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First clean sheet helps Clay Cross ease to victory

A first clean sheet of the season helped Clay Cross Town reinforce their title ambitions in a 3-0 victory over Rotherham outfit, Phoenix.

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A bit of shirt-tugging by Retford United's Leon Larcombe in his side's defeat against FC Bolsover. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley).

Parfitt’s strike is enough for Bolsover to beat Retford

A solitary goal by Josh Parfitt was enough to earn FC Bolsover three points against struggling Retford United in the First Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

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Matlock Town manager, Craig Hopkins.

‘Time for the players to stand up and be counted,’ says Matlock joint-boss Hopkins

Matlock Town’s joint boss Craig Hopkins says it is time for the Gladiators squad to stand up and be counted following a below par opening to their Evo-Stik League campaign.

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Action from the NAPIT Chesterfield and District Sunday League last weekend. (PHOTO BY: Martin Roberts)

It’s business as usual for Sunday league champions Britannia

It was business as usual for defending champions FC Britannia as they chalked up their sixth successive win to power nine points clear at the top of the First Division in the NAPIT Chesterfield and District Sunday League.

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Heanor Town v Highgate United. Danny Gordon goes for goal in the first half.

Young Lions’ maturity pleases Clarence as they weather late Highgate storm

Glen Clarence has been pleased with the maturity his young Heanor Town side has shown of late after the Lions saw off a late Highgate United storm on Saturday.

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Elliott Reeves in first half action at Heanor on Saturday.

Heanor hold on for three vital points

Heanor weathered a late Highgate storm at the Town Ground on Saturday to register a 3-2 win in the Midlands Football League Premier Division.

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Brendon Daniels

OPINION: Alfreton Town player ratings

Reporter Matt Iles has given his player ratings for the Alfreton Town side who slipped to a 2-0 home defeat to Chorley on Saturday.

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Alfreton Town manager, John McDermott.

Wonder goal sets Reds on the way to home loss

Alfreton Town boss John McDermott admitted his side were beaten by the better team as they slipped to 14th in the Vanarama National League North after a 2-0 home defeat to Chorley.

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Hot prospect Billy Whitehead aiming to make it to Matlock Town first team

Hot prospect Billy Whitehead aiming to make it to Matlock Town first team

More young blood could be on its way to the Gladiators’ ranks if the trajectory of improvement is upheld by the youth set-up.

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Action from the Second Division clash between New Inn Tupton and Dronfield Vic. (PHOTO BY: Mar Robe)

Britannia rule the waves in Sunday League

Another barnstorming performance by leaders FC Britannia underlined why they are red-hot favourites to take the First Division title in the NAPIT Chesterfield and District Sunday League.

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First away win of season for Town

The first meeting between Dronfield Town and FC Bolsover in the Northern Counties East League ended in a 2-0 victory for Dronfield.

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Tom Allan

Two sent off in first half as Reds go out of FA Cup

Alfreton Town boss John McDermott said the Reds were let down by the match officials as their nine men went out of the FA Cup.

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Matlock Town joint manager, Glenn Kirkwood.

‘We’re still a bit short,’ says Matlock joint boss Kirkwood

Matlock Town’s joint boss Glenn Kirkwood admitted the Gladiators were “still a bit short” following Tuesday night’s narrow defeat to top of the table Shaw Lane.

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Lee Clay celebrates his hat-trick goal with teammate Aidan McTighe. (PHOTO BY: David Clark)

Clay hat-trick earns key win for unbeaten Millers

A hat-trick by Lee Clay proved decisive when Clay Cross Town met Harworth Colliery in a key clash between two sides with 100 per cent records so far this term.

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Alfreton Town manager, John McDermott.

Boss blasts players after loss

Disappointed Alfreton Town manager John McDermott said his players failed to do their jobs as the Reds lost their first game in eight outings when they were beaten 2-1 at Spennymoor Town in the National League North.

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Brendon Daniels

Alfreton Town march on in FA Cup after seeing off AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Alfreton Town finally hurdled the first obstacle in their 2017/18 FA Cup season when they won their Second Qualifying Round replay at AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night, after recovering from a 0-2 setback in the original tie.

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Lee Clay shoots at goal. Picture by David Clark.

Clay Cross get revenge after dramatic last day

They say that revenge is sweet and it came no sweeter than on Saturday when Clay Cross Town played host to Collingham FC at Mill Lane.

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Shaun Harrad deflated as Matlock Town drop more points

Matlock Town’s Shaun Harrad is looking for three points on Tuesday after a disappointing encounter which saw his side take just the one point versus Marine.

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Staveley Miners Welfare FC v Worksop Town FC

Rawson is on target as Staveley tame the Tigers

A last-minute Kyle Jordan volley earned Worksop Town a point in a 1-1 draw at Staveley Miners’ Welfare.

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Alfreton Town manager, John McDermott.

Late leveller earns cup replay

Alfreton Town were given a massive scare by AFC Rushden and Diamonds in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup before fighting back to earn a replay with a late equaliser.

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