View Today’s Matchday Programme: Morpeth Town

We have now moved our usually printed programmes to an online format so our supporters can still stay up to date! The FREE online programme features loads of great content on Mickleover FC as well as our opponents on the day. Please click here to view today’s Morpeth Town programme. See you are the match!

COVID-19: MFC Spectators’ Code of Conduct

In order to assist our staff and stewards and to help protect you and your fellow spectators, you are kindly requested to follow these guidelines when attending all fixtures at the Don Amott Arena. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID 19 – High temperature, Loss of sense of taste or smell, a new […]

Mickleover Star In Youth Cup 4-0 Victory

by David Mackenzie Mickleover’s The FA Youth Cup team put in another sterling performance on Wednesday night against a spirited Eastwood Town team in the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup. This is on the back of the previous round’s win over Borrowash Vics two weeks ago in the Preliminaries. Pablo Mills has […]

Morpeth Town (H): Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Saturday sees Mickleover play their first home league match since March, when they host Morpeth Town in a 3pm kick-off. Like Sports, Morpeth kicked off their season over the last week, with a 1-1 draw at home to Grantham in the League last Saturday, before following Mickleover into the hat for the […]

Mickleover Fight Back After Early Slip: Leek Town (A)

by Peter Scherer Last night’s visit to Leek Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, saw Mickleover fight back from an early goal, to return home 2-1 winners. There were a few changes from the side that visited South Shields last Saturday. But manager John McGrath went for: 1-Joe Slinn 2- Jake […]

Another Crushing Win for Sports Reserves

by Peter Scherer Only two days after beating Ashland Rovers 4-0, Mickleover FC Reserves hit Mansfield Hosiery Mills with another 4-1 victory. It was already 3-0 at half time, before make it four in the second half. But the clean-sheet hopes were dashed when the home side were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes to […]

FA Cup: Leek Town (A) Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Tomorrow night it’s FA Cup time, with Mickleover away to NPL South East team Leek Town. Leek have already beaten Sporting Khalsa 2-1 in the Cup on September 12th, before their league campaign started last Saturday with a 5-0 win over Wisbech. Last season Sports went out in the first qualifying round […]

Mickleover shine despite defeat: South Shields (A)

by Peter Scherer On paper it was a 3-0 defeat at South Shields, but the Mickleover FC team headed back south with the reward of  a good strong team performance and a flattering score line for the home side. With a full squad to choose from, manager John McGrath opted for Burton Albion loanee Callum […]

Walshaw’s coming home – Sports’ new signing

by Peter Scherer After a successful trial with the club, Mickleover FC have signed, subject to international clearance,  US College Soccer ace Jordan Walshaw. Born in Sheffield, Jordan Walshaw started his football career as a Chesterfield youth player, before heading to US College soccer. He was playing for Winthrop Eagles last season in the Big […]

Reserves: Ayetaine hat trick in sensational home win

by Peter Scherer Straight off the back of last Saturday’s 4-4 draw at Linby, Mickleover FC Reserves were in sparkling form, with a comfortable 4-0 home win against Ashland Rovers, their first home game in the Central Midlands Premier League South. 1-Tom Smith 2-Larrel King 3-Tom Eccleshall 4-Loluis Pennington 5-Pablo Mills 6-Clarence Clark 7-Bobby Battison […]

South Shields (A): NPL Match Preview

by Peter Scherer If the 2019/20 had run its course, South Shields would have been probably starting their National League campaign next month, but circumstances prevailed and they will be out to prove themselves this weekend. So far they have won four of their seven friendly matches, but lost 1-0 to Gateshead last weekend. They […]

Tefera hat trick as Sports Reserves share 4-4 draw

by Peter Scherer Surafel Tefera was the star turn as Mickleover FC played their first match league after Promotion to the Central Midlands League South. The thrilling end to end game away to Linby ended 4-4, with Tom Eccleshall joining Terfera on the Mickleover score sheet. But with only three days rest they are back […]

Gaffer’s thoughts: A tough start to Sports’ season

by Peter Scherer The pre-season build-up is done and it’s the competitive start to the season now approaching, with Saturday’s away to trip to last years uncrowned Champions South Shields, before a visit to Leek Town for the first qualifying round FA Cup match. So what does manager John McGrath feel about our season start? […]

Limited tickets available for FA Cup clash with Leek Town

The Sports have been drawn away to Leek Town in the First Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup. The fixture takes place Tuesday 22nd September KO1945. Tickets for this game will be on a strict first come, first served basis – please contact Tony Shaw on 07966 197246

Peterborough Sports (h) Match Report

STALEMATE FOR MICKLEOVER IN LAST PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY by Peter Scherer Peterborough Sports were the visitors at the Don Amott Arena, for the final pre-season friendly of the year. There was a welcome back from injury for both Phil Watt and Paddy Webb, as manager John McGrath starts to show a hint of his line-up for […]

Pre-season: Peterborough Sports (h) Match Preview

MATCH DAY SATURDAY… TAKE A LOOK AT OUR VISITORS by Peter Scherer Peterborough Sports are our final pre-season visitors this weekend and have hit the ground running following their promotion as Champions of the Southern League Division 1, which sees them now in the Premier Central Division. Manager Jimmy Dean and his assistant Daniel Ruscillo […]

Sports Reserves’ season starts here…

by Peter Scherer With 10 friendly matches behind them in pre-season, Mickleover FC Reserves begin their first season in the Central Midlands League South Division with a tough match away at Linby on Saturday. Formed as a colliery team back in 1892 Linby finished fifth in last years abandoned season, having finished on a run […]

Pre-season: Guiseley (h) Match Report

LAST MINUTE FREE-KICK ALMOST A WINNER! by Peter Scherer In the penultimate pre-season friendly, Mickleover FC put up another strong performance against National League North opponents Guiseley. There were a few changes from last Saturday’s line-up at Frickley, with debuts for Jordan Walshaw and Declan Bacon. 1-Callum Hawkins 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-Mason Warren 5 […]

Pre-season: AFC Guiseley (h) Match Preview

TUESDAY NIGHTS VISITORS ARE… AFC GUISELEY by Peter Scherer National League North side Guiseley are based near Leeds and have played three friendly matches so far, all away from home. They started with a 1-0 win at Thackley, before a 0-0 draw at Worksop Town. Last Saturday they visited Nuneaton Borough, going down 2-0. Joint […]

Sports’ Reserves pre-season update

Coming off the back of an excellent 3-0 win against Radford from a step above, we travelled up the road to Clay Cross to play the local team who were runners up in their league last year. CLAY CROSS TOWN 5 MICKLEOVER FC RESERVES 4 On a drizzly bleak austere evening, we saw a terrific […]

Pre-season: Frickley (a) Match Report

10 MEN SPORTS BATTLE TO HARD FOUGHT FRIENDLY DRAW by Peter Scherer It was already a weakened side as Mickleover FC visited Frickley Athletic, with Stuart Beavon and Paddy Webb both out action and Phil Watt joining them pre-match too. Joe Slinn 2-Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4-John McGrath 5-Pablo Mills 6 James Butler 7-Mason Warren […]

Pre-season: Frickley Athletic (a) Match Preview

by Peter Scherer Tomorrow afternoon Mickleover FC visit Frickley Athletic for the latest in line of pre-season friendly matches. Previously known as Frickley Colliery, home is at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and they currently play in the NPL South East Division. This will be their sixth friendly, having started with a defeat away to Grimsby […]

Introducing ‘Pitching In’ – the new partner of the NPL

GVC is delighted to announce that the new sponsor of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian and Southern Leagues – is Pitching In. Pitching In, is a new Grassroots Sports Investment Programme that has today been launched by GVC, the multi-national sports-betting and gaming group which owns Ladbrokes and Coral.   The partnership covers all three […]

Pre-season: Alfreton Town (h): Match Report

STRONG SHOWING ON FIRST HOME FRIENDLY by Peter Scherer For a change it was dry, sunny and a pleasant evening as Mickleover Sports welcomed Alfreton Town to the Don Amott Arena, for their first pre-season home match for 20/21. Manager John McGrath went for a strong starting line-up 1 Joe Slinn 2- Jake Bennett 3-Alex […]

Pre-season: Alfreton Town (h) Preview

by Peter Scherer Tonight we welcome Alfreton Town to the Don Amott Arena, for the National League North teams second match of this pre-season. Alfreton hadn’t played a match since March before visiting Basford United last Saturday. They used the match to field almost two completely different teams for each half and came away as […]

Mixed fortunes for Sports Reserves

by Peter Scherer It’s not only been Mickleover FC first team that’s been busy over the last week, the reserves have been out and about too. They started a week ago with a 3-0 defeat at Newark, before earning a 0-0 draw away to Cromford & Wirksworth on Wednesday evening. Thursday should have been at Kimberley, […]

Pre-season: Coalville (a) – Rain, rain and more rain

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC travelled to Coalville Town last Friday for another pre-season friendly, their third in a week. Unfortunately the weather was akin to Tuesday’s defeat at Dunkirk FC and made any hope of good football particularly difficult in the continuous rain. Sports went behind after 17 minutes when Coalville’s Luke Shaw was […]

The Sports launch new Supporter’s Lottery

We have launched our new Get Behind The Sports Supporter’s Lottery and all of our playing staff and committee have already signed up! For only £2 per week the lottery gives you the chance to win a wide range of fabulous prizes and let’s you help your club’s playing side at the same time. At a time […]

Sports suffer their own Dunkirk battle

by Peter Scherer Gale force winds and driving rain just didn’t invite good football and Sports suffered as a consequence, losing 5-1 to Dunkirk FC last night. There were a few changes from last weekends 1-0 win against Tamworth, but it was still fairly strong line-up. Joe Slinn 2- Jake Bennett 3-Alex Morris 4- John […]

Matchday Volunteers Needed

From the Treasurer, Neil Hadfield A chance to get ‘Get behind The Sports’ Mickleover F.C. are reaching out to you to ask you to get involved on matchdays. This is your chance to join our band of matchday volunteers covering a wide range of jobs on the day. These roles include Car parking, Ground Maintenance, […]

Three games in a week for The Sports!

by Peter Scherer It’s starting to get serious as the Northern Premier League season rapidly approaches. Fixture announcements are imminent and the Mickleover FC pre-season build-up reaches it’s peak with three games in a week, starting with Tamworth on Saturday, followed by Dunkirk on Tuesday and Coalville on Friday 28th. The new signings are starting […]

Sports Reserves start to hit form!

by Peter Scherer After a win again Derby United and a defeat last weekend to Ilkeston Town under 21’s, Mickleover FC reserves were back in action last night against Worksop Town under 21’s at the St George’s Complex near Sheffield. It was a mixture of youth and experience in the team line-up, with manager John […]

The Sports win at Clipstone

by Peter Scherer.   (Images by Clipstone FC) Mickleover FC continued their pre-season warm up friendlies last Saturday with a 3-1 win way at Clipstone. There were goals from Stuart Beavon, Will Monteiro and Kemy Agustien. This Saturday they are away again at Southern League Tamworth.

The Sports pre-season well underway

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC boss John McGrath and his assistant Ricky Ravenhill had the majority of the first team squad in training last night. It was a mixture of returning players, new signings and academy graduates being put through their paces. Striker Paddy Webb is looking forward to the start of the season, after […]

Reserves Manager Mackenzie is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK

I don’t particularly like cycling although I have done several rides which have raised just over £6,000 for MS Trust, Prostate Cancer and the Erskine Hospital. I’m not a frequent cycler and would maybe go out once a month and NEVER in the winter or when it’s raining! The furthest I have ridden in a […]

Academies merge together to create the ESPFA

The Northern Premier League Football Academy (NPLFA), the Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) and the Isthmian League Football Academy (ILFA) have today merged to become the Education and Semi-Professional Football Academy (ESPFA). The ESPFA was originally developed as the overarching organisation of the three step seven leagues – Northern Premier League, Southern League and Isthmian […]

Reserves play first practice match

by Peter Scherer The Sports reserve team began the preparation for their first forthcoming season in the Central Midlands League Division South, with a friendly match against Midland Regional Alliance Premier Division side Derby Singh Brothers at Rolls Royce. Dave Mackenzie and Aaron Hayer had the majority of last year’s team available plus a few […]

Jay McGrath joins the Sky Blues

Taken from Coventry City are pleased to announce the signing of defender Jay McGrath from Mickleover FC. The 17-year-old centre-back joins on a two-year-deal from the Northern Premier Division side and will link-up with the Sky Blues Development side. Jay is predominantly a left-footed centre-half, who has also been deployed as a left-back during […]

Get Behind The Sports

We’re raising £15,000 to keep Mickleover F.C. moving “Get Behind The Sports”. All money given will be spent on facility improvements. Thank you. DONATE NOW  

Drive In Films at Mickleover Sports Club

Join us for a brilliant selection of pictures at sunset with our Drive In Films. We have the following movies and dates coming up: Joker – 24th July Grease – 30th July Rocketman – 31st July Mamma Mia – 14th August 1917 – 15th August Trolls World Tour – 28th August Dirty Dancing – 12th […]

A long distance supporter… and ex-player!

by Peter Scherer It’s 46 years since Alan Gregson left Mickleover to settle in Western Australia, but his continuous following the Sports results qualifies him as probably the longest distance supporter. But Alan’s connections are through his playing days too. I played when it was still Mickleover Old Boys, went from Army Cadets into the […]

Our NHS Allstar Charity Match Update

Due to the ongoing Covid – 19 issues we have reviewed the proposed charity game. As you know we were hoping to hold the match featuring an NHS charity side against a Mickleover side featuring a host of very experienced players, including Derby County Legends, Ex Internationals and stars from the footballing world, at the […]

Mickleover FC launch new season packages

As things slowly return to normal we are starting to look forward to kicking things off again… hopefully soon!  We will now be offering some amazing season passes so you can make some brilliant savings: BRONZE – £500 – 1 season £900 two seasons Entry to all our games – League,Cup & Friendly games Reserved […]

Our club shop is stocked with new official merchandise!

We have just stocked up our club shop with some amazing new official Mickleover FC merchandise! For all orders please contact Tony Shaw on 07966197246 or email

Mickleover Market & Car Boot Sale is BACK!

Derby’s favourite market and car boot sale returns on July 12th and carries on Every Sunday all summer – weather dependent. Refreshments and trade stalls • Free parking • Social distancing measures in place Seller’s entry fee is only £7. Buyer’s: £1 Adults and U16s go FREE. See you at Mickleover Sports Club, Station Road […]

From The Sports to Football League: Andy Dales

by Peter Scherer An ex Derby County youth player Andy Dales went from strength to strength during his time at Mickleover. He spent 10 years with the Rams, having started in their Academy aged nine. I played in the reserves and got as far as being a first year pro when they released me. But I […]

From The Sports to Football League: Morgan Williams

by Peter Scherer Morgan Wiliams is a true Mickleover success story. The defender came through the junior teams at the Don Amott Arena, before earning himself a regular first team place throughout the 2017/18 season. He started in the Academy at 18, I was playing at College and then for the Academy for about five months, […]

From The Sports to Football League: Connor Hall

by Peter Scherer Striker Connor Hall has had two spells at Mickleover, but is remembered for his prolific goal scoring. He started playing football as a four year old at Binfield and played junior football both there and at Eldon Celtic, before joining Ascot United under 18’s. It was from Ascot that he made his first […]

From The Sports to Football League: Jake Bennett

by Peter Scherer Defender Jake Bennett was a key member of the Mickleover side between December 2014 and 2016. He started his career playing for his home town team Telford AFC. I joined them when I was 15 and made two starts in their first team, before going out on loan to Market Drayton he said. It […]

They all moved on to League clubs!

During this week we are going to be looking at four players that have donned the red and black of Mickleover FC and moved on to well established league clubs. You can read how they got to play for us and where they are playing football now. Tuesday’s will be defender Jake Bennett, with striker […]

Brewers to visit Station Road

Burton Albion have offered to bring their full first team squad to the Don Amott Arena to play Mickleover FC in a friendly match. With Mickleover manager John McGrath and striker Stuart Beavon both ex Brewers players, the connections between the two clubs remain close. It could be new player manager Jake Buxton’s first games […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: The Final 3

by Peter Scherer We have now covered all the ex and current footballers due to play in the NHS Allstars match and some of the guests, so we are now going to look at the final three participants. Derbyshire cricketer Tony Palladino is a medium pace right handed bowler and right handed batsman. He made his First […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Stuart Beavon

by Peter Scherer Stuart Beavon is another current Mickleover player due to join the NHS Allstars Charity match action. He became the third generation of his family to play professional football, following in the steps of his Father Stuart and Grandfather Cyril. But it all started for Stuart junior at Hellenic League Ardley United, before swiftly […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Ricky Ravenhill

by Peter Scherer Mickleover assistant manager Ricky Ravenhill has been at the Don Amott Arena for almost two years. He started as a youth player at Barnsley in 1998, but got his break when he joined then Conference side Doncaster Rovers in 2002. His forceful midfield role played a part in Doncaster’s play-off win in 2003, […]

Mickleover FC Exit Trials: Win A Semi-Pro Contract!

Do you think you’re ready to play semi-professional football? We’re giving one of you a brilliant opportunity to win a contract with Mickleover Football Club! Join us for trials 1-2 August. The Gaffer, Assistant Manager as well as players Stuart Beavon and Pablo Mils will be overseeing the whole selection process. Successful applicants from Saturday’s […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: John McGrath

by Peter Scherer Even the NHS Allstars teams will need managers and on this occasion the men for the job are Ted McMinn and Mickleover’s own boss John McGrath. As a young 16 year old McGrath was a star of Irish youth side Belvedere, who won the FAI Youth Cup, Leinster Youth Cup and Under 18 […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Clinton Morrison

by Peter Scherer Another of Mickleover’s current players to grace the pitch in the NHS Allstars Charity Match is former Republic of Ireland International Clinton Morrison. His career started with his local club Crystal Palace and having come through their youth development, made his first team debut in May 1998, scoring on his debut too. The […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Pablo Mills

by Peter Scherer Mickleover FC’s own Pablo Mills, an ex Rams graduate, joins the NHS Charity match support. Mills had joined Derby County as a 14 year old and graduated to make his first team debut under John Gregory’s management in 2002. Primarily a defender, his versatility over the years has seen him play both midfield and […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Chris Beardsley

by Peter Scherer Another former Mickleover player, but striker Chris Beardsley spent his formative years at Station Road from 11-16 years of age. He was snapped up by Mansfield Town and made his debut for the Stags in League Two in 2002, but they couldn’t avoid relegation. After a loan spell at Worksop Town, where he […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Aaron Webster

by Peter Scherer An ex Mickleover player, but Aaron Webster made his name in Burton Albion’s colours. Burton born he came through the Brewers Youth scheme, making his debut at the age of 17, when they were in the Southern League Premier Division. He stayed at Burton during their move into the Northern Premier League, winning the […]

Allstar Charity Match: NHS Heroes

by Peter Scherer We have seen the ex Rams player and some of the other celebrities supporting Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, now we will take a brief look at some of the NHS employees planning to take part too. Micky Williams works at a porter on the medical assessment unit. He’s 44 and is a […]

We will always be ‘The Sports’ but now we are Mickleover F.C.

by Peter Scherer It’s now 72 years since Mickleover Old Boys were originally formed. But after 44 years of Derby Senior League football on their Vicarage Road pitch, Mickleover Sports FC were founded. The committee had been raising funds for 10 years to enable the new club to progress to it’s current stadium on Station […]

Hot August Night 2020: New Date Confirmed!!!

We are happy to the announce that this year’s fantastic concert Hot August Night, will still take place, on the new date of Sunday 27th September. Due to the current pandemic we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure this event still takes place. It will now be an afternoon event due […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Mark Robins

by Peter Scherer There has been success as both a player and a manager for Mark Robins. A Manchester United youth product, Robins was the second highest United scorer behind Mark Hughes in his first season of 1989/90. He was part of the FA Cup Final winning squad too, having scored the winning semi-final replay […]

We need your support, please help save our club by donating

Thank you to everyone who has already donated, we are nearly 10% towards our goal of £15,000. We are in a situation many grass roots clubs are in due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are ran by volunteers and are left with 8 home fixtures now cancelled and the club closed to the public. […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Don Goodman

by Peter Scherer A prolific goalscorer with a number of clubs, Don Goodman started his career at Bradford City in 1984, having signed from a Yorkshire amateur club. He made his league debut aged 17 while still working as an electrician. After signing professional that summer he went on to play 70 times and scored 14 […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Mick Hopkinson

by Peter Scherer You have to go back to the era of Rams manager Harry Storer to find the beginning of Mick Hopkinson’s Derby County career. He was signed from West End Boys Juniors and became professional aged 17 in 1959. Primarily a full back but he could play elsewhere, and became a regular after Tim Ward […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: John McGovern

by Peter Scherer It’s impossible to count the number of honours gained by John Mcgovern on one hand, but although Scottish born it all began at Hartlepool. McGovern signed for Hartlepool as a 16 year old to come under the guidance of the up and coming managerial partnership of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. He was […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Kevin Hector

by Peter Scherer Ask someone to name a Derby County legend and they will probably say “Kevin Hector”. He started his career as an 18 year with Bradford Park Avenue, as part of a formidable strike force with Bobby Ham. Rams manager Tim Ward was alleged to have gone to view Ham, but was impressed […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Darren Bent

by Peter Scherer An accomplished international striker, Darren Bent came to Derby County fairly late in his career. He was spotted by Ipswich Town in 1998 playing for Godmanchester Rovers, and signed professional at Portman Road in 2001, making his first team debut the same year in the UEFA Cup. During his first season he […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Wayne Sutton

by Peter Scherer Derby born bred Wayne Sutton joined Derby County to serve his apprenticeship and turn professional in 1992. He made his debut in the 1995/96 promotion year, but wasn’t a regular member of the squad. To gain more experience he went to Herford United on loan, but only played seven games in total and […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Paul Green

by Peter Scherer Republic of Ireland international midfielder Paul Green was well into his footballing career when he joined Derby County in 2008. He was initially on Sheffield Wednesday’s books, but after being released as a sixteen year old, he began a long spell with Doncaster Rovers. After debuting in 2001 when Doncaster were in the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Chris Palmer

by Peter Scherer A Derby born junior player beginning his football career at Derby County, Chris Palmer never managed to break into the Rams first team. After two years he firstly had a one month loan at Hereford United, which gave him three games, before joining Notts County, where he quickly established himself as a first team […]

Sports’ bring in quality in Butler

Mickleover Sports are over the moon to announce the signing of very talented Centre Back, James Butler. With previous clubs including Stoke City, Kidsgrove Athletic and Hartlepool United, there is no doubt he is bringing some excellence to the squad. Butler was snapped up by Hartlepool after impressing against them in the FA Cup when […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Marvin Robinson

by Peter Scherer A big bustling old style centre forward Marvin Robinson spent almost five years with Derby County, but was unable to force his way into the regular starting line-up. He played for England under 18’s while still at school, before becoming professional at Derby in June 1998, making his league debut the following year. The […]

McGrath brings in attacking full back Morris

Sports’ manager, John McGrath has added some energy to our defence next season with signing of full back Alex Morris from Kidsgrove Athletic.  Other former clubs include Port Vale and Leek Town. I am really looking forward to starting at Mickleover and show the club what I can offer. After speaking to the gaffer, the […]

Mickleover Sports ‘Thank You NHS’ T Shirts now on sale

Say a massive thank you to our NHS superheroes by purchasing one of our new Thank You t-shirts. They are £15 each + postage and £5 of each sale will go to the NHS. Postage is £3.95 To order yours, please email

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jamie Ward

by Peter Scherer An Irish International striker, Jamie Ward played for a number of local teams. Although he started as a trainee at Aston Villa, he captained their reserve side, and played in the 2004 Youth Cup Final, but never made a first team appearance. His league debut came in a loan spell at Stockport County, […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Darren Moore

by Peter Scherer Jamaican International and rock solid central defender Darren Moore has tasted success with a number of clubs in his career. He made his league debut for Torquay United in March 1992, before he had signed professional and was quickly established as a key player in the Devon team’s defence. He had three seasons at […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Stephen Bywater

by Peter Scherer 71 consecutive games in a Derby County shirt were one of the highlights of Stephen Bywater’s career. Having started off in the Rochdale youth scheme, he was quickly spotted by Harry Redknapp, who took the 16 year old goalkeeper to West Ham after only one senior appearance. There was immediate success for him at […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Shaun Barker

by Peter Scherer Injuries plagued Shaun Barker’s career throughout his Derby County career, but for a while he was club captain. Having come through the junior ranks at Rotherham United he made his debut for the South Yorkshire club in March 2003. He had four seasons with the Millers and was junior player of the year in […]

Sports’ Reserves awarded promotion

by David Mackenzie, Reserves Manager Next season Mickleover FC Reserves will play in the Central Midlands Football League Black Dragon Badges South Division that includes the likes of Pinxton, Swanick and will have local derbies against Holbrook Sports and St Michaels, Hilton Harriers and RBL! This is as a result from having the most points per game […]

VE Day Real Ale Takeaway this Friday at Sports club

Why not celebrate VE Day with some delicious Real Ale and Cider takeouts from Mickleover Sports Real Ale and Cider Club? Pop down to Mickleover Sports Club on Friday 8th May. 12noon – 7pm • Social distancing measures in place • Cash or Contacless Ale/cider pre-orders are recommended by emailing

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Rob Kozluk

by Peter Scherer Another former Derby County Youth graduate will be joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Charity Allstars match, but he made his name a bit further north. Rob Kozluk made his first team debut for Derby away to Liverpool in in 1997. He made another 11 appearances that season at right back and began the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jason Kavanagh

by Peter Scherer Although Jason Kavanagh came through his apprenticeship at Derby County, he began playing as a schoolboy with Birmingham City. The pacey defender made his league debut in 1988 and was part of the Rams team that were relegated from Division One in 1991. Injuries to regular first teamers began to give Kavanagh a […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Ross Maclaren

by Peter Scherer Two promotions in his first two years and player of the year in his first, got Ross Maclaren’s career at Derby County off to a magnificent start. After a junior spell with Glasgow Rangers, Ross came to England with Shrewsbury Town. He had four seasons at Gay Meadow and during this time he proved […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Corin Holness

by Peter Scherer It isn’t just ex Derby County players joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, there’s an ex Sports player Captain coming along too. Corin Holness was Sports captain having had a long spell at Station Road in the early 2000’s. A defender, he started out as a Derby County junior, but seen service […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Adam Murray

by Peter Scherer Having travelled almost the length and breadth of the country in his career, Adam Murray was another whose career started in Derby County’s youth team. After debuting in the Rams first team in April 1999, the midfielder became well established for a couple of seasons, before losing favour in 2002, during the final spell […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Gary Rowett

by Peter Scherer Gary Rowett is probably better qualified than anyone to play in Mickleover Sports All Stars NHS Charity match, having played for and managed both Derby County and Burton Albion. He started at Cambridge United, where as a product of their youth scheme, the more than capable right back made his league debut in […]

Nigel Callaghan. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Nigel Callaghan

by Peter Scherer One of the stars of the 1986/87 Division Two Championship winning team, Nigel Callaghan had most of his success early in his career. He was part of Graham Taylor’s successful Watford side, after making his debut as a 17 year old in in 1980. They won promotion to the First Division, he was […]

Wright re-signs for Mickleover

Mickleover Sports Club are happy to announce the re-signing Andrew Wright for the upcoming 2020/21 season. I am buzzing to have re-signed again for a further year, I knew as soon as we spoke about it, it’s the right thing for me to do! The clubs been great with me since I arrived from the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Phil Gee

by Peter Scherer There was no academy or youth team development for Phil Gee, he was working as a painter and decorator and playing part time for Gresley Rovers when his goal scoring talent was spotted and he was recommended to Derby County. He had scored six goals in his five games at Gresley when he came […]

Local companies back Sports’ NHS All Star match

by Peter Scherer Locally based businesses Owzat Cricket and JKE Security have both pledged their support for Mickleover Sports Charity match for the NHS, by agreeing to be joint sponsors. Andy Mitchell’s company based at South Normanton are one of the biggest suppliers of cricket equipment, whether it’s the kit to play in or the […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Adam Bolder

by Peter Scherer For Adam Bolder  his will be a chance to re-unite himself with Sports manager John McGrath, his former Burton Albion midfield partner, when he joins the All-star ex Rams cast for the NHS Charity match. Originally from Hull Bolder started his career with his home team, making his league debut with one appearance in […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Tommy Johnson

by Peter Scherer Next in the line-up of ex Rams Stars supporting our NHS Charity match is Tommy Johnson.  Nottingham born and a product of Notts County’s youth scheme, Johnson made his league debut for the Magpies in 1989. He played 118 times scoring 47 goals and won promotion via the play-offs to both the second […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Rory Delap

by Peter Scherer Irish International Rory Delap played for both Derby County and Burton Albion during his 19 year playing career, but it will be interesting to see if he still has his famous long throw to display at the Sports NHS Charity match. Although born in the Midlands, Delap’s informative football years were spent […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Colin Boulton

by Peter Scherer Record breaking goalkeeper Colin Boulton will be joining the Mickleover Sports NHS Allstars charity event. Boulton made more appearances during his 13 years at the Baseball than any other goalkeeper in the clubs history. He was originally spotted by manager Tim Ward playing for the Cheltenham Police and came to Derby as deputy for […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Non-Footballers

by Peter Scherer It’s not only ex footballers supporting Mickleover Sports NHS Charity match, former boxer Clifton Mitchell, cricketers Kevin Dean and Dominic Cork, antiques auctioneer Charles Hanson and Adult Film Star Keiran Lee have all pledged their support. Mitchell, a heavyweight fought between 1991 and 96, winning 18 of his 20 professional bouts, with […]

Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Roger Davies

by Peter Scherer Roger Davies came to the Baseball Ground from non-league football, but made Derby is home.  Davies had only made 10 appearances for Worcester City, when Brian Clough picked up for £12,000.  Having started his career with Bridgnorth Town and Bedford Town before moving into the Southern League with Worcester, Davies was already […]

Jake Buxton celebrates during his Derby County days (Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Jake Buxton

by Peter Scherer One of the players still regularly active is Jake Buxton. He joined his local team Mansfield Town as a youth and went on to make 151 league appearances for the Stags over his six years, plus a short loan period with Alfreton Town.  But when they were relegated from the football league, […]

Michael Johnson Derby County Allstar Charity Match Supporters: Michael Johnson

by Peter Scherer So who else have we got coming out to support the NHS? Michael Johnson, a strong dependable centre back, started his football career with his hometown club Notts County.  His four years at Meadow Lane saw 107 appearances in the black and white stripes, including a spell in the old First Division. After […]