Wednesday 31 January 2018

Hardwick Hall - 31st January

 The place itself - ES = Elizabeth Shrewsbury ...

Wednesday walk time again - a wander around the grounds of Hardwick Hall and a bit further out as well - stayed dry, but the wind was biting !!  Pics at:

Hardwick Hall Walk

Matlock Town v Hednesford Town - 30th January

 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 !

Peterborough Sports v Belper Town - 27th January

 Haydn Goddard clears ...

Another "bugger" involving bad start, red card and ... you can guess the rest ...

Peterborough Sports 4 Belper Town 0

Friday 26 January 2018

Shipley Park Walk - 24th January

 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

Belper Town v Corby - 20th January

 Lee Williamson strikes for the only goal of the game ...

A hard-earned three points - but well deserved after a much improved second half performance - the unbeaten run stretches - pics at

Belper Town 1 Corby Town 0

Monday 15 January 2018

Four Walks in One - 14th January

Looking down on Matlock Town Football Club ...

Why do one walk when you can do four ??  Four shortish walks around Cromford, Matlock Bath and Matlock combined into a 10 mile day out ... pics at


Alvechurch v Belper Town - 13th January

 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

Stanton Moor - 12th January

 Nine Ladies Prehistoric Stone Circle ...

Nipped up to the caravan on Friday to "check it out"/change the anti-wet salts etc ... sneaked in a smallish walk on way home ...

Stanton Moor Wander 12Jan18

Belper Town v Market Drayton Town - 6th January

 Sam Birks ...

The struggle continues ....certainly a baptism of fire for the new Management team ...

Belper Town 1 Market Drayton Town 2