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Yates Adam Paul


2017-18 Defender

NC     League 7(0)0

Debut 5 August 2017 Wrexham (Away)

With Crewe Alexandra Academy for ten years from 1992, turning professional with the club in February 2001 although, in the end, he never made an appearance for them. Spent from November 2003 to May 2004 on loan at Halifax Town (12 league appearances)  and having been released by Crewe signed for Non-League side Leek Town in July 2004

(82 appearances). Moved to Morecambe in August 2006 (121 appearances, two goals) where he helped them win promotion to the Football League in 2007.  Spent from August to October 2008 on loan at Burton Albion

(six appearances). Signed for Port Vale in June 2009 and became the team’s regular right back for the next five seasons (212 appearances, four goals) and helped the club to secure promotion from League Two in 2012-13. However, lost his place for the 2015-16 season spending time on loan at Northampton Town August to September 2015

(one appearance).  Before the start of the start of the 2016-17 season it was discovered that he had been playing with an ankle cruciate ligament injury resulting in him missing the whole of the season to allow the injury to heal properly. At international level has made three appearances for the England C team during the 2006-07 season.

Signed for Macclesfield Town on a month’s loan on the day before the start of the 2017-18 season. Having made an excellent contribution to the team playing in seven of the eight opening matches at right back, Adam returned to Port Vale at the end of his loan spell.

Retired from playing in March 2018 at the age of 34 following a life changing facial injury which he incurred in November 2017.  Adam remained at Port Vale within their Foundation and was given a management role in the Hubb Foundation charity founded by Port Vale owner Carol Shanahan which was formed in April 2020 to provide food and care packages to the community at the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Born: 28 May 1983.


Yates Keith

1980-81 Midfielder

NPL    League 1(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 10 September 1980 Grantham (Away)

There is no information recorded about this player


Yates Mark Jason


2018-19 Manager

Matches 16, Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 10, Win% 19% (Note: All matches won were Cup matches which were decided on a penalty shoot-out.)

A native of Birmingham he started his career in the youth section at Birmingham City (1986-1988) signing his first professional contract with them in 1988. Over three years he made 66 appearances in all competitions including being a member of the side which won the Football League Trophy in 1991. Towards the end of his time with Birmingham he went on loan to Colchester United. He was sold to Burnley for a fee of £40,000 in August 1991 but could not establish himself in the senior team spending time on loan in in the second half of the 1992-93 season at Lincoln City. The 1993-94 season saw Mark at Doncaster Rovers but he dropped out of the Football League in August 1994 when he signed for Conference side Kidderminster Harriers, making 237 league appearances scoring 40 goals and was a member of the team that were second in the Conference to Macclesfield Town in the 1996-97 season. In January 1999 he signed for Cheltenham Town for a fee of £25,000 helping the Robins to secure the Conference title and promotion to the Football League. After making 227 appearances in all competitions including victory in the 2002 Third Division play-off final, having fallen out of favour he returned to Kidderminster Harriers on loan in February 2004 who by then were a Football League side.

At the end of the 2003-2004 season he called time on his playing career to become first team coach at Burnley alongside manager Steve Cotterill. Mark’s first managerial appointment in January 2006 came at Kidderminster Harriers who by then were back in the Conference. During his tenure the team were runners-up in the FA Trophy Final and he was voted Manager of the Month for the months of December 2006 and January 2007. In his time at Kidderminster he had a win percentage of 42.6%.

He was appointed manager of League Two Cheltenham Town in December 2009 with Neil Howarth as his first team coach, where he led his team to the play-off finals in 2012 and 2013, unfortunately losing both. Dismissed in November 2014 (win percentage 36.2%) he was out of work until appointed as manager at Crawley Town in May 2015 following the club’s relegation to League Two. Poor performances by the team (win percentage 27.7%) he was dismissed in April 2016. Appointed manager at Vanarama National side Solihull Moors in November 2017 when the club were adrift at the bottom of the league, his management skills ensured that they retained their National League status.

Appointed manager at Macclesfield Town in June 2018 on a three-year deal but after a poor start to the season where the team failed to win a single match in the scheduled 90 minutes he was dismissed on 8 October 2018.

Having been without a club since leaving Macclesfield, Mark returned to Kidderminster Harriers as manager for the second time on 28 January 2019, however, he was dismissed before the end of the season in April 2019 on the basis that the club would not be appointing him as their manager for the 2019-20 season.

Away from football, in May 2019 took over the running of Piccolos coffee shop in Bewdley.

Returned to the managerial ranks in February 2020 when he was appointed manager at Stourbridge combining his managerial duties with that of Director of Football from the summer of 2020. With fixtures cancelled at Stourbridge due to the pandemic returned to Solihull Moors in March 2021 as manager on a temporary basis. Returned to Stourbridge for the 2021-22 season but left the club by mutual consent on 14 October 2021.

Born: 24 January 1970.


Yates William 'Bill'


1900-01, 1901-02 and 1904-05 to 1908-09 Right-back

#ML     League 116 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 18 Apps 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing information

Missing information makes it impossible to pinpoint Yates' debut, but it would appear that he first played for Macclesfield in the latter part of the 1900-01 season. In 1901-02, he was the first choice right-back until late November when  other players took over the position for the remainder of the season. It would appear that he then played for Bollington Cross as a full-back..

Returned to Macclesfield for the start of the 1904-05 season when he was the preferred right-back continuing to appear regularly through this season and the following three seasons earning the accolade as one of the best defenders at the time alongside Percy Pickford. He was vice-captain and featured in all the Cheshire Senior Cup ties in the 1906-07 season finishing with a runners-up medal.

At the beginning of the 1908-09 season he injured his knee in the second match, missing the third but returned for the fourth at New Mills.  Unfortunately his knee failed during this encounter and he did not appear again for Macclesfield, probably having to retire because of this injury.


Yeo Simon John

2008-09 Forward

FL    League 22(11)7     Cups 2(2)0

Simon Yeo

Debut 9 August 2008 Sub Shrewsbury Town (Away)

First played for Ards (four league appearances, one goal) moving to Curzon Ashton in October 1997 (four appearances, four goals) and then Coleraine in November 1997. Returned to England joining Hyde United in September 1998

(130 appearances, 77 goals) spending time on loan at Atherton Colleries just after he signed for Hyde from September to December 1998 (three appearances, five goals). Whilst playing for Hyde United he was spotted by Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander who secured his signature in May 2002 at the age of 29 (122 appearances, 37 goals) playing a big part in their play-off campaigns.  He was released in the 2005 close season after which he played for New Zealand Knights from July 2005 to January 2006 (11 appearances, four goals) but returned to Sincil Bank in January 2006

(12 appearances, 13 goals).  In July 2006 he signed for Peterborough United (13 appearances, two goals) moving to Chester City in January 2007 (35 appearances, eight goals), spending time on loan at Bury from January to May 2008 (eight appearances, eight goals). 

The Stockport born ex-Army man, moved to Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2008.  Following a dearth of goals for the team as a whole in August, Simon found himself in the starting line-up and scored six goals in the next nine matches. He only managed to score one further goal and decided to retire as a professional footballer at the end of the 2008-09 season so that he could train to be a security guard in Iraq.

Simon decided not to take up the offer of work in Iraq and signed for Droylsden in July 2009 after which played for Harrogate Town from December 2009 (nine appearances, one goal) and New Mills from April 2010. He then retired from playing football.

In January 2011 Simon returned to the Moss Rose on non-contract terms to assist the manager and backroom staff to the end of the season, with his lively personality influencing team morale, combining his duties at the Moss Rose with his job as a baggage handler at Manchester Airport.

Joined Mossley in the summer of 2016 as striker/coach.

Born: Stockport, 20 October 1973.


Young Dick

Dick Young

1967-68 to 1970-71 Forward

CL      League 28(0)21     Cups 16(1)7

NPL   League 65(2)42     Cups 44(0)18

Debut 19 August 1967 Buxton (Home)

As a youngster played Usworth juniors moving to Newcastle United in July 1957 but did not make any league appearances for them. Signed for South Shields for the 1961-62 season and at some stage he also played for the British Army side. His next club was Grimsby Town from March 1962 (33 league appearances, 13 goals) and then Stockport County from May 1965 (27 appearances, five goals), Ellesmere Port Town and Bangor City.

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1967. He was a prolific goal scorer and was season top scorer in both 1968-69 and 1969-70, scoring 29 goals in both seasons. Dick enjoyed success at the Moss Rose as a member of the team who won the Cheshire League title in 1967-68, reached the FA Cup third round in 1967-68, a member of the Northern Premier League championship sides in 1968-69 and 1969-70, holder of a winners' medal in the FA Trophy in 1970 and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1969. 

Dick was employed as a trimmer at the then firm of Hawker-Siddeley, Woodford.

He sadly died from Motor-Neurone disease whilst still in his prime in 1989.



1905-06 Outside-left


ML     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 9 September 1905 Tonge (Home)


From Haslingden, his one appearance was probably a trial match.


Yoxall George Anthony



1957-58 Goalkeeper

CL  League 17 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 24 August 1957 Buxton (Home)

Previously played for Winsford United after which he signed for Stoke City and then Witton Albion (August 1953 to April 1957, 44 appearances, 15 clean sheets) .

Moved to Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1957 was the first choice 'keeper at the start of the 1957-58 season but suffered a fractured hand early on and never really established himself as the number one 'keeper, sharing duties in the main with reserve team 'keeper Greenall in an indifferent season for the Silkmen, eventually dropping to the reserves towards the end of the season. Later played for Lostock Gralam.

Died: Vale Royal, Cheshire February 1990.


Zelem Alan


1984-85 to 1991-92 Goalkeeper

NPL    League 109(0)0    Cups 38(0)0

Debut 18 August 1984 Marine (Home)

Conf     League 153(1)0    Cups 51(0)0

Alan was signed from Bolton Wanderers having previously played for Skelmersdale United, Winsford United and Stalybridge Celtic. Alan had also been on the books of Preston North End. 

At Macclesfield Town he was considered one of the best ‘keepers in the league giving sterling service to the Silkmen over many years, was known as the ‘Cat’ and was ever popular with the supporters.  He played a vital role in the Silkmen’s 1986-87 treble year (NPL Championship, League Cup and Presidents Cup) and kept goal in three Cheshire Senior Cup finals. Alan was voted Player of the Year for the 1989-90 season. Unfortunately he will always be remembered for letting in the single goal in extra time in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1989 against Telford. Towards the end of his time with the Silkmen Alan spent time on loan at Hyde United (October to November 1991, seven appearances) and Witton Albion.

After his time with Macclesfield Town Alan was player/manager at Curzon Ashton, moving to Mossley as a player(five appearances), Ashton United (three appearances), Winsford United (26 appearances) and Stalybridge Celtic (January 1995).

In 2018 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Northern Premier League (now the Evo-Stik League) a vote was held to find the top 100 NPL players in which Alan was in 47th position.

Runs a contract cleaning business with his brother.

His twin brother, Peter, was also a footballer playing for Wolverhapton Wanderers, Burnley and Preston North End.

His daughter, Katie, is a midfield football player featuring for WSL club Manchester United where she is captain (2022) having previously played for Liverpool and Juventus.  Has also represented England from Youth to Under23 levels and more recently played for the senior side.

Born: 13 February 1962.




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Manchester and District League



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Football League



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     Skrill Premier 

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     Vanarama National League 







English Football League

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From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals



#Known appearances and goals.    Due to the style of reporting there is no information for teams/goal scorers for some matches and in other cases it has only been possible to extract part teams from match reports. In addition, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.


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