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Goole captain sacked in one of the worst incidents in Non-league football

The video does contain some foul language.

In what is no doubt the most disgraceful scene in non-league football this season, Goole AFC of the Northern Premier League have sacked their captain Karl Colley following his attack on Coalville fans yesterday.

The Humberside club welcomed the Liecestershire club to The Victoria pleasure Ground for the Evo-stik first division south clash yesterday.

Mid way through the game skipper Karl Colley was dismissed from the game after a bad challenge on Cam Steward of Coalville.

It lead to Colley jumping over the barrier to attack fans in the stand. Not once but twice.

In a statement by club it read: “After the deplorable incident at today’s home game against Coalville Town, we can confirm that the player responsible has been released by the club.

We are a family club and incidents of this nature have no place in football and will not be tolerated at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds.

The club acted quickly and decisively and released the player with immediate effect and as such the player in question will never play for our football club again.

We apologise to each and every supporter at the game today and whilst as a club, we can’t legislate for incidents of this nature, we will not tolerate them from anyone.”

The incident has caught feature on the website on a number of national newspaper websites and the on the BBC.

Goole went on to lose the game 3-0.


The opening day to the Conference

League title.

The fixtures for the Conference are out and the key fixture on day one sees newcomers from the Conference North Chester vist Edger Davids Barnet at The Hive .

Chester was promoted to the Blue Square Premier last season after taking the Blue Square North by Storm. While Barnet led by Edger Davids were relegated out of the football league and making a return to the Football Conference.

Other opening day fixtures see a repeat of the final day fixture as Luton visit Southport, under the new manager of Alan Wright while Aldershot face a tough start away at Grimsby.

The full fixture list in the Conference reads opening day fixtures Barnet v Chester, Cambridge United v Halifax Town, Dartford v Alfreton, Forest Green Rovers v Hyde, Grimsby v Aldershot, Hereford v Braintree, Kidderminster Harriers v Gateshead, Macclesfield v Nuneaton, Salisbury v Tamworth, Southport v Luton, Woking v Lincoln City and Wrexham v Welling.

While in the Conference North the opening day fixtures which starts on the 17th August sees AFC Telford v Workington, Barrow v Brackley, Guiseley v Soilhull, Histon v Colwyn Bay, Leamington v Bradford PA, North Ferriby v Gloucester, Oxford v Harrogate, Stalybridge v Hednesford Town, Stockport County v Boston, Vauxhall v Gainsborough and Worcester City v Altrincham.

The Conference South open up as the following: Bishop Stortsfield v Bath, Concord Rangers v Basingstoke, Eastleigh v Sutton, Ebbsfleet v Havent and Waterlooville, Farnborough v Cheltenham, Gosport v Dover, Hayes and Yeading v Bromley, Staines v Dorchester, Tonbridge Angles v Boreham Wood, Weston Super Mere v Eastbourne and Whitehawk v Maidenhead.

For full list of fixtures please see the Conference website.