Five-star display for victorious Sports

Rampant Matlock Sports made a dream start to life in the Matlock & District Football League at the weekend.

Newell, McGuiness and Talbob netted to dent the early hopes of Chesterfield Town Reserves’, whose noisy fans were even stunned into silence for a spell after 20 minutes.

Chesterfield pulled one back on the half-hour mark, only for Matlock to pin them back with two more goals before half-time to put the score at 5-1 at the break.

Chesterfield came back in the second half the stronger side, adding two more goals but this wasnt enough as the score finished 5-3.

Jamie Morgan’s rocket shot fired Shirland MW to victory as he scored two against a fantastic Darley Dale side, winning the game 2-1. New boys All Inn FC shared the spoils with another new team Alfreton Athletic in an exciting 3-3 draw while Hilcote United could only manage a draw against Chesterfield Town’s first team.

The results from Saturday were:

Hellison Trophies League One – Darley Dale 1 Shirland MW 2, Woodthorpe Rovers 5 Laburnum 2, Alfreton Athletic 3 All Inn FC 3, Chesterfield Town 1 Hilcote Utd 1, Hopflower 1 Shirebrook Rangers 3.

Solar Press League Two – Tansley 4 Black Hippo 2, AFC South Wingfield 1 Cromford Res 0, Matlock Sports 5 v Chesterfield Town Res 3, Lea Holloway 2 Riddings Rovers 2, Codnor Miners 4 Hurst Farm Utd 0.

The fixtures for this Saturday (September 10) are:

Hellison Trophies League One – All Inn FC V Shirland MW, Chesterfield Town FC v Alfreton Athletic, Darley Dale Lions v Laburnum Saints, Hilcote United FC v Hopflower FC, Kings Arms FC v Woodthorpe Rovers,

Solar Press League Two – AFC Lea Holloway v Cromford Reserves, Hurst Farm United FC v Tansley FC, Matlock Sports v Black Hippo, Riddings Rovers v Codnor Miners FC, Wirksworth Albion v Chesterfield Town Reserves.