Belper Town

Northern Premier League 
South Division

Belper Town 6 
Bedworth United 2
Atten 210 

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Official Belper Town Match Report

Match Enjoyment  7/10

 A comprehensive and dominant display from the impressive Nailers from start to finish. The Greenbacks were put to 'Bed' very early. The impressive Belper forward Froggatt banged in four. The third being the pick of the bunch , holding off two defenders and the goalie he neatly dispatched a curler in the top corner - superb !.
Bedworth made the score semi respectable with a second late on but Belper only had nine players on the pitch due to a cut head as the female ref had not signaled him back on the pitch. Thought she did a great job and seemed in control throughout. But the Nailers kept hammering on and every goal seemed to put another nail in a poor Bedworth's new manager's coffin - expect another change in the hot seat very soon. Even the Belper fans were consoling the Bedworth faithful for having to drive all those miles to watch such a limp display.

Christchurch Meadow is a well kept modern yet scenic ground. A very friendly and welcoming club and is an enjoyable place to spend a match day afternoon

 Belper Town's unusual nickname, 'The Nailers', came about because the craft of nail making began In Belper in the middle ages when it was the site of a hunting lodge for John of Gaunt. The huntsmen needed nails for the shoes of their horses and the trade in nails eventually grew.

Nail making was a domestic industry with the Nailers working in family groups but, in 1861, the introduction of machinery to manufacture nails was the beginning of the end for the local trade which died out altogether at the beginning of the century to be replaced by modern industry and commerce in the town.

You can feel the optimism around the club at the moment all gearing up for a serious attempt at promotion.
Judged on the display given today, they will be there come next May. If they do then it will have been achieved by doing things the correct way , both on and off the pitch.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the visit OB.
    It looks the same when I went to a Charity match for former player Jamie Walker when I was staying in Sheffield around 2006/7. Belper has that "Peak District feel" about the town, and I had a nice lunch in a pub nearby, The Greyhound I think.

    1. Thanks Richie. I know what you mean about the general climate in Belper - has a most pleasant feel. I like the Derbyshire stonework.
      An enjoyable day out.