Monday, 29 October 2018

1971-72 (Part five) - Matlock Town & Chesterfield

Posted by Tony Hutton

FRIDAY 14TH APRIL, 1972

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 2 (Wilkes 2) ELLESMERE PORT 1 (Pritchard)

Hawley; Goodwin, Hadley; Adams, Wilkes, Heaton;
Stewart, Fenoughty, Coley, Kulic, Bishop; sub Wilson.

Dicken; Macreth, Brooke; Pritchards, Clarke, Casey;
Storton, Blore, Smith, Scott, Gill; sub Jones.









TUESDAY 18TH APRIL, 1972

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 1 (McArthur) SOUTH LIVERPOOL 2 (Wilkes og, Wainwright)

Hawley; Goodwin, Hadley; Adams, Wilkes, Heaton;
Wilson, Fenoughty, McArthur, Kulic, Bishop;

Eales; Bridge, Tansey; Wallace, Nieman, Reason;
Watson, Shreeve, Wainwright, Glover, Flexon;

Referee:- R. Maxfield, Rotherham.







WEDNESDAY 17TH APRIL, 1972           Attendance 12,510

LEAGUE DIVISION THREE AT SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

CHESTERFIELD 0 ASTON VILLA 4 (Vowden 2, Lochhead, Hamilton)

Tilsed; Phelan, Tiler; Fenoughty, Bell, Stott;
McHale, Moss, Randall, Archer, Cliff;

Cumbes; Wright, Aitken; Rioch, Nicholl, Turnbull;
Graydon, Vowden, Lochhead, Ross, Anderson; sub Hamilton.

Referee:- R. Tinkler, Boston





On the 5th May, the last match of the season Chesterfield put up a much better fight in the away game at Villa Park. Villa eventually won 1-0 to clinch promotion back to the Second Division in front of a crowd of 45,567, which may well be a Third Division record.



SATURDAY 29TH APRIL, 1972

LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Sunley) BIRMINGHAM CITY 2 (Hatton, Francis)

Springett; Thompson, Clements; Prophett, Mullen, Pugh;
Sinclair, Craig, Joicey, Sunley, Sissons; sub Taylor.

Cooper; Carroll, Pendrey; Smith, Hynd, Whitehead;
Campbell, Francis, Latchford, Hatton, Taylor; sub Page.

Referee:- B. Matthewson, Bolton














Birmingham clinched promotion to the First Division a few days later by winning their final match away at Leyton Orient by 1-0.




THURSDAY 4TH MAY, 1972

DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL (SECOND LEG) AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 2 (Hadley, McArthur) BUXTON 1 (Sleight pen.)

BUXTON WON 5-2 on aggregate score, having won the first leg 4-0.








There was no automatic promotion to the Football League at this stage and no official relegation.
However Chorley and Kirkby Town both decided to leave the league and were replaced in the following season by Barrow, relegated from League Division Four, and Mossley, promoted from the Cheshire County League.
































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