Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Mossley v Ossett Town - 7th April

More to come ..

Mossley 3 Ossett Town 2

Breadsall Walk - 4th April

 Makes a change from blaming the cyclists !!!

 ... and the mud continues ...

Breadsall Walk - 4th April


Romulus v Belper Town - 31st March

 Belper fans made up the majority of the 103 attendance ...

Was hoping to see some old mates from Stalybridge - who were due to play Matlock Town today.  However the weather put paid to that, so checked out the National Rail planner and found an awayday to Sutton Coldfield was feasible.  Tweeted Romulus to check if game was still on and got the reply "Definitely - we've got a 3G pitch" ... well I didn't know (much still to learn about Evo-Stik Division 1 South !!).  A jolly day out and revenge for the 2-2 home draw a couple of weeks earlier.

Romulus 1 Belper Town 2

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Chatsworth Walk - 27th March

 Mandarin Duck on the Derwent ...

Quick wander around the Park - bet the house was a "touch busy" !

Pics at

Chatsworth Walk - 27th March

Monday, 26 March 2018

Belper v Stamford - 24th March

 Kieran Harrison clears ...

Dug deep after going down to 10 men against a top 5 team ...

Belper Town 0 Stamford 0

Belper Town v Romulus - 20th March

 Lee Williamson puts Belper 1-0 up from the spot ...

Not much football ... plenty of fireworks ...

Belper Town 2 Romulus 2

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Matlock Town v Farsley Celtic - Football - but Only Just !!!

Springtime in Matlock ...

Unable to travel to Spalding on Saturday to see Belper Town, so headed up the A6 (OK using the train !) to see Matlock Town play Farsley Celtic.  Several blizzards and one stoppage (line clearing) later, it was nice to get into a nice warm clubhouse !  Matlock took an early lead and had several chances to improve in the first half ... but it all went wrong after the break, and the unscheduled stoppage part way through the second half seemed to be the key - Farsley scoring twice to go back to Leeds with all three points.  Pics from the game at

Matlock Town 1 Farsley Celtic 2

Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018

Berwick Rangers v Montrose - 24th February

 Goalscorer Paul Willis on the ball for Berwick ...

A weekend away with friends up in Northumberland - and a first time trip into the Scottish League !!

Berwick Rangers 2 Montrose 2

Wednesday Walk - 21st February

View from the tractor tyre ...

A rather muddy wander around Holloway ...

Wednesday Walk

Belper Town v Bedworth United - 17th February

 Jack Hallahan ...

A good draw against of of the top 3 teams ..

 Belper Town 1 Bedworth United 1

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Shining Cliff - 7th February

Best foot forward ...

Another Wednesday wander with the U3A, ably led by Bruce !  Just up the road as well - glorious sunshine - but still hovering around the zero mark ! Pics at

Shining Cliff Walk

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Hardwick Hall - 31st January

 The place itself - ES = Elizabeth Shrewsbury ...

Wednesday walk time again - a wander around the grounds of Hardwick Hall and a bit further out as well - stayed dry, but the wind was biting !!  Pics at:

Hardwick Hall Walk

Matlock Town v Hednesford Town - 30th January

 Harry Limb on the chase for Matlock ...

... in the Integro Cup - after weathering the early storm, Matlock took the lead ... then it all went downhill from there ...

Matlock 1 Hednesford Town 3

Rumours going round Derbyshire that my "move" into the area has brought bad luck to all teams I've watched (Belper Town, Matlock Town and Holbrook Sports so far ...) .... I point the finger at Mossley - who ain't doing so good since I left ... such is the beautiful game !

Peterborough Sports v Belper Town - 27th January

 Haydn Goddard clears ...

Another "bugger" involving bad start, red card and ... you can guess the rest ...

Peterborough Sports 4 Belper Town 0

Friday, 26 January 2018

Shipley Park Walk - 24th January

 Spring is on the way ...

Out for a walk on Wednesday with the Belper U3A walking group round Shipley Park - once an area of coal mines, quarries and old railways - now a large country park. A touch moist to begin with (!) but weather did improve.  A few (dry) pics at

Shipley Park Walk

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Belper Town v Corby - 20th January

 Lee Williamson strikes for the only goal of the game ...

A hard-earned three points - but well deserved after a much improved second half performance - the unbeaten run stretches - pics at

Belper Town 1 Corby Town 0

Monday, 15 January 2018

Four Walks in One - 14th January

Looking down on Matlock Town Football Club ...

Why do one walk when you can do four ??  Four shortish walks around Cromford, Matlock Bath and Matlock combined into a 10 mile day out ... pics at


Alvechurch v Belper Town - 13th January

 Leandro Browne sets the ball rolling - 1-0 to Belper ...

A win !!!  Didn't make the midweek game at Chesterfield (Derbyshire Senior Cup - 0-0 lost on pens), but the word was "much improved" - and it showed on Saturday.  Belper rode their luck a bit at the start - but a penalty save and a disallowed Alvechurch goal was the catalyst for an excellent performance. Pics at

Alvechurch 2 Belper Town 4

Stanton Moor - 12th January

 Nine Ladies Prehistoric Stone Circle ...

Nipped up to the caravan on Friday to "check it out"/change the anti-wet salts etc ... sneaked in a smallish walk on way home ...

Stanton Moor Wander 12Jan18

Belper Town v Market Drayton Town - 6th January

 Sam Birks ...

The struggle continues ....certainly a baptism of fire for the new Management team ...

Belper Town 1 Market Drayton Town 2