Category: First Team

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Sports on the Road: South Shields (A) Match Preview

Sports embark on their second longest away trip of the season on Saturday as they travel the 326 mile round trip up to Newcastle to face newly promoted side South Shields. The Mariners have had a very successful couple of seasons gaining back to back promotions from the Northern League and Evo Stik Div One North and now sit just outside the play off places in this seasons Premier Division as they look for a third consecutive promotion. South Shields have recently launched a plan to reach the Football League and you have to say that attracting between 1,500 and 2000 fans for home games at this level you can see how this can be achieved. This will be an incredibly difficult game for Sports playing in front of a large crowd and probably without possession for most of the game so they will have to make sure that any opportunity they get they make the most of, unlike Tuesday nights defeat. However Sports can go into the game with no pressure and enjoy it as South Shields will be the overwhelming favorites so anything can happen.

LAST TIME OUT
The Mariners last fixture was a home FA Trophy Tie with fellow Evo Stik Premier side Hyde United. Carl Finnigan and Dillon Morse netted for Shields either side of a Jordan Fagbola goal to set up an away tie with Stratford Town in the next round. Sports last fixture was of course the heart breaking 1-0 defeat at home to Stratford Town with Mike Taylor getting the winner in the 87th minute, so Sports will be looking to bounce back from this recent disappointment.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Niall Dorran still out. Jake Scott is unlikely to be fit as well. Lewis King is also available after his three match ban. Apart from that everybody else is presumed fit and available if selected.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is taking place at South Shields Mariners Park, Shaftesbury Avenue, South Shields, NE34 9PH. Admission prices are set at £10 Adults, £8 Concessions and £3 for Under 16’s with Under 12’s FREE with a full paying Adult. Tickets can be bought online to print off via this link https://tickets.southshieldsfc.co.uk/shop/cart.pl but admission on the turn-style is of course still available. Match day programmes as well as hot and cold food and drink will as always be available inside the ground with alcoholic beverages available inside the clubhouse.

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officer Sam Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

Don’t forget that we will also be doing live match commentary on Mixlr during the game. For this match Sam will be joined by close friend and Belper Town fan Tom Whewell who will offering his opinion on the game during the commentary. Either download the app or go onto the website and search for Mickleover Sports. Once the broadcast has gone live at around 2:50pm click listen and you should be able to enjoy full match commentary. You can access our page by clicking on this link… http://mixlr.com/mickleover-sports/ .

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We do it all again: Stratford Town (H) Match Preview

Mickleover Sports get a second chance on Tuesday night to set up a 3rd Qualifying Round FA Trophy Tie with South Shields after snatching a late equalizer at Stratford Town. Will Norcross’ late header means we bring Stratford Town back to The Don Amott Arena to see who will progress to the next round. A reminder should the score be level after 90 minutes then there will be 30 minutes of extra time and penalties if required.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Niall Doran & Kevin Grocott remain on the sideline. Jake Scott looks set to miss out after rolling his ankle again in the game at Stratford on Saturday. Ted Cribley suffered minor foot injury in the same match and will be assessed ahead of Tuesdays Replay. Lewis King is back available for selection after serving his three game suspension however Corey Addai is set to be in goal again for the game. Everyone else should be available for selection.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is a 7:45pm Kick Off at the Don Amott Arena on Station Road, Mickleover, DE3 9FB with Admission Prices set at £10 Adults, £7 Concessions and £1 for Under 16’s. Derby County and Burton Albion Season Ticket Holders are being encouraged to come along to support their local non league side with reduced admission of £7 on production of their club’s season ticket at the turnstile. The bar and snack van will be open as usual serving hot and cold drinks and food before during and after the match. Your new look Sports Report Match day Programme will also be on sale at the turnstile for only £2! This features the thoughts of Chairman Don Amott and Manager John McGrath plus all your usual content.

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officer Sam Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

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Stratford Town 1-1 Mickleover Sports: Match Report

Stratford Town 1-1 Mickleover Sports
The FA Buildbase Trophy 2nd Round
Saturday 10th November 2018
Written by Kerry Goldsworthy

Mickleover travelled to Warwickshire to face Stratford Town in the FA Buildbase Trophy second round. Sports manager John McGrath put out a strong 4-4-2 formation with Correy Addai in goal. The back four consisted of Ben Turner, Pablo Mills, Tom Burgin and Jake Scott. The midfield consisted of Mason Warren, Ricky Ravenhill, Jimmy Phillips and Ted Cribley. The two front strikers consisted of Kyle Clamp and Evan Garnett. Sports bench consisted of Will Norcross, Harley Kozluk, Nathan Jarman, Jack Walsh and Victor Sodeinge.

On the 3rd minute, Stratford was awarded a free kick. Will Grocott takes the free kick and struck the woodwork on the bar. On the 7th minute, Sports were awarded a free kick. Ted Cribley took the kick and fires to Ricky Ravenhill to shoot but goes over the bar from a reflection. A corner was awarded for sports and a scrap in the box sent the ball out wide of the goal and out for a goal kick. There was excellent play from both teams throughout the first half and excellent defending. On the 17th minute, Kynan Isaac has a shot but was blocked by Tom Burgin and Stratford had a corner. Will Grocott takes the corner and was deflected out for another corner. Corner was taken and saved by the head of Tom Burgin.

On the 23rd minute, Jake Scott was brought down and sports was awarded a free kick. Ted Cribley takes the free kick and Sports shout for a penalty but the ref gives a corner. Ted Cribley takes the corner and is cleared out by Jordan Williams. On the 26th minute Stratford got on the scoreboard with an excellent diving header from Jordan Williams. 1-0 Stratford. On the 34th minute, sports had an opportunity to get on the scoreboard but is blocked by Jamie McAteer and caught by Richard Walton. A chance for Stratford came in the 38th minute as Wilson Carvalho shoots from long range but was saved in the hands of Correy Addai. Half Time Stratford 1-0 Mickleover Sports.

Mickleover Sports made a substitution at half time with Nathan Jarman replacing Ted Cribley. On the 51st minute, Kynan Isaac had another chance of goal but was saved by Correy Addai. Another change was made for Sports on the 55th minute with Jack Walsh replacing Mason Warren. Multiple changes for sports came throughout the second half by Nathan Jarman, Jimmy Phillips and Evan Garnett but Stratford goalkeeper Richard Walton saved them. On the 74th minute, sports final change was made with Will Norcross replacing Jake Scott.

Mickleover get the important goal they need and the equaliser from a free kick awarded to sports and Will Norcross heads the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal. 1-1 was the score. During the crucial final minutes, a chance for Sports came and what could have been the winner. Evan Garnett ran with the ball and passed to Ben Turner but the ball went out wide of the left hand post. Full Time Stratford Town 1-1 Mickleover Sports.

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Sports on the Road: Stratford Town (A) Match Preview

To be or not to be, that is the question, as Sports know they are in for a tough test in Shakespeare country on Saturday as they make the trip down to face Stratford Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. The Town as they are known have not lost a competitive game since the 8th September and have won 8 of their last 11 matches in all competitions. They beat Alvechurch in the previous round drawing the first game 1-1 away before winning 3-0 at home in the replay. The Southern Premier League side sit 8th in the Premier Division table only two points off the play off positions. Sports will have to at the top of their game due get a result in this tie. However as we know form can go out of the window in the big cup competitions and with Sports cup form being excellent they can feel confident to test the hosts.

LAST TIME OUT
Stratford Town’s last fixture came on Tuesday 6th November as they beat our previous FA Trophy opponents Redditch United 2-1 at home in the Southern Premier League Cup. Mickleover Sports of course also won their last fixture 2-1 which was the victory away at Gresley FC in the 2nd Round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Niall Dorran and Kevin Grocott remain sidelined. Tom Burgin and Jake Scott are returning to full fitness after both have been included on the bench in the last couple of games. With both loan signings Kyle Clamp and Victor Sodeinge both impressing at Gresley and with Evan Garnett and Nathan Jarman still contesting starting places so there is plenty of competition at the top end of the field. Everyone else is avaliable for selection.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is taking place at Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ. Admission prices are set at £10 for Adults, £6 for Concessions, £2 for Under 18’s and FREE for Under 12’s. Match day programmes as well as hot and cold food and drink will as always be available inside the ground with alcoholic beverages available inside the clubhouse. All of your pre-match information can be found on Stratford’s website on the link here… http://www.stratfordtownfc.co.uk/a/match-day-information-49983.html

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

Don’t forget that Sam & Kerry will also be doing live match commentary on Mixlr during the game. Either download the app or go onto the website and search for Mickleover Sports. Once the broadcast has gone live at around 2:50pm click listen and you should be able to enjoy full match commentary. You can access our page by clicking on this link… http://mixlr.com/mickleover-sports/.

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Gresley vs Mickleover Sports: Match Report

Gresley 1-2 Mickleover Sports
Derbyshire FA Senior Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Written by Kerry Goldsworthy

Mickleover travelled to local club Gresley for the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup. After Mickleover’s amazing win against Workington on Saturday, Spots boss John McGrath put out a strong team in a 4-4-2 formation. The team consisted of Lewis King in goal. The back four consisted of Harley Kozluk, Tom Eccleshall, Pablo Mills and Ben Turner. The midfield consisted of Ricky Ravenhill, Mason Warren, Jimmy Phillips and Ted Cribley. The two front strikers consisted of Nathan Jarman and Kyle Clamp. The Sports bench consisted of Evan Garnett, Finn Parkin, Jake Scott and Victor Sodeinge.

First half consisted of both teams created excellent chances. Mickleover with the most chances especially a free kick that went wide of the left hand of the post. During the first half, Gresley had chances with Martyn Smyth and Kieran O’Connell which were saved by Sports goalkeeper Lewis King. Jarman and Phillips worked very well as a team during the first half but many chances were missed. Mickleover almost had a chance to get on the scoreboard with Sports awarded a corner but went over the bar of the goal. On the 28th minute a header from Sports defender Pablo Mills gave Mickleover the lead. Mickleover almost added another goal with a shot from Nathan Jarman and went wide of them right hand of the post. Half Time Gresley 0-1 Mickleover Sports

During the second half, there were no changes to each side. A chance came for Mickleover with a shot from Ricky Ravenhill and goes wide of the left hand of the post. A sub was made for Sports. Ted Cribley comes off and is replaced by Victor Sodeinge. Victor Sodeinge had some fantastic chances throughout the second half with a chance to score but was blocked by the Gresley defence. On the 70th minute Gresley earns an equaliser from Cameron Steele after the ball was struck past Lewis King. Gresley 1-1 Mickleover Sports Victor Sodeinge gets his first goal for Sports on the 82nd minute after going one on one with the keeper and shots over the keeper to strike on the top left corner. Another Sub for Sports as Mason Warren comes off and is replaced by Finn Parkin. Full Time Gresley 1-2 Mickleover Sports and Mickleover progress to the 3rd round of the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup.

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Sports on the Road: Gresley FC (A) Match Preview

Sports head down to Church Gresley on Tuesday night to take on Gresley FC in the Derbyshire Senior Cup 2nd Round. The two sides have shared many entertaining matches in league, cup and friendly matches over the years and this is sure to be no different with both sides seeing this as a realistic competition to win. However with an FA Trophy tie at Stratford coming up on Saturday it will be interesting to see if McGrath rests any players ahead of the game in Warwickshire at the weekend.

LAST TIME OUT
The Moatmen were in action on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at home to Spalding United. Leon Mettam netted in the 80th minute to knock Gresley down to 9th in the East Division table. Sports however were on the end of a 1-0 victory at home to Workington AFC with Nathan Jarman netting inside the second half to move Sports up to 17th in the Premier Division table.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Niall Dorran remains out. Lewis King is still suspended. Tom Burgin is nearly 100% match fit. Everyone else should be avaliable should they be selected. McGrath may see this as a chance to rotate the squad with many of the young reserve and academy player chomping at the bit to impress.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is taking place at Gresley’s Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9RE. Admission prices are set at £8 for Adults, £5 for Concessions and Under 16’s and £1 for Under 13’s. Match day programmes as well as hot and cold food and drink will as always be available inside the ground with alcoholic beverages available inside the clubhouse. Parking is severely limited at The Moat Ground. The Moat Ground has a small car park adjacent to it but it does get filled up early on a match day but there is plenty of parking in the area. All of your pre-match information can be found on Gresley’s website on the link here http://www.gresleyfc.com/first-time-visit/

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

Don’t forget that Sam & Kerry will also be trialing live match commentary on Mixlr during the game. Either download the app or go onto the website and search for Mickleover Sports. Once the broadcast has gone live at around 7:35pm click listen and you should be able to enjoy full match commentary. You can access our page by clicking on this link… http://mixlr.com/mickleover-sports/

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Mickleover Sports 1-0 Workington AFC: Match Report

Mickleover Sports 1-0 Workington AFC
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Written by Sam Goldsworthy

It was substitute Nathan Jarman who won this tight encounter between to sides struggling towards the bottom of the Premier Division table. The game was exactly a classic but when your down the bottom you’ll take any win and Sports boss John McGrath will be happy pulling further way from the drop zone. Jimmy Phillips and Daniel Wordsworth exchanged early blows for either side before both Jack Walsh and new loan signing Victor Sodeinde both had shots saved by close quarters for Sports by the Workington stopper. Into the second half and the side from Cumbria had a penalty given after Pablo Mills was adjudged to have fouled inside the box. Jason Walker steppes up put it wide of the right hand post. Moments later Sports scores the goal that would win the game as substitute Jarman struck a peach from outside the box off the post and into the top right corner. Sports managed to keep Workington quiet for most of the remaining minutes of the match. The closest the visitors cams was a free header from Kyle May before Coventry City loaner keeper Corey Addai made a terrific diving save from a long range effort to keep his second team sheet in his second start in goal. Sports now move up to 17th and move further from danger.

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Double loan signings Clamp and Sodeinde join Sports!

Mickleover Sports are delighted to announce the joint loan signing of two very exciting Football League striking talent! Victor Sodeinde from Nottingham Forest Under 18’s and Kyle Clamp from Burton Albion U18’s. Both players are upcoming strikers starting their careers. Sodeinde joined Forest in January 2018 from Maidstone United whilst Clamp has been at Burton Albion Academy since he was a youngster and both players will be looking to get a taste of Senior football and help score the goals to get Sports higher up the league table.

Both players have joined on one month loans and go straight into the squad to face Workington AFC on Saturday. Everyone at the club would like to welcome Victor and Kyle and we wish them every success in their time with Mickleover Sports.

I am Delighted with the two new signings. They will add great quality and an air of freshness to the squad. Kyle from Burton Albion and Victor from Nottingam Forest are both centre forwards and come with great pedigree and I am really looking forward to seeing both players in action for Mickleover Sports.

 

John McGrath, Manager

Workington AFC

Crucial Six Pointer: Workington AFC (H) Match Preview

Mickleover Sports are back in Evo Stik League action on Saturday as they welcome Workington AFC from Cumbria to The Don Amott Arena. The Reds as they are known have been struggling this season as well with the side from Cumbria currently sitting 21st in the table, second bottom and inside the relegation zone. However they have two games in hand and only sit four points behind Sports in 18th so this game could be seen as an early relegation six pointer by some people. It is absolutely crucial now that Sports take their excellent cup record into the league now as those around them such as Matlock and Lancaster are starting to pick up their recent form. All of the sides below Sports have a number of games in hand so Saturdays game with Workington will be seen by the Sports players and staff to put some breathing space in between themselves and the chasing pack. With the likes to South Shields, Marine and Hednesford to come Sports need to start picking up the points required to stay clear of that dreaded drop zone.

LAST TIME OUT
Workington’s last game also came in the FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round as they beat Scarborough Athletic 1-0 at Borough Park last Saturday. Scott Allison it was who popped up in the 27th minute to set up a tie with Newcastle Town in the next round. Sports also won at home 1-0 in the same competition, however their goal came a lot later as Evan Garnett popped up in the 93rd minute to send Sports through to face Stratford Town away from home on Saturday 10th November.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Niall Dorran is still out injured and Lewis King is serving a three match ban meaning Corey Addai will remain in goal. Tom Burgin was an unused substitute last weekend as he works his way back to full fitness. No further injuries or new signings have been reported at the time of writing so everyone else remains available for selection.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is a 3pm Kick Off at the Don Amott Arena on Station Road, Mickleover, DE3 9FB with Admission Prices set at £10 Adults, £7 Concessions and £1 for Under 16’s. Derby County Season Ticket Holders are being encouraged to come along to support their local non league side with reduced admission of £7 on production of their club’s season ticket at the turnstile. The bar and snack van will be open as usual serving hot and cold drinks and food before during and after the match. Your new look Sports Report Match day Programme will also be on sale at the turnstile for only £2! This features the thoughts of Chairman Don Amott and Manager John McGrath plus all your usual content.

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officer Sam Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

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Media Team to Trial Mixlr Radio Broadcast for Gresley Tie

After speaking to various clubs and having a successful Twitter & Facebook vote, Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry Goldsworthy are delighted to announce that they will be running a trial broadcast for online radio commentary for the Derbyshire Senior Cup match away at Gresley FC. The app called Mixlr is currently used by other Evo Stik sides such as Bamber Bridge, Gainsborough Trinity and Nantwich Town and is a great way for fans of these clubs to listen to live match commentary when they may not have a chance on some bigger radio stations. The Mixlr app can be downloaded on any Android or IOS phone or tablet as well as on their website, http://mixlr.com/ .

Once you have either downloaded the app or logged onto the website, either search for “Mickleover Sports” or follow the link http://mixlr.com/mickleover-sports to find our home page. Here you can listen to live commentary, catch up on previous broadcasts or leave comments on the chat forum with constructive feedback of things you like or things you would like in the future.

Sam & Kerry both said, “We appreciate that many of our loyal supporters cannot make the majority of our long away trips, especially on week nights. So we have decided after discussions with other clubs and collecting feedback from the fans on social media to do a trial for our Derbyshire Senior Cup game away at Gresley to see if it can work going forward. Our main focus would be on away games but if people would like this to be extended to home games then by all means let us know. For now it’s baby steps as we test this system out and see if it will work. For anyone who can’t make the Gresley game next Tuesday we would really appreciate you tuning in and giving us a listen and leaving your feedback as it would be really appreciated. This is something we have wanted to do for a while now and with no real radio coverage for the club coming on the mainstream radio stations in the area, this seems like the best option for Sports fans who want to listen to match commentary of the upcoming games”.

The trial match will be Gresley vs Mickleover Sports on Tuesday 6th November, 7:45pm KO in the Derbyshire Senior Cup 2nd Round. Coverage will begin at approx 7:35pm-7:40pm.

Below is an image of what the site will look like when you click the link above…

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