Matlock and Warrington finished ninth and tenth respectively after the spoils were shared on the season’s final day.
Buxton narrowly won the A6 derby despite Matlock being the more accomplished side for much of the contest but it seems likely that neither side will qualify for the play-offs.
Matlock joint bosses Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins want a big crowd to show up for Saturday’s final league game of the season against Warrington Town so they and the squad can thank the fans for their backing.
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Matlock secured the win they needed to stay in the play off hunt, the result pushing the Royals back into the relegation zone.
Matlock Town joint boss Craig Hopkins know his side will need maximum points from their final three games if they are to have a chance of the play-offs.
Matlock Town striker Marcus Dinanga bagged a brace at the 2017 Evo-Stik League Player of the Year Awards on Sunday night.
Matlock were outfought and outplayed by a strong Spennymoor Town outfit who look certainties for a play-off spot in what turned out to be a painful night for the Gladiators and their fans with a 4-0 home defeat.
His side may have taken a battering on Tuesday night as visiting Spennymoor Town cruised to a 4-0 win at the DCJ Group Arena to inflict serious damage on their play-off aspirations, but joint boss Glenn Kirkwood insists Matlock Town will keep on fighting for a top five finish until they are mathematically are out of the running.
Never-say-die Matlock Town came from behind and then had keeper Phil Barnes to thank as a 2-1 home win over Rushall Olympic kept their Evo-Stick NPL Premier Division play-off hopes alive.1 comment
The local elections may be taking place on May 4 but it’s time for Matlock Town fans to vote for their Player of the Year, again sponsored by the Matlock Mercury, and to be presented to the fans’ favourite at the annual presentation night in the Shorts Lounge on Friday, May 5.
Three second-half goals gave Matlock their most comfortable home victory of the season, 3-0 against mid-table Ashton who were a pale shadow of the team that beat the Gladiators 1-0 just seven days earlier.