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Struggling Alfreton Town sack manager McDermott

Relegation-threatened Alfreton Town have parted company with manager John McDermott in a bid to save their season.

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Ben Bowring, who made a crucial last-ditch clearance for Ollerton Town.

Ollerton content with hard-earned draw to start 2018

A tight clash petered out, but Ollerton Town were reasonably satisfied with a 1-1 draw in their opening match of 2018 in the First Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

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Captain Chris Timons (left) was sent off to cap a bad day for Shirebrook Town.

Captain Timons sent off as Shirebrook slide to defeat

Veteran defender Chris Timons was sent off to cap a bad day for promotion-chasing Shirebrook Town in the First Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

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Goalkeeper Jason White, whose miraculous save helped AFC Mansfield to victory.

Bosses beam with joy as AFC Mansfield go marching on

Managers Rudy Funk and Mark Ward beamed with joy after AFC Mansfield had extended their winning streak to nine games at the top of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League’s Premier Division.

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Clipstone goalkeeper Levi Owen and skipper Charlie Taylor desperately try to keep out one of Garforths goals. (PHOTO BY: Daniel Walker).

New manager Hardwick sees hope for Clipstone’s future

New manager Jamie Hardwick felt there were “a lot of positives” to take from Clipstone’s latest defeat, even though they were beaten 4-0 at home by Garforth Town.

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Two off as Reds end home run

Two off as Reds end home run

Alfreton Town manager John McDermott was happy as the Reds gained their first point at home since mid-September and ended a run of six defeats at the Impact Arena.

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Wood march on at top of the table

Central Midlands League South Division leaders Sherwood Colliery remain unbeaten after a 2-0 win at Linby Colliery.

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Kyle Jordan

Welfare respond well to manager’s challenge

A 3-1 win at Liversedge was Rainworth Miners’ Welfare’s response to manager Craig Denton asking his team to up their game after a narrow loss to Penistone Church left him questioning their commitment.

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Alfreton Town manager, John McDermott.

OPINION: How much does the Derbyshire Senior Cup mean to Alfreton Town?

Alfreton Town have progressed to the semi-finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup after a convincing 4-1 victory over New Mills.

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Brave Tevie battle on for unlikely away victory

Defiant 10-men Teversal overcame the odds to grab an unlikely East Midlands Counties League three points in a 1-0 win at Blaby and Whetstone Athletic.

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Mansfield Town player ratings: Do YOU agree with these ratings for the Stags against Cardiff in the FA Cup?

Mansfield Town pundit Martin Shaw has given us his player ratings for the Stags side who played in the goalless FA Cup tie at Cardiff on Saturday.

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Alfreton Town v York City
Brendon Daniels in second half action.

Win relief for Reds manager

Alfreton Town manager John McDermott was both relieved and delighted as the Reds won a crucial relegation battle 3-0 at bottom-of-the-table North Ferriby United.

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Runaway leaders Bulls on course for success fightback again to stretch

Runaway leaders Bulls on course for success fightback again to stretch

Substitute Cameron Dear was AFC Mansfield’s match-winning hero for a second successive week as he completed their second-half comeback in a 2-1 victory over Barton Town at the Forest Town Arena.

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Late goal was crucial in clash of in-form sides

Rainworth Welfare’s lack of game time in December caught up with them as they tired in the second half of a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Penistone Church.

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Alfreton Town v Stockport.
Euan Mulhern in first half action.

Same old story as Reds sink into trouble

New Year’s Day failed to herald a new start for Alfreton Town as they slipped into the relegation places with a 3-1 defeat to Stockport County at the lmpact Arena — where they have not won since September.

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2017 a satisfying year for Town in new league

2017 was a mixed year for Ollerton Town as Dave Winter’s side continued to establish themselves in the Northern Counties East League.

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Cameron Dear

Dear hits last-gasp goal as Bulls end 2017 on top

AFC Mansfield’s management team acknowledged their luck as a last-gasp winner stole all three points in a 3-2 victory against Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare.

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Guest double helps the Bulls to continue charge

Guest double helps the Bulls to continue charge

Rudy Funk shared his festive delight after his AFC Mansfield defeated Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare 5-1 to top the Northern Counties East League table at Christmas.

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Reds in trouble after relegation ‘six-pointer’

Alfreton Town slipped to within one point of the bottom three of the National League North on Saturday after conceding a goal after just 17 seconds in a 3-2 ‘six-pointer’ loss to visitors Boston United .

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Late goals were little consolation for Welfare

Late goals were little consolation for Welfare

Despite attempting a late comeback, Blidworth Welfare went down to a 5-2 Central Midlands League South Division defeat to Swanwick Pentrich Road at the Welfare Ground.

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