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Rico's Right Good Quiz | Answers for Quiz 10 and Quiz 11!

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Rico's Right Good Quiz | Answers for Quiz 10 and Quiz 11!

1. Wigan Athletic’s last ever NPL game before their promotion to the Football League was on Friday 5 May 1978 at Matlock. What was the score? Matlock Town 0-1 Wigan Athletic

2. Which former Matlock player joined the Gladiators in May 2016 having made 48 appearances scoring nine times for Rotherham United between 2005 and 2009 and then scoring 110 goals for Boston United in a six year spell before moving to Gainsborough Trinity? Marc Newsham

3. Midfielder Nathan Valentine was on loan at Matlock last season from which fellow NPL Premier Division club? Stalybridge Celtic

4. Which two Derbyshire clubs had former joint managers Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins managed before they came to Matlock? Heanor Town and Mickleover Sports

5. Name the two players who scored hat-tricks for Matlock in a 7-0 home league win against Gretna in October 2000. Steve Taylor & Will Davies

6. Everyone knows of the three legendary Fenoughty brothers who played for Matlock but name the three brothers who played in the same Matlock side in the late 1990’s. Billy Heath, Mike Heath, Steve Heath

7. Who were the champions when Matlock finished as runners up in the 2003/04 NPL First Division? Hyde United

8. Name the strong tackling midfielder who joined Matlock in the 1987/88 season but departed for Gainsborough Trinity in March 1988. He signed for Lincoln City making 231 first team appearances between 1988 and 1994 before moving to Doncaster Rovers (110 appearances), Mansfield Town (86 appearances) and Hull City (25 appearances in 1999/2000). He finished his playing career at Lincoln making a further 19 appearances and being their manager before being caretaker manager of Walsall, Cheltenham Town and Gillingham . John Schofield

9. Which veteran goalkeeper was signed to replace David Fell after David broke his leg in an FA Cup tie at Wigan Athletic in November 1975? Brian Arbalaster

10. Who did Matlock beat 8-0 at home in the league in the 1995/96 season when the Gladiators were relegated after finishing bottom of the division? Knowsley United


1. Who was named as Matlock manager after the departure of Imre Varadi in November 1996? Tommy Spencer

2. When Matlock visited the Victoria Pleasure Grounds in the NPL in the 1970’s and 1980’s, who would be the home team? Goole Town

3. Which two current fellow NPL Premier Division clubs has current manager Paul Phillips managed? Ashton United & Buxton FC

4. Which team knocked Matlock out of the 1976 FA Trophy, thus shattering Matlock’s hopes of successfully defending their crown? Stafford Rangers

5. Which Matlock striker of the 1980’s had a brother called Jamie and a father called Tommy who both played for Sheffield United? Graham Hoyland

6. Which club signed midfielder Joe Doyle-Charles during the summer of 2018? Coalville Town

7. Relatively early in their existence, Matlock won the Derbyshire Senior League in successive seasons. Which two seasons? 1890/91 & 1891/92

8. In which season did Matlock win the Midland League title for the first time? 1961/1962

9. Which player joined Matlock from Rotherham United and made 198 appearances for Matlock between 2008 and 2013 before leaving for North Ferriby United where he won NPL and Conference North title medals and an FA Trophy winners medal? Liam King

10. Matlock lost 5-1 at Carlisle in the third round of the FA Cup in January 1977. Who did Carlisle play in the next round? Liverpool (Away)