News

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 […]

Player Sponsorship 2021/22
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 […]

Mickleover First Years Do The Double Over Belper

by Peter Scherer The Mickleover First Year Academy took their second win in four days, when they visited Belper Town yesterday. Having beaten Belper in the first game of the season, hopes were high for a repeat. The home side previously failed  to pick up a point in their previous six games, so it was […]

Player Insight: Will Monteiro

by Peter Scherer Young striker Will Monteiro joined Mickleover last July and has been part of the first team squad throughout last season. Did he always want to be a footballer? From a very young age, football was a massive part of my life, from playing at school with friends, to playing competitively on a […]

Victory For Mickleover Academy First Years

by Peter Scherer Having their match switched from home to away, Mickleover Academy first years came away from title challenging Rushall Olympic as 3-2 winners. The opening goal came after six minutes, when Devon Smith put the ball in from the left for Emilio De Abreu to slot it home 1-0. Only a minute later […]

Player Insight: Elliot Murray

by Peter Scherer Elliot Murray is one of the younger members of the first team squad having graduated from the Academy. Did he always hope to become a footballer though? Yes my aspirations from a very early age were to be a footballer. My Mum always believed I would play at a higher level when […]

Player Insight: Louis Pennington

by Peter Scherer Another one of our home grown talents, midfielder Louis made his first team debut this season, after coming  through the Mickleover  Youth scheme. Local lad Louis had always wanted to be a footballer, but how did he get spotted to sign up? I entered a two day trial put on by the […]

Ready For The Restart?

by Peter Scherer April 17th is the date when the Don Amott Spring Cup and the Central Midlands League Chairmans  Cup both kick off for a few weeks of frenetic action to conclude this interrupted season. With the majority of the first team unavailable, the teams will made up of reserves and academy players. In […]

WHERE WAS DAVE MAC?

Maybe he was having “tee” but reserves team manager David Mackenzie gives us some clues on why he missed most of the first half of their friendly match last Friday. Our game against FC Sez was played at Eastwood, which is a “fairway” from either club, but the facilities were not “rough”. It was great […]

Player Insight: Bobby Battisson

by Peter Scherer Bobby Battisson is a midfielder who began his football in Spain, before coming to the Mickleover FC Academy at the beginning of last season. Has he always wanted to be a footballer though? Since I was about four or five I always knew I wanted to be a footballer. It was a […]

Charlie and Dave Are Our Latest Lottery Winners

One of our Supporter’s Lottery winners, Charlie Divers, was presented with his winning prize this week – £60 for Premier Western Food Stores! Dave Chambers also received his £50 worth of Body Shop products – will keep him clean and smelling fresh! For just £2 per week you can help Mickleover FC by signing up for […]

Player Insight: Josh Satchwell

by Peter Scherer Josh Satchwell has become a member of the Mickleover FC first team squad over the last two seasons, having graduated from the teams Academy and reserve sides. Has he always wanted to be a footballer? Yes indeed, since the age of seven or eight it has always been my passion. Although he […]

Player Insight: Ben Gowing

by Peter Scherer Ben Gowing was another close season signing for Mickleover FC. But the central midfielder had played for Sports Under 19’s before moving on. To become a footballer was and has always been the dream! Growing up I lived and breathed football and travelled far and wide to try to make it happen. […]

Mickleover Ground Improvements Ready For Kick-Off

by Peter Scherer After a delay of a year due to the Covid Lockdown, work will be starting on Mickleover FC’s artificial pitch in early April. Pugh-Lewis of Chesterfield will be undertaking the installation, which along with other planned ground improvements should be complete by Mid July. “The whole project is costing us £750,000, but […]

Player Insight: Pablo Mills

by Peter Scherer The vastly experienced Pablo Mills is Mickleover FC’s longest serving player, now into his fifth year at the club.  He became a footballer almost by accident, as in his teens it wasn’t his preferred sport. It was never my first choice sport when I was young, it was always Basketball for me. […]

Player Insight: Aman Verma

by Peter Scherer Aman Verma joined Mickleover FC in late 2019, after spells at Leicester City and Floriana in Malta on his CV. He always wanted to be a footballer from an early age. Since I was seven it was always a dream, which I was lucky enough to make reality. He started his career […]

Player Insight: Joe Slinn

by Peter Scherer Joe Slinn was another pre-season signing for Mickleover FC, an experienced goalkeeper whose career is still on the up. Joe was keen to be a footballer from the word go and always happy to be on the pitch, no matter what level. I think it’ probably the same with most people, I […]

Player Insight: Declan Bacon

by Peter Scherer Declan Bacon came back to Mickleover FC at the beginning of this season on loan from Gainsborough for a second spell, before making it permanent just before Lockdown. Unlike a lot of players, Declan didn’t get serious with thisfootballing career until fairly recently. I think it’s every young boys dream to be […]

Player Insight: Jake Bennett

by Peter Scherer Having started his footballing story in his native Shropshire, Jake initially became a Mickleover FC player having been spotted playing for Market Drayton against Mickleover. I always loved football since I was a kid, playing and watching it with my Dad, so it’s just become normal life to me. There’s never been […]

Player Insight: Stuart Beavon

by Peter Scherer Stuart Beavon’s Mickleover FC career started in late 2019, when his experience soon played a major part in the team’s progress. With Grandad Cyril a professional in the Ron Atkinson days at Oxford United and Father Stuart a midfielder at Tottenham and Reading, football has always played a major part in his […]

Player Insight: Mason Warren

by Peter Scherer Mason Warren came to Mickleover at the beginning of the 2018/19 season and was named captain for this year.  Doncaster born but it was with neighbouring Rotherham United that his story really begins. It was my aim to become a professional footballer, like pretty much every young lad around my area, we […]

Our Chairman Speaks On The FA’s Decision

by Peter Scherer Yesterdays announcement that the Northern Premier League Premier Division would be null and void for the second successive season, was a bitter pill to swallow for table toppers Mickleover FC. Having overcome cup runs and waterlogged pitches causing postponements, Mickleover’s perseverance to continue had seen them play 10 of their 42 matches, […]

Player Insight: Paddy Webb

by Peter Scherer Paddy Webb came to Mickleover FC in late 2019, a well proven goalscorer in lower leagues, making the step up to NPL action. I had always hoped to be a footballer as it’s always been and always will be a huge part of my life. I like to think realistically and knew […]

FA Statement: An update on Steps 3-6 of the NLS 

The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees have now considered the large amount of data and information submitted by clubs across the National League System (NLS) Steps 3-6 as part of a survey to gather views on the continuation or conclusion of the 2020-21 league season, in addition to the information set out in the Government’s […]

Lottery Winner Martin Receives Winning Prize

One of our Supporter’s Lottery winners, Martin De Saeger, was presented with his winning prize this week – a Calvin Klein watch! 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 form […]

Player Insight: James Butler

by Peter Scherer James Butler was one of the new pre-season signings for Mickleover FC, a reliable and hardworking central defender, with a good pedigree. James’ father Tony  was also a defender, with over 500 senior games under his belt in a 15 year career, spanning Gillingham, Blackpool, Port Vale, West Bromwich Albion and Bristol […]

Player Insight: Kemy Agustien

by Peter Scherer Kemy Agustien joined Mickleover FC towards the end of last season. A skilful and strong central midfielder and free kick specialist, having represented Curacao as a full international and played Premiership football in the UK, Netherlands and Denmark. My only option was being a footballer. I never liked school and football was […]

Player Insight: George Milner

by Peter Scherer George Milner was another close season signing for Mickleover FC, an attacking midfielder with a never say die attitude. I have always wanted to be a professional footballer and luckily enough I achieved that dream in 2017 when I moved to Norway. Even though it was only for one year I ultimately […]

Player Insight: Andrew Wright

by Peter Scherer Andrew Wright came to Mickleover FC in late 2019, a hardworking midfielder, who always has an eye for the goal. Ever since I remember I was always involved in football. My Dad and Grandad really put it all into perspective for me and became something I always dreamed of doing. He comes […]

Player Insight: Alex Morris

by Peter Scherer Alex Morris was another close season signing at Mickleover FC, a solid defending left back, with a flair for the overlap. As a kid it was always my dream to become a professional footballer. I have no regrets over it not happening, as I love playing non-league football, and really enjoy my […]

Player Insight: Phil Watt

by Peter Scherer Phil Watt was one of the summer signings for Mickleover FC and quickly established himself as a solid and reliable defender, goalscorer and proud Yorkshireman. We got married three years ago in Las Vegas, I absolutely love travelling. We have a six year old daughter and a baby on the way in […]

Happy Lottery Winner Receives Birds Prize

One of our Supporter’s Lottery winners, Malcolm Salt, was presented with his winning prize this week – £60 Birds Bakery vouchers and some Mickleover chocolates! 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 […]

John Cawey R.I.P.

by Peter Scherer Last week Mickleover FC lost one of their loyalist supports, when John Cawey (JC) passed away at the age of 81. A former Mickleover resident too, John was a regular on the touchline at first team games, as well as supporting his Great Grandson Jack Griffiths in the Academy, Youth Cup games […]

Mickleover Matchday Memories: Bamber Bridge

This is our first memorable match story from Dave Kelsey, and we look forward to hearing from more of you. The Great Escape Bamber Bridge v Mickleover Sports – 27th April 2019 By Dave Kelsey I am a volunteer at Mickleover FC and have been involved with the Club since 2014.My duties as a volunteer […]

Gaffer’s Gossip

by Peter Scherer Top of the League is what all football managers dream of, but only some experience it. Mickleover gaffer John McGrath takes a look at the present situation. When we came back to play the Radcliffe game before Christmas, I was optimistic that the season would be able to carry on and finish. […]

Introducing Larell King

by Peter Scherer For those of you who haven’t got along to any of the Central Midlands League South matches with Mickleover Reserves, the name Larrel King might not be familiar? The Derby born defender is one of the success stories of manager John McGrath’s summer trials and is now a regular member of the […]

Trial And Trial Again

by Peter Scherer With Covid restrictions and Lockdown’s having forced an early cessation last season, Mickleover boss John McGrath had to consider future recruitment in a different way to his normal plans. It was my idea to run trials, based on my own experience 10 years ago. I was playing at Burton and was invited […]

Just For Interest

by Peter Scherer Back in March the 2019/20 was abandoned with South Shields 12 points clear at the top and Mickleover down in 15th. With not even a quarter of this season’s games played, it is already beginning to look as if for the second successive year, the season will be abandoned unless there is a […]

Reserves Take Victory After Early Red Card + Mack’s Mutterings

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves fought back from an early red card, to take a hard earned three points away from their Central Midlands League South Division visit to Hilton Harriers. Starting line-up: 1-Tom Smith 2-Larrel King 3-Tom Eccleshall 4-Marcus Calderone 5-Gus Williamson 6-Lopes Massampo 7-Louis Pennington 8-Surf Tefera 9-Jude Ayetine 10-Will Monteiro 11-Bobby Battisson. It […]

Reserves Post-Christmas Visit To Hilton

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC Reserves will hopefully be back in Central Midlands League South Division action on Bank Holiday Monday 28th, with the return match at Hilton Harriers. Sports team haven’t had a match since beating Hilton 2-0 on the 12th at the Don Amott Arena, with goals from Surf Tefera and Will Monteiro, […]

Three More Points, But Not Classic Football Match!

by Peter Scherer Table toppers Mickleover FC were finally back in NPL action after a six weeks gap, but despite the 4-1 win against Radcliffe, it was the referee that became the main talking point. There were two changes from the team that went down to Hitchin in the FA Trophy, as Paddy Webb was […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Radcliffe FC

The Sports Report is ready to view for today’s game. Click here

Academy First Years Go Down To League Leaders

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC Academy first year students travelled to league leaders Stafford Rangers for their final ESPFA Midlands Division game of the year. Stafford had only dropped one point so far and had previously been 3-1 winners at the Don Amott Arena. Once again it was Stafford with the upperhand throughout, taking a […]

We’re Back In Action!!

by Peter Scherer Just when we thought there was to be no football until after Christmas, further changes in the Covid regulations now mean we are hosting Radcliffe FC at the Don Amott Arena on Saturday. This will be Sports first league match since the thrilling 4-0 away win at Nantwich that took them to […]

Radcliffe Game To Go Ahead!

This Saturday’s game against Radcliffe is going ahead! Due to COVID restrictions there will be a maximum of 300 home fans only, with no Away fans. Please get down early if you want to cheer on The Sports as it will be a first come, first serve basis. #GetBehindTheSports

ESPFA Team Of The Week

by Peter Scherer It’s a round of applause for Mickleover Reds Academy centre back Patrick Pugh, after he has made the latest ESPFA team of the week. His strong performance to keep the nil goals against record against Belper Town going, when the Reds took their fourth successive win 4-0, earned his nomination. Not making […]

Reserves Back To Winning Ways

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves came out on top of a local Derby with a home victory against  Hilton Harriers, after two first half goals gave them three more points in their Central Midlands League South Division campaign. Mickleover’s starting line was 1-Tom Smith 2-Larrel King 3-Ben Lewin 4-Marcus Calderone 5-Gus Williamson 6-Tom Eccleshall 7-Lopes […]

First Years Go Down 1-0

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC Academy first years suffered their third successive defeat, after going down 1-0 at Carlton in the ESPFA Midlands Division. The Black squad have struggled since their win against Belper in the first game of the season, but had held Carlton to 0-0 at half time. The starting line-up was 1-Fin […]

Academy Reds Continue To Dominate

by Peter Scherer The Mickleover FC Academy Red squad continued their dominant start to the season with another 4-0 win against Belper Town in the ESPFA Midlands Division. Coach Pablo Mills’ starting line-up was 1-Tom Smith 2-Ben Lewin 3-Wiliam Robinson 4-Louis Pennington 5-Cameron Anthony 6-Pat Pugh 7-George Atwal 8-Jacob Edge-Lucas 9-Kai Moore 10-Bobby Battisson 11-Josh […]

Sports Reserves Take On Hilton Harriers

by Peter Scherer Hopefully if the weather is kind to us over the next couple of days, Mickleover Reserves will be action again at home to Hilton Harriers this Saturday in the Central Midlands League South Division. At present Hilton are level on points with Mickleover, but lie ninth in the table, having played one […]

Cup Tie Disappointment For Sports

by Peter Scherer Sitting top of the NPL but a month without a game, Mickleover FC headed to Hitchin Town for last night’s FA Trophy, with high hopes of further progression in the competition. With Paddy Webb unavailable the line-up was 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Kemy Agustien 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-George Milner […]

Reserves Falter Against League Leaders

by Dave Mackenzie, Reserves Manager An extremely youthful reserve team with an average age of 17 and three quarters took the trip up the A38 to face an established and well-seasoned Pinxton eleven.  The trip was a bit too far for one car with Larrel King’s deciding that the hill over Little Eaton was a […]

Sports Academy Players Make Team Of The Week

by Peter Scherer It’s congratulations to two of Mickleover FC Academy players, after they have named in the ESPFA team of the week. First year goalkeeper Fin Bowen is acknowledged after a sterling performance in the way defeat to Rushall Olympic, while Jacob Edge-Lucas is nominated after his two goal contribution for the Reds in […]

Hitchin Town (A): The FA Trophy Match Preview

by Peter Scherer It’s been a month since the last NPL match that took Mickleover to the top of the league, but on Tuesday the team are finally back in action with their away FA Trophy cup tie at Southern Premier Division Central Club Hitchin Town. The Canaries are currently 10th in the league, with […]

Second Successive Defeat For Mickleover Youngsters

by Peter Scherer Mickleover first year Academy suffered a 2-0 defeat on their visit to Rushall Olympic. The Black group had won their opening game at home over Belper Town, before losing to Stafford Rangers at home before the Lockdown. Rushall had also had one win against Carlton, having succumbed to Stafford too in their […]

Academy Hit Carlton For Six

by Peter Scherer It’s been a few weeks since the Mickleover FC Academy Reds had their one and only match this season, a 9-0 win at Belper Town. But with the home pitch unavailable, they were forced to switch this weeks game against Carlton Town to the Derby racecourse. Carlton had suffered defeat against Rushall […]

Birds Put The Icing On The Cake

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC are proud to announce a new partnership with local Bakery company Birds. Formed in 1919 by three brothers Frank, Thomas and Reginald Bird, the company has been well established on the Derbyshire High Streets over the last 100 years for their Bread, cakes and savouries. Birds and Mickleover will be […]

Reserves Back In Action!

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC Reserves resume their Central Midlands League South Division campaign on Thursday evening with a home game against Holbrook Sports. Mickleover’s last match was on October 17th when they beat Nottingham 3-1 at home. Thursday’s visitors have played under their current name since 2010, having been formerly Holbrook Miners Welfare. Holbrook […]

Mickleover Plan For Return

by Peter Scherer With the Lockdown suspension of Northern Premier League fixtures coming to an end, it’s time to take a look at how Mickleover manager John McGrath and Captain Mason Warren see their current situation. Everyone else seemed to be surprised by our success so far this season, but we knew we would do […]

Dave Mackenzie’s Son Scott Making A Name For Himself In The US

Mickleover FC reserves team manager Dave Mackenzie has obviously passed on his skills and enthusiasm to his son Scott, now making a name for himself in the US… Courtesy of Park City Red Wolves ___________ THE SCOTTISH-BORN COACH HOLDS A USSF A LICENSE AND A UEFA B LICENSE New Park City Red Wolves SC Head […]

Mickleover FC Student Of The Half Term: Emilio De Abreu

Courtesy of ESPFA Congratulations to Emilio De Abreu of Mickleover who was named as their student of the half-term. His tutor, Ben Cocker said: Emilio has made an excellent transition into further education. Since the start of this academic year, he has shown excellent understanding of the key topics we have studied. He is a […]

Stars Of The Future: Academy Players Make First Team Debuts

by Peter Scherer We may only be a short way into the 2020/21 season, but as well as being top of the Northern Premier League, Mickleover FC have been able to give first team debuts to two of the budding Academy Stars. Louis “Scholesy” Pennington got his call in the 85th minute of the victorious […]