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Kirkwood praise Matlock Town despite heavy Mansfield Town defeat

Joint boss Glenn Kirkwood says his Matlock team was “excellent” despite losing 4-0 at home to a strong Mansfield Town side on Tuesday night.

Sam Vickers, pictured playing for Belper United, has joined Heanor Town

New additions give Lions extra pace

Heanor Town boss Glen Clarence believes the crop of new additions made to the squad this summer have settled well into their new surroundings.

Craig Westcarr. Pic by Mark Fear.

Reds run Premier League Burnley close in friendly

Alfreton Town delivered another encouraging pre-season display on Saturday, this time against a Burnley XI featuring several first team players.

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Keeper Elliott becomes Alfreton’s 16th summer signing

Alfreton Town have signed goalkeeper Chris Elliott from Harrogate Town - their 16th signing of the summer.

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Marc Newsham was on target for Matlock

Gladiators overcome strong Blades side in friendly

Matlock Town’s pre-season plans continued with victory over a strong Sheffield United side on Wednesday night.

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Ollerton form continues with win over Staveley

Ollerton’s fine pre-season form continued with a 1-0 win over visiting NCEL Premier Division side Staveley MW last night.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 01/04/17 - Sport - Football - EvoStick Premier Division North - Frickley Athletic v Grantham FC, Frickley Athletic FC, Frickley, England - Tyler Williams chases the ball.

Attacking pair sign up as Buxton squad nears completion

Martin McIntosh has continued to strengthen his Buxton FC squad this week with the addition of Tyler Williams and Anthony Wilson.

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Matlock Town have finally got their man

Matlock Town have finally got their man

Matlock joint bosses Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins finally got their man when experienced striker Shaun Harrad signed for the Gladiators after last Saturday’s 3-1 home win against Mansfield Town under 21’s.

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Tough start to new season for Matlock Town

Tough start to new season for Matlock Town

It’s a Sunday start to Matlock Town’s Evo-Stik Premier Division 2017/18 fixture list and a tough one at that with the Gladiators due at last season’s beaten play off finalists Stourbridge on August 13.


‘We are fitter than we were this time last year’

Joint Matlock Town boss Craig Hopkins believes the Gladiators players are much fitter than they were at this point last year, despite the 4-0 loss at home to Chesterfield in the Vertu Toyota Cup last Thursday night.

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Wembley dreams begin as cup draws are made

Local clubs about to set out on the Wembley trail will now know their first opponents as draws were made for the Emirates FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase opening rounds this week.

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Chesterfield breeze past Matlock Town

Chesterfield comfortably won the Vertu Toyota Cup 4-0 in their second pre-season friendly and Matlock’s opening one before an impressive 1274 crowd.

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Alfreton to begin season at home to promoted Blyth

Alfreton Town will begin the new Vanarama National League North season with a home clash against newly-promoted Blyth Spartans on August 5.

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Matlock Town v Corby, Adam Yates

Squad strength is the focus for Matlock Town bosses

Competition for places is very much in the minds of Matlock Town joint bosses Craig Hopkins and Glenn Kirkwood as they assemble their squad for the coming EvoStik Premier League season.

Alfreton's number 8 Adam Smith in action against Altrincham.

Ex-Stag Smith stays at Alfreton

Former Mansfield Town and York City winger Adam Smith has re-signed for Alfreton Town for the 2017/18 campaign.

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Matlock v Marine.
Ted Cribley battles with Alex Davies.

Ted Cribley signs new Matlock Town contract

Winger Ted Cribley has given Matlock Town a big signing a one year extension to his contract.

Craig Westcarr on Alfreton Town penalty duty.

Westcarr staying with Alfreton

Experienced Alfreton Town striker Craig Westcarr has signed a new one year deal with the club.

"This is great news for all our volunteers," said Barlborough Juniors chairman Ben Perry.

Barlborough Juniors are named grassroots club of the year

One of the most prestigious awards in grassroots football in Derbyshire has been won by proud Barlborough Juniors.

FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.
North Ferriby United v Wrexham.
Ferriby's Sam Topliss celebrates at the end.
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Topliss is Alfreton’s ninth summer signing

Alfreton Town boss John McDermott made his ninth summer signing after securing full-back Sam Topliss from North Ferriby United on a one-year deal.

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Morecambe FC 2013 - 14. Marcus Marshall

Alfreton land winger Marshall

Exciting Boston United winger Marcus Marshall, 27, has become Alfreton Town’s eighth summer signing.

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