Matlock Town have announced their retained list of contracted players for next season, but one prominent name is not on it.
Adam Yates was named fans’ Player of the Year at Matlock Town’s presentation evening on Friday – before it was promptly revealed he had signed a new contract with the Gladiators.
Buxton FC is asking supporters to lend a helping hand to get the Silverlands ready for the new season.
Matlock Town’s season finished in disappointment after losing the Derbyshire Senior Cup final to two late goals by Ilkeston FC then defeats to Worksop Town and Kendal Town were a bitter pill to swallow, but already all eyes are now trained on next season.
Matlock manager Mark Atkins reflected on a disappointing league season this week as the Gladiators ended their 2012/13 Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division campaign in a lowly 17th spot.
Kendal Town 4 Matlock Town 1
A tired Matlock side battled on until the end but Worksop proved to be far too strong to record a convincing league double over the hosts, having beaten them 6-1 at Sandy Lane in December.
Matlock boss Mark Atkins was left fuming as to how his side were in front at the death in Tuesday night’s Derbyshire Senior Cup Final against Ilkeston, yet ended up losing 2-1.
Matlock Town boss Mark Atkins was left fuming as to how his side were in front at the death in Tuesday night’s Derbyshire Senior Cup Final against Ilkeston, yet ended up losing 2-1.
As WWE commentator Jim Ross once said: “Business is about to pick up,” and that could be very true about Matlock Town as the Gladiators seem to have hit a little run of form with a win against Kendal Town and a draw against Derbyshire Senior Cup final opponents Ilkeston FC.
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Minds were probably elsewhere in both camps as the Gladiators and the Robins played out a tame league derby just three days before they were due to engage battle again in the Derbyshire Senior Cup Final.
It’s been a thrilling season at the Reynolds Stadium - and now it’s time to vote for your Mercury Player of the year!
by James Griffiths
Hopes Matlock boss Mark Atkins might have had of rotating his squad for the double header with county rivals Ilkeston this week look to have been dashed as injuries yet again bite into his squad.
Matlock Town 3-0 Kendal Town: Matlock struck a purple patch to score three times in eight first half minutes to push struggling Kendal closer to relegation.
Witton Albion 3 Matlock Town 0
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