Tuesday, 1 January 2013

22 December 2012 - Matlock Town v FC United Of Manchester

Competition : Evo Stik Northern Premier League
Result : P-P
Attendance : None Available

The Matlock Town v FC United Of Manchester clash was called off at 09.30 that morning, due to a waterlogged pitch.  This didn't deter us from making that planned visit to Causeway Lane, with the intention of photographing the outside of the ground at what would have been time to kick off.  Fortunately, we bumped into Matlock Town secretary, Keith Brown who gave us permission to spend time inside the ground, photographing the empty stadium on what should have been a healthy sized crowd, especially with a great number of FCUM supporters making the journey into Derbyshire.  The rearranged fixture date has been set to Wednesday 06 March 2013, with a 19.45 kick off.

"The Gladiators"

Standing Water in two places at 15.00.  Earlier that morning when the pitch was inspected, the pools of water took over most of the playing surface.

The Twigg Stand

Behind The Goal at The Cricket Pitch End.

From the Causeway Lane side of the ground, in front of The Cyril Harrison Stand/Terrace.

The Cyril Harrison Stand/Terrace
Named in honour of the former, 'Gladiators' chairman.

St Giles' Church, situated on Church Street, Matlock. The grey, damp weather and low clouds shroud the landscape beyond Causeway Lane. The pools of standing water on the playing surface evident this it was the correct decision to postpone the match

Even divine intervention couldn't halt the rain falling down on Matlock Town this day. The imposing St Giles' Church looks down on Causeway Lane. The bare trees adding a sense of loneliness to what would have been quite possibly, Matlock Town's highest home attendance in the EvoStik NPL this season.

The following show the landscapes beyond Matlock Town..

The mist and rain add to the desolate atmosphere. We're looking forward to covering a Matlock Town home match during the summer/autumn months next season.

The gate is open, but the attendance board shows nothing.

A part of the terracing situated beyond the Cyril Harrison Stand.

Floodlight Architecture & Design - Close Up


Matlock Town Football Club
The main entrance on Causeway Lane.
Home Of 'The Gladiators' - Pride Of Derbyshire

The rearranged date for the fixture is 
Tuesday 05 March with a 19.45 Kick Off.

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Website Links To Both Clubs In The EvoStik NPL Panel At The Side

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