MATCH PREVIEW: The River Derwent ‘derby’

Another of the ‘long-haul flights’ on Saturday with Reds making one of their longest trips of the season to play Matlock Town (3pm). It is anything but a ‘derby’ fixture although a River Derwent runs through both towns – not the same one of course!

It is a long-standing fixture and, since the first meeting back in 1977, the two clubs have faced each other no fewer than fifty times. Forty-eight of those encounters have come under the Northern Premier League banner with the other two in the FA Cup.

Matlock hold the bragging rights having beaten us twenty-seven times compared to Reds’ nineteen successes.

We last met during our relegation season of 2018-19 with Workington winning 3-1 at Borough Park with Town celebrating a 2-1 victory in the return at Causeway Lane.

Four points separate the sides ahead of the game with Reds currently 6th and Martin Carruthers’ team 14th.

After their late winner against Bedford in the Trophy last week, Matlock have had a ‘free’ week whilst Reds just fell short in a cracking game at Warrington Rylands – the only team to win at Matlock to date.

Venue: The Proctor Cars Stadium

Postcode: DE4 3AR

Mileage: 200

Admission:

Adult – £12

Concession – £8

16 – 18 – £5

10 – 15 – £3

Under 10 – free

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