Matlock Town F.C.
|Full name||Matlock Town Football Club|
|Founded||1878 (as Matlock)|
|Ground||Causeway Lane, Matlock|
|Capacity||2,757 (500 Seated)|
|Manager||Craig Hopkins & Glenn Kirkwood|
|League||Northern Premier League Premier Division|
|2016–17||Northern Premier League Premier Division, 9/24|
Matlock Town Football Club is an English football club based in Matlock, Derbyshire, currently playing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. The team, nicknamed "The Gladiators", plays their home games at Causeway Lane.
In the 1974–75 season, the club won the FA Trophy which caused a major celebration in the town. Their manager was Peter Swan, and the brothers Mick, Nick and Tom Fenoughty all played in the final. The coach and physiotherapist on that day was Harry Peck, who had played for Chesterfield as a professional.
In the 1976–77 season, managed by Tom Fenoughty, Matlock reached the 3rd round of the FA Cup, their best performance in the competition. They beat Division Three leaders Mansfield Town and were featured in a book "Tividale to Wembley" during this cup run.
For the 2009–10 season, they were a member of the Northern Premier League Premier Division.
During the 2010–11 season, on 16 October, in an FA Trophy match with Bedworth, Matlock scored 10 goals to progress through to the 2nd Qualifying Round. Ross Hannah scored 7 of the 10 goals in Matlock's biggest ever competitive home win. The result equalled the club's biggest ever competitive win, 10–0 away to Lancaster City in 1975.
Matlock Town F.C. was featured in the memoir The Long Road Out of Town by Greg Watts, who supported the club in the 1970s.
After new manager Mark Hume took over in early 2015, Matlock went onto to win the Derbyshire Senior Cup for the ninth time, but he was sacked after a bad run at the end of the 2015–16 season.
In the summer of 2016, Craig Hopkins and Glenn Kirkwood, formerly of local Derbyshire rivals Mickleover Sports F.C. took charge. They took Matlock to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in 27 years, where they were defeated 3-1 away by Altrincham F.C. This was not Matlock's only good cup run, as they went onto the FA Trophy 2nd round proper, where after leading 2-0 with goals from Marcus Dinanga, were defeated 3-2 by a high flying Barrow A.F.C. team. Matlock's cup successes didn't end there, as they went onto the Derbyshire Senior Cup Final. After beating Alfreton Town 5-4 on penalties after a3-3 draw in 90 minutes, where again Dinanga was star player a hat trick, Matlock faced Gresley FC in the DSC final. They had played them two seasons previous, and beat them 7-0 victors. This season was no different as Matlock picked up a 5-0 victory and their tenth Derbyshire Senior Cup. They also finished ninth in the EVO-STIK NPL, their highest position in several seasons.
The club play at Causeway Lane, known in recent seasons as the Reynolds Stadium and Autoworld Arena. For sponsorship reasons, it is now the DCJ Insurance Group Stadium. It is located near the centre of Matlock, on the northern side of Causeway Lane, opposite Hall Leys Park. At the eastern end of the football ground is a cricket oval, where Matlock Cricket Club plays their home matches.
- As of 12 May 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Hopkins , CraigCraig Hopkins||England|
|Head Coach||Kirkwood , Glenn Glenn Kirkwood||England|
|Assistant Coach||Cox , DannyDanny Cox||England|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Sollitt , AdamAdam Sollitt||England|
|Sports Therapist||Mullins , MarkMark Mullins||England|
|Reserves Coach||Vickers , CarlCarl Vickers||England|
|Reserves Head Coach||Hoole , DavidDavid Hoole||England|
|Reserves Goalkeeper Coach||Dewberry , MartinMartin Dewberry||England|
|Development Manager||Tellus , JustinJustin Tellus||Malta|
- FA Trophy
- Winners 1974–75
- Northern Premier League
- Northern Premier League Challenge Cup winners 1977–78, 2004–05
- Shield winners 1978–79
- Evans Halshaw Floodlit Cup
- Winners 1988–89, 1990–91
- Derbyshire Senior Cup
- Winners 1974–75, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1991–92, 2003–04, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016-2017
- Central Alliance
- North Division champions 1959–60, 1960–61
- Midland Counties League
- Champions 1961–62, 1968–69
- Derby Divisional Cup (North)
- Winners 1961–62
- "First Team". Matlock Town. Retrieved 12 May 2017.