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Super Sub Barnes Double Strike

by Peter Scherer It was a typical top of the table duel, as second placed Mickleover faced third placed Redditch at the Valley Stadium. But after a superb all round team performance, it was super sub Marcus Barnes with two late goals that cliched al three points for Mickleover. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett […]

Redditch Here We Come

by Peter Scherer You could call it a “Six-pointer”, as Mickleover visit Redditch Utd on Saturday in a duel for play-off places.  It was a 2-2 draw when they visited the Don Amott Arena back in October. Our hosts haven’t played since February 17th, when they beat Berkhamsted at home 1-0. Six wins out of […]

Sports Strike Gold In East Anglia

by Peter Scherer Straight off the back of last Saturday’s home win over Kettering, Mickleover were back in promotion form with a comfortable win over last years play-off finalists Leiston. Gaffer John McGrath not surprisingly went for an unchanged side, 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4- Will Atkinson 5-Will Tamen 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales […]

Lack Lustre Reserves Go Down At Home

by Peter Scherer It was a poor all round performance from Mickleover Reserves, as they went down 0-2 to mid-table Cromford & Wirksworth at the Don Amott Arena last night. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Maher 2-Zac Sandhu 3-Brandon Ferron 4-Jred Cholerton 5-Will Robinson 6-Harry Atwal 7-Josh Carter 8-Chris Palmer 9-Sam Tomlinson 10-Bobby Battisson 11-Josh Powell. Subs: […]

It’s a Long Way to Leiston… on a Tuesday Night!

by Peter Scherer Our hosts on Tuesday night were in the play-offs last season, but currently lie ninth in the table, after two successive wins had followed a 0-6 at Needham Market earlier this month. But last Saturday they drew 2-2 at home to Alvechurch. It was a 5-0 win to Sports when they visited […]

Ex Fox Joins Mickleover

by Peter Scherer Central midfielder Ethan Fitzhugh has joined Mickleover until the end of the season, on a dual registration with National League North’s Banbury Utd. Fitzhugh was previously at Leicester City and signed for Banbury following his release last month and made his Mickleover debut as a second half substitute in last Saturday’s home […]

Back To Winning Ways… And How!

by Peter Scherer (Image: Steve Ingers) It’s been a tough few weeks for both the Mickleover players and supporters. But after a suffering a defeat at Kettering back in November, it was the Poppies on the receiving end this weekend, with an Oli Greaves hattrick securing a 4-1 victory. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett […]

Today’s Match Programme: Kettering Town

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We Welcome The Poppies On Saturday

by Peter Scherer It’s all getting tight at the top as we start to look at the run into the end of the season. Four points off second place at present with a better goal difference than Redditch, despite last weeks Royston defeat,  and we pay Redditch a visit too in a week on Saturday […]

Sports Soundly Beaten At Royston

by Peter Scherer Despite a consolation Andy Dales goal in the second half, Mickleover were soundly beaten on their visit to Royston Town, after three defensive blunders. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Dan Bradley 5-Will Tamen 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Will Trueman 9-Tyrell Waite 10-Wil Bapaga 11-Marcus Barnes. Subs: Oli Greaves, Stuart […]

We’re Off To Royston

by Peter Scherer It’s another trip down the M1 and A14 for Mickleover this Saturday, when we face ninth in the table Royston. Mickleover go into the game a point off Redditch in third place, but with a superior goal difference. Having come through Tuesday’s reserve match, club captain Ryan Wilson could be back in […]

Carter Hat-trick, But It’s Just A Point For Reserves

by Peter Scherer An impressive first half from Mickleover Reserves, saw them take an early lead. But despite a Josh Carter hattrick, Mansfield Hosiery fought back to secure a late point. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Bulll 2-Toby Smith 3-Zac Sandhu 4-Jared Cholerton 5-Pablo Mills 6-Will Trueman 7-Josh Carter 8-Ryan Wilson 9-Will Robinson 10-Mason Tudgay 11-Josh Powell, […]

Injury Time Winner Secures Sports Win… Again

by Peter Scherer (Images: Steve Ingers) For the second successive week it was an injury time winner that secured the three points for Mickleover, but this time it was skipper Ethan Mann on target AGAINST Bromsgrove Sporting. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Will Tamen 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Dan Bradley […]

Today’s Match Programme: Bromsgrove Sporting

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A Message from Club Treasurer Neil Hadfield

Last Night I met at the club with Vic Handley. I have known Vic for sometime now as a supporter of the club and through his work with the Umbrella Charity. The reason I met with Vic was to look at a space for him to bring along a boat to the Kettering Town game. […]

Sports Take On The Rouslers

by Peter Scherer It’s back on home turf for Mickleover this weekend, when they face strugglers Bromsgrove Sporting at the Don Amott Arena. Fresh from our postponed visit to Coalville on Tuesday night, Sports manager has a number of options in his starting line-up, with both players due back from injury and five new signings […]

Early Goal Seals Point For Reserves

by Peter Scherer A strong first half performance and early goal from Zac Sandhu made sure Mickleover Reserves secured a point at home to Bakewell Town on Tuesday. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Bull 2-Mason Hoult 18-Zac Sandhu 4-Jared Cholerton 5-Will Robinson 6-Toby Smith 7-Sam Tomlinson 8-Chris Palmer 9-Fin Ryder 12-Bobby Battison 11-Mason Tudgay. Subs: Josh Powell, […]

Bapaga Joins Sports

by Peter Scherer Mickleover manager John McGrath has been busy in the transfer market again, signing Buxton’s Will Bapaga on a dual registration. A winger or attacking midfielder, Bapaga came through Coventry City’s junior ranks, and made his first team debut in 2019 as a substitute against Bolton Wanderers. He went on to make two […]

Tuesday Night Action: Coalville (A) Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Promotion candidates last season, it’s not been easy for Coalville this term. Adam Stevens had been in charge since May 2018, but with his team in 12th place this season, with only two wins in the last 12 games, who was dismissed after Saturday’s home defeat With Mickleover not in the best […]

Sports Sign Three!

by Peter Scherer Last week ended wth a busy couple of days at the Don Amott Arena, with manager John McGrath making three signings in before Saturday’s match at AFC Sudbury. With Fin Delap having been recalled by Burton Albion, 17 year old Will Tamen has now arrived from the Brewers, on loan until the […]

Three Points… But It Was A Struggle

by Peter Scherer Having beaten AFC Sudbury 5-0 at home earlier this season, hopes of taking three points from the strugglers was fairly high, but right from the kick off it was another story. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhyas Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Will Tamen 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Dan Bradley 9-Fin Ryder 10-Tyrell […]

New Striker For Mickleover

by Peter Scherer Mickleover signed former Notts County and Lincoln City striker Tyrell Waite from Ilkeston on the eve of Saturday’s game at home to Barwell Town. The Derby born striker started his career with Ilkeston, before a three year spell at Notts County. After a number of loan spells he moved to Lincoln City, […]

We’re Off To Suffolk! AFC Sudbury (A)

by Peter Scherer After two consecutive league games of mixed fortunes, it’s back on the road when we visit AFC Sudbury on Saturday. Back in September we were 5-0 victors in the parallel fixture, thanks to an Andree Wright hattrick. Marc Abott’s side and currently 19th in the table, with three wins in the last […]

Second Half Winner Sinks Sports Cup Hopes

by Peter Scherer It was a second time lucky for the Derbyshire Senior Cup tie at Matlock Town, following the postponement at the first attempt. It was virtually a full strength side from the Gladiators, whereas as Mickleover gave some of the youngsters a start. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Mayy Bowman 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Dan Bradley […]

A Message from Coalville Town

Can you all please be aware that construction of our new 3G training point has commenced, this means that car parking is currently restricted on site. There will be parking for the coach, and cars for club officials and match officials but it will be restricted for supporters. Any away supporters should park in the […]

Gladiators… Are You Ready?… Again!

by Peter Scherer At the second time of asking we are off to Causeway Lane on Tuesday night, taking a break from the league campaign to visit Matlock Town in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.  Those of you who made the wasted to Matlock a couple of weeks ago, when the referee called the game off […]

Second Half Fightback Nets All Three Points

by Peter Scherer There were a number of changes in the Mickleover line-up, following last weeks home defeat. But after going a goal down, it was a second half fightback that netted three points. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Dan Bradley 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Will Trueman 9-Fin Ryder 10-Ben […]

Today’s Match Programme: Barwell

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We Need Three Points

by Peter Scherer Following last weekends humbling defeat at the hands of St.Ives, the Mickleover squad will be looking to rediscover the form that made them so dominant early season, when we face Barwell Town on Saturday. We have already played this weekends visitors twice this season, once with a 2-1 win to Sports in […]

Tomlinson Hits Four As It’s Seven-Up For Reserves! 

by Peter Scherer For various reasons it’s been a difficult campaign for Mickleover Reserves in the Central Midlands Alliance League, but with the visit of third in the table Melbourne Dynamo on Tuesday evening it all came good. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Bull 2-Toby Smith 3-Zak Sandhu 4-Jared Cholerton 5-Will Robinson 6-Bobby Battisson 7-Mason Tudgay 8-Chris […]

A Day to Forget for Sports

by Peter Scherer (Photos: Steve Ingers) We have had the glory and the promise and now the disappointment, but after Saturday’s 0-5 home defeat to St.Ives, it’s time to dig deep on and off the field to return to winning ways. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2- Jake Bennett 3-Matty Bowman 4-Will Atkinson 5-Blaine Rowe 6-Ethan […]

Today’s Match Programme: St Ives Town

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Quakers Defender On A Month’s Loan

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have signed former Coventry City Junior Blaine Rowe on a month’s loan from National League North Darlington. During his time with the Sky Blues he also had experience with Ayr Utd and Falkirk in the Scottish Championship and League One in two loan spells. He had a brief stay at Barwell […]

Let’s Go For A Double

by Peter Scherer Having beaten St.Ives on the opening day of the season, Mickleover will be looking to do the double in this Saturday’s return fixture at the Don Amott Arena. Sports are looking for their third successive league win, but so are our visitors, having beaten Nuneaton and Leiston in their last two home […]

Gladiators… Are You Ready?

by Peter Scherer We are off to Causeway Lane on Tuesday night, taking a break from the league campaign to visit Matlock Town in the Derbyshire Senior Cup. Our hosts are currently 15th in the Northern Premier League, following last Saturday’s 3-1 win at Atherton Collieries. But it’s been a mixed season so far for […]

Sault Keeps Sports On Top

by Peter Scherer A second half strike from Ben Sault gave Mickleover a 1-0 victory at strugglers Berkhamsted, and keeps them on top of the table in alphabetical order from Needham Market. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Matty Bowman 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Sault 9-Leon Clarke 10-Marcus Barnes 11-Oli […]

Sports Look For Another Three Points At Strugglers

by Peter Scherer This Saturday we visit newcomers Berkhamsted, who like our neighbours Long Eaton Utd, have struggled this season after promotion into the Southern Premier League Central Division. Mickleover are back at the top of the league, only just, and will be looking to maximise their points tally against one of the struggling teams. […]

Second Half Goals Put Sports Back On Top

by Peter Scherer After a fairly scrappy first half at the Don Amott Arena, Mickleover took charge in the second half with two goals, returning them to top of the table, on alphabetical order! It was revenge time for Mickleover, as the Glassboys from Stourbridge knocked them out of the FA Cup earlier this season. […]

Today’s Match Programme: Stourbridge

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Sports Seek Cup Revenge

by Peter Scherer Following Saturday’s first home defeat in the league, Mickleover will be looking to get straight back into the points, when Stourbridge visit the Don Amott Arena on Tuesday night. We haven’t played Stourbridge in the league so far this season, but the Glassboys ended Mickleover’s FA Cup run with a two- goal […]

First Home Defeat For Sports

by Peter Scherer Mickleover went into Saturday’s game at home to Telford Utd, top of the table on goal difference, but an early goal saw them fall to their first home defeat of the season. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8- Dan Bradley 9-Styart […]

Today’s Match Programme: AFC Telford United

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Can We Stay At The Top? AFC Telford United (H)

by Peter Scherer It’s another tough game for Mickleover this Saturday at the Don Amott Arena, when we face fifth in the table AFC Telford Utd, our first game of the New Year.  Currently four points adrift of Mickleover, Needham Market and Redditch level on points at the top, Telford are unbeaten in their last […]

Ram’s Keeper On A Month’s Loan

by Peter Scherer (Image: Steve Ingers) Derby County’s Wales Under 18 and 19 International goalkeeper Lewis Ridd has joined Mickleover on a months loan, having debuted last week in the 5-1 over Long Eaton Utd. Ridd started out at Swansea City, moving to Ipswich in July 2020. During his time with the Tractor Boys, he […]

Our Academy… Our Success

by Peter Scherer It’s with a great deal of pride that Mickleover FC can look back over it’s past and current achievements with the Clubs own Academy. Formed in 2014 initially, they were 2015,16 & 17 ESPFA Champions and with John McGrath becoming player manager, he signed former Rams and England Under 16,17 & 19 […]

Barnes & Mann At The Double As Sports Hit Five!

by Peter Scherer It may not have started well for Mickleover, going a goal down to bottom of the table Long Eaton Utd. But a second half goal surge secured a 5-1 win and takes them back to the top of of the Southern Premier League Central Division. Starting line-up: 1-Lewis Ridd 2-Ben Sault 3-Rhys […]

Today’s Match Programme: Long Eaton United

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Boxing Day Preview: Long Eaton United (H)

by Peter Scherer It’s a local Derby for our Boxing Day football, as we face Long Eaton Utd at the Don Amott Arena. Both Fin Delap and Andy Dales were missing from last Saturday’s draw at Hitchin, more now keeper Oliver Bosworth joins the list, with a second half thigh injury. With former deputy Jim […]

Hard Fought Point At Hitchin

by Peter Scherer Mickleover managed to break the run of four consecutive away defeats, with a tough 2-2 draw at Hitchin Town, having taken the lead twice. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Matt Bowman 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Wil Atkinson 5-Jake Bennett 6-Ethan Mann 7-Ben Sault 8-Will Trueman 9-Leon Clarke 10-Marcus Barnes 11-Oli Greaves. Subs: Fin Ryder, Stuart […]

Hitchin Here We Come

by Peter Scherer The first of Mickleover’s Christmas game sees us head south to face fourth in the table Hitchin Town. They were 2-1 victors at neighbours St.Ives last Saturday, but they are looking to get back on form at home, having had three successive defeats, at the hands of Leiston, Leamington and Stamford. It […]

Fourth Successive Away Defeat For Sports

by Peter Scherer In the worst performance from Mickleover since they joined the Southern Premier League Central Division, three first half goals set the pattern for the rest of the game and an eventual 0-4 defeat. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Dan Bradley 5-Finn Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Will Trueman 8-Ben Sault 9-Leon […]

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Next Stop… Stamford

by Peter Scherer Mickleover will hoping for change in their recent away form in the Southern Premier league Central, when they visit Stamford on Tuesday night. Off the back of three consecutive away league defeats, they face a Stamford side, now seventh after a 2-2 draw at Berkhamsted last Saturday. Stamford were 3-0 winners in […]

Sports Dominate… But It’s Goaless!

by Peter Scherer (Image: Steve Ingers) Following last weeks Cup Tie thriller at Oldham it was back to the league campaign for Mickleover, as they took on third placed Leamington at the Don Amott Arena. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Rhys Dolan 4-Will Atkinson 5-Finn Delap 6-Ethan Mann 8-Dan Bradley 9-Stuart Beavon 10-Will Trueman […]

Today’s Match Programme: Leamington

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Back To The League Campaign

by Peter Scherer Following last weekends outstanding Cup Tie at Oldham, it’s back to league action at the Don Amott Arena on Saturday, when we face third in the table Leamington. We are now one point off table toppers Needham Market in second place, with a three-point cushion over Leamington and three games in hand. […]

Powell Hat-trick As Reserves Hit Five!

by Peter Scherer It’s been a tough season for Mickleover Reserves so far, with a number of the Academy players having joined the first team squad. The team were boosted however by the addition of former Rams and Forest striker Marcus Tudgay, playing up front with his son Mason, as we faced Wirksworth Ivanhoe. Starting […]

What A Game!

by Peter Scherer It was a true old style cup tie at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park, with underdogs Mickleover the dominant force for the majority of the 90 minutes. Heroic performances from the whole team, just falling short in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Ben Sault 3-Jake Bennett 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap […]

It’s The Big One! Oldham Athletic (A)

by Peter Scherer This Saturday will be the biggest match in Mickleover history, when we visit Oldham Athletic in the third round of the FA Trophy at Boundary Park. The Latics were Division Two Champions in 1990/91 and founder members of the Premiership, before being relegated in 1992. FA Cup semi finalists in 89/80 and […]

Belper Get Nailed, But Only Just

by Peter Scherer Mickleover made a number of changes to their starting line-up for the Cawarden Derbyshire Senior Cup game against Belper Town, running out 2-1 winners after two first half goals.  Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Matty Bowman 3-Brandon Ferron 4-Ethan Mann 5-Dan Bradley 6-Zak Sandhu 7-Sam Tomlinson 8-Will Trueman 9-Leon Clarke 10-Fin Ryder 11-Marcus […]

Today’s Match Programme: Belper Town

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Sports Up For The Cup

by Peter Scherer Tuesday night we welcome neighbours Belper Town to the Don Amott Arena in the Derbyshire Senior Cup, with some familiar faces in their squad. Mickleover will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing visit to Halesowen last Saturday and it will be the first chance for home supporters to see new […]

Goal In Each Half Beats Sports

by Peter Scherer Following last weekends home win over Nuneaton, Mickleover were looking to make it two in a row as they visited Halesowen Town. But with a goal in each half from the hosts, it proved to be a second successive away defeat. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Matty Bowman 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin […]

Experienced Striker Heads For Mickleover

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have signed vastly experienced striker Leon Clarke from Kettering. With over 500 appearances and 140 goals, Clarke has played in every division of the Football League and won the League One title with both Sheffield Utd and Wolves. He has played for many teams in his long career and started this […]

It’s Back On The Road For Sports

by Peter Scherer Following the 2-0 home win against Nuneaton Borough last weekend, it’s back on the road for Mickleover this weekend.  With Andre Wright now out for the season and skipper Ryan Wilson still on the injured list, hopefully the rest of the  squad will be available. We are visiting eighth placed Halesowen Town […]

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Ex Blues Defender Joins Sports

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have signed former Birmingham City defender Lewis Cunningham and gave him a short sharp debut in last Saturday’s win at home to Nuneaton Borough, before he went off injured after 15 minutes. A former Manchester City Youth player, the 21 year old has also played for Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers and York […]

We’re Back To Winning Ways

by Peter Scherer Two first half goals returned Mickleover to winning ways, seeing off form team Nuneaton Borough to consolidate our top of the table position. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Lewis Cunningham 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Sault 9-Fin Ryder 10-Narcus Barnes 11-Oli Greaves. Subs: Will Trueman, Stuart Beavon, […]

Today’s Match Programme: Nuneaton Borough

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It’s Boro This Saturday!!

by Peter Scherer Still top of the table Mickleover will be keen to return to winning ways and hope to have skipper Ryan Wilson back in the squad this weekend, while Stuart Beavon will hopefully have shaken off a knock he took at Kettering last Tuesday. Joe Bateman is also due back after suspension, while […]

Bowman Signs

by Peter Scherer Mickleover have added midfielder Matty Bowman to their squad, after he signed from Basford towards the end of last week. The 22 year old has also played for Scarborough and Dunfermline Athletic and represented England Independent Schools during his time at Repton. He debuted for sports on Tuesday night at right back, […]

It’s Tough At The Top

by Peter Scherer Without a win in the last four league games, hopes were high of three points on the visit to managerless Kettering Town. But two second half goals for the hosts sent Mickleover home pointless, on a disappointing evening. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Matty Bowman 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann […]

It’s Back To The League

by Peter Scherer Mickleover return to their league campaign tomorrow night, with a visit to strugglers Kettering Town, following there giant killing FA Trophy at Spennymoor. Hopefully any knocks picked up last Saturday will have cleared and gaffer John McGrath will have a full squad to choose from. Relegated from the National League North, its […]

Greaves Double As Sports March On

by Peter Scherer Mickleover headed to the North East with high hopes of progression in the FA Trophy against National Legue North Spennymoor Town. Their aspirations proved successful with an Oli Greaves double securing Sports place in the third round draw. Starting line-up: 1 Oli Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan […]

We’re Up For The Cup

by Peter Scherer It’s off to Spennymoor Town on Saturday for our second round FA Trophy tie. Our hosts had a fairly good start to their National League North season and currently lie in fourth place. So Sports will need to be in top form, as they look to start another winning streak.  Tuesday night […]

Sports Held By Title Rivals

by Peter Scherer (Images by Steve Ingers) It was a cruel blow, when having led from the ninth minute, Mickleover succumbed to a late penalty and had to share the points with rivals Needham Market. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Dan Bradley 9-Marcus Barnes […]

Today’s Match Programme: Needham Market

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Ryley Joins For A Month

by Peter Scherer (Photos: Richard King) Teenaged midfielder Kian Ryley has arrived at the Don Amott Arena on a month’s loan from National League North side Solihull Moors. A graduate of their own Academy, Kian broke into the first team squad towards the end f last season, after spending a month on loan at Hereford […]

Let’s Get Back To Winning Ways

by Peter Scherer This Saturday’s game at home to Needham Market is probably the most important league game of the season so far, as top of the table Sports face second placed Needham Market at the Don Amott Arena. Mickleover have now gone three league games without a win, and suffered their first defeat last […]

Pollard Moves On

by Peter Scherer Goalkeeper Jim Pollard has recently moved onto Northern Counties East League side Rossington Main. A pre-season signing from Matlock Town, Pollard’s appearances have been restricted to FA Cup and FA Trophy games, due to the form of first choice Oli Bosworth. Everyone at the Don Amott Arena wishes Jim well in his […]

It’s Seven Up In Reserves Cup Tie

by Peter Scherer Mickleover Reserves faced Newark based RHP Sports in the Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup and came away 7-2 victors after a Sam Tomlinson hattrick. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Bull 2-Silas Donker 3-Brandon Ferron 4-Toby Smith 5-Jared Cholerton 6-Zak Sandhu 7-Mason Tudgay 8-Louis Pennington 9-Fin Ryder 11-Josh Powell 12-Sam Tomlinson, Subs: Will Trueman, Sam Johnson, […]

The Record Has Gone, But We Are Still Top!

by Peter Scherer Thirteen proved to be the unlucky number for Mickleover last Saturday, when aiming to make it fourteen games unbeaten, came the first defeat of the season to Stratford Town. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Will Atkinson 5-Dan Bradley 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Sault 9-Stuart Beavon 10-Marcus Barnes 11-Oli […]

Sports’ Lads Exit Youth Cup With Heads Held High

by Peter Scherer It was the biggest game in our recent Academy history, as Mickleover faced League One Northampton Town’s youngsters, in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup. Starting line-up: 1-Josh Maher 2-Mason Hoult 3-Brandon Ferron 4-Toby Smith 5-Jared Cholerton 6- Zac Sandhu 7-Liam Carter 8-Harry Atwal 9-Sam Tomlinson 10-Fin Ryder 11-Josh […]

We’re Off To Shakespeare Country

by Peter Scherer “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” – Henry V, Act III, Scene I Mickleover will be keen to return to winning ways on Saturday, when we visit Stratford Town, to resume our Southern Premier League Central Division campaign. Our hosts are currently 14th in the table, but went down […]

Come & Support Our Future This Thursday

By Peter Scherer This Thursday at 7.45 Mickleover’s Youth team host League One’s Northampton Town in the first-round proper of the FA Youth Cup. It will be the Cobblers first game in this years tournament, but for Mickleover it’s their fifth, having already knocked out Leicester Nirvana. Alfreton Town, Stamford and Bedworth, scoring 23 goals […]

Sports March On With 5-0 Win!

by Peter Scherer Mickleover bounced back from two draws in the league, with a resounding win over Northern Premier League promotion hopefuls Worksop Town. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Joe Bateman 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Ben Sault 9-Marcus Barnes 10-Callum Chettle 11-Oliver Greaves. Subs: Sam Tomlinson, Fin Ryder, Will Atkinson, […]

It’s Cup Tie Time Again

by Peter Scherer This Saturday it’s a trip to Worksop Town for the FA Trophy. It’s been a good season so far for Craig Parry’s team, they beat Macclesfield Town 2-1 in the Northern Premier League last Tuesday and currently lie fourth in the table, undefeated at home and also have an FA Cup tie […]

Injury Equaliser, But We’re Still Undefeated

by Peter Scherer It made not have been a win, but we’re still undefeated, thanks to goals from Ethan Mann and Ben Sault. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Dan Bradley 9-Marcus Barnes 10-Ben Sault 11-Oli Greaves. Subs: Stuart Beavon, Callum Chettle, Brandon Ferron, Fin […]

Today’s Match Programme: Redditch United

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We’re Home Again

by Peter Scherer After two successive away games it’s back to the Don Amott Arena for Tuesday nights visit of Redditch Utd. Sports depth in the squad has paid dividends of late, with niggling injuries sidelining a few players of late, giving most of the squad match time. Our visitors are currently challenging in the […]

We’re Off To Kettering… On Saturday

by Peter Scherer It’s back on the road again on Saturday as Mickleover continue to build their lead at the top of the table, against a struggling Kettering Town. It’s not been the easiest of starts for the Poppies since their relegation from the National League North, having won only one league game, at Bromsgrove […]

Still Undefeated, But The 100% Record Finally Goes

by Peter Scherer After 11 successive wins, the 100% record finally went at Bromsgrove Sporting, when an Oli Greaves penalty made sure Mickleover came home with a point and still undefeated. Starting line-up: 1-Oliver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Wii Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Andy Dales 8-Joe Bateman 9-Stuart Beavon 10-Ben Sault 11-Oli Greaves. […]

Weeknight Trip To Bromsgrove

by Peter Scherer Its midweek football again when we visit Bromsgrove Sporting for a re-arranged league match on Tuesday night. Our hosts are currently 10th in the table, having only managed their first home win against Halesowen on September 26th, having lost the previous four, despite taking three wins away from home. They were victors […]

Eleven & Counting… Plus Another Clean Sheet

by Peter Scherer (Images by Steve Ingers) And so it goes on. Mickleover’s dominant start to the start to the season continued, with another 2-0 win at home to Royston Town last Saturday. They are now 11 points clear of Halesowen, with a plus 29 goal difference! Starting line-up: 1-OlIver Bosworth 2-Jake Bennett 3-Ryan Wilson […]

Today’s Match Programme: Royston Town

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Back To The League As We Welcome Royston Town

by Peter Scherer After two weeks of Cup Ties, it’s back to league action this weekend for Mickleover, as Royston FC, currently sixth in the table, visit the Don Amott Arena. Our visitors started the season with a 0-3 and 0-4 defeat, before taking their first win at Long Eaton. They have since suffered only […]

Penalty Shoot Out Drama But Mickleover Go Through

by Peter Scherer (Images by Steve Ingers) An injury time equaliser from Barwell, following two earlier goals by Stuart Beavon, led to a dramatic penalty shoot out and 4-2 win! Starting line-up: 1 Jim Pollard 2 Jake Bennett 3 Rhys Dolan 4 Will Atkinson 5 Fin Delap 6 Ethan Mann 7 Callum Chettle 8 Joe […]

FA Trophy Starts Here

by Peter Scherer Less than two weeks since we visited Barwell for a 2-1 league win, Mickleover revisit the Leicestershire side for their FA Trophy tie. There are still a few injury niggles for Sports following last weeks FA Cup defeat, but hopefully the majority of the squad will be fit to return to winning […]

Teversal (H): Match Report

by Dave Mackenzie On a great day for football, no wind and a little rain to add some zip to the pace of the ball the reserves welcomed a resurgent Teversal to the Don Amott. Starting 11: Maher, Hoult, Smith, Chollerton, Sellors, Atwall, Pennington, Liam Carter, Powell, Mas-Hall and Tudgay. After 2 unexpected defeats and […]

Glassboys Shine As Sports Falter

by Peter Scherer It just wasn’t to be, a first half red card and a goal conceded in each half, brought an end to Mickleover’s FA Cup run. Starting line-up. 1-Jim Pollard 2-Joe Bateman 3-Ryan Wilson 4-Will Atkinson 5-Fin Delap 6-Ethan Mann 7-Ben Sault 8-Dan Bradley 9-Andre Wright 10-Marcus Barnes 11-Oli Greaves. Subs: Stuart Beavon, […]

Stourbridge (A): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer It’s FA Cup time again on Saturday, when Mickleover travel to Stourbridge for their third qualifying round fixture. Seven years ago the Glass Boys knocked Mickleover out of the Cup, but Sports are now aiming to reach the fourth qualifying round for the first time in their history. It’s been a mixed […]