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Mickleover Go Points Hunting At Atherton: Atherton Collieries (A)

by Peter Scherer After the two games at home it’s back on the road for Mickleover this weekend, with a visit to Atherton Collieries. Our hosts are 11th in the NPL having won their last two games away at Bamber Bridge and at home to Championship leaders Matlock.  They have had six wins and a […]

Experienced Defender Joins Sports Line-Up

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have signed experienced full back Jordan Gough on a permanent move. The former Derby County Junior has spent the last few seasons with  Boston Utd, Tamworth and Nuneaton, and made his Mickleover debut in the 0-0 home draw against Stafford Rangers.

Valuable Point In Tough Night For Mickleover: Stafford Rangers (H)

by Peter Scherer After their recent home defeats Mickleover came out fighting against Stafford Rangers, and earned a valuable point in a 0-0 draw. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Jordan Gough 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 20-Pablo Mills 7-Liam Ravenhill 8-Andrew Wright 9-Andy Dales 15-Kemy Agustien 11-Lee Holmes. Subs: Bobby Battisson, Dec Bacon, Josh Satchwell, […]

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Tuesday Night… Match Night: Stafford Rangers (H)

by Peter Scherer For the last two unfinished seasons, Stafford Rangers have spent most of their time fighting against relegation, but this year’s its all change. They started with a 3-1 home win over Morpeth and have had mixed form with five wins and four draws from their 14 games, plus they were knocked out […]

Highwaymen Stand & Deliver For 4-0 Victory: Morpeth Town (H)

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) Morpeth certainly lived up to their name of the Highwaymen, as they inflicted a crushing defeat on Mickleover last Saturday. Starting line-up: 1 Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Mason Warren 5-James Butler 6-Joe Bateman 7-Andy Dales 8-Liam Ravenhill 20-Pablo Mills 10 Dec Bacon 11-Lee Holmes. Subs: Josh Satchwell, […]

Today’s FREE Online Matchday Programme: Morpeth Town

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Sports Lose Out In Youth Cup Tie

by Peter Scherer Mickleover travelled to Boston Utd on Wednesday night for their latest tie in the FA Youth Cup. After going behind to a sixth minute goal from Zane Millar, Sports were back level after 35 minutes when Fin Barker equalised. Owen Sheriff made sure the hosts went in at half time however, with […]

Sports Back Home And Seeking Three Points!! Morpeth Town (H)

by Peter Scherer Having come so close to holding the NPL table toppers Matlock Town away on Tuesday evening, its back to home advantage for the injury ravaged Mickleover FC. Saturday’s match is against 19th in the table Morpeth Town, with two wins under their belt, the second having come on Tuesday evening 3-1 away […]

Narrow Defeat At Table Topping Gladiators: Matlock Town (A)

by Peter Scherer A third 1-0 defeat for Mickleover out of the last four games, but it was so nearly a late point at table topping Matlock. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Mason Warren 5-Joe Bateman 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy Dales 8-Liam Ravenhill 9-Dec Bacon 10-Josh Satchwell 11-Lee Holmes. Subs: Kemy Agustien, Ben […]

Match Night Tuesday at Causeway Lane: Matlock Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Local rivalry, first in the table with 10 wins, just two of the reasons why Tuesday night’s visit to Matlock Town is going to be tough. With six wins out of six at home in the NPL after a 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the season, Matlock have been challenging […]

Sports Reserves Go Top!!

by Peter Scherer There was another strong performance from Mickleover Reserves last Saturday, as they visited Sherwood Colliery Reserves for their latest Central Midlands League Premier Division South game. Coming home as 3-1 winners with two goals from skipper Larrel King and one from Jacob Edge-Lucas, with Eden Horner replying for the hosts. Mickleover now […]

Three Minutes Away From First Away Win: Scarborough (A)

Words courtesy of the Scarborough News, with additional words by Peter Scherer Mickleover’s visit to Scarborough last Saturday came within in a whisker of a  first away win of the season. There were two changes from the side that lost at home to Witton Albion, with Alex Morris back in for Ben Lewin at left […]

Sports Head For The Seaside: Scarborough (A)

by Peter Scherer Following our own disappointment of the home defeat to Bamber Bridge, Scarborough Athletic our hosts this Saturday, were on the receiving end of a 6-0 thrashing at FC United.  They have four wins so far this year, but only one of them was at home, 2-0 against Warrington. This weeks defeat has […]

Sports Fall Again To Late Goal: Bamber Bridge (H)

by Peter Scherer On a wet fairly miserable night, there was no shortage of action as Mickleover hosted Bamber Bridge in the NPL. But it was to end in disappointment, when the visitors scored the decisive goal with only three minutes to go. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Mason Warren 5-James Butler […]

Today’s FREE Online Matchday Programme: Bamber Bridge

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Sports Back On Home Turf: Bamber Bridge (H)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC welcome fifth in the NPL table Bamber Bridge to the Don Amott Arena tomorrow night. Our visitors recovered from a 3-0 defeat at Buxton on the opening day of the season, taking four successive wins, before drawing with Warrington at the end of August. Since their fifth win at Scarborough […]

Reserves Take Down Championship Leaders

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves made it two wins in four days, as they beat table topping Blidworth Welfare on Friday evening, to end the visitors long unbeaten run. Starting line-up: 1-Fin Bowen 2-Larrel King 3-Jake Edge-Lucas 4-John McGrath  6-Pat Pugh 7-George Atwal 8-Andrew Wright 9-Josh Satchwell 10-Fin Barker  12-Ethan Mann 15-Clinton Morrison. Subs: Josh […]

Sports Still Seeking Elusive Away Win: Witton Albion (A)

by Peter Scherer (Photos: Karl Brooks Photography) Mickleover travelled to Witton Albion with high hopes of taking a first away of the season, having so far only secured one point from Grantham from their games on the road. Starting line-up 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Roger Lee 3-Alex Morris 4-Liam Ravenhill 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy Dales 8-Mason […]

Match Day Saturday… Take A Look At Our Hosts Witton Albion

by Peter Scherer It’s back on the road again this Saturday for Mickleover FC, when they visit next to bottom Witton Albion. It’s been a disastrous start for Witton who have so far lost all three of their home games against Lancaster City, South Shields and Nantwich, leaving them next to bottom in the NPL. […]

Ravenhill Junior Loan Signing

by Peter Scherer 20 year old Doncaster Rovers midfielder Liam Ravenhill has joined Mickleover on a four week loan, and goes straight into the squad for this weekend’s visit to Witton Albion. Liam is the son of Sports’ Assistant Manager Ricky, and has spent 10 years with Doncaster’s Academy before signing professional. He made his first […]

Sports Reserves Hold On For All Three Points

by Peter Scherer To use an old cliché, a game of two halves, well Mickleover Reserves Central Midlands Premier Division South game at home to Nottingham certainly was. Starting line-up: 1 Fin Bowen 2-Larrel King 3-Jake Edge-Lucas 12-Ethan Mann 4-John McGrath 15-Pablo Mills 6-Pat Pugh 7-Fin Barker 8-Ricky Ravenhill 10-Andrew Wright 17-George Atwal. Mickleover had […]

Last Minute Goals End Sport FA Cup Run

by Peter Scherer Two goals in the last eight minutes for Basford ended Mickleover hopes of further progress in this season’s FA Cup. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Alex Morris 7-Andy Dales 15-Kemy Agustien 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Bobby Battisson. Subs: Josh Satchwell, Ethan Mann, Lee Holmes, Andrew […]

Today’s FREE Online FA Cup Programme: Basford United

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10 Goal Rout As Sports Youth Team March On

by Peter Scherer Mickleover’s budding stars march on into the second qualifying of the FA Youth Cup, with a massive 10-1 win over Quorn. Starting line-up: 1-Fin Bowen 2-Zach Robertson 3-Jake Edge-Lucas 4-George Atwal 5-Ethan Mann 6-Ben Horleston 7-Bobby Battisson 8-Freddie Murphy 9-Kai Moore 10-Fin Barker 11-Declan Brown. Subs: Jack Tucker, Tom Bell. In the […]

FA Cup Fever Comes To Mickleover

by Peter Scherer It’s time to take a break from NPL action as the FA Cup comes to the Don Amott Arena, with a second qualifying round tie against Steve Chettle’s Basford United. A growing injury list and a slump in recent form will hopefully be overcome as Sports look to forward to the challenge […]

Lack Lustre Show In Goaless Draw

by Peter Scherer The days rain finally came to an end as the teams lined up for kick off, but a fairly scrappy  90 minutes failed to provide any real positivity from either side. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Alex Morris 7-Andy Dales 15-Kemy Agustien 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart […]

Today’s FREE Online Matchday Programme: Nantwich Town

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Sports Suffer First Home Defeat

by Peter Scherer (Photos: Captured Moments Derby) Following their first away point at Grantham on Tuesday, there was disappointment at Mickleover FC, suffering their first home defeat of the season against Whitby Town. Starting line-up 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy dales 8-Kemy Agustien 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon […]

Today’s FREE Online Matchday Programme: Whitby Town

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Whitby And Nantwich Our Next Visitors

by Peter Scherer It’s  Mickleover’s turn to host their next two NPL matches, with Whitby Town on Saturday and Nantwich on Tuesday. Whitby are currently fifth in the table having beaten Nantwich and Morpeth at home and Lancaster and Ashton away, suffering the one defeat at Gainsborough, when they went down 1-0. They are currently […]

Reserves Back To Form

by Peter Scherer Following the 1-0 defeat at home to Long Eaton, Mickleover FC Reserves returned to winning and goal scoring ways last Saturday. Currently second in the table with a game in hand, they don’t have another game until Ashland Rovers visit the Don Amott Arena and Saturday September 18th. Report from Central Midland […]

First Away Point For Sports: Grantham Town (A)

It was back to NPL duty for Mickleover with a visit to Grantham Town. Starting line-up. 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Roger Lee 5-James Butler 6-Joe Bateman 7-Andy Dales 15-Kemy Agustien 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Josh Satchwell. Subs: Ben Gowing, Ethan Mann, Ben Lewin, George Atwal, Phil Watt. In the opening minutes Bennett was […]

Rams Record Breaker Signs For Mickleover

by Peter Scherer Mickleover’s latest signing is ex Rams midfielder Lee Holmes.  Still only 34 years of age, Holmes was the Rams youngest player to debut in the first team when he was only 15 years and 268 days old, a record since beaten by Mason Bennett. Over his six seasons at Derby he made […]

Mickleover March On With Second Half Goals To Seal FA Cup Win

by Peter Scherer (photo: Leek Town) For the second successive year Mickleover were drawn away to Leek Town in the FA Cup, but on this occasion it was played Buxton’s Silverlands ground, with Leek’s new pitch not available yet. Starting line-up 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Roger Lee 5-James Butler 6-Joe Bateman 7-Andy Dales […]

The Games Are Coming Thick And Fast

by Peter Scherer For the second successive season it’s Leek Town away in Mickleover’s first FA Cup foray of the season.  Last season goals from Stuart Beavon and Dec Bacon secured a 2-1 victory for Mickleover. This year’s match will be played at Buxton, due to Leek’s 3G pitch installation being delayed. They haven’t had […]

Sports Impress Against Strong Sky Blues XI

by Peter Scherer Coventry City brought a strong under 23 based line-up to the Don Amott Arena for last nights friendly match, with Sports going down 1-0 to a first half goal. Starting line-up: 1-Tom Smith 2-Larrel King 3-Alex Morris 4-Roger Lee 5-Pablo Mills 6-Ethan Mann 7-Bobby Battisson 8-Ben Gowing 9-Dec Bacon 10-Josh Satchwell 11-Andrew […]

Youngsters Win Through In Bruising Cup Tie

by Peter Scherer The opening round of the FA Youth Cup can always throw up an upset of two, but despite some aggressive tackling and dubious officialdom, Mickleover won through as 2-0 winners over Lincoln United. Starting line-up: 1-Fin Bowen 2-Jake Edge-Lucas 3-Will Robinson 4-George Atwal 5-Ethan Mann 6-Ronnie Bonser 7-Bobby Battisson 8-Ben Horleston 9- […]

Sports To Face Sky Blue XI: Coventry City (H)

by Peter Scherer There’s a bonus match for Mickleover fans this week, when they face Coventry City in a friendly match at the Don Amott Arena on Thursday evening September 2nd. There has always been a link between Sports and the Sky Blues, which became enhanced when gaffer John McGrath’s son Jay joined Mark Robins […]

100 Per Cent Home Record Intact With Victory Over Hyde

by Peter Scherer Mickleover returned to winning ways at the Don Amott Arena with a 3-2 over Hyde United. Starting line-up 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy Dales 15-Kemy Agustien 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Dempsey Arlott-John. Subs: Josh Satchwell, Roger Lee, Ben Gowing, Bobby Battisson, Ben Lewin. Mickleover […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Hyde United

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Sports Fall To Lancaster Barrage

by Peter Scherer It was disappointing trip to Lancaster City for the Mickleover boys, as they returned home still seeking their first away points of the season, after a devastating three goal surge in the first half from the hosts. Mickleover made one change from the starting line-up at Buxton last Tuesday, with Kemy Agustien […]

A Busy Bank Holiday Weekend for The Sports

by Peter Scherer With Lancaster City away and Hyde Utd at home, Mickleover have a busy Bank Holiday weekend ahead. Lancaster started the season with a defeat at Whitby, but since then have had wins away at Witton and Grantham and home win against Stalybridge. Striker Sam Fishburn and midfielder Paul Dawson both hit hattricks […]

The Sports: News Update

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) With Academy Graduates Ben Lewin and George Atwal making their first team debuts in the home game against Ashton Utd, team mates Jake Edge-Lucas followed suit at Buxton, as a stand in for right back Jake Bennett. Following his injury in the opening game of the season at South […]

Great Start… But Sports Lose Out: Buxton (A)

by Peter Scherer It all started so well at Silverlands, a goal up against second placed Buxton in the opening minutes, but it just wasn’t to be. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Edge-Lucas 3-Ben Lewin 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Gowing 9-Dempsey Arlott-John 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Bobby Battisson. Subs: Dec Bacon, Josh […]

Taking A Look At Buxton FC

by Peter Scherer Our second NPL away match of the season sees us making a trip to second in the table Buxton tomorrow night, for a 7.45pm kick off. Buxton have started the season with wins at home to Bamber Bridge and away to Grantham both 3-0, before visiting FC United last Saturday for a […]

Bacon Double Secures Second Win: Ashton United (H)

by Peter Scherer (Photos: Sarah Middleton) Two goals from Dec Bacon made sure Mickleover FC kept their 100% home winning record intact, with 2-1 victory over Ashton Utd. Starting line-up: 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Joe Bateman 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Gowing 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Bobby Battisson. The opening five minutes […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Ashton United

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Rough Night For Reserves But Still Take Three Points!

by Peter Scherer Unbeaten in their first three Central Midlands League Premier Division South games, Mickleover Reserves visited Mansfield Hosiery Mills last night. The starting line-up was 1-Fin Bowen 2-Dan Williams 3-Kyle Sharp 4-George Atwal 5-Ethan Mann 6-Will Robinson 7-Lewis Benjamin 8-Jake Edge-Lucas 9-Devon Smith 10-Josh Satchwell 17-Fin Barker. Subs: Cameron Anthony, Ash Elliott, Ted […]

Taking A Look At Ashton United

by Peter Scherer The next visitors to the Don Amott Arena are Ashton Utd, who currently lie fifth in the NPL, after following up their 2-0 win against Matlock, with a 1-1 at Scarborough last Tuesday. Let’s take a look at their squad, which is headed by first choice keeper, the vastly experienced Greg Hartley.  […]

Three New Faces At Mickleover

by Peter Scherer There have been three new signings joining the Mickleover FC squad for this season, but one more than familiar to some fans. Derby born winger Andy Dales had spent 10 years coming through the ranks as a Derby County before joining Mickleover first time around in 2014/15. He then joined Scunthorpe Utd […]

Dales Hits Two As Sports Take Home Win: Gainsborough Trinity (H)

by Peter Scherer A goal in each half by new signing Andy Dales, secured all three points for Mickleover, in their first home game of the NPL season against Gainsborough Trinity. With skipper Mason Warren out injured after last week’s defeat at South Shields, there were a few changes to the starting line-up, including a […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Gainsborough Trinity

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Reserves Report: Smith Hits Three More!!

by Peter Scherer Fresh from their first Central Midlands Premier Division South home game of the year, Mickleover Reserves again ran riot again in their visitors defence. This time it was Wirksworth Ivanhoe on the receiving end of an 8-1 trashing. Following on from his five goals against Hilton, Devon Smith hit another hattrick, with […]

Taking A Look At Gainsborough Trinity

by Peter Scherer Tuesday night’s visitors began their NPL season with a 1-1 draw at home against Witton Albion last Saturday. Trinity have had a tough couple of years and could easily have been relegated if the seasons had run their course. A new youthful squad will be hoping to progress this season with a […]

Sports Go Down In Season Opener: South Shields (a)

by Peter Scherer Photo: Kev Wilson (South Shields FC) It was always going to be tough visiting South Shields for the first game of the new NPL season, but for 33 minutes Mickleover held off the hosts challenge. Callum Hawkins was under attack in the Mickleover goal from the word go, pulling off a save […]

Our New Pitch Passes Inspection

On 11/8/2021 the new 3G pitch at Mickleover Sports has passed it’s inspection. Tony Shaw, club Secretary, reported that the Labosport inspection was a complete success with the inspector describing the pitch as one of the best 3G pitches he has reported on – up to Champions League standard. This is the latest stage in […]

Tough Opening Game For Mickleover Squad

by Peter Scherer In 2019/2020 South Shields were heading for promotion to the National League North and then Covid struck. Two years on and the North Eastern side under former Leicester City striker Graham Fenton, are still striving for that elusive promotion. Goalkeeper Myles Boney had a spell on loan to Darlington during the NPL […]

Smith Hits Five In Reserves Nine Goal Rout Of Hilton

by Peter Scherer With last Saturday’s opening day win at South Normanton still fresh, Mickleover Reserves had their first home game in this seasons Central Midlands Premier Division South campaign  last night against Hilton. Starting line-up 1-Fin Bowen 2- Larrel King 3-Ben Lewin 4-George Atwal 15 –Ethan Mann 6-Will Robinson 7-Lewis Benjamin 8-Jake Edge-Lucas 9- […]

Reserves Report: South Normanton Athletic

by David Mackenzie, Reserves Manager  A youthful team headed up the A38 for the season’s opener. As usual the pitch was in great condition which would suit our passing game. The average age was 17.7 years. There were no surprises that South Normanton would be strong and try and put us under pressure however we […]

Wright Move For Andrew And Another Year

by Peter Scherer A regular goalscorer, ice captain and unsurpassed enthusiasm, just some of the attributes that have made Andrew Wright a fans favourite. A recent knee operation will see him miss the first month of the season, but he is already keen to start playing again. Delighted to have committed to the club for another […]

Mickleover Put Five Past Loughborough

by Peter Scherer Most of the Mickleover first team squad were in action last night, for the penultimate pre-season friendly at Loughborough Dynamo. The starting line-up was 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ben Lewin 4-Roger Lee 5-Joe Bateman; 6-Phil Watt 7-George Atwal 8-Bobby Battisson 9-Dec Bacon 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales. Subs: Fin Bowen, James Butler, Will […]

Morris Looks To The Future & Commits To Mickleover

One of last years new signings and an instant success, Alex Morris is the latest of last seasons stars to commit to another season. I am delighted to have signed again for the upcoming season. Although last season was curtailed, we managed to get some good momentum as a group so hopefully we can progress […]

Beavon’s Back For More

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) There is more good news for Mickleover fans, as senior professional and top goalscorer Stuart Beavon is one the latest players to sign on for another season. Really pleased to have signed again for another season, exciting times ahead with the new pitch and facility and hopefully we can […]

A Double Celebration At Mickleover

by Peter Scherer With the new 3G pitch in place and the official ceremonials conducted by Derby City Mayor Robin Wood, with Burton Albion’s Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dino Maamria and Mickleover’s Don Amott and John McGrath, it was time for football. Mickleover’s traditional charity match against neighbours Burton Albion was mainly an Academy line-up […]

Jake’s Back For Another Year

by Peter Scherer Having returned to the Don Amott Arena last season for his second spell, Jake Bennett has now re-signed for the new campaign. Last season was my first one back at the club since I left for Sheffield United 4 years ago and realistically it could not have gone any better. We showed […]

Sports Welcome The Brewers and The Mayor to Open New 3G Pitch

BURTON Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and assistant manager Dino Maamria will officially open Mickleover FC’s revamped Don Amott Arena – which includes a brand new 3G pitch – on Thursday, July 29. Hasselbaink and Maamria, along with Councillor Robin Wood, the Mayor of Derby, will be on hand to officially open the new facility, […]

Our New Pitch Is Looking FANTASTIC!

Our new 3G Pitch is nearly ready to host Burton Albion on the 29th July! More details on that coming imminently, in the meantime here are some photos of the new pitch…

Reserves Win at Newark

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves travelled to Newark Town last Saturday for a friendly match, as they prepare for their first game in the Central Midlands League Premier South Division, away to South Normanton on August 7th. It was 0-0 at half time, but Academy Graduate Fin Barker broke the deadlock, with Mickleover returning home […]

Mickleover And Borrowash Victoria Become Partners

by Peter Scherer It’s official, local Step 6 side Borrowash Victoria have become partners. It’s something we have been working on for some time and I am glad to finally get it announced and move forward. said Mickleover FC Manager John McGrath. The Vics team currently play in the United Counties League Division 1. We […]

Positive Sports Lose Out To Sheffield

by Peter Scherer Most of the Mickleover first team squad were in action at Sheffield & Hallam University last night, when they faced NPL Division One East side Sheffield FC. The main absentees were Paddy Webb, Alex Morris, Joe Slinn, Phil Watt, Andrew Wright and Louis Pennington, the last four recovering from injury. Starting line-up […]

First Pre Season Win For Mickleover

by Peter Scherer Images by Your Best Shot Photography/Clipstone FC With the planned game against Stapenhill postponed last week, Mickleover had their first pre-season game away to East Midlands Counties League side Clipstone FC, Clipstone took a surprise lead after 11 minutes, when the Mickleover defence failed to clear a corner and Will Heather made […]

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Pre-Season Training Steps Up A Pace

by Peter Scherer With five weeks to go before the Northern Premier League kicks off its 2021/22 season, Mickleover boss John McGrath and his coaching staff have been putting the first team squad through their paces, prior to their first friendly on Saturday at Clipstone. Keeper Joe Slinn and midfield sharp shooter Andrew Wright are […]

Atwal Latest To Go On Trial

by Peter Scherer Mickleover’s successful National Championship winning Academy team continues to draw attention from football league sides. A few weeks ago it was Josh Satchwell and Louis Pennington going on trial to Fleetwood Town and now 17 year old George Atwal has been invited to Stoke City. Atwal recently made his first team debut […]

Statement on behalf of Mickleover F.C.

On the 22nd June at 11.00pm thieves have taken 11 rolls of pitch carpet from the ground at Station Road. We are working alongside our wonderful contractor Tim Pugh Lewis to get replacement carpet. This will delay the opening of the new pitch. Don Amott the chairman of the football club issued the following statement:- […]

ACADEMY REDS, NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

by Peter Scherer With 16 goals scored and only one conceded during the ESPFA National Academy play-offs, Mickleover Reds Academy can rightfully be proud to call themselves NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Having beaten Runcorn Linnets 8-0 at Rushall two weeks ago, only a point was needed against Chesham Utd to add the National title to their Midlands […]

Reserves: Chairman’s Cup Final Report

by D.Mac, Reserves Manager, Mickleover F.C. Having come through the group stages, a quarter-final against Dinnington and a tough semi-final against Rowsley, the reserves should have seen us in good shape to face the challenge of Retford Utd in the final of the Chairman’s Cup.  Unfortunately, the cumulative fixtures of the Academy, Reserves and First team took its toll […]

Academy Reds Thrash Northern Champions

by Peter Scherer Runcorn Linnets had already won the first of their ESPFA Play-off games, but it was all one-way traffic as they faced Mickleover Reds at Rushall. Only 30 seconds into game and Bobby Battisson picked up on some slack defending, finding Fin Barker who slotted home 1-0. Five minutes later Ben Lewin and […]

Sports Reserves Into Chairman’s Cup Final

by D.Mac, Mickleover F.C., Reserves Manager with additional words from Jon Battisson and Peter Scherer Rowsley 86 v Mickleover F.C. Reserves – Chairman’s Cup – Semi Final The Mickleover Reserves team headed back up the A6, unless you went up the A38 and across the A615, to the scenic setting of Rowsley, situated in a little Swale at the edge […]

Mickleover Go Down To Belper Utd In Poor All Round Performance

by Peter Scherer Following the comfortable Don Amott Spring Cup semi final win at Heanor, Mickleover once again fielded the majority of their first team for their Cup Final game at Borrowash against Belper United. Belper were first on the attack, earning a corner in the fifth minute, before George Milner passed to Stuart Beavon, […]

Basford Take The Non-Elite Cup

by Peter Scherer Images courtesy of Basford United Mickleover FC sent a mixture of first team, reserves and academy players to Basford, for the inaugural Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Non Elite Cup. In the opening minutes Mickleover could have taken the lead, when a through ball was cut off by Brad Gascoigne, as it was about […]

Academy Reds, Regional Champions!

by Peter Scherer Following last week’s victory over Stafford Rangers, all Mickleover had to do was take a point from their final league game at home to Rushall, to clinch the title. Just as the game kicked off down came the rain. Mickleover had their first real attack after three minutes, earning a corner. A […]

Beavon Doubles Sinks Heanor Hopes

by Peter Scherer Three second half goals for Mickleover ended any hopes Heanor Town had of a comeback in the Don Amott Spring Cup semi final. It was a full strength side from Mickleover on this occasion, 1-Fin Bowen 2-Larell King 3-Jake Bennett 4-Kemy Agustien 5-James Butler 6-Alex Morris 7-George Milner 8-Mason Warren 9-Paddy Webb […]

Reserves March On To Semi Finals

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves visited Dinnington Town last night, for their Central Midlands League Chairmans Cup Quarter Final tie. The starting line-up was 1-Tom Smith 2-Ben Lewin 3-Tom Eccleshall 4-Lopes Massampo 5-Jacob Ferdinand 6-Aaron Hayer 7-Devon Smith 8-Ash Elliott 9-Jude Ayetine 10-Surafel Tefera 11-Matt Fuertado. Subs: Jacob Edge-Lucas, Bobby Battisson, George Wiliamson, Josh Satchwell. […]

First Two Players Re-Sign For 21/22 Season

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC are proud to announce the first two re-signings from last years aborted but very successful season. Club captain Mason Warren will be back to orchestrate the midfield, as well as being the dead ball tactician, For me it was a no-brainer to re-sign again for the coming season. Everything about […]

Our Chairman Presents Lottery Winner With Prize

Paul Ryan, a recent Supporter’s Lottery Winner, was presented his £50 Cash Prize by Don Amott on Saturday. “Spend it wisely Paul!” For just £2 per week you can help Mickleover FC by signing up for this great cause with great prizes! You can now sign up online Download and fill in the online PDF […]

10 Men Reds Hit Four Against Title Rivals

by Peter Scherer Top of the table Stafford Rangers had only dropped one point and had already beaten the Mickleover Reds when they visited Stafford, but no one could anticipate how the return match would unfold in this Championship decider. It was end to end action from the start, with Bobby Battisson having a shot […]

Reserves Lose Out In Poor Chairman’s Cup Tie

by Peter Scherer It wasn’t a particularly skilful encounter and combined with some poor officialdom, the Mickleover Reserves visit to Rowsley was instantly forgettable. Having already qualified for the knock out stages of the Central Midlands League Chairman’s Cup, Mickleover weren’t fielding their strongest line-up. The hosts had a free kick just wide in the […]

Academy Juniors End With A Winning Flourish

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Academy first years finished their ESPFA season on a high, with a 2-1 over Carlton at Borrowash. It was a lively start from both teams, with Mickleover’s Reece Perry going close after five minutes with a free kick, after Berhard Koecher’s run and  cross. One minute later it was Devon Smith’s […]

Mills On Target As Reserves Beat Pinxton

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves visited Pinxton for a friendly match and came away as 1-0 victors, after a second half goal from Pablo Mills. There was an early chance for Mickleover when a good build up with Mills and Ben Lewin, led to Elijah Fatubarin shooting just wide. Overall the first 10 minutes were […]

Gresley Hit Sports for 5 in The Don Amott Spring Cup

by Peter Scherer, It was certainly men against boys at the Moat ground last night, when Gresley Rovers inflicted a first defeat on Mickleover FC in the Don Amott Spring Cup, by 5-0. The Mickleover side made up of a few of the first team squad, but mainly academy players, were up against it from […]

Academy Reds Hit Five At Carlton

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Academy Reds dominated their visit to Carlton Town and were on the attack from the first whistle.  Only two minutes in and Fin Barker was fouled on the edge of the box, before they went even closer when Barker donutted a Carlton defender, before a challenging ball got through for Sam […]

Mickleover Reds Do The Double Over Academy Team Mates

by Peter Scherer For the second time in two weeks Mickleover FC two’s Academy teams played each other. Unlike last week, the younger Black squad had the measure of the Reds for much of the game, and only lost out to two second half goals, rather than the 9-0 defeat in their first meeting. From […]

Another Week, Another Win, In The Supporter’s Lottery

David Bedlow, last week’s Lottery Winner poses with his winning prize – a Cadac Safari Chef BBQ, he will be getting some use out of that this summer! For just £2 per week you can help Mickleover FC by signing up for this great cause with great prizes! You can now sign up online Download and […]

Mickleover Beat Ingles 3-1 To Keep 100 Per Cent Spring Cup Record

by Peter Scherer First team regulars Phil Watt and Dec Bacon once again joined a mainly Academy based line-up at Borrowash last Friday, when Mickleover FC faced FC Ingles in the Don Amott Spring Cup. It was five minutes into the game when Mickleover went ahead. Bobby Battisson picked the ball up and played it […]

English Football Announces Social Media Boycott

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and the FSA will unite for a social media boycott from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many […]

Barker Hits Three For Second Time This Week!

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Academy striker Fin Barker hit his second hattrick of the week, as the second year Red squad took all three points at Rushall Olympic. From the first whistle Mickleover were on the attack, with Ben Lewin getting the first shot on goal after five minutes. Only two minutes later the Rushall […]

Academy Showdown As Reds Hit Nine!!

by Peter Scherer There were hat tricks for both Fin Barker and Brodie Carter as both Mickleover FC Academy sides faced each other at Borrowash. Only three minutes into the game Carter was on the receiving of an early defensive error, to make it 1-0. They had only just kicked off and it was close […]

Sports Penalty Sinks Vics Challenge: Match Report

by Peter Scherer A first half penalty was the difference between Mickleover  FC and Borrowash Victoria, after Sports came away as 1-0 victors  in the first round of matches  in the Don Amott Spring Cup. Mickleover’s line-up was a combination of youth and experience, with Academy Keeper Fin Bowen starting, before handing over to Tom […]

Mickleover Reds Go Down In Table Topping Duel

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reds, the second year Academy team, arrived at Stafford Rangers, undefeated without having conceded a goal. In this table topping encounter the opening 15 minutes gave an indication of the task ahead. There had been no early attempts on goal from either side, but after 14 minutes Stafford won a free […]