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Who Are We Playing This Season? #4

by Peter Scherer Formed in 1929 Alvechurch FC have had a long history of success and only just missed out on promotion last season, finishing fifth in the SPL Central before losing out in the play-offs. Manager Ian Long is in his second spell at the club, leaving after an original four-year spell to join […]

Perryman Becomes Mickleover FC President

by Peter Scherer Former Tottemham Hotspur midfielder Steve Perryman has agreed to become the new President of Mickleover FC. Today I have accepted the invitation to become Club President of Mickleover FC. I’m proud and honoured to have been asked, and despite being far from my Wiltshire home, I’m extremely happy to join such a […]

Barker Gets Sky Blues Trial

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC Academy graduate Fin Barker is heading to Coventry City on a week’s trial. The 18 year old striker made his first debut in the NPL at Matlock last season, but was a prolific scorer for the reserve side, scoring five in one game and four in another for a seasons […]

A New Short Sponsor for Sports

Thanks to Gregg Harrison of Captured Moments Photography for the sponsorship of the first team shorts for this season. Gregg is a lifelong Derby supporter who runs his own photography business (www.capturedmoments.info), along with his partner Caroline, specialising in not only sports photography but wedding and equestrian events too. Gregg first got involved with “The […]

Keith Loring Invitational Golf Day Online Auction is Launching!

Ahead of the Keith Loring Invitational Golf Day at Morley Hayes Golf Club on the 6th July 2022, his son Paul Loring will be launching today at 7pm the KLIGD Online Auction. The prizes donated for the Keith Loring Invitational Golf Day Auction have been generously donated by friends and places that were much loved by Keith.  […]

Who Are We Playing This Season? #3

by Peter Scherer The origins of Nuneaton Borough go back to the late 1800’s. This will be their fourth season in the current league, following their relegation from National League North , having previously played in the Conference. Their Liberty Way stadium holds 4,500 fans and is a grass pitch, but they finished a lowly […]

Who Are We Playing This Season? #2

by Peter Scherer Probably the best known of our forthcoming opponents are Rushden & Diamonds. Originally formed in 1992 by the combination of Rushden Town and Irthlingborough Diamonds, they gained football league status after winning the 2000/2001 Conference title. Having won the Third Division title in 2002/3, they were relegated the following year and in […]

Top Scorer Dales Staying On

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) Last seasons leading scorer Andy Dales is the latest player to pen to paper for Mickleover and the forthcoming season. The former Derby County Junior is in his second spell at the Don Amott Arena, after joining Scunthorpe Utd following a successful 2017/18 season when he scored 23 goals […]

Hedge Re-Signs for Sports

by Peter Scherer Former Rotherham Junior goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge has re-signed for Mickleover FC for the 22/23 Southern Premier League Central season. The 33 year old has also played at Halifax, Ossett, Harrogate and Cambridge Utd among others and joined Sports line-up from Sheffield FC for the second half of last season. His is also […]

Our Supporter’s Lottery has paid out over £3000 so far!

(Image: Our Chairman Don Amott with Keith Loring, the Lottery’s founder) Since the launch of the Mickleover Supporters Lottery in October 2020, the M.F.S.Lottery has paid out nearly £3000 in prizes to 73 winners, generating funds for the club internally. This was introduced to the club by the inspirational Keith Loring, who did so much […]

Who Are We Playing This Season? – Part One

by Peter Scherer Over the next weeks we are going to take a look at the teams we will be visiting and hosting this season, starting with the teams, who like Mickleover are new to the Southern Premier League Central Division. Formed in 1900 Basford United are also moving from the Northern Premier League, a […]

Chettle Signs For Mickleover

by Peter Scherer, May 31st 2022 Mickleover FC manager John McGrath has added midfielder Callum Chettle to the squad for the forthcoming season, from near neighbours Basford Utd. I’m  delighted to join Mickleover, the club is heading in the right direction and myself and the manager have spoken and agreed that it is the perfect […]

Mickleover FC: It’s All New For 2022

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) It came as a surprise to many that 2021/22 was the final season for Mickleover FC as part of the Northern Premier League. With neither of the previous two seasons completed due to Covid lockdowns and some teams going out business, the FA decided that a reshuffle was needed […]

Season Review 2021/22: Looking Back At Sports’ NPL Campaign

by Peter Scherer (Photo: Sarah Middleton) 2021/22 will be looked back on as both a challenging but rewarding season. The new 3G pitch not only put an end to the constant postponements, but brought in extra revenue to the club. The delay and lack of pre-season availability after the well-publicised theft also had their part […]

Another Great New Signing for Sports!

Mickleover FC are very happy to announce the signing of Marcus Marshall. I am over the moon to have signed and to have the chance to play for a such great club. I’ve had a chance to look around the ground and i can’t wait to get started. I’ve spoken in length with the manager […]

Mickleover FC Reserves – Runners Up!

by Peter Scherer It was their first full season in the Central Midlands Premier Division South, but Mickleover Reserves only missed out to Blidworth in the title race by four points. Unlike previous years, the team was formed around the previous years title Academy title winning team, with the addition of a little experience at […]

Sports Exciting New Signing From Alfreton Town

Mickleover FC are over the moon to announce our new signing Eliott Reeves from Alfreton Town. I’m delighted to commit to Mickleover for the upcoming season. Firstly I think it’s a great club, but it also strikes the right balance between family, friends, work and playing at the club which makes me happy. I met […]

Beavon Signs On for Another Year

Mickleover FC are proud to announce that one of our star players, Stuart Beavon, will be playing for us next season. I am really pleased to have signed for another year and I cannot wait to get going again, especially after the way we finished last season on a great run of form. I think […]

Reserves: Last Game Of The Season

by Dave Mackenzie, Reserves Manager The long and winding road unfortunately containing a couple too many potholes started back at South Normanton on one of the better playing surfaces which would prove to suit our technical players.  There were 32 games resulting in 23 wins 4 draws and 5 reversals. During which, 116 goals were […]

Reserves Win Final Away Game Of The Season

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves headed for Wirksworth Ivanhoe last night for the final trip of their Central Midlands League Premier Division South season. With hopes of the title having gone, Sports were looking to do the double over their hosts, having won 8-1 at the Don Amott Arena earlier in the season. Starting line-up: […]

Sports End With A Win!

By Lewis Radbourne, with additional words from Peter Scherer Mickleover ended the season on a high as they beat Lancaster City 3-1. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Ben Radcliffe 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Liam Ravenhill 8-George Milner 9-Kai Moore 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales. Subs: Ethan Mann, Andrew Wright, Pablo Mills, Jahvan Davidson-Miller. […]

The Final Matchday Programme of the Season: Lancaster City

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Last Match Of The Season: Lancaster City (H)

by Peter Scherer It’s been a long and difficult season, with a threat of relegation in the air pre-Christmas. But the strength in depth of the relatively young squad has seen John McGrath’s  Mickleover rise to 12th in the NPL table, after some outstanding performances. Saturday’s match against Lancaster City at the Don Amott Arena […]

Three Points For Sports in Final Away Game: Basford United (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover came away from their second local Derby of the Easter weekend with a 1-0 win at Basford, thanks to a late second half strike from James Butler. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Ben Radcliffe 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Liam Ravenhill 8-George Milner 9-Jahvan Davidson-Miller 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andrew Wright. […]

Easter Thriller: Sports Take A Point Against Table Toppers: Buxton (H)

by Peter Scherer There were plenty of goals to keep the 700+ crowd entertained at the Don Amott Arena, with Mickleover holding aspiring champion neighbours Buxton to a 3-3 draw. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Ethan Mann 5-Phil Watt 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-Liam Ravenhill 9-Andy Dales 10-Stuart Beavon 11-George Milner, Subs […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Buxton FC

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Sports’ Easter Weekend Match Previews: Buxton (H) & Basford United (A)

by Peter Scherer With their Northern Premier League future looking assured, Mickleover go into their penultimate weekend of league action with two games. On Saturday its top of the table Buxton visiting the Don Amott Arena, before we travel to 20th placed Basford on Easter Monday. Buxton have only conceded one goal in the last […]

Late Penalty Sinks Mickleover Hopes: Gainsborough Trinity (A)

by Peter Scherer A 76th minute penalty finally ended Mickleover’s hopes of salvaging a point from their trip to Gainsborough Trinity. Starting line-up: 1-JonathanHedge 2-Elliot Walker 3-Will Robinson 4-Ethan Mann 5-Phil Watt 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-Liam Ravenhill 9-Shaquille Macdonald 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales. Subs: George Milner, George Atwal, Jahvan Davidson-Miller, Callum Niven, Andrew Wright. […]

Sports Visit Gainsborough Trinity For Penultimate Trip Of The Season

by Peter Scherer It’s been a difficult season for Gainsborough Trinity and the 11 starters from our home win against them back in August, shows little resemblance to their current line-up. They have only suffered two home defeats however, but are without a win since they beat Lancaster at home 3-1 in February. Currently 19th […]

Reserves Held At Home

by Peter Scherer Having scored over 100 goals in the Central Midlands League this season, a 0-0 draw has been a rare occurrence this season for Mickleover Reserves. But with last night’s goalless game at the Don Amott Arena against Linby, it’s now two out of the last three games. Starting line-up: 1-Fin Bowen 2-Ben […]

Reserves Report: Holbrook St Michaels (A)

by Dave Mackenzie This game was brought forward from Easter Monday so it gave us the chance to keep on playing, rather than another free Saturday.  Over the years Holbrook St Michael’s have provided stiff opposition and in the last encounter we exited the cup with a 2-1 defeat.  There was the desire to gain […]

Late Gift Secures Sports 3 Points: Warrington Town (A)

by Peter Scherer It was three more points for Mickleover on the road last Saturday, when a late goalkeeping error handed Stuart Beavon an early Easter gift at Warrington. Starting line-up: 1–Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Phil Watt 5-Ethan Mann 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-Liam Ravenhill 9-Kai Moore 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales. Subs: Jahvan Davidson-Miller, Andrew […]

Sports Head Back Up The M6: Warrington Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Following our 2-2 draw at Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night, Mickleover are heading back up the M6 for Saturday afternoons game at Warrington. Our Hosts on Saturday are just inside the play off’s , but currently lack consistency with two defeats in the last four games, before returning to winning way at […]

Moore’s First Senior Goal Secures Valuable Away Point: Bamber Bridge (A)

by Peter Scherer It was back on the road for Mickleover following last following Saturday’s home draw, with a visit to Bamber Bridge. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Ethan Mann 5-Phil Watt 6-George Atwal 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-George Milner 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Callum Niven 11-Andrew Wright. Subs: Kai Moore, Jahvan Davidson-Miller, Kemy Agustien, Andy […]

Long Tuesday Trip To Bamber Bridge

by Peter Scherer Tonight we visit Bamber Bridge in the previously postponed game. Our hosts are currently ninth in the table following their 1-0 victory at Basford last Saturday. Back in September we went down 0-1 to Bamber when they visited the Don Amott Arena, so with the recent return to form and the point […]

Mcdonald Double Earns Valuable Point: FC United of Manchester (H)

by Peter Scherer Having returned to winning ways after victories over Matlock and Stalybridge, hopes were high for a home result against visitors FC United too, with a seasons best attendance of 802. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Phil Watt 5-Pablo Mills 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Andy Dales 8-George Milner 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Stuart Beavon […]

Junior Journo Report: FC United of Manchester (H)

by Archie Brown, Junior Journo The glamorous weather attracted 802 spectators to the Don Amott arena for this enthralling game in the Northern Premier League between two sides who have mixed runs of form.Mickelover have displayed 2 wins,2 losses and 1 draw in their last 5 games whereas FC United Of Manchester have only 1 […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: FC United of Manchester

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Mac’s Chat: Reserves v Ashland Rovers

by Dave Mackenzie, Reserves Manager On an evening that was calm and warm, Mickleover F C Reserves faced up to Ashland Rovers from the far county called Nottingham. After a tough game at Arnold we were prepared with another tough match. Ashland didn’t disappoint as they took the game to Mickleover. Having sustained some pressure, the tide turned […]

FC UNITED NEXT FOR SPORTS

by Peter Scherer Following their excellent away win at Stalybridge on Tuesday night, Mickleover face FC United this weekend at the Don Amott Arena. By their own usually high standards FC United have had a poor season, currently eighth in the NPL with only one win in the last six and their last game an […]

Reserves Fire Eleven Past Ashland

by Tom Horner Teenage star Fin Barker scored five goals as Mickleover Reserves thrashed Ashland Rovers 11-0 at the Don Amott Arena. Starting line-up: Fin Bowen, Ben Lewin (c), Ethan Mann, Cam Anthony, Will Robinson, Aaron Hayer, Ben Horleston, Sam Groves, Fin Barker, Jude Ayetine (Emilio De Abreu ’61), Devon Smith. The first chance of […]

Beavon Header Seals Three More Points: Stalybridge Celtic (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC added another away win to their tally with a 1-0 win over an uncompromising Stalybridge Celtic last night, with a first half header from Stuart Beavon. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-James Butler 5-Phil Watt 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Andy Dales 8-George Milner 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andrew Wright. […]

Sports Look For Back To Back Victories After Local Derby Success: Stalybridge Celtic (A)

by Peter Scherer Having returned to winning ways Mickleover will be looking for another three points to secure their safety as the NPL season conclusion approaches. Stalybridge Celtic our hosts tomorrow night are currently one point and one place behind Mickleover in 19th place, having played the same number of games. While Mickleover picked up […]

Sports Defeat The Gladiators: Matlock Town (H)

by Lewis Radbourne, Junior Journo After only one point from the last three matches Mickleover got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over promotion-chasing local rivals Matlock Town at the Don Amott arena. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-James Butler 5-Phil Watt 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Radcliffe 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Stuart […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Matlock Town

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Title Contenders & Local Rivals: Matlock Town (H)

by Peter Scherer Matlock Town are currently third in the NPL and still have hopes of taking the title and gaining promotion. But them form over the last month or so has been far from title winning. With only one win in the last eight games, they went down 0-1 at home to Atherton last […]

Reserves Report: Teversal Reserves (A)

by Dave Mackenzie, Reserves Manager A 1030 pitch inspection got a positive review allowing the game to go ahead despite the inclement weather over the previous couple of days. The pitch was okay but along the bottom touchline, it was rather heavy going. The starting 11 was Fin Bowen, Ben Lewin, Cam Anthony, Ethan Mann, Sam […]

A Goal Each Side Of Half Time Sinks Sports Hopes: Morpeth Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Two goals in four minutes, spanning the half time break ended any hopes Mickleover had of returning home with any points from their trip to Morpeth. Starting line-Up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-James Butler 5-Pablo Mills 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-Andrew Wright 9-Andy Dales 10-Stuart Beavon 11-George Milner. Subs: George […]

Junior Journo: Ben Radcliffe Interview

After scoring late on against Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night, loanee midfielder Ben Radcliffe is looking ahead to Saturday as we face Morpeth Town at the Don Amott Arena. Despite scoring, Radcliffe was disappointed not to come away with three points. It was a tough game to be fair, said Radcliffe. I think we deserved […]

Another Loyal Sports Fan Passes

by Peter Scherer Everyone at Mickleover will be sad to learn of the death of another loyal fan. Mark Wright had been a regular supporter for over 10 years and would often bring his father who was in his 90’s, along to the games too. Mark’s family have followed in his footsteps and are often […]

Sports Back On The Road & Seeking 3 Points: Morpeth Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Having secured a valuable point at Stafford on Tuesday evening, it’s long trip for Mickleover this weekend when they visit 10th placed Morpeth Town in the NPL. Craig Lynch’s side have had a very up and down season after a bad start, to sit mid table for much of the year. They […]

Radcliffe Header Rescues Last Minute Point: Stafford Rangers (A)

by Peter Scherer Following the disappointing home defeat to the visiting Scarborough, Mickleover were action at eighth placed Stafford Rangers last night. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Elliott Walker 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Liam Ravenhill 5-James Butler 6-Ben Radcliffe 7-George Milner 8-Mason Warren 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales, Subs: Ethan Mann, Kemy Agustien, Andrew Wright, Jahvan Davidson-Miller, […]

Sports Head For Stafford

by Peter Scherer There was no game last Saturday for Mickleover but our hosts tomorrow night, Stafford Rangers, had a 1-1 home draw with title contenders South Shields, to continue their unbeaten record for 2022 Over the last two seasons Stafford Rangers have been struggling near the bottom of the NPL, but with neither campaign […]

Dolan Signs Up

by Peter Scherer Left back Rhys Dolan has signed for Mickleover on a two year contact, having been a regular member of the first team squad since his arriving from Anstey Nomads. The former Barnsley Junior made his NPL debut in the home draw against Grantham and also scored in the away defeat at Whitby.

Sports Sign New Defender

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have added former Doncaster Rovers right back Elliot Walker to their squad and he will be available for the visit to Stafford Rangers next Tuesday. The 20 year old came through the Doncaster Academy and has spent the last year with Stocksbridge Park Steels. I am delighted to get Elliott to […]

Penalty Woes End Winning Streak: Scarborough (H)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover started their NPL match against Scarborough Athletic seeking a straight sixth successive victory, but an injury time penalty and red card brought the run to an end. Starting line-up 1: Jonathan Hedge 2: George Milner 3: Rhys Dolan 4: Ben Radcliffe 5: James Butler 6: Kemy Agustien 7: Liam Ravenhill 8:Mason […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Scarborough Athletic

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Sports Looking To Hit ‘Em For Six: Scarborough Athletic (H)

by Peter Scherer Scarborough Athletic are the visitors to the Don Amott Arena on Saturday, currently fourth in the NPL, having won eight of their 16 away matches so far this season. They were one of the few teams to get a game last weekend, drawing 2-2 away to FC United and on a 10 […]

The Loss of Another Mickleover FC Legend

Mickleover FC have announced the passing of their popular committee man, the ‘Raffle man’, Alan Brown. Brownie as he was known as, passed away on Saturday after a battle against Cancer. Anyone who visited Mickleover will remember him at the gate selling his raffle tickets with quotes such as ‘have a go, your mother did’. […]

The Mickleover FC Masters is back!

Mickleover Football Club will be holding their annual Mickleover FC Masters golf day on the 15th September at Mickleover Golf Club. It’s a great day out with breakfast, a two course meal and a chance to win the prestigious Mickleover FC Masters Trophy. For more information, please see below details of the day and how to enter your […]

Can We Make It Six At Bamber Bridge? (A)

by Peter Scherer With five successive wins to keep the 100% record intact for 2022, Mickleover will be looking to made it six in a row as they continue to climb the NPL, with a  visit to seventh place Bamber Bridge on Saturday. Our hosts at the Tom Finney Stadium started the season well but […]

Junior Journo’s View: South Shields (H) 

Ten Men Mickleover Make It Five In A Row A valiant display from ten-man Mickleover made it five wins since the turn of the year with a hard-fought win over promotion chasing South Shields.  Kevin Phillips’ side came into the game off the back of a 2-1 victory against Atherton Collieries, but James Butler’s 15th […]

Five In A Row As Sports Topple Title Contenders: South Shields (H)

by Peter Scherer Despite being down to 10 men for most of the second half, Mickleover made it five wins out of five in 2022 with an outstanding performance against aspiring champions South Shields. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Jake Scott 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Ben Radcliffe 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-Liam Ravenhill 8-Andrew Wright 9- George Milner […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: South Shields

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Matchday Tuesday: South Shields (H)

by Peter Scherer Despite their successes South Shields have recently replaced Manager Graham Fenton, with former England and briefly Derby County striker Kevin Phillips. Our visitors have managed to keep a fairly stable starting eleven of late too, but having gone down 0-3 on the opening day of the season, Sports will be looking to turn […]

Fish & Chips on the Menu for Latest Lottery Winner!

by Tom Horner Mickleover Sports supporter Colin Hunt was the lucky winner of £70 in vouchers for Ocean Fresh Fish in last week’s supporter lottery. Ocean Fresh Fish at Steve’s is a traditional fish and chip shop and Greek restaurant based in Mickleover that very kindly sponsors our club. The business was founded 50 years […]

Our Academy Go On Trial

by Peter Scherer Following Bobby Battisson’s recent move to Gibraltar, two more of the Mickleover FC students have caught the eye of Football League Clubs. Reserves keeper Fin Bowen has spent a week with Derby County, while team mate and fellow keeper Tom Bill is heading for Port Vale. Tom is only a first year […]

Reserves Lose Out In Cup Tie

by Peter Scherer Having received a walkover in the opening round of the Central Midlands League Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup, Mickleover Reserves visited Holbrook St Michaels in a second round tie. Holbrook, currently seventh in the Black Dragon Badges Premier South Division table, proved to be tough opposition and led at half time 0-1 […]

Four In A Row As Hat-trick Hero Beavon Seals Another Three Points: Radcliffe (H)

by Peter Scherer Despite the frustration of having the last two games postponed, Mickleover rose to the occasion to make it four wins out of four so far in 2022, with a 4-1 win over Radcliffe. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Ben Radcliffe 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Phil Watt 5-Pablo Mills 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Lian Ravenhill 8-Mason Warren 9-Callum […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Radcliffe FC

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Sports Take On Radcliffe (H)

by Peter Scherer Having had games at Stalybridge and Stafford postponed over the last week, Mickleover will be hoping to continue their 100% record in 2022, as they face Radcliffe at the Don Amott Arena on Saturday. Currently 12th in the NPL after beating Hyde Utd 3-2 at home on Tuesday evening, our visitors are […]

MATCH POSTPONED: Stafford (A)

by Peter Scherer UPDATE: THIS MATCH HAS SINCE BEEN POSTPONED. With last Saturday’s visit to Stalybridge a late victim to a waterlogged pitch, Mickleover will be looking forward getting back in action tomorrow night at Stafford Rangers, hoping to extend their unbeaten 2022. Over the last two seasons Stafford Rangers have been struggling near the […]

Junior Journo: Atwal And Barker Double Up As Reserves Hit Five!

by Tom Alston Ashland 1-5 Mickleover Reserves Mickleover reserves continue their spectacular form with a comfortable 5-1 away win against Ashland Rovers in the Central Midlands League Premier Division.  An impressive brace from both George Atwal and Fin Barker all but completed a dominant display by the Sports reserves with Freddie Murphy coming off the […]

Ravenhill Returns

by Peter Scherer Doncaster Rovers midfielder Liam Ravenhill has returned to Mickleover FC on loan for two months. Ravenhill is the son of Sports assistant manager Ricky, and has had recent spell in Doncaster’s league one line-up.

Back On The Road Looking For Four In A Row: Stalybridge Celtic (A)

by Peter Scherer This Saturday Stalybridge Celtic are our NPL hosts. The Cheshire side are one of many teams to have endured an up and down season, which sees them currently 15th in the table. They are four points ahead of Mickleover with a game in hand, having won two of their last eight matches, […]

A Great Cause in Memory of a Great Man

Dear All, Keith Loring was a loving husband to our beautiful mum Lesley and a brilliant dad to Katie & I. We lost him to cancer in December last year after a brave fight till the very end and miss him so much. We would like to honour Keith’s final wishes of completing and publishing […]

Bobby’s Off To Gib

by Peter Scherer It was a double celebration for young Mickleover midfielder Bobby Battisson this week. As well as having his 18th birthday on Monday, he also signed his first professional contract with Europa FC, one of the top clubs in the Gibraltar league. I came out first for a weeks trial and they said […]

Jake’s On The Mend

by Peter Scherer Mickleover’s attacking wing back Jake Bennett is looking at his road to recovery, following a recent cartilage operation. I’m doing OK and the knee is already starting to feel better, as I had my stitches out on Wednesday, but I can’t walk for four weeks and then it’s crutches, he said. I’ve […]

Beavon Blast Seals Three More Points! Nantwich Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover visited fellow strugglers Nantwich Town last night, seeking a third successive NPL victory.  After a dour and fairly one-sided first half, Sports came out fighting and returned home with another win under their belt, thanks to a scorching goal from Stuart Beavon. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Joe Bateman 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Phil […]

Our Junior Journo’s View: Reserves v Mickleover RBL Report

Barker stars as Mickleover Reserves earn late win in local derby against Mickleover Royal British Legion by Tom Horner A brace from young star Fin Barker saw Mickleover Reserves earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory at the Don Amott Arena. The early stages of the game saw very little goalmouth action, with neither side creating any […]

Our Junior Journo’s View: Witton Albion (H)

Super-sub Niven grabs late goal as Mickleover beat Witton 2-1 by Sports’ Junior Journos An 88th minute winner from substitute Callum Niven earned Mickleover a late victory against Witton Albion in front of 312 fans at the Don Amott Arena. Niven’s goal gave Mickleover their 7th win of the season to move them onto 27 […]

Sports Eye More Success In Cheshire: Nantwich (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover will be looking for their third successive win on Tuesday evening, when they visit Nantwich Town in the re-arranged fixture. At present the Dabbers are four points behind Mickleover in 20th place, following their defeat at Basford last Saturday and have been struggling to find form. Our hosts have still have […]

Three Points But It Was Hard Work: Witton Albion (H)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover made it two wins in succession, but it was a tough duel with fellow strugglers Witton Albion. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan Hedge 2-Joe Bateman 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Phil Watt 5-Pablo Mills 6-Kemy Agustien 7-Ben Radcliffe 8-Mason Warren 9-Shaquille McDonald 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Andy Dales. Subs: Andrew Wright; Jahvan Davidson-Miller; James Butler; Callum Niven; Bobby […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Witton Albion

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Brewers Youngster Arrives On Loan

by Peter Scherer Burton Albion Academy striker Callum Niven is another new addition to the Mickleover for this weekends game at home to Witton Albion. The 17 year old has played mainly in Burton’s Under 18’s, but had a loan spell with Redditch before Christmas and has just returned from a month at Sutton Coldfield […]

Mickleover Look For Another Three Points: Witton Albion (H)

by Peter Scherer This weekend’s visitors Witton Albion have been short on games recently, with a number of postponements. Currently 21st in the NPL table, one point behind Mickleover, they have identical goal difference, but four games in hand. They have only played three league games in the last two months, with a 0-1 defeat […]

Two Returning Strikers!

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC have added two strikers to their squad over the last week, both returning to the Don Amott Arena for second time. Shaquille McDonald (top left) helped avoid relegation in 2018/2019 with a goal in the final game of the season, before moving to Bromsgrove and more recently Tamworth. Kai Moore […]

Reserves Held At Home

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves dropped only their fourth home point of the season when they were held to a 2-2 by Sherwood Colliery Reserves in the Central Midlands League Premier Division South at the Don Amott Arena. Tristan Burrell gave the visitors the lead after just seven minutes, before goals from Fin Barker and […]

Sports Look For More Success In Cheshire: Nantwich Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover will be looking for their second successive win on the road this Saturday, when they visit Nantwich Town. At present the Dabbers are one point behind Mickleover in 20th place, following only their second home win of the season on Tuesday evening against Gainsborough. Our hosts have still have three games […]

Reserves Hit Seven… Again!!

by Peter Scherer For the fourth time this season Mickleover Reserves hit seven goals against Rowsley, as they returned to Central Midlands League Premier Division South action last night. Starting line-up: 1-Fin Bowen 2-Jacob Edge-Lucas 3-Will Robinson 4-John McGrath 5-Ethan Mann 6-Cameron Anthony 7-Ben Horleston 8-Geore Atwal 9-Devon Smith 10-Bobby Battisson 17-Fin Barker, Subs: Ash […]

South Shields Game Postponed

Our match on Saturday against South Shields has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak in their squad.

Matchday Saturday: South Shields (H)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC squad will need all the confidence gained in last weekends win at Hyde, when they face title contenders South Shields at the Don Amott Arena in the Keith Loring Memorial League Match. Sports will have George Milner and James Butler available again, while Jahvan Davidson-Miller is also possible. Our visitors are currently […]

Mickleover Local Derby Called Off!

by Peter Scherer The Mickleover FC Reserves side should have played local rivals Mickleover RBL twice over the last five weeks, as both teams strive for supremacy in the Central Midlands League Premier Division South. The first game was off with the Poppyfields pitch waterlogged, and the home game due to be played this Tuesday […]

Sports Start New Year With A Bang!! Hyde United (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC started 2022 with probably their best performance of the season so far, doing the double over Hyde Utd with a dominant 4-1 victory. Having beaten our hosts at home back in August, hopes of completing the double were top of the agenda. Injuries and Covid forced more changes to the […]

Sports Seek Away Points On Return Visit To Hyde

by Peter Scherer After last weekend’s disappointing home defeat to Basford Utd, it’s back on the road for Mickleover FC, visiting Hyde Utd on New Year’s Day. Having beaten our hosts at the Don Amott Arena earlier this year, hopes of a double are top of the agenda. Hyde are currently six points ahead of […]

Mickleover Go Down To Local Rivals: Basford United (H)

by Peter Scherer Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottinghamshire rivals Basford Utd, hopes of a revenge win and points to escape the NPL relegation area were high. But sadly a second half goal in a fairly even game, resulted in all three points going back across the border. Starting line-up: 1-Jonathan […]

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Revenge Time for Sports: Basford United (H)

by Peter Scherer For the second time this season Mickleover will be hosting Basford Utd on Christmas Monday, having been knocked out of the FA Cup by the Nottingham team 1-3 back in September. Although 10th in the NPL, Basford haven’t been in the best of form of late, having only taken their first win […]

Penalties Sink Mickleover Hopes: Ashton (A)

by Peter Scherer It was another disappointing day for the Mickleover FC team, going down to fellow relegation threatened Ashton Utd by three second half goals. Starting line-up: 1-Tom Smith 2-Ben Radcliffe 3-James Butler 4-Phil Watt 5-Pablo Mills 6-Kemy Agustien 7-George Milner 8-Rhys Dolan 9-Jahvan Davidson-Miller 10-Stuart Beavon 11-Dexter Walters. Subs: Ethan Mann, Bobby Battisson, […]

Sports Look To Do The Double Over Ashton (A)

by Peter Scherer Mickleover are back on the road again for the second successive week, as they head to Ashton Utd on Saturday. Our hosts are also struggling this season and are currently level on points with Sports, but lie 18th due to superior goal difference and also have four games in hand. When Ashton […]

Two Goals And A Penalty Save, But Sports Still Lose Out: Whitby Town (A)

by Peter Scherer There were hopes of maybe a point from the visit to Whitby Town, but second half goals from James Butler and Rhys Dolan, plus a penalty save from Arlo Doherty , weren’t enough to outdo the home sides four goals. Starting line-up 1-Arlo Doherty 2-Ben Radcliffe 3-Rhys Dolan 4-James Butler 5-Phil Watt […]