Local rivalry kicks off

CENTRE FIELD: Matlock Town FC's match programme for a 1984 game against Macclesfield Town.
CENTRE FIELD: Matlock Town FC's match programme for a 1984 game against Macclesfield Town.

This week’s sporty theme continues with Matlock Town FC’s official match programme for their Northern Premier League home fixture against local rivals Macclesfield.

There is no date on the programme, but the game was in September 1984 and the crowd was being invited to think about buying a ‘B’ reg car from match sponsors Gordon Ford.

Of the teams’ previous league clashes, Gladiators had won 14, lost nine and drawn seven. Their line-up included Steve Cam, who had just made his 100th appearance for the club, and Bobby Mountain, who had scored against all but three NPL teams.