Team’s top start

Matlock Town in 1955/56
Matlock Town in 1955/56

The 1955-56 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 3-6 at Sinfin Lane.

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

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