Sunday, 18 November 2018
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Friday, 20 April 2018
Goalkeeper Aidan Winterbottom enters the fray - to play on the left wing !
Fresh from playing on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday ... Celtic came down to Derbyshire with 12 players - including 2 goalkeepers (4 players stranded in a broken down car). An heroic performance, but to be honest, they must have been running on empty ...
Matlock Town 2 Stalybridge Celtic 0
What a night to make your debut - Jorge Knowles ...
The less said about this, the better - total shambles ...
Belper Town 0 Cleethorpes Town 7 (seven)
Had a half-hour sulk in Arkwright's Bar in Belper after this fiasco - they have "Inclusive Acoustic" on Tuesday nights - so dragged out (still warm) camera for a few shots ...
Arkwright's Inclusive Acoustic 17Apr18
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Belper fans made up the majority of the 103 attendance ...
Was hoping to see some old mates from Stalybridge - who were due to play Matlock Town today. However the weather put paid to that, so checked out the National Rail planner and found an awayday to Sutton Coldfield was feasible. Tweeted Romulus to check if game was still on and got the reply "Definitely - we've got a 3G pitch" ... well I didn't know (much still to learn about Evo-Stik Division 1 South !!). A jolly day out and revenge for the 2-2 home draw a couple of weeks earlier.
Romulus 1 Belper Town 2
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Monday, 26 March 2018
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Springtime in Matlock ...
Unable to travel to Spalding on Saturday to see Belper Town, so headed up the A6 (OK using the train !) to see Matlock Town play Farsley Celtic. Several blizzards and one stoppage (line clearing) later, it was nice to get into a nice warm clubhouse ! Matlock took an early lead and had several chances to improve in the first half ... but it all went wrong after the break, and the unscheduled stoppage part way through the second half seemed to be the key - Farsley scoring twice to go back to Leeds with all three points. Pics from the game at
Matlock Town 1 Farsley Celtic 2
Friday, 9 March 2018
Friday, 2 March 2018
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Harry Limb on the chase for Matlock ...
... in the Integro Cup - after weathering the early storm, Matlock took the lead ... then it all went downhill from there ...
Matlock 1 Hednesford Town 3
Rumours going round Derbyshire that my "move" into the area has brought bad luck to all teams I've watched (Belper Town, Matlock Town and Holbrook Sports so far ...) .... I point the finger at Mossley - who ain't doing so good since I left ... such is the beautiful game !
Friday, 26 January 2018
Spring is on the way ...
Out for a walk on Wednesday with the Belper U3A walking group round Shipley Park - once an area of coal mines, quarries and old railways - now a large country park. A touch moist to begin with (!) but weather did improve. A few (dry) pics at
Shipley Park Walk
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Monday, 15 January 2018
Leandro Browne sets the ball rolling - 1-0 to Belper ...
A win !!! Didn't make the midweek game at Chesterfield (Derbyshire Senior Cup - 0-0 lost on pens), but the word was "much improved" - and it showed on Saturday. Belper rode their luck a bit at the start - but a penalty save and a disallowed Alvechurch goal was the catalyst for an excellent performance. Pics at
Alvechurch 2 Belper Town 4