletic produced a gutsy performance to earn a point against fellow strugglers Mickleover, despite playing most of the game with ten men following the dismissal of Paul Taylor early in the first half.....
Kidsgrove ended a run of seven matches without a win dating back to November by comprehensively defeating local rivals Newcastle Town at the Aspire Stadium. Both sides were looking to make amends for disappointing home performances on New Year's Day which had seen them continue to slide down the table.....
A hat-trick from Liam Shotton was not enough to earn Kidsgrove a point in an incident-filled match at leaders Coalville Town, that saw the visitors reduced to nine men, but come so close to staging a stunning comeback.....
Kidsgrove's unbeaten run faces its biggest examination on Saturday as Shaun Hollinshead's side makes the trip to leaders Coalville Town. The Leicestershire club, in their second season at this level, currently sit eight points clear of nearest challengers Stamford, and boast a perfect home record in the league having won all eight of their games to date......
Kidsgrove's scheduled match against Northwich Victoria in the First Round of the Doodson Sports League Cup on Wednesday night fell victim to the recent heavy rain. The pitch at Stafford Rangers' Marston Road ground was deemed to be waterlogged and the game was called off early in the day.....
Kidsgrove's impressive winning run extended to four games with a gritty 2-1 win over Lincoln United at the Seddon Stadium, which saw them move up to 13th place in the league table. The recent wet weather made for a difficult playing surface, and to their credit, both sides adapted well despite numerous players losing their footing especially in the first half....
Kidsgrove hit the FA Cup trail on Saturday with a trip to Wolverhampton to face AFC Wulfrunians of the West Midlands (Regional) League in the Preliminary Round of the competition. Grove will be hoping for a repeat of the success enjoyed last season, where they reached the final qualifying round of the competition before losing at home to Bradford Park Avenue in front of a crowd of 1,140 - the second highest attendance in the club's history...
Kidsgrove's new season got off to a winning start as they recovered from a 1-0 half time deficit to record a 3-1 home victory over Brigg Town. Shaun Hollinshead's starting line-up included just three players who had been at the club last season, and the home side made a sluggish start, struggling to settle down or find any rhythm. ...
Kidsgrove will be looking forward to putting a tumultuous summer behind them, when the new Evo-Stik League season kicks off this Saturday. Brigg Town are the visitors for Shaun Hollinshead's first competitive game in charge, with the new manager assembling a squad that may have exceeded many people's expectations just six weeks ago...
The usual sense of anticipation at the release of the fixtures on Monday was replaced by one of bewilderment and annoyance by supporters as Kidsgrove were dealt some long trips over the holiday periods, seemingly at odds with all other teams in the league....
Kidsgrove Athletic's annual Beer Festival takes place between Friday 13th and Sunday 15th July at the club. There will be a full weekend's worth of entertainment from when the doors open at 7pm on the Friday evening. The club will be open all day on Saturday and will give spectators the chance to witness Shaun Hollinshead's first game in charge of the Grove...
Kidsgrove did not receive the best of luck when the early round draws for the FA Cup and FA Trophy were made, with plenty of travelling on the agenda if a repeat of last season's exploits is to be on the cards...
A meeting took place last night with the shareholders and they are satisfied wth the running of the club. They are looking to appoint more directors on board. Shaun Hollinshead is the manager of Kidsgrove Athletic and John Rowley is Chairman. Mick Fitzjohn will be involved as much as possible and another meeting has been scheduled for Sunday to finalise details...
Kidsgrove rounded off a fine week of cup football by coming from behind to beat Loughborough Dynamo 2-1 in the Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy. The game was notable for two goalkeeping errors in the first and last minutes of the game, which ultimately sees Athletic progress to the First Qualifying Round.
Kidsgrove were once more made to pay for a slow start in a match, having to come from two goals behind to salvage a point against Romulus. Athletic were also grateful to goalkeeper Steve Hodgson for saving a penalty in the closing minutes to ensure that the unbeaten home record this season was preserved.
Kidsgrove's seven match unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-1 loss in an uninspiring game at second-from-bottom Shepshed Dynamo. On paper, at least, Athletic seemed to be fielding a strong side in light of the recent run of injuries, but at no point during a breezy afternoon did the team manage to find any fluidity or seriously look like coming away from the game with any points.
Kidsgrove easily progressed to the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win over Midland Alliance side Atherstone Town. Striker Dave Walker lasted just 28 minutes before having to go off injured, but this was long enough for him to net Kidsgrove's opener - the tenth consecutive game in which he has started and scored.
Kidsgrove take a break from league action this Saturday as Atherstone Town visit the Seddon Stadium for a FA Cup Preliminary Round clash. The Midland Alliance side have had a turbulent history, and will no doubt be looking to the competition to provide some welcome distraction.
Kidsgrove and Leek fought out a 2-2 draw in an uninspiring local derby at The Seddon Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday. The home side entered the match in confident mood after turning in an excellent performance to beat Ilkeston on Saturday, but were once again forced into making changes
Kidsgrove turned in their best performance to come away from the New Manor Ground with three hard-earned points on Saturday. Former Leek Town captain Andy Taylor made his debut in midfield for Kidsgrove, joining Craig Dove, continuing in the more advanced role he adopted in the game at Quorn.
Kidsgrove escape with a draw at Quorn thanks to a dramatic comeback in the final ten minutes of the game on Tuesday night. Grove's inability to field a settled starting eleven due to injuries is no doubt having a bearing on performances and Nick Ward was forced to start in midfield after Sam Hall had picked up a knock in the weekend's draw with Lincoln.
A superb last minute strike from substitute Steve Brannan secured a point for Kidsgrove against Lincoln, but the home side were left wondering how they did not manage to collect all three points after a dominant display. With Danny Griggs having been injured in the midweek win over Sheffield, Alex Morris came into the side in the only change to the starting line up.
Kidsgrove earned their first points of the new season with a hard-fought victory over Sheffield at The Seddon Stadium on Tuesday night. As expected, manager Peter Ward rang the changes following the weekend's defeat at Stamford with Dave Walker, Tom Urwin and Wayne Johnson coming into the starting line up
The new season began in disappointing fashion for Kidsgrove, as a below par preformance resulted in a 3-2 defeat at Stamford. Following on from a successful pre-season, Athletic were without key players Dave Walker (suspension), Tom Urwin (holiday) and Aiden Matranga (injured) and the enforced change of personnel seemed to disrupt the team as they struggled with their passing all afternoon.
Kidsgrove have announced their first batch of pre-season games for 2011/12. Grove will open up against Stafford Rangers on 16th July, the same weekend as the annual Beer Festival at the Seddon Stadium.
A goal in each half saw Kidsgrove overcome Stafford Rangers to reach the final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup. The clash with Stoke City in April will be Kidsgrove's fifth final appearance in the competition in the past eight seasons.
Kidsgrove's wretched form against teams at the top of the table continued as Brigg completed a league double for the season at The Hawthorns. Athletic have now lost all five games played against the clubs that currently occupy the play-off positions. The match saw both striker Dave walker and manager Peter Ward sent off.
Kidsgrove picked up from where they left off in Saturday's thrashing of Spalding United to record an emphatic 5-1 win over play-off hopefuls Romulus and maintain the pressure on leaders Barwell. Peter Ward fielded an unchanged starting line up from that game, with Nick Ward still serving a suspension.
Kidsgrove's title ambitions suffered a severe setback as they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at home to leaders Barwell despite playing most of the second half with an additional man. Grove were in confident mood ahead of the game, having secured three straight victories, and manager Peter Ward made just one change from the Lincoln game
Kidsgrove recorded an excellent 2-0 victory against play-off chasing Sutton Coldfield Town in Monday's fixture to return to second place in the table and close the gap on leaders Barwell to three points. Athletic had already lost two games at the Coles Lane ground this season
Kidsgrove bounced back from the midweek defeat at Newcastle Town to record a welcome victory at Rainworth Miners Welfare. The hosts had been in good recent form to ease their relegation worries, and the game was always likely to be more of a challenge that the one at the Seddon Stadium
Kidsgrove suffered a disappointing derby defeat against Newcastle Town at the Lyme Valley Stadium, which sees them swap places in the league with their local rivals. Athletic arrived having no played since the 4-3 win over Stamford, while the home side had played two home games in the same period against Belper and Carlton. On a difficult pitch, Kidsgrove made the brighter start
Kidsgrove earned another vital three points in their promotion quest, but were made to work very hard by a spirited Stamford side. Some of the gloss was taken off the victory, however, as midfielder Tim Sanders suffered a serious looking ankle injury just before half time.
Kidsgrove secured a comfortable victory at struggling Shepshed to take them three points clear of the chasing pack in second place and within six points of long-term leaders Barwell. Having missed the trip to Rushall with a shin injury, Karl Charlton came back into the team for Sam Hall, but otherwise it was an unchanged line up for the visitors.
Kidsgrove's winning run came to an end at play-off rivals Rushall Olympic in a game practically reduced to a lottery due to the weather conditions. There was one enforced change to Peter Ward's starting line up as Sam Hall came in for the injured Karl Charlton. Rushall had the advantage of kicking with the strong wind in the first period and made full use of it.
Kidsgrove recorded a fourth consecutive victory to move up to second place in the league with a comfortable win against Market Drayton Town at the Seddon Stadium. Once more, it was an unchanged Grove line up that took to the field, and in common with recent matches it was a while before they got into their stride.
Kidsgrove earned a narrow 1-0 win at Christchurch Meadow in an entertaining encounter, marked by some excellent football and even better goalkeeping. The victory was Kidsgrove's first in ten league visits to Belper, and saw Athletic move up to third in the league, level on points with second-placed Carlton Town.
Weather permitting, Kidsgrove visit Belper Town on Saturday and if they wish to build on two excellent wins over Rushall Olympic and Sheffield may want to avoid looking at the history books for inspiration. In nine league visits to Christchurch Meadow, Grove have yet to collect a single win and the previous five trips have yielded just a solitary point.
For a midweek game, the trip to Sheffield is a long one from Kidsgrove, and those questioning the wisdom of such fixtures with Saturday trips to Belper and Rushall coming up had more weight added to their argument as both the Grove team and referee were late arriving due to traffic chaos on the M1.
Kidsgrove were left kicking their heels and unable to build on Tuesday's win over Rushall Olympic when the scheduled home match against Loughborough Dynamo fell victim to a frozen pitch at the Seddon Stadium.
After a run of poor performances, it was the Kidsgrove fans who entered the ground with some trepidation ahead of the clash with fellow play-off contenders Rushall Olympic. By the end of the match, visiting keeper Chris Gemmell will surely never want to set foot in the Seddon Stadium again after a string of errors handed Athletic a welcome victory.
Hall Corner continues to be a depressing place for Kidsgrove as Glapwell took all the points in this Bank Holiday encounter. The final scoreline did not really reflect a game which was for the most part tight and well-contested, but the damage was done in a disastrous opening five minutes for the visitors.
Kidsgrove returned to league action with a 5-3 win over Goole in a rollercoaster game at the Seddon Stadium, that saw leading scorer Dave Walker take his season's tally to 22, but also get sent off. Although the enforced break had enabled most of Grove's injury problems to clear up.
A week is said to be a long time in politics, and the same might apply in football, as far as Kidsgrove's Ricky Bridge is concerned. Having previously been loaned out to Biddulph Victoria, he was recalled on Tuesday as Kidsgrove were struggling for numbers.
Popular striker Matt Haddrell has joined up with Kidsgrove for a third time after signing from Vodkat League side Congleton Town, where he has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances this season. He initially played for Athletic under Jimmy Wallace's management in 1998/99.
Kidsgrove put a run of three league games without a win behind them with a 3-0 victory at Loughborough Dynamo. Peter Ward changed the team around from Tuesday's poor performance with Alex Morris and Liam Shotton dropping to the bench.
Kidsgrove maintained their unbeaten league away record, taking a point from a lively Lincoln United side in a lacklustre performance. Peter Ward included new signing Jimmy McCarthy on the bench following his release by Altrincham this week.
Dave Walker struck all four goals as Kidsgrove overpowered Nottinghamshire side Rainworth Miners Welfare at the Seddon Stadium. Injuries in defence continued to cause concerns for Peter Ward with both Danny Smith and Dan Schwarz unavailable.
Kidsgrove set up a quarter-final clash with holders Newcastle Town as they comfortably overcame Vodkat League side Stone Dominoes at the Seddon Stadium. Peter Ward gave starting places to Karl Charlton and Sean Turner.
Liam Shotton scored the only goal of the game at Harrison Park to earn Kidsgrove a second win over Leek Town in a week. The result maintained Athletic's undefeated away league record and saw them move up to 7th in the table.
A second half goal from Aiden Matranga earned Kidsgrove a replay against Mossley in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round. With Craig Dove and Tom Urwin still injured and Nick Ward suspended, Peter Ward made just one change
An injury-ravaged Kidsgrove side put up a spirited performance but bowed out of the FA Cup against Conference North side Solihull Moors at Damson Park. In addition to long-term absentee Geoff McGaw, injuries meant Craig Dove and Tom Urwin were not able to play.
Kidsgrove were handed a boost ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup trip to Solihull Moors with the news that striker Liam Shotton will be staying with the club despite another approach from Leek Town. Athletic will go into the game as outsiders against their Conference North hosts.
Kidsgrove completed a comfortable 4-0 replay victory to progress into the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, but the victory was marred by a serious injury to Geoff McGaw who appears to have broken two bones in his leg.
Kidsgrove exacted some revenge for last season's play off semi-final defeat with a comprehensive win over Glapwell at the Seddon Stadium. The visitors arrived fresh from an opening day victory over Market Drayton.
Having expected a tough challenge with an opening day trip to Stamford, Kidsgrove eased to victory on the back of an excellent first-half display. Athletic started brightly, forcing an early corner which came to nothing.
Kidsgrove ended their pre-season games in style with a 4-1 win over a strong Nantwich Town side. After a goalless first half, Dave Walker provided the cross for Liam Shotton to head Kidsgrove into the lead.
Following the success of Paul the Octopus in predicting Germany's scores in the World Cup, we are pleased to announce the signing of the lesser-known but equally talented George the Squid to give his exclusive predictions for the coming Evo-Stik League Division One (South) season.
Kidsgrove will meet Biddulph Victoria the Preliminary Round of this season's FA Cup on 28th August. The Midland Alliance side overcame Wellington on penalties on Tuesday night after the replay ended in a 1-1 draw.
Kidsgrove put in another good display in their latest pre-season friendly but were defeated by a strong Crewe side courtesy of a Calvin Zola hat trick. After Crewe took the lead from a Zola penalty, Kidsgrove equalised through Dave Walker.
The FA has announced the provisional line up for the rebranded Evo-Stik League next season. A combination of promotions and transfers means that Kidsgrove will visit four new grounds for league encounters.
The draws for the early rounds of FA Cup and FA Trophy have been made today. In the FA Cup, Kidsgrove have been given a chance to atone for their exit to lower league opposition in last season's competition with a home tie against either Biddulph Victoria or Wellington
It may be early days as far as the new season is concerned, but there will be plenty of activity both on and off the field at the Seddon Stadium this week. After tonight's friendly against Crewe Alexandra, attention will turn to the Annual Beer Festival
Kidsgrove got their pre-season friendly campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory in Wales. The starting line up featured two new players: Nick Ward from Leek Town and Dave Harper, formerly of Newcastle Town