Season begins in style

Matlock Town football team in 1955/6.
Matlock Town football team in 1955/6.

In 1955/6 the football season began in fine style for Matlock Town.

They won their opening home game against British Ropes, in the Central Alliance, by two goals to nil and the following Wednesday defeated Derby County ‘A’ 3-6 at Sinfin Lane.

Pictured here are some of the players who include (left to right) J Roberts, Jack Wragg, Alf Manship, Bill Rhodes, Michael Howard, Peter Howe, A Elton, L F Butler (manager) and seated T Abbey, J Hallam, J Lakin, Colin Leatherday and D Green.

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