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Focus on Farsley ahead of busy festive period for Matlock

Matlock Town joint boss Glenn Kirkwood is looking no further ahead than Saturday’s trip to Farsley Celtic, as the Gladiators begin a tough five-match schedule into the new year.

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Graham St Prims v Selston, manager Craig Weston

Weston’s Selston raring to go after second lay-off

Frustrated Selston boss Craig Weston says his players are looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Graham Street Prims after his side faced a second unexpected week without a game.

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Reds will tread new ground in county cup

Alfreton Town have been handed an away draw in the next round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup competition.

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Matlock town joint manager Craig Hopkins

Derbyshire Senior Cup exit follows ‘best away display of season’ - Hopkins

Matlock Town joint boss Craig Hopkins believes the Gladiators are finally finding their feet this season.

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Buxton FC v Sutton Coldfield Town, Martin McIntosh

Refreshed Buxton FC eager for a return to action

Buxton FC boss Martin McIntosh is hoping to see a spring in his players’ steps when they return to action on Saturday following a two-week break from competitive football.

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Michael Williams in action against Halesowen on Saturday. Photo by Nick Croft.

Gladiators boss hopes for a hat-trick of wins

Joint boss Craig Hopkins is hoping two home wins in four days will instil confidence in the Matlock Town squad as they aim for a third successive victory at Lancaster City on Saturday.

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Rivals extend Millers’ miserable winless run

Rivals extend Millers’ miserable winless run

Amid their worst run of results since April 2016, Clay Cross Town were intent on getting back to winning ways again last Saturday when they entertained Derbyshire neighbours Tideswell United.

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Alfreton's Kegan Etherington slides in to win the ball off Max Harrop.

Reds get a rollicking as they crash out of Trophy

Alfreton Town manager John McDermott admitted the Reds were beaten by the better side and blasted some pathetic home defending as they went out of the FA Trophy 2-0 at the Impact Arena to Northern Premier League leaders Altrincham.

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Belper's caretaker manager Wynne Garnett. Pic by Tim Harrison.

Garnett ‘could not have asked anymore from Nailers squad’

Belper Town caretaker boss Wynne Garnett couldn’t have asked any more from the players in Saturday’s win over Loughborough Dynamo.

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Buxton FC v Grantham, keeper Kieran Preston denies Liam Hardy

Misfiring Buxton can have no complaints - McIntosh

Martin McIntosh says he can have no complaints after his Buxton side were beaten by high-flying Grantham Town.

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Hucknall Town manager, Andy Graves.

Graves closing in on front man

Hucknall Town boss Andy Graves could have a new striker in his ranks for when the Yellows next take to the pitch - but remains patient in his pursuit of the right player.

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Harworth goalkeeper Steve Wibberley makes a brave save at the feet of Clay Cross Towns Joel Holland. (PHOTO BY: David Clark)

Clay Cross hit for six in cup calamity at Harworth

The alarming decline of Clay Cross Town plumbed new depths when they crashed to a 6-0 defeat at Harworth Colliery in the Third Round of the Central Midlands League Cup.

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Tom Allan scored for Alfreton Town.
PHOTO: Mark Fear

Reds relieved to stop the rot

Relieved Alfreton Town boss John McDermott labelled his side’s performance in the National League North 2-1 win at Telford United as the best of the season.

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Selston knocked out of Notts Senior Cup after extra-time defeat at Gedling MW

Selston knocked out of Notts Senior Cup after extra-time defeat at Gedling MW

Selston were knocked out of the Notts Senior Cup at the second round stage after defeat to Gedling MV.

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Alfreton Town manager, John McDermott.

Alfreton Town boss blasts his players for ‘embarrassing club’

Alfreton Town boss says he has been embarrassed by his players after they slumped to their fourth straight defeat.

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Matlock Town joint managers, Craig Hopkins left, and Glenn Kirkwood.

‘We must roll up our sleeves and play for Matlock Town’

Glenn Kirkwood labelled Matlock’s 3-0 home defeat to Nantwich Town as both a disaster and a surprise and says only hard work will improve their fortunes in a season of underachievement so far.

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Harris leads Hasland Ladies to victory

Harris leads Hasland Ladies to victory

Hasland CFC Ladies had a thrilling 2-1 win over Wirksworth Colts.

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Clay Cross Towns Ben Goodwin is challenged by Dinnington Towns Matt Bradley during Saturdays goalless draw. (PHOTO BY: David Clark)

Clay Cross denied by ten men in first blank for 14 months

It must have been tempting fate when Clay Cross Town’s matchday programme notes reminded supporters that their team always managed to score, whatever the result.

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Kieran Watson, who scored Shirebrooks only goal, from the penalty spot.

Shirebrook’s unbeaten run ended by Ollerton

Promotion-chasing Shirebrook Town’s recent unbeaten run was brought to an end by a 2-1 defeat against close neighbours, Ollerton Town, in Division One of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

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Bradley Wood's penalty is saved by York City 'keeper Adam Bartlett to deny Alfreton Town a share of the spoils. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley)

Two penalties and sending-off leave beaten Alfreton so frustrated

A tale of two penalties and a sending-off sentenced Alfreton Town to a 3-2 defeat at home to York City in the Vanarama National League North -- and left manager John McDermott overflowing with frustration.

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