MATLOCK TOWN FC V CHESTERFIELD FC Pre Season Friendly Saturday 6 July 2024

Boss Paul Cook said before the game everyone would get minutes, apart from Ollie Banks who had been unwell. And that was the case. All the new signings got game time. Youngsters from the academy were involved as well. Triallist Sam Hornby got 45 minutes in goal.

As for the match not a lot to say really. Chances were created at both ends. More so in the Matlock area.

After finishing 0-0 at full time, it went to penalties and the Gladiators ran out 5-3 winners and will hold the Ernie Moss Trophy (which was again presented by the Moss family) for 12 months.

So yes; game time, minutes on the pitch for everyone, but reading nothing into the result.

Elastic Fm’s Alan Wilkinson spoke to Matlock’s boss Nicky Law after the match: here is a link to listen:

Next up for the Spireites: Nottingham Forest at the SMH Group Stadium on Saturday 13 July


Photos courtesy of DIANA THOMPSON

06 JULY 2024