Football from the past

Matlock Town Juniors from around 1973
Matlock Town Juniors from around 1973

SOCCEr stars of the past are pictured here posing for a shot taken around 40 years ago.

The photograph was submitted by Mark Andrews and is of the full squad of teams of Matlock Juniors FC in about 1973 before the young players boarded a coach to Derby.

It was taken at the back of Woolley Road in Matlock.

The teams played in the Derby Parks League on a Sunday morning.

Mr Andrews, who now lives in Tansley, was about 14-years-old when the shot was taken.

He said: “I think there are three teams on there, I played for the team in the middle row.

“We used to get on the coach which would take us to Derby every Sunday where there were about 30 pitches.

“The club is not going anymore, but I do remember that we got to a cup final, but I think we lost in extra time!

“There are a lot of local lads in the photograph and I still see a quite a few of them. A lot still work in Matlock.”