In the 1974–75 season the club won the FA Trophy which caused a major celebration in the town; their manager was Peter Swan, and the brothers Mick, Nick and Tom Fenoughty all played in the final. The coach and physiotherapist on that day was Harry Peck who had played for Chesterfield as a professional.
In the 1976–77 season, by then managed by Tom Fenoughty, Matlock reached the 3rd round of the FA Cup, their best performance in the competition. They beat Division Three leaders Mansfield Town and featured in a book “Tividale to Wembley” during this cup run.
For the 2009–10 season, they are a member of the Northern Premier League Premier Division.
During the 2010–11 season, on 16 October, in an FA Trophy tie at home to Bedworth, Matlock scored 10 goals to progress through to the 2nd Qualifying Round. Ross Hannah scored 7 of the 10 goals in Matlock’s biggest ever competitive home win.
The result equalled the club’s biggest ever competitive win, 10–0 away to Lancaster City in 1975.
Matlock Town F.C. feature in the memoir The Long Road Out of Town by Greg Watts, who supported the club in the 1970s.
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