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 […]

MickALEover 2U – Beer Takeaway & Delivery Service

Not keen on going to the pub? Need quality beers for a home gathering? Need a Covid safe solution to drinking? MickAleOver 2U is Mickleover’s collection and home delivery service of fantastic quality real ales and ciders based from Mickleover Sports Club. We provide your favourite ales and ciders with an ever changing range together […]

Taking A Look At Our Next FA Trophy Tie

by Peter Scherer The date for the game may not be known yet, but let’s just take a look at some of Hitchin Town’s history, our next opponents in the FA Trophy. The Canaries got to this stage after beating Herne Bay at home 3-1 in the last round. Hitchin Town can trace its roots […]

Bacon & Walshaw Depart from Sports

by Peter Scherer Strikers Declan Bacon and Jordan Walshaw have both been recent departures from the Don Amott Arena. Bacon was on his second spell at Mickleover, joining this time on loan from Gainsborough Trinity, originally until January but with a further option. Both he and Walshaw debuted in the home friendly against Guiseley, before […]

Sports Top The League After Nantwich Mauling: Match Report

by Peter Scherer Mickleover extended their unbeaten run to seven as they tore the previously unbeaten Nantwich Town apart for a dominant 4-0 victory. Hot of the back of the 5-0 FA Trophy win against Dereham, Mickleover made the short trip up the M6 to Nantwich Town. Manager John McGrath went for his trusted line-up […]

Remembering Reg: Bust Crowdfunding Campaign For Reg Harrison

Rams Heritage Trust, in partnership with Field Lane Football Club, are delighted to announce the launch of a memorial campaign for Derby football legend, Reginald ‘Reg’ Harrison, with the full support of his family. Born on 22 May 1923 in Normanton, Reg is perhaps best known for his appearance in the victorious 1946 FA Cup […]

Sports Visit Dabbers Before Lockdown: Nantwich Town (A) Preview

by Peter Scherer For Tuesday nights NPL match it’s another North Western visit, with Nantwich Town hosting. They opened their home League season strongly, with two successive home wins, 3-0 against Stalybridge Celtic and 2-1 against Buxton, having drawn 1-1 at FC United on the opening day. Since then they have had two further draws […]

Sports Hit Five In Trophy Victory! Dereham Town (H) Match Report

by Peter Scherer After a cautious start, four second half goals secured Mickleover’s place in the First Round draw of the FA Trophy. Gaffer John McGrath made four changes from last Tuesdays line-up, as Isthmian League North side Dereham Town visited the Don Amott Arena. The full starting line-up was 1-Joe Slinn 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Dereham Town

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Dereham Town (H): FA Trophy Match Preview

by Peter Scherer This Saturday’s visitors to the Don Amott Arena in the FA Challenge Trophy are Dereham Town from the Isthmian League North. Adam Gusterson and his assistant Olly Wills team are currently ninth in the table, with two wins and two draws from seven games. They kicked off their season with a 3-2 […]

South Normantion Athletic v Sports Reserves: Match Preview

by Peter Scherer With Tuesday nights match at Arnold postponed it’s been two weeks since Mickleover Reserves were last in action. This weekend’s visit is to South Normanton, where the home side lie fifth in Central Midlands South Division, one place about Mickleover. South Normanton have four wins from seven games, but lost their last […]

Supporter’s Lottery: First Winners Announced!

Our Get Behind The Sports Supporter’s Lottery first winners were announced on Saturday! First Prize went to none other than our own John McGrath who won £50 of meat from RG Sangster Butchers! John will be presented with his prize this coming Saturday at 2.45pm. Our second prize was a Huggle Boxes: Gin Collection which […]

Tvaroh Moving On With Sparta

by Peter Scherer After some impressive performances for Mickleover last season, young full back Karel Tvaroh’s career has taken another step forward at home in the Czech Republic. Before arriving in Derby to study at the University, Karel was part of the Sparta Prague Academy. He was a regular member of Sports first team squad […]

Milner Goal Keeps Sports At The Top: Hyde United (H) Match Report

by Peter Scherer Mickleover extended their unbeaten run to six games with a hard fought win against a robust defending Hyde United. The starting line-up was the same as last Saturday’s win over Grantham, but it was a welcome back for Mason Warren and Aman Verma on the bench. The full line-up was 1-Callum Hawkins […]

Raising funds for the Reserves

by Dave Mackenzie, Reserves Manager 2020 is presenting us with a raft of problems, not least the current situation with Covid 19 and the way that is affecting us all, but from a footballing side the success the reserves had last year, resulted in a need to find more funding to support the team. Having […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Hyde United

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Reserves Back On The Road In The Central Midlands League – South Division

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves were without a game last Saturday, following their home win at home to Nottingham FC the previous week. Tomorrow night (Tuesday) they visit Arnold Town for a 7.45 kick off. The home side started the season with a 2-0 defeat at Holbrook St Michaels, followed by a 3-0 defeat to […]

Hyde United (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Hyde United are the visitors tomorrow night at the Don Amott Arena. Their game at Nantwich was postponed last Saturday, and they currently lie 17th in the table. Four of their five points have come from away games, a 2-0 win at Stafford Rangers, and well earned points at both FC United […]

Reds Put Nine Passed Belper Town!

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Academy’s second year students played their first match of the season last Thursday lunchtime, away to Belper Town. Belper had lost to our First Year Black line-up last week, so victory was expected. Bobby Battison scored three of the goals, and Brodie Carter was on the score twice too. Kai Moore, […]

Sports Take The Biscuit From Gingerbreads: Grantham Town (H) Match Report

by Peter Scherer Mickleover increased their unbeaten run to five games in the NPL with a solid 3-0 home victory against a struggling Grantham Town side. There was one change to the team that came home from Buxton with a point last Tuesday, as Andrew Wright was back in for Josh Satchwell. The full line-up […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Grantham Town

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Grantham Town (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Grantham Town were a struggling team last season, going down 4-1 on their last visit to the Don Amott Arena. They currently lie 20th in the NPL, still seeking their first win, after an away point at Morpeth and home point against Stafford. Their last match was a narrow 1-0 defeat at […]

Dubious Penalties End Sports Winning Streak: Buxton (A) Match Report

by Peter Scherer Confidence was high for Mickleover as they travelled to the north of county to face third placed Buxton, following three successive Northern Premier League victories. With Andrew Wright nursing a niggling hamstring, he dropped to the bench and gave Josh Satchwell a start. The full line-up was 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex […]

Buxton FC (A): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Mickleover will be looking for their fourth successive league win when they visit Derbyshire rivals Buxton on Tuesday evening. Buxton have had a strong start to the season too and currently lie third in the table, one point ahead of Mickleover. They have beaten Radcliffe and Scarborough at home so far and […]

Reserves Get Back On Track

by David Mackenzie Mickleover FC, Reserves Manager Mickleover FC Reserves 3 Nottingham 1 The Reserves got back to winning ways on Saturday against a dogged Nottingham FC side who fought until the final whistle. The hardest part though was getting people conform to the guidelines put in place to keep people safe and separated for as much as […]

3 Goal Strike In First Away Win Of The Season: Ashton United (A) Match Report

by Peter Scherer (Photo by John and Luke Porter taken from Ashton United’s Twitter) Mickleover secured their first away win of the season in the Northern Premier League, with a comfortable 3-0 win over Ashton United. Gaffer John McGrath had to make one change from the team that started at the St Albans Cup tie, […]

Ashton United (A): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Hopefully this Saturday’s match at Ashton won’t have the farcical refereeing that ruined the last visit in March, when a stand in referee filled his book with red and yellow cards and handed out one-sided penalty decisions. The home team have had one win from their five matches, 1-0 at Stafford. They […]

First Home Game For Reserves: Nottingham FC Match Preview

by Peter Scherer If you are not travelling to Ashton to see Mickleover FC first team, why not visit the Don Amott Arena where the Reserve team are at home to Nottingham FC in the Central Midlands League. After a disappointing game away to Blidworth last weekend, Sports went down 2-1 after leading for most […]

The Last Market of the Year!

This Sunday we will be hosting our last Mickleover Market & Car Boot Sale for this year. £5 for early sellers at 8.30am and £1 for Buyers. Tea, Coffee and Breakfast Rolls for sale too. Pop down and grab a bargain… and a bacon sarnie!

Academy Kick Off With A Win

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC’s first year Academy squad opened their ESPFA Midlands Division season with a 2-1 win over Belper Town, thanks to two goals from Reece Perry. Although Belper went straight into the attack from the kick off, the opening minutes were fairly even. Lennon Higgins had a random shot which was well […]

Mickleover Push Saints To Absolute Limit: St. Albans City (A)

by Peter Scherer Pride in defeat was definitely the summing up of Mickleover’s magnificent performance in the FA Cup 3rd round qualifier at St Albans City. The main change in John McGrath’s line-up was Curacao international midfielder Kemy Agustien starting in midfield. The full starting team was 1-Joe Slinn 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Kemy Agustien […]

Late Set Back Costs Reserves Three Points

by Dave Mackenzie Mickleover FC Reserves Manager The reserves made the shortish trip across to Robin Hood country on Saturday and took part in an exciting and enthralling game against Blidworth Welfare.  Blidworth’s pitch looked a picture from the high vantage point of the changing rooms (there are 43 steps down to the pitch). It is […]

St Albans City (A): FA Cup Match Preview

by Peter Scherer On Tuesday evening John McGrath and his team will be hoping to make history, after they take on National League South team St Albans City in the Third Qualifying round of the FA Cup. If Sports are successful in their visit to Clarence Park, it will put them into the hat for […]

Sports Topple League Leaders In Epic Battle: Warrington Town (H)

by Peter Scherer (Photos by Sarah Middleton) Before arriving at the Don Amott Arena, Warrington had not only won every game, but hadn’t conceded a goal in their Northern Premier League campaign. The Mickleover line-up was 1-Joe Slinn 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Mason Warren 5-James Butler 6-Phil Watt 7-George Milner 8-Andrew Wright 9-Paddy Webb 10-Stuart […]

Today’s Matchday Programme: Warrington Town

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Penalty Shoot Out Drama Ends Juniors’ Hopes: FA Youth Cup

by Peter Scherer After two wins so far in this years FA Youth Cup, Mickleover faced local rivals Basford Utd in the second qualifying round, but came away disappointed on the wrong end of a penalty shout-out. Mickleover lined-up 1.Tom Smith 2.Ben Lewin 3.Will Robinson 4.Louis Pennington 5.Cameron Anthony 6.Patrick Pugh 7.Lewis Benjamin 8.Jacon Edge-Lucas […]

Warrington Town (H): Match Preview

SPORTS FACE LEAGUE LEADERS by Peter Scherer Paul Carden’s team have got off to the best possible start in this year’s Northern Premier League campaign, with four straight wins and not a goal conceded. They beat Whitby 1-0 at home, before Atherton Collieries went down 2-0 at home too.  It was 3-0 against Gainsborough and […]

Blidworth Welfare (A): Reserves Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves return to Central Midlands League Premier South Division action on Saturday, when they visit Blidworth Welfare FC for a 3pm kick off. Blidworth are currently second in the table with four wins and one draw, having played two games more than Mickleover. They started the season with a 1-0 win […]

Stalybridge Celtic (A): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC will looking for their second Northern Premier League win of the season when they visit Stalybridge tomorrow evening (Tuesday). Celtic have never beaten Mickleover in six previous meetings, with Sports winning five and drawing one, including last December’s 3-1 victory. So far this season Stalybridge have taken one point in […]

Reserves’ Disappointment At Melbourne

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 2-0 to a strong Melbourne Dynamo team in the Central Midlands League Cup. It was raining for most of the game, but it was a fairly even first half, with few chances for either side and most of the play centred […]

Four Goal Strike Keeps FA Cup Run Going: Newark FC (H) Match Report

by Peter Scherer Mickleover marched into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a resounding 4-1 home win over Newark FC. There were three changes from the team that beat Witton Albion in midweek, with Joe Slinn back in goal for loanee Callum Hawkins and Kemy Agustien was back in midfield for Ben […]

Tonight’s Matchday FA Cup Programme: Newark FC

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Newark FC (H): FA Cup Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Midland Football League Premier Division side Newark FC (formerly Newark Flowserve) are undefeated so far this season after six competitive matches. They started with a 4-0 won over Deeping Rangers in the FA Cup Preliminary, before hammering ex League Club Rushden & Diamonds 5-0 in the first qualifying round. They have had […]

Reserves In Cup Action At Melbourne

by Peter Scherer It’s not only the Mickleover first team in Cup action this weekend as the Reserves take a break from league football this Saturday, when they face an away tie at Melbourne Dynamo on the Central Midlands League Cup. So far unbeaten this year, Sports are currently fifth in the Premier League South, […]

Sports Take All 3 Points at Home: Witton Albion (H)

by Peter Scherer Following the disappointment of last Saturday’s home defeat at home to Morpeth, Mickleover opened their Northern Premier League points account with a 2-1 win over Witton Albion. There were four changes in the Mickleover line-up, with Phil Watt back in the centre of the defence for Pablo Mils, Ben Gowing in for […]

Tonight’s Matchday Programme: Witton Albion

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Witton Albion (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Tuesday night’s visitors to the Don Amott Arena are Witton Albion. Like Sports, they started their Northern Premier League campaign with a defeat 2-0 at home to Whitby Town. There was further disappointment when they were knocked out of the FA Cup too, going down 3-2 to Whitey Bay. But they more […]

Hawkins The Hero Saves Blushes In Home Defeat: Morpeth Town (H)

by Peter Scherer Although it was a home defeat for Mickleover FC in their first home Northern Premier League game of the season, Callum Hawkins heroic double penalty saves, kept the score to respectable 1-2. There were two changes to the starting line-up from Tuesday’s FA Cup win at Leek Town, with Callum Hawkins in […]

View Today’s Matchday Programme: Morpeth Town

We have now moved our usually printed programmes to an online format so our supporters can still stay up to date! The FREE online programme features loads of great content on Mickleover FC as well as our opponents on the day. Please click here to view today’s Morpeth Town programme. See you are the match!

COVID-19: MFC Spectators’ Code of Conduct

In order to assist our staff and stewards and to help protect you and your fellow spectators, you are kindly requested to follow these guidelines when attending all fixtures at the Don Amott Arena. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID 19 – High temperature, Loss of sense of taste or smell, a new […]

Mickleover Star In Youth Cup 4-0 Victory

by David Mackenzie Mickleover’s The FA Youth Cup team put in another sterling performance on Wednesday night against a spirited Eastwood Town team in the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup. This is on the back of the previous round’s win over Borrowash Vics two weeks ago in the Preliminaries. Pablo Mills has […]

Morpeth Town (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Saturday sees Mickleover play their first home league match since March, when they host Morpeth Town in a 3pm kick-off. Like Sports, Morpeth kicked off their season over the last week, with a 1-1 draw at home to Grantham in the League last Saturday, before following Mickleover into the hat for the […]

Mickleover Fight Back After Early Slip: Leek Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Last night’s visit to Leek Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, saw Mickleover fight back from an early goal, to return home 2-1 winners. There were a few changes from the side that visited South Shields last Saturday. But manager John McGrath went for: 1-Joe Slinn 2- Jake […]

Another Crushing Win for Sports Reserves

by Peter Scherer Only two days after beating Ashland Rovers 4-0, Mickleover FC Reserves hit Mansfield Hosiery Mills with another 4-1 victory. It was already 3-0 at half time, before make it four in the second half. But the clean-sheet hopes were dashed when the home side were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes to […]

FA Cup: Leek Town (A) Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Tomorrow night it’s FA Cup time, with Mickleover away to NPL South East team Leek Town. Leek have already beaten Sporting Khalsa 2-1 in the Cup on September 12th, before their league campaign started last Saturday with a 5-0 win over Wisbech. Last season Sports went out in the first qualifying round […]

Mickleover shine despite defeat: South Shields (A)

by Peter Scherer On paper it was a 3-0 defeat at South Shields, but the Mickleover FC team headed back south with the reward of  a good strong team performance and a flattering score line for the home side. With a full squad to choose from, manager John McGrath opted for Burton Albion loanee Callum […]

Walshaw’s coming home – Sports’ new signing

by Peter Scherer After a successful trial with the club, Mickleover FC have signed, subject to international clearance,  US College Soccer ace Jordan Walshaw. Born in Sheffield, Jordan Walshaw started his football career as a Chesterfield youth player, before heading to US College soccer. He was playing for Winthrop Eagles last season in the Big […]

Reserves: Ayetaine hat trick in sensational home win

by Peter Scherer Straight off the back of last Saturday’s 4-4 draw at Linby, Mickleover FC Reserves were in sparkling form, with a comfortable 4-0 home win against Ashland Rovers, their first home game in the Central Midlands Premier League South. 1-Tom Smith 2-Larrel King 3-Tom Eccleshall 4-Loluis Pennington 5-Pablo Mills 6-Clarence Clark 7-Bobby Battison […]

South Shields (A): NPL Match Preview

by Peter Scherer If the 2019/20 had run its course, South Shields would have been probably starting their National League campaign next month, but circumstances prevailed and they will be out to prove themselves this weekend. So far they have won four of their seven friendly matches, but lost 1-0 to Gateshead last weekend. They […]

Tefera hat trick as Sports Reserves share 4-4 draw

by Peter Scherer Surafel Tefera was the star turn as Mickleover FC played their first match league after Promotion to the Central Midlands League South. The thrilling end to end game away to Linby ended 4-4, with Tom Eccleshall joining Terfera on the Mickleover score sheet. But with only three days rest they are back […]

Gaffer’s thoughts: A tough start to Sports’ season

by Peter Scherer The pre-season build-up is done and it’s the competitive start to the season now approaching, with Saturday’s away to trip to last years uncrowned Champions South Shields, before a visit to Leek Town for the first qualifying round FA Cup match. So what does manager John McGrath feel about our season start? […]

Limited tickets available for FA Cup clash with Leek Town

The Sports have been drawn away to Leek Town in the First Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup. The fixture takes place Tuesday 22nd September KO1945. Tickets for this game will be on a strict first come, first served basis – please contact Tony Shaw on 07966 197246

Peterborough Sports (h) Match Report

STALEMATE FOR MICKLEOVER IN LAST PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY by Peter Scherer Peterborough Sports were the visitors at the Don Amott Arena, for the final pre-season friendly of the year. There was a welcome back from injury for both Phil Watt and Paddy Webb, as manager John McGrath starts to show a hint of his line-up for […]

Pre-season: Peterborough Sports (h) Match Preview

MATCH DAY SATURDAY… TAKE A LOOK AT OUR VISITORS by Peter Scherer Peterborough Sports are our final pre-season visitors this weekend and have hit the ground running following their promotion as Champions of the Southern League Division 1, which sees them now in the Premier Central Division. Manager Jimmy Dean and his assistant Daniel Ruscillo […]

Sports Reserves’ season starts here…

by Peter Scherer With 10 friendly matches behind them in pre-season, Mickleover FC Reserves begin their first season in the Central Midlands League South Division with a tough match away at Linby on Saturday. Formed as a colliery team back in 1892 Linby finished fifth in last years abandoned season, having finished on a run […]

Pre-season: Guiseley (h) Match Report

LAST MINUTE FREE-KICK ALMOST A WINNER! by Peter Scherer In the penultimate pre-season friendly, Mickleover FC put up another strong performance against National League North opponents Guiseley. There were a few changes from last Saturday’s line-up at Frickley, with debuts for Jordan Walshaw and Declan Bacon. 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Mason Warren 5 […]

Pre-season: AFC Guiseley (h) Match Preview

TUESDAY NIGHTS VISITORS ARE… AFC GUISELEY by Peter Scherer National League North side Guiseley are based near Leeds and have played three friendly matches so far, all away from home. They started with a 1-0 win at Thackley, before a 0-0 draw at Worksop Town. Last Saturday they visited Nuneaton Borough, going down 2-0. Joint […]

Sports’ Reserves pre-season update

Coming off the back of an excellent 3-0 win against Radford from a step above, we travelled up the road to Clay Cross to play the local team who were runners up in their league last year. CLAY CROSS TOWN 5 MICKLEOVER FC RESERVES 4 On a drizzly bleak austere evening, we saw a terrific […]

Pre-season: Frickley (a) Match Report

10 MEN SPORTS BATTLE TO HARD FOUGHT FRIENDLY DRAW by Peter Scherer It was already a weakened side as Mickleover FC visited Frickley Athletic, with Stuart Beavon and Paddy Webb both out action and Phil Watt joining them pre-match too. Joe Slinn 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-John McGrath 5-Pablo Mills 6 James Butler 7-Mason Warren […]

Pre-season: Frickley Athletic (a) Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Tomorrow afternoon Mickleover FC visit Frickley Athletic for the latest in line of pre-season friendly matches. Previously known as Frickley Colliery, home is at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and they currently play in the NPL South East Division. This will be their sixth friendly, having started with a defeat away to Grimsby […]

Introducing ‘Pitching In’ – the new partner of the NPL

GVC is delighted to announce that the new sponsor of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian and Southern Leagues – is Pitching In. Pitching In, is a new Grassroots Sports Investment Programme that has today been launched by GVC, the multi-national sports-betting and gaming group which owns Ladbrokes and Coral.   The partnership covers all three […]

Pre-season: Alfreton Town (h): Match Report

STRONG SHOWING ON FIRST HOME FRIENDLY by Peter Scherer For a change it was dry, sunny and a pleasant evening as Mickleover Sports welcomed Alfreton Town to the Don Amott Arena, for their first pre-season home match for 20/21. Manager John McGrath went for a strong starting line-up 1 Joe Slinn 2- Jake Bennett 3-Alex […]

Pre-season: Alfreton Town (h) Preview

by Peter Scherer Tonight we welcome Alfreton Town to the Don Amott Arena, for the National League North teams second match of this pre-season. Alfreton hadn’t played a match since March before visiting Basford United last Saturday. They used the match to field almost two completely different teams for each half and came away as […]

Mixed fortunes for Sports Reserves

by Peter Scherer It’s not only been Mickleover FC first team that’s been busy over the last week, the reserves have been out and about too. They started a week ago with a 3-0 defeat at Newark, before earning a 0-0 draw away to Cromford & Wirksworth on Wednesday evening. Thursday should have been at Kimberley, […]

Pre-season: Coalville (a) – Rain, rain and more rain

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC travelled to Coalville Town last Friday for another pre-season friendly, their third in a week. Unfortunately the weather was akin to Tuesday’s defeat at Dunkirk FC and made any hope of good football particularly difficult in the continuous rain. Sports went behind after 17 minutes when Coalville’s Luke Shaw was […]

The Sports launch new Supporter’s Lottery

We have launched our new Get Behind The Sports Supporter’s Lottery and all of our playing staff and committee have already signed up! For only £2 per week the lottery gives you the chance to win a wide range of fabulous prizes and let’s you help your club’s playing side at the same time. At a time […]

Sports suffer their own Dunkirk battle

by Peter Scherer Gale force winds and driving rain just didn’t invite good football and Sports suffered as a consequence, losing 5-1 to Dunkirk FC last night. There were a few changes from last weekends 1-0 win against Tamworth, but it was still fairly strong line-up. Joe Slinn 2- Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4- John […]

Matchday Volunteers Needed

From the Treasurer, Neil Hadfield A chance to get ‘Get behind The Sports’ Mickleover F.C. are reaching out to you to ask you to get involved on matchdays. This is your chance to join our band of matchday volunteers covering a wide range of jobs on the day. These roles include Car parking, Ground Maintenance, […]

Three games in a week for The Sports!

by Peter Scherer It’s starting to get serious as the Northern Premier League season rapidly approaches. Fixture announcements are imminent and the Mickleover FC pre-season build-up reaches it’s peak with three games in a week, starting with Tamworth on Saturday, followed by Dunkirk on Tuesday and Coalville on Friday 28th. The new signings are starting […]

Sports Reserves start to hit form!

by Peter Scherer After a win again Derby United and a defeat last weekend to Ilkeston Town under 21’s, Mickleover FC reserves were back in action last night against Worksop Town under 21’s at the St George’s Complex near Sheffield. It was a mixture of youth and experience in the team line-up, with manager John […]

The Sports win at Clipstone

by Peter Scherer.   (Images by Clipstone FC) Mickleover FC continued their pre-season warm up friendlies last Saturday with a 3-1 win way at Clipstone. There were goals from Stuart Beavon, Will Monteiro and Kemy Agustien. This Saturday they are away again at Southern League Tamworth.

The Sports pre-season well underway

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC boss John McGrath and his assistant Ricky Ravenhill had the majority of the first team squad in training last night. It was a mixture of returning players, new signings and academy graduates being put through their paces. Striker Paddy Webb is looking forward to the start of the season, after […]

Reserves Manager Mackenzie is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK

I don’t particularly like cycling although I have done several rides which have raised just over £6,000 for MS Trust, Prostate Cancer and the Erskine Hospital. I’m not a frequent cycler and would maybe go out once a month and NEVER in the winter or when it’s raining! The furthest I have ridden in a […]

Academies merge together to create the ESPFA

The Northern Premier League Football Academy (NPLFA), the Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) and the Isthmian League Football Academy (ILFA) have today merged to become the Education and Semi-Professional Football Academy (ESPFA). The ESPFA was originally developed as the overarching organisation of the three step seven leagues – Northern Premier League, Southern League and Isthmian […]

Reserves play first practice match

by Peter Scherer The Sports reserve team began the preparation for their first forthcoming season in the Central Midlands League Division South, with a friendly match against Midland Regional Alliance Premier Division side Derby Singh Brothers at Rolls Royce. Dave Mackenzie and Aaron Hayer had the majority of last year’s team available plus a few […]

Jay McGrath joins the Sky Blues

Taken from Coventry City are pleased to announce the signing of defender Jay McGrath from Mickleover FC. The 17-year-old centre-back joins on a two-year-deal from the Northern Premier Division side and will link-up with the Sky Blues Development side. Jay is predominantly a left-footed centre-half, who has also been deployed as a left-back during […]

Get Behind The Sports

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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 […]