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Comfortable win keeps Matlock Town’s play-off hopes alive

Three second-half goals gave Matlock their most comfortable home victory of the season, 3-0 against mid-table Ashton who were a pale shadow of the team that beat the Gladiators 1-0 just seven days earlier.

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Glenn Kirkwood

Kirkwood keen to stay positive despite defeats

“Don’t be too downhearted” is the message from joint boss Glenn Kirkwood after seeing his Matlock side lose at both Ashton United and Spennymoor United this week, defeats which now make them look long shots for a play-off spot.

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Niall McManus scored Matlock's second goal.

First-half treble proves crucial for Spennymoor as they overcome Town

A brace of goals inside a couple of second-half minutes were insufficient to earn the Gladiators a point after a first-half horror show.

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Liam Hearn hit the winner in last night's 1-0 win over Boston.

Russ O’Neill confident Alfreton Town are safe from relegation

Alfreton Town manager Russ O’Neill believes that his side are now safe from relegation after their 1-0 win over Boston United.

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Free-scoring Bolsover move above Clay Cross

Free-scoring Bolsover move above Clay Cross

FC Bolsover shot back to the top of the Central Midlands Football League North Division by putting Thorne Colliery well and truly to the sword.

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Match gallery: Alfreton Town extend 2017 unbeaten run with victory over FC United of Manchester

Alfreton Town remain unbeaten in 2017 after defeating FC United of Manchester 2-1 at the Impact Arena to pull seven points clear of the National League North drop zone.

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Furnace go top as title race heats up

Furnace go top as title race heats up

Furnace Hill Hurricanes are the new leaders of Napit Chesterfield and District Sunday League Division Four.

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Marcus Dinanga had Matlock Town's best chance of an equaliser.

Gladiators lose ground in play-off race at 10-man Ashton

Matlock Town manager Glenn Kirkwood admitted his side were poor as their hopes of an Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off spot receded in a 1-0 defeat at ten-man Ashton United.

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Matlock Town v Corby, joint manager Craig Hopkins

Early treble delights boss Hopkins in Stafford win

Joint Matlock boss Craig Hopkins says he had a good feeling about the Gladiators’ prospects ahead of last Saturday’s 3-0 home win against Stafford Rangers which reignited their play-off hopes after a run of four games without a victory.

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Russ O'Neill

Consistency is key for Alfreton - O’Neill

Russ O’Neill is looking for a level of consistency from his Alfreton Town players between now and the end of the National League North season.

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Bolsover boss Jordan Hall

The battle for top spot heats up in CMFL North

It’s as you were at the top of the Central Midlands Football League North table after Saturday’s round of matches.

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Butchers Arms [blue/white] v Red Lion Whitt Moor.

Draw may prove valuable

Division Three title-chasing Red Lion Whitt Moor were held to a rare Napit Chewsterfield Sunday League goalless draw at Butchers Arms.

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Reds rocked by early goals

Three goals conceded in 13 minutes at play-off contenders Kidderminster Harriers left Alfreton Town still in National League North relegation trouble.

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One of the goals from Matlocks 3-0 win. PHOTO: Steven Greenhough

Early goals key to first victory in five for play-off hopefuls

Matlock Town reignited their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off hopes with a 3-0 home win against Stafford Rangers.

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Reds well beaten by high-flying Kidderminster

Alfreton Town sit just four points outside the relegation zone after being beaten 3-0 at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

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Young Matlock Town goalkeeper set for Sheffield United trial

Promising Matlock Town academy goalkeeper Alfie Smith-Eccles is preparing for trials at Championship-bound Sheffield United.

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From Australia to Matlock Town

Matlock Town Academy defender Stephen Travaglione believes that standing on his own two feet has been the hardest challenge since moving to England.

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FC Bolsover book semi-final spot after extra-time win

FC Bolsover booked their place in the last four of the CMFL Challenge Cup with an extra-time win over Swanwick Pentrich Road.

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Matlock Town manager, Craig Hopkins.

Hopkins keen to see Town bounce back from bad run

Joint-boss Craig Hopkins is still focused on a play-off place for his Matlock Town side, despite a faltering run which has seen them pick up only two points from the last 12 on offer.

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Marcus Dinanga scored twice to take his tally for the season to 30 goals.

Matlock Town beaten in eight-goal thriller at play-off rivals Stourbridge

An eight-goal thriller, but a 5-3 defeat, at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off rivals Stourbridge brought a bad week to an end for 10-man Matlock Town.

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