Statto Paul’s Preview – Belper Town 23rd August 2014

FC United v Belper Town 23/08/2014 

StatsLast season Belper Town finished 4th in the First Division South with 81 points, 10 points behind Champions Halesowen Town.

In the play offs the Nailers won 2-0 at Leek Town in the Semi Final, and 1-0 at home to Mickleover Sports in the Final.

In last season’s FA Cup the Nailers won 5-0 at home against Retford United, 2-1 at Ilkeston before losing 1-3 at home to Daventry Town in the Second Qualifying Round.

While in the FA Trophy they won 2-0 at Christchurch Meadow against Loughborough Dynamo, before losing 2-3 at home to Mickleover Sports in the First Qualifying Round.

And in the Doodson Sport Cup, Belper defeated Ilkeston 3-0 at home, before losing 0-1 at Frickley Athletic in the Second Round.


They drew their only Away League game so far in 2014-15:


Draws:  1-1 Halesowen Town




12th Belper Town           P 2 W 0 D 2 L 0  F 3 A 3 Pts 2

4 places and 0 points ahead of FCUM

16th  FC United              P 2 W 0  D 2 L 0 F 1 A 1 Pts 2


Belper  League Scorers 2014-15: (3 goals)

1 – Kieran Wells  Regan Edridge  Colin Marrison

FCUM League goalscorers 2014-15: (1 goal)

1 – Matty Wolfenden



  • This is the first meeting between the two clubs. Both are currently unbeaten but have yet to win a game.
  • Belper Town are one of 4 Derbyshire clubs in this season’s Premier Division along with Buxton, Ilkeston and Matlock Town.
  • Midfielder Colin Marrison scored twice for Retford United in a 4-2 win at Gigg Lane in December 2009. Marrison was then playing for the current Belper manager Peter Duffield.
  • Striker Jon Froggatt has been Nailers leading scorer with over 30 goals in each of the last 2 seasons.
  • FCUM’s worst start to a season was 2 defeats and a draw at the start of the 2009-10 season.
  • On this date in 2008 FCUM won 1-0 at Silverlands against Buxton watched by 2090 with Jamie Baguley scoring for the visitors.

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