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Matlock hope for another huge crowd as they fight to the bitter end for play-off spot

Craig Hopkins has praised the support of the Matlock public and appealed for a huge turnout to back the Gladiators in a vital home clash against Rushall Olympic on Saturday.

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Chris Buckley on the charge and on his way to a try for Matlock.

Late lapse turns victory into defeat for frustrated Matlock

A late lapse in concentration turned victory into the narrowest of defeats for frustrated Matlock when they hosted Loughborough.

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Billy Godleman, who is a keen advocate of developing his skills away from cricket.

Derbyshire skipper Godleman wins prize for his work outside cricket

The way in which Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman has broadened his horizons to help him gear up for the new season has landed him a prestigious prize.

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England star Alex Hales, who is due to face Derbyshire in the early part of the season. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford)

England stars set to light up early part of Derbyshire’s cricket season

Several England players are due to visit the 3aaa County Ground to face Derbyshire in the early part of the new cricket season.

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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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Win South of France rugby Super League trip with Batchelors Peas

WIN: South of France trip to see Yorkshire rugby Super League action with Batchelors Peas

Win a trip to the South of France to watch a Yorkshire Super League team play Catalan Dragons and pocket £250 of spending money with Batchelors Peas.

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VIDEO: Comfortable win keeps Matlock Town’s play-off hopes alive

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.

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Buveur D'Air, ridden by Noel Fehily, and trained by Nicky Henderson, wins the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last week. (PHOTO BY: Julian Herbert.PA Wire)

Ten talking-points that made the 2017 Cheltenham Festival so memorable

All over for another year, the Cheltenham Festival has written a new chapter in its illustrious, heavyweight history.

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RUMOURS: Manchester United close in on £100m deal for Antoinne Griezmann

RUMOURS: Manchester United close in on £100m deal for Antoinne Griezmann

Man United are on the brink of landing Atletico Madrid’s Antoinne Griezmann in a £100m deal, accoring to the latest rumours.

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IN PICTURE: Zach Clough - goal celebrations.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
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OPINION: Do fans have a right to boo?

Fans have been booing players and decision for generations. But is it right?

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Neymar

RUMOUR MILL: Neymar drops Manchester City hint | Wenger will stay to help Arsenal re-shape squad | Ozil and Sanchez are to be shown the exit door at Arsenal | Chelsea not fazed by Costa claim

Today’s transfer rumours.

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RUMOURS: Is Wayne Rooney set for stunning return to Everton?

RUMOURS: Is Wayne Rooney set for stunning return to Everton?

Wayne Rooney could be set to return to his boyhood club Everton, the Daily Mirror are reporting.

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Glenn Kirkwood

Kirkwood keen to stay positive despite defeats

“Don’t be too downhearted” is the message from joint boss Glenn Kirkwood after seeing his Matlock side lose at both Ashton United and Spennymoor United this week, defeats which now make them look long shots for a play-off spot.

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Niall McManus scored Matlock's second goal.

First-half treble proves crucial for Spennymoor as they overcome Town

A brace of goals inside a couple of second-half minutes were insufficient to earn the Gladiators a point after a first-half horror show.

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Kim Barnett, who says he is confident Derbyshire Falcons will be very competitive in this summers NatWest T20 Blast.

Barnett excited by Derbyshire Falcons’ new T20 signing Matt Henry

Supremo Kim Barnett has spoken of his excitement after Derbyshire snapped up another big-name signing for the 2017 season.

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Leeds United Elland Road 31st July 1974  Brian Clough New Leeds United manager arrives at Elland Road.

IN THE TOP ONE: Pick your favourite Brian Clough moment

On what would have been the great man’s 82nd birthday, we look back at some of Brian Clough’s most memorable moments found on YouTube.

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RUMOUR MILL: Wenger offered PSG job | Griezmann to snub Man United for Atletico stay | Spurs lead Barkley chase | Russian hooligans issue chilling warning to England fans | Vardy claims he received death threats

RUMOUR MILL: Wenger offered PSG job | Griezmann to snub Man United for Atletico stay | Spurs lead Barkley chase | Russian hooligans issue chilling warning to England fans | Vardy claims he received death threats

Today’s transfer news.

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Daniel Pinillos goal celebrations

OPINION: Last gasp goal against Derby might prove the difference for Forest

Daniel Pinillos’ last minute equaliser in the East Midlands derby could prove to be the difference between Championship survival and relegation to League One.

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IN PICTURE: David Nugent goal celebrations.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
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OPINION: Derby pressed self destruct but Forest draw was fair result

The one hundredth East Midlands Derby took place in Saturday – like you didn’t know – and this time around neither sets of fans could complain at the outcome.

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Jubilant Matlock Town Academy players celebrate last years win in the Blackpool Cup tournament.

Key defender in fitness fight as Matlock Town Academy defend Blackpool Cup

A key player faces against a race against time to be fit as Matlock Town Academy prepare to defend their title at a prestigious, international youth tournament.

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