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Drive In Films at Mickleover Sports Club

Join us for a brilliant selection of pictures at sunset with our Drive In Films. We have the following movies and dates coming up: Joker – 24th July Grease – 30th July Rocketman – 31st July Mamma Mia – 14th August 1917 – 15th August Trolls World Tour – 28th August Dirty Dancing – 12th […]

A long distance supporter… and ex-player!

by Peter Scherer It’s 46 years since Alan Gregson left Mickleover to settle in Western Australia, but his continuous following the Sports results qualifies him as probably the longest distance supporter. But Alan’s connections are through his playing days too. I played when it was still Mickleover Old Boys, went from Army Cadets into the […]

Our NHS Allstar Charity Match Update

Due to the ongoing Covid – 19 issues we have reviewed the proposed charity game. As you know we were hoping to hold the match featuring an NHS charity side against a Mickleover side featuring a host of very experienced players, including Derby County Legends, Ex Internationals and stars from the footballing world, at the […]

Mickleover FC launch new season packages

As things slowly return to normal we are starting to look forward to kicking things off again… hopefully soon!  We will now be offering some amazing season passes so you can make some brilliant savings: BRONZE – £500 – 1 season £900 two seasons Entry to all our games – League,Cup & Friendly games Reserved […]

Our club shop is stocked with new official merchandise!

We have just stocked up our club shop with some amazing new official Mickleover FC merchandise! For all orders please contact Tony Shaw on 07966197246 or email

Mickleover Market & Car Boot Sale is BACK!

Derby’s favourite market and car boot sale returns on July 12th and carries on Every Sunday all summer – weather dependent. Refreshments and trade stalls • Free parking • Social distancing measures in place Seller’s entry fee is only £7. Buyer’s: £1 Adults and U16s go FREE. See you at Mickleover Sports Club, Station Road […]

From The Sports to Football League: Andy Dales

by Peter Scherer An ex Derby County youth player Andy Dales went from strength to strength during his time at Mickleover. He spent 10 years with the Rams, having started in their Academy aged nine. I played in the reserves and got as far as being a first year pro when they released me. But I […]

From The Sports to Football League: Morgan Williams

by Peter Scherer Morgan Wiliams is a true Mickleover success story. The defender came through the junior teams at the Don Amott Arena, before earning himself a regular first team place throughout the 2017/18 season. He started in the Academy at 18, I was playing at College and then for the Academy for about five months, […]

From The Sports to Football League: Connor Hall

by Peter Scherer Striker Connor Hall has had two spells at Mickleover, but is remembered for his prolific goal scoring. He started playing football as a four year old at Binfield and played junior football both there and at Eldon Celtic, before joining Ascot United under 18’s. It was from Ascot that he made his first […]

From The Sports to Football League: Jake Bennett

by Peter Scherer Defender Jake Bennett was a key member of the Mickleover side between December 2014 and 2016. He started his career playing for his home town team Telford AFC. I joined them when I was 15 and made two starts in their first team, before going out on loan to Market Drayton he said. It […]

They all moved on to League clubs!

During this week we are going to be looking at four players that have donned the red and black of Mickleover FC and moved on to well established league clubs. You can read how they got to play for us and where they are playing football now. Tuesday’s will be defender Jake Bennett, with striker […]

Brewers to visit Station Road

Burton Albion have offered to bring their full first team squad to the Don Amott Arena to play Mickleover FC in a friendly match. With Mickleover manager John McGrath and striker Stuart Beavon both ex Brewers players, the connections between the two clubs remain close. It could be new player manager Jake Buxton’s first games […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: The Final 3

by Peter Scherer We have now covered all the ex and current footballers due to play in the NHS Allstars match and some of the guests, so we are now going to look at the final three participants. Derbyshire cricketer Tony Palladino is a medium pace right handed bowler and right handed batsman. He made his First […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Stuart Beavon

by Peter Scherer Stuart Beavon is another current Mickleover player due to join the NHS Allstars Charity match action. He became the third generation of his family to play professional football, following in the steps of his Father Stuart and Grandfather Cyril. But it all started for Stuart junior at Hellenic League Ardley United, before swiftly […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Ricky Ravenhill

by Peter Scherer Mickleover assistant manager Ricky Ravenhill has been at the Don Amott Arena for almost two years. He started as a youth player at Barnsley in 1998, but got his break when he joined then Conference side Doncaster Rovers in 2002. His forceful midfield role played a part in Doncaster’s play-off win in 2003, […]

Mickleover FC Exit Trials: Win A Semi-Pro Contract!

Do you think you’re ready to play semi-professional football? We’re giving one of you a brilliant opportunity to win a contract with Mickleover Football Club! Join us for trials 1-2 August. The Gaffer, Assistant Manager as well as players Stuart Beavon and Pablo Mils will be overseeing the whole selection process. Successful applicants from Saturday’s […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: John McGrath

by Peter Scherer Even the NHS Allstars teams will need managers and on this occasion the men for the job are Ted McMinn and Mickleover’s own boss John McGrath. As a young 16 year old McGrath was a star of Irish youth side Belvedere, who won the FAI Youth Cup, Leinster Youth Cup and Under 18 […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Clinton Morrison

by Peter Scherer Another of Mickleover’s current players to grace the pitch in the NHS Allstars Charity Match is former Republic of Ireland International Clinton Morrison. His career started with his local club Crystal Palace and having come through their youth development, made his first team debut in May 1998, scoring on his debut too. The […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Pablo Mills

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC’s own Pablo Mills, an ex Rams graduate, joins the NHS Charity match support. Mills had joined Derby County as a 14 year old and graduated to make his first team debut under John Gregory’s management in 2002. Primarily a defender, his versatility over the years has seen him play both midfield and […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Chris Beardsley

by Peter Scherer Another former Mickleover player, but striker Chris Beardsley spent his formative years at Station Road from 11-16 years of age. He was snapped up by Mansfield Town and made his debut for the Stags in League Two in 2002, but they couldn’t avoid relegation. After a loan spell at Worksop Town, where he […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Aaron Webster

by Peter Scherer An ex Mickleover player, but Aaron Webster made his name in Burton Albion’s colours. Burton born he came through the Brewers Youth scheme, making his debut at the age of 17, when they were in the Southern League Premier Division. He stayed at Burton during their move into the Northern Premier League, winning the […]

Allstar Charity Match: NHS Heroes

by Peter Scherer We have seen the ex Rams player and some of the other celebrities supporting Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, now we will take a brief look at some of the NHS employees planning to take part too. Micky Williams works at a porter on the medical assessment unit. He’s 44 and is a […]

We will always be ‘The Sports’ but now we are Mickleover F.C.

by Peter Scherer It’s now 72 years since Mickleover Old Boys were originally formed. But after 44 years of Derby Senior League football on their Vicarage Road pitch, Mickleover Sports FC were founded. The committee had been raising funds for 10 years to enable the new club to progress to it’s current stadium on Station […]

Hot August Night 2020: New Date Confirmed!!!

We are happy to the announce that this year’s fantastic concert Hot August Night, will still take place, on the new date of Sunday 27th September. Due to the current pandemic we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure this event still takes place. It will now be an afternoon event due […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Mark Robins

by Peter Scherer There has been success as both a player and a manager for Mark Robins. A Manchester United youth product, Robins was the second highest United scorer behind Mark Hughes in his first season of 1989/90. He was part of the FA Cup Final winning squad too, having scored the winning semi-final replay […]

We need your support, please help save our club by donating

Thank you to everyone who has already donated, we are nearly 10% towards our goal of £15,000. We are in a situation many grass roots clubs are in due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are ran by volunteers and are left with 8 home fixtures now cancelled and the club closed to the public. […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Don Goodman

by Peter Scherer A prolific goalscorer with a number of clubs, Don Goodman started his career at Bradford City in 1984, having signed from a Yorkshire amateur club. He made his league debut aged 17 while still working as an electrician. After signing professional that summer he went on to play 70 times and scored 14 […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Mick Hopkinson

by Peter Scherer You have to go back to the era of Rams manager Harry Storer to find the beginning of Mick Hopkinson’s Derby County career. He was signed from West End Boys Juniors and became professional aged 17 in 1959. Primarily a full back but he could play elsewhere, and became a regular after Tim Ward […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: John McGovern

by Peter Scherer It’s impossible to count the number of honours gained by John Mcgovern on one hand, but although Scottish born it all began at Hartlepool. McGovern signed for Hartlepool as a 16 year old to come under the guidance of the up and coming managerial partnership of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. He was […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Kevin Hector

by Peter Scherer Ask someone to name a Derby County legend and they will probably say “Kevin Hector”. He started his career as an 18 year with Bradford Park Avenue, as part of a formidable strike force with Bobby Ham. Rams manager Tim Ward was alleged to have gone to view Ham, but was impressed […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Darren Bent

by Peter Scherer An accomplished international striker, Darren Bent came to Derby County fairly late in his career. He was spotted by Ipswich Town in 1998 playing for Godmanchester Rovers, and signed professional at Portman Road in 2001, making his first team debut the same year in the UEFA Cup. During his first season he […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Wayne Sutton

by Peter Scherer Derby born bred Wayne Sutton joined Derby County to serve his apprenticeship and turn professional in 1992. He made his debut in the 1995/96 promotion year, but wasn’t a regular member of the squad. To gain more experience he went to Herford United on loan, but only played seven games in total and […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Paul Green

by Peter Scherer Republic of Ireland international midfielder Paul Green was well into his footballing career when he joined Derby County in 2008. He was initially on Sheffield Wednesday’s books, but after being released as a sixteen year old, he began a long spell with Doncaster Rovers. After debuting in 2001 when Doncaster were in the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Chris Palmer

by Peter Scherer A Derby born junior player beginning his football career at Derby County, Chris Palmer never managed to break into the Rams first team. After two years he firstly had a one month loan at Hereford United, which gave him three games, before joining Notts County, where he quickly established himself as a first team […]

Sports’ bring in quality in Butler

Mickleover Sports are over the moon to announce the signing of very talented Centre Back, James Butler. With previous clubs including Stoke City, Kidsgrove Athletic and Hartlepool United, there is no doubt he is bringing some excellence to the squad. Butler was snapped up by Hartlepool after impressing against them in the FA Cup when […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Marvin Robinson

by Peter Scherer A big bustling old style centre forward Marvin Robinson spent almost five years with Derby County, but was unable to force his way into the regular starting line-up. He played for England under 18’s while still at school, before becoming professional at Derby in June 1998, making his league debut the following year. The […]

McGrath brings in attacking full back Morris

Sports’ manager, John McGrath has added some energy to our defence next season with signing of full back Alex Morris from Kidsgrove Athletic.  Other former clubs include Port Vale and Leek Town. I am really looking forward to starting at Mickleover and show the club what I can offer. After speaking to the gaffer, the […]

Mickleover Sports ‘Thank You NHS’ T Shirts now on sale

Say a massive thank you to our NHS superheroes by purchasing one of our new Thank You t-shirts. They are £15 each + postage and £5 of each sale will go to the NHS. Postage is £3.95 To order yours, please email

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jamie Ward

by Peter Scherer An Irish International striker, Jamie Ward played for a number of local teams. Although he started as a trainee at Aston Villa, he captained their reserve side, and played in the 2004 Youth Cup Final, but never made a first team appearance. His league debut came in a loan spell at Stockport County, […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Darren Moore

by Peter Scherer Jamaican International and rock solid central defender Darren Moore has tasted success with a number of clubs in his career. He made his league debut for Torquay United in March 1992, before he had signed professional and was quickly established as a key player in the Devon team’s defence. He had three seasons at […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Stephen Bywater

by Peter Scherer 71 consecutive games in a Derby County shirt were one of the highlights of Stephen Bywater’s career. Having started off in the Rochdale youth scheme, he was quickly spotted by Harry Redknapp, who took the 16 year old goalkeeper to West Ham after only one senior appearance. There was immediate success for him at […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Shaun Barker

by Peter Scherer Injuries plagued Shaun Barker’s career throughout his Derby County career, but for a while he was club captain. Having come through the junior ranks at Rotherham United he made his debut for the South Yorkshire club in March 2003. He had four seasons with the Millers and was junior player of the year in […]

Sports’ Reserves awarded promotion

by David Mackenzie, Reserves Manager Next season Mickleover FC Reserves will play in the Central Midlands Football League Black Dragon Badges South Division that includes the likes of Pinxton, Swanick and will have local derbies against Holbrook Sports and St Michaels, Hilton Harriers and RBL! This is as a result from having the most points per game […]

VE Day Real Ale Takeaway this Friday at Sports club

Why not celebrate VE Day with some delicious Real Ale and Cider takeouts from Mickleover Sports Real Ale and Cider Club? Pop down to Mickleover Sports Club on Friday 8th May. 12noon – 7pm • Social distancing measures in place • Cash or Contacless Ale/cider pre-orders are recommended by emailing

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Rob Kozluk

by Peter Scherer Another former Derby County Youth graduate will be joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Charity Allstars match, but he made his name a bit further north. Rob Kozluk made his first team debut for Derby away to Liverpool in in 1997. He made another 11 appearances that season at right back and began the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jason Kavanagh

by Peter Scherer Although Jason Kavanagh came through his apprenticeship at Derby County, he began playing as a schoolboy with Birmingham City. The pacey defender made his league debut in 1988 and was part of the Rams team that were relegated from Division One in 1991. Injuries to regular first teamers began to give Kavanagh a […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Ross Maclaren

by Peter Scherer Two promotions in his first two years and player of the year in his first, got Ross Maclaren’s career at Derby County off to a magnificent start. After a junior spell with Glasgow Rangers, Ross came to England with Shrewsbury Town. He had four seasons at Gay Meadow and during this time he proved […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Corin Holness

by Peter Scherer It isn’t just ex Derby County players joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, there’s an ex Sports player Captain coming along too. Corin Holness was Sports captain having had a long spell at Station Road in the early 2000’s. A defender, he started out as a Derby County junior, but seen service […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Adam Murray

by Peter Scherer Having travelled almost the length and breadth of the country in his career, Adam Murray was another whose career started in Derby County’s youth team. After debuting in the Rams first team in April 1999, the midfielder became well established for a couple of seasons, before losing favour in 2002, during the final spell […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Gary Rowett

by Peter Scherer Gary Rowett is probably better qualified than anyone to play in Mickleover Sports All Stars NHS Charity match, having played for and managed both Derby County and Burton Albion. He started at Cambridge United, where as a product of their youth scheme, the more than capable right back made his league debut in […]

Nigel Callaghan. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Nigel Callaghan

by Peter Scherer One of the stars of the 1986/87 Division Two Championship winning team, Nigel Callaghan had most of his success early in his career. He was part of Graham Taylor’s successful Watford side, after making his debut as a 17 year old in in 1980. They won promotion to the First Division, he was […]

Wright re-signs for Mickleover

Mickleover Sports Club are happy to announce the re-signing Andrew Wright for the upcoming 2020/21 season. I am buzzing to have re-signed again for a further year, I knew as soon as we spoke about it, it’s the right thing for me to do! The clubs been great with me since I arrived from the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Phil Gee

by Peter Scherer There was no academy or youth team development for Phil Gee, he was working as a painter and decorator and playing part time for Gresley Rovers when his goal scoring talent was spotted and he was recommended to Derby County. He had scored six goals in his five games at Gresley when he came […]

Local companies back Sports’ NHS All Star match

by Peter Scherer Locally based businesses Owzat Cricket and JKE Security have both pledged their support for Mickleover Sports Charity match for the NHS, by agreeing to be joint sponsors. Andy Mitchell’s company based at South Normanton are one of the biggest suppliers of cricket equipment, whether it’s the kit to play in or the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Adam Bolder

by Peter Scherer For Adam Bolder  his will be a chance to re-unite himself with Sports manager John McGrath, his former Burton Albion midfield partner, when he joins the All-star ex Rams cast for the NHS Charity match. Originally from Hull Bolder started his career with his home team, making his league debut with one appearance in […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Tommy Johnson

by Peter Scherer Next in the line-up of ex Rams Stars supporting our NHS Charity match is Tommy Johnson.  Nottingham born and a product of Notts County’s youth scheme, Johnson made his league debut for the Magpies in 1989. He played 118 times scoring 47 goals and won promotion via the play-offs to both the second […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Rory Delap

by Peter Scherer Irish International Rory Delap played for both Derby County and Burton Albion during his 19 year playing career, but it will be interesting to see if he still has his famous long throw to display at the Sports NHS Charity match. Although born in the Midlands, Delap’s informative football years were spent […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Colin Boulton

by Peter Scherer Record breaking goalkeeper Colin Boulton will be joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Allstars charity event. Boulton made more appearances during his 13 years at the Baseball than any other goalkeeper in the clubs history. He was originally spotted by manager Tim Ward playing for the Cheltenham Police and came to Derby as deputy for […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Non-Footballers

by Peter Scherer It’s not only ex footballers supporting Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, former boxer Clifton Mitchell, cricketers Kevin Dean and Dominic Cork, antiques auctioneer Charles Hanson and Adult Film Star Keiran Lee have all pledged their support. Mitchell, a heavyweight fought between 1991 and 96, winning 18 of his 20 professional bouts, with […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Roger Davies

by Peter Scherer Roger Davies came to the Baseball Ground from non-league football, but made Derby is home.  Davies had only made 10 appearances for Worcester City, when Brian Clough picked up for £12,000.  Having started his career with Bridgnorth Town and Bedford Town before moving into the Southern League with Worcester, Davies was already […]

Jake Buxton celebrates during his Derby County days (Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jake Buxton

by Peter Scherer One of the players still regularly active is Jake Buxton. He joined his local team Mansfield Town as a youth and went on to make 151 league appearances for the Stags over his six years, plus a short loan period with Alfreton Town.  But when they were relegated from the football league, […]

Michael Johnson Derby County Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Michael Johnson

by Peter Scherer So who else have we got coming out to support the NHS? Michael Johnson, a strong dependable centre back, started his football career with his hometown club Notts County.  His four years at Meadow Lane saw 107 appearances in the black and white stripes, including a spell in the old First Division. After […]

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson (Image: Steve Parkin/Burton Mail) Brewers backing Sports Charity Match

by Peter Scherer As well as the many of the ex Derby County players and various other ex players and guests, Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson is also supporting the venture. They have offered to help out with players and kit said Sports Chairman Don Amott. Both Sports’ manager John McGrath and striker Stuart Beavon […]

Sports retain promising young star for the 2020/21 season

Mickleover Sports Club are proud to announce that Mason Warren has agreed re-sign with us for the upcoming 2020/21 season. I’m delighted to sign for next season and can’t wait to get started with what will hopefully be a positive season both individually and for the club. We’ve got a good group of players at […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Steve Howard

by Peter Scherer Who’s the next former Derby County player we can expect to see at Mickleover Sports NHS Allstars match? Steve Howard made his reputation as a bustling striker, hailing from the North East. Having started off as part timer with Tow Law Town, he joined Hartlepool and stayed for four years. After 145 […]

We are nearly 10% towards our goal, please help save our club by donating

Thank you to everyone who has already donated, we are nearly 10% towards our goal of £15,000. We are in a situation many grass roots clubs are in due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are ran by volunteers and are left with 8 home fixtures now cancelled and the club closed to the public. […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Ted McMinn

by Peter Scherer Ted McMinn became known as an erratic and unpredictable winger in his prime, who didn’t always see eye to eye with his managers. His career began back in Scotland, where he moved from junior football to Queen of the South, where he had two successful seasons scoring five goals from his 68 appearances. […]

Derby County legends to play in charity match for NHS heroes

Taken from The Derby Telegraph One of Derby’s best-known businessmen is organising the event Several Derby County legends have agreed to play in a special charity match to help raise funds for NHS workers and show appreciation for their efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. Well-known Derby businessman Don Amott has organised the fixture, which will […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Seth Johnson

by Peter Scherer Seth Johnson was a tough midfielder who had two spells with Derby County. But he started his career in Dawlish, where he was spotted by Crewe Alexandra. Initially he joined the Cheshire Club as an Apprentice, before signing professional and making 91 appearances, including the 1997 Second Division play-off final. Derby County had […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Archie Gemmill

by Peter Scherer With former stars already coming forward to take part in the Mickleover FC Allstars v NHS Allstars charity match planned for later in the summer at the Don Amott Arena, we are going take a look at who you can expect to see, on a daily basis. Midfield dynamo Archie Gemmill spent […]

New 3G Pitch Postponed due to Coronavirus

The committee of Mickleover Sports Football Club are disappointed to have to postpone the building of a 3G stadium football pitch at the Don Amott Arena sports ground at Station Road, Mickleover. This was due to have been completed in July of this year.  Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus it was felt that […]

Charity All Star Match to be Hosted by Mickleover Sports Club

Mickleover Sports Club are proud to announce that we will be organising an All Stars charity football match in aid of Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, and in support and appreciation of those heroes we call the NHS. The fixture will be Mickleover All Stars vs NHS All Stars and will take place at the […]

Sports Sign Gowing from Eastwood

Mickleover Sports Club are proud to announce the signing of Ben Gowing from Eastwood CFC. Previous clubs: Bedworth United, Dunkirk, Belper United.   I am absolutely delighted to have signed for Mickleover FC and can’t wait to get started. Being a local lad I know this is one of the biggest clubs in the Midlands […]

Sports’ Reserves 2019/20 Season Review

A look back at the season our reserves team had, through the eyes of manager Dave Mackenzie… As we speak/read this, the season has ground to a halt due to this horrendous virus and there will be no cup final and no chance of a league title or President’s Cup however as we stand and […]

Sports’ Thank the NHS

At Mickleover Sports Club will be showing our thanks and appreciation to the NHS in our own special way. Chairman Don Amott is a Patron of the Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity and has decided that we will offer FREE sponsorship to them which will include having their logo on the back of our 2020/21 […]

Sports’ 2019/20 Season Review

IT ALL STARTED SO WELL… by Peter Scherer Back in August and full of optimism the 2019/20 Northern Premier League season kicked off with a home win against Stalybridge Celtic thanks to a Jack Storer penalty. Although there were 1-0 defeats at both Witton Albion and Warrington Town, the home form was good with Mason […]

Please donate to help keep our club afloat during the COVID-19 crisis

We are in a situation many grass roots clubs are in due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are ran by volunteers and are left with 8 home fixtures now cancelled and the club closed to the public. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will all go to the running of this local football club. […]

The 2019/20 Season is Now Over

Confirmation of the end of the 2019/20 season The following statement has this afternoon been released by the FA. We have been working collaboratively with the National League System (NLS), the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game since the outbreak of COVID-19 on how to conclude the 2019-20 season in the most appropriate […]

VE 75 Day Family Concert Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Unfortunately due to the outbreak of Covid-19 we have had to cancel our VE 75 Day Concert that was due to take place on Friday 8th May. All tickets can be refunded from the place they were purchased. We are sorry for inconvenience but health and safety comes first. Stay safe everyone!  

All NPL Games Postponed Due to COVID-19

WE’VE HAD THE TORNADO, WE’VE HAD THE FLOODS, WE’VE GOT THE VIRUS, JUST WAITING FOR THE PLAGUE OF RATS? by Peter Scherer So the Northern Premier league lasted one week more than the superstars in the Premiership, but once Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the Coronavirus, the inevitable came to suspend all football […]

Today’s Game OFF – Waterlogged Pitch

Unfortunately, today’s match against Hyde United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Bring on our 3G pitch next year!

Sport’s Marquee Events start tonight!

Start off the weekend with a bang tonight! Pop down to our new marquee for some great drinks and even better offers!

Hyde United (H): Match Preview

SPORTS SET TO SEEK OUT HYDE by Peter Scherer Following Tuesday nights farcical defeat at Ashton Utd, and the postponement of the home game against Basford On Thursday, Mickleover Sports will be hoping that the pitch is fit, no health warning limit’s are applied and they take away three points from the visiting Hyde Utd. […]

Tonight’s Game is Postponed

Unfortunately, tonight’s match against Basford United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitched.

Basford United (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer With Sports smarting from the defeats against United FC and Ashton Utd in the last week, they face a Basford Utd team tomorrow night that have also hit a rough patch. Having gone into last weekend’s game at home to Buxton, their 2-0 defeat dropped them to fourth, with only one win […]

Ashton United 3-1 Sports: Match Report

SPORTS FALL FOUL OF DUBIOUS REFEREEING by Peter Scherer It may be cliché but Mickleover Sports Northern Premier League visit to Ashton United was certainly a game of two halfs. In the opening minute of the game Jordan Young, Sports Coventry City loanee shot just wide. Ashton had their early chances too, with a free […]

Ashton United (A): Match Preview

FOUR GAMES IN EIGHT DAYS FOR SPORTS!! by Peter Scherer The welcome dry spell has been most welcomed, but now it means Mickleover Sports have four games in eight days. Following the disappointing defeat at home to FC United last Saturday, Sports travel to Ashton Utd on Tuesday evening. Ashton are currently 18th in the […]

Reserves & Academy Take Massive Victories

by Peter Scherer After the disappointment of last Thursday’s cup tie defeat to Pinxton, Mickleover Sports Reserves were back in league action yesterday, playing Ripley Town in the Central Midlands Division One (South) match. With the first team at home, the reserves played on Derby University all weather pitch again. It was dominant performance, with […]

Sports 0-4 FC United of Manchester: Match Report

SPORTS OUTCLASSED BY TITLE CONTENDERS by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) It was just one of those days for Mickleover Sports and with United FC’s Nigerian born striker Tunde Owolabi in top form, they were never in with a shout. There was only three minutes gone when Adam Dodd and Charlie Ennis combined down the […]

Cup Shoot Out Defeat For Sports Reserves

by Peter Scherer It was Mickleover Sports Reserves home tie against Pinxton in the second round of the Abacus Floodlit Cup, but having been postponed on numerous occasions, it was switched to Shirebrook FC’s ground. It was fairly even for the opening minutes, but there was already signs that Sports were in for a tough […]

FC United of Manchester (H): Match Preview

SPORTS LOOK TO DIVIDE UNITED! by Peter Scherer Thanks to a few dry spells over the last few days, Mickleover Sports will hopefully have the rare opportunity of hosting a home Northern Premier League game at the Don Amott Arena on Saturday, when they welcome title challengers United FC of Manchester. Fresh from their tough […]

Local Football + Big Crowds + Beer Festival this weekend at Sports Club!

Come down and cheer on your local football club this Saturday as we face FC United of Manchester in the Northern Premier League! Big crowds expected! We also have a FANTASTIC BEER FESTIVAL running all weekend with FREE ENTRY from 12noon on Saturday. REAL ALE & CIDER GIN BAR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT The festival starts on Friday […]

Whitby 1-1 Sports: Match Report

SPORTS SETTLE ON 1-1 AFTER EARLY LEAD AT WHITBY by Peter Scherer A partly fiery and sometimes ill-tempered game saw Mickleover Sports back in Northern Premier League action, with a visit to Whitby Town. Whitby had a chance within the opening minutes, but fired a free-kick straight into the Sports wall. It had become fairly […]

Whitby Town (a): Match Preview

Is The Weather Going To Be Kind? by Peter Scherer Following five postponements in the last six matches, Mickleover Sports will be hoping to kick start their Northern Premier League campaign on Tuesday with an away match at Whitby Town. Ironically Whitby at home was one of only two Sports games to survive during February, […]

Sports Reserves Take Revenge On Bakewell

by Peter Scherer Having lost 2-1 away at Bakewell Town a few weeks ago, Mickleover Sports Reserves took revenge in their Central Midlands Division One South match, with a 4-2 win on Derby University’s 3G pitch. After the initial skirmish, Bakewell had one shot just wide of the right hand post, before Lewis Belgrave opened […]

Nantwich Town (A): Preview

This Weekend at High Flying Nantwich by Peter Scherer Since Sports took a 2-1 win over Nantwich Town in early January, the Cheshire side have had a six week unbeaten run, which included a 4-1 over table toppers South Shields. But on Tuesday night their run came to an end at the hands of FC […]

Tonight’s Game Against Matlock Town is Off

Unfortunately, tonight’s match against Matlock Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitched.

Matlock Town (H): Match Preview

Revenge Of The Gladiators – If It Stops Raining! by Peter Scherer The local Derbyshire rivalry adds extra bite to Tuesday nights duel with Matlock Town, not to mention the 3-1 defeat to the Gladiators earlier this season at Causeway Lane. Although Sports’ game at home Gainsborough was called off, Matlock did manage to play, […]


by Peter Scherer With our home game against Gainsborough Trinity falling victim to a waterlogged pitch again, Sports first team have only managed to play four home games in the last three months, thanks to our British weather. So with approximately nine weeks of the season left, they are left with a backlog of 16 […]

Today’s Game is Postponed – Yet Again!

Unfortunately, today’s match against Gainsborough Trinity has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitched.