Mickleover
Club logo
Full nameMickleover Football Club
Nickname(s)Sports
Founded1948
GroundStation Road, Mickleover
Capacity1,500 (280 seated)[1]
ChairmanDon Amott
ManagerJohn McGrath
LeagueNorthern Premier League Premier Division
2021–22Northern Premier League Premier Division, 12th of 22
Mickleover (in red) playing F.C. United of Manchester
Mickleover (in red) playing F.C. United of Manchester

Mickleover Football Club is a football club based in the Mickleover suburb of Derby, Derbyshire, England. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division and play at Station Road. The club were formed as Mickleover Old Boys in 1948, before becoming Mickleover Sports in the 1990s. In 2020 the club dropped "Sports" from its name.[2]

History

The club was established in 1948 as Mickleover Old Boys.[3] They joined the Derby & District Senior League, where they played until moving up to the Premier Division of the Central Midlands League after relocating to the Station Road ground.[3] The club was then renamed Mickleover Sports.[1] A fourth-place finish in the Premier Division in 1994–95 saw them promoted to the Supreme Division.[4] In 1998–99 they were Supreme Division champions, earning promotion to Division One of the Northern Counties East League.[4] The club went on to win Division One and the league's Trophy in 2002–03 and were promoted to the Premier Division.[4][5]

The 2006–07 season saw Mickleover win the League Cup,[5] beating Garforth Town in the final on penalties. In 2008–09 they were Premier Division champions, earning promotion to Division One South of the Northern Premier League. The club went on to win Division One South the following season, securing a second successive promotion, this time to the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League. They also won the league's Chairman's Cup with a win over Halifax Town.[3] However, the club were relegated back to Division One South at the end of the 2011–12 season. A fifth-place finish in 2013–14 saw them qualify for the promotion play-offs. After beating Coalville Town 3–2 in the semi-finals, they lost the final 1–0 to Belper Town.

Following their play-off final defeat, Mickleover went on to win Division One South the following season, earning promotion back to the Premier Division.[4] On 1 June 2020 they were renamed Mickleover F.C..[6]

Ground

The club play at the Mickleover Sports Ground. Plans to develop the ground began in 1982, although work did not start until 1992.[3] The new ground opened in 1993.[3]

Honours

Records

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p186 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ Mickleover In Name Change Northern Premier League, 2 June 2020
  3. ^ a b c d e History Mickleover Sports F.C.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Mickleover Sports at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ a b Honours Northern Counties East League
  6. ^ We will always be ‘The Sports’ but now we are Mickleover F.C. Micklover F.C.

Coordinates: 52°55′25.25″N 1°32′23.97″W / 52.9236806°N 1.5399917°W / 52.9236806; -1.5399917