Matlock forge club links 

Matlock Town have announced link-ups with Manchester-based Denton Town and Wirksworth Ivanhoe of the Central Midlands League.

The two clubs, like the Gladiators, have received financial backing from Hollywood film producer Rob Molley, who recently accepted an invitation to become a vice president at Matlock.

A pre-season game with Denton, who play in the Hallmark Security Cheshire League, has already been revealed, while Ivanhoe will also visit in pre-season to contest the Rob Molloy Trophy.

Matlock boss Paul Phillips said: “Having these links will hopefully prove to be extremely useful, not only for ourselves, but the other two clubs as well.

“It means we can keep an eye on any emerging talent at clubs in different areas. With not having a reserve side and with both Nathan Whitehead and Craig King coming back after long lay-offs, we can get them on dual registration and monitor their way back.

"It should also promote our club in both communities, even though Matlock is about 40 miles away from Denton. Rob (Molloy) has also donated to both clubs.”

Where next?

Marske in Tymon coup Marske United have signed experienced striker Matthew Tymon from Whitby Town.
Gainsborough sign new ‘keeper Gainsborough Trinity have signed goalkeeper Tom Jackson from Frickley Athletic.

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