Wednesday, 26 December 2012

All I want for Christmas is.....

It's Christmas...and Mellor players have been celebrating.

Let's have your Christmas photographs. Send them to gdearsley(at)

No chance of a White Christmas for lucky Tom Fletcher, back-packing in Thailand.

Phuket...I've got sunshine and a beer

Rob Jordan got a watch from Santa

Cheffing hell....Adam Axford IS Jamie Oliver

It's a Kuehl Yule for Andy and Jack

Lewis Jeffs got a onesie

Kev're supposed to roast chestnuts not set the bacon alight !

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Fumble in the Bungle

Andy Given has taken up boxing! Rumour is he's looking for a sponsor...for the soles of his feet!
Floats like a butterfly, stings like bidet

Given couldn't resist the chance to wear satin underwear and fight over a purse.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Sie-ning !

Who remembers the plot of the horror movie The Shining? Now look at this photo and see the similarity between Sie Moores and the bloke sitting down on the left in this Marple Football team from 1918. HERE'S SIMON !

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Africa Connection

A few months ago Mellor FC donated some second hand kit to charity. Our shirts, shorts and socks are now bringing smiles to faces of youngsters in Kenya.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

He did WHAT?

Mellor FC players are always doing crazy's a selection

Pat Boyle as Citizen Kane

Martin Jackson - skydiving

Martin Jackson with a tiger

Mike Priest (third from left) as an elf

Adam Axford prepares to rescue the World

Paul Wild gets his snake out

Paul Swann and a bear

Phil Brown (Emma) and Ant Brown ...super heroes

Monday, 2 July 2012

Mellor FC at The Olympics

If you are involved in the Olympic Games in any way, spectator, torch carrier or whatever, let me know and send me a picture. We start our feature with Andy Given, welcoming the Olympic flame to Buxton.
Smiling woman grabs Given's pole

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pre Season Training

Mellor FC's pre-season training starts on Saturday July 7th. Meet at the clubhouse off Wood Lane (behind the Marple Tavern) at 10.15am. Bring boots and trainers.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Life's a Pitch

About 15 Mellor FC players and committee men spent three hours on Saturday June 23rd renovating the Wood Lane pitch and painting the surrounding fencing. Many thanks to all those who attended and also to Si Dalby and Mark Hanson for organising the seed, topsoil, paint and beers for the lads. Here are a few pictures.

(left to right) Craig Frisby, Matt Cotton, Ben Beer and Dave Moss

Three of the four juniors who helped

The Rugby Club loaned us a tractor, driven here by Paul Telfer, helped by daughter Fiona.

Rake's Progress. Mark Hanson (left) and Phil McGreal make some

Barrowboys: John Bellis, Si Dalby and Alex Wharton

Friday, 22 June 2012

Mellor FC at the Euros

Some Mellor FC players have been out to the Ukraine & Poland for the Euros. If you are one of them send me your pictures. Here Mellor players Matt Clayson (far left) and Tom Bright in Krakow meet Gary Neville who clearly doesn't want to give Manchester City any extra publicity.
Clayson, Bright and Neville, what a midfield

Meanwhile Shane Cliffe didn't have much luck following the Irish. Here he is picking up some super strength lager in Poznan, before the inevitable three defeats!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Mellor's First Mascot

My daughter Charlotte was Mellor FC's first ever mascot. This was taken about 18 years ago. Do we have any new contenders for a mascot?

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Kids Stuff

Paul Goodwin, many years ago. Here is front row three from left. And who is next to him on his left? Judging by the ears it's either Prince Charles or Danny Godfrey. But what are they doing wearing Germany shirts?

Friday, 15 June 2012

Monday, 4 June 2012

Gawd Bless the Queen

How did you celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?

Pat Boyle went to the Marple Bridge Street Party.

Christian Hynes let off a Chinese lantern

Tom Fletcher went to Manchester's Northern Quarter

Mike Palmer IS the Duke

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Friz's marathon cock-up

Craig Frisby's reward for running the Edinburgh marathon was a medal in the shape of a....well YOU decide.
The full story can be viewed here

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mellor FC in Stockport Times

This is how the Stockport Times covered Mellor FC's historic Rhodes Cup win.

Saturday, 26 May 2012


Fresh from his appearance on Come Dine With Me, serial TV contestant Jamie Philp has just appeared on the tenth show in the inaugural series of the revamped classic Blockbusters. Watch it here.

I have tampered a little with the letters, as you may have guessed.

I think Jamie and partner Henry Lowe (in red) won through to next week so they will be on again. Watch out.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Mellor FC End of Season Presentation Night

Please go to the main Mellor FC website for full coverage and pictures.

But also check out this video.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Jamo Makes A Point

A second penalty in a week from Matt Jamieson was enough to earn Mellor Firsts a point in their final game of the season.

The 2-2 draw at Ashtonians means Mellor finish sixth in the Premership, a win and Mellor would have been fourth.

Frustratingly we finished below AFC Oldham, a team from whom we took maximum points with wins of  4-0 and a 1-0.

For the opening 45 minutes Mellor looked as if their minds were on the travel brochures.

Ashtonians were quicker to almost every ball and Mellor's passing was erratic, admittedly on a pitch that looked more suited to potato farming.

Cooke tries his luck

The men in red threatened on five minutes with a cross which came to nothing.

Jonny Cooke had a shot blocked at the expense of a corner on nine minutes.

But for the most part the Ashtonians keeper was untroubled.

Ben Beer made an uncharacteristic error on 12 minutes allowing a home forward in but he shot over.

Cooke again in the thick of the action

Dom Simpson was also too high a minute later with a drive after good work from full back Adam Barlow.

Mellor's back four, with Dan Davies making an impressive first appearance in the First Team, were under the cosh.

Mellor's keeper made a good save on 15 minutes and was happy to see another shot whistle over two minutes later.

On 24 minutes Ashtonians took the lead with an unchallenged header from a corner.

Carl Brindley tests the keeper

Mellor responded with a Carl Brindley drive from 26 yards which the Ashtonians keeper turned away for a corner.

Brindley saw another effort deflected for a corner on 32 minutes.

Dom Simpson had a shot blocked on 40 minutes but a minute later he opened his senior account, coolly steering a Matt Jamieson free kick just inside the left hand post for 1-1.

Simpson (Number 11) clips in his first senior goal for Mellor

Mellor's delight was short lived. A minute later Ben Beer left a cross-field ball when he might have been better advised to intercept and an Ashtonians' player executed an unlikely overhead kick from 20 yards which saw the ball drop under the bar into Mellor's net.

Spurred on by manager Si Dalby's hairdryer half time team talk, Mellor, the wind at their backs, emerged with greater purpose in the second half.

Within four minutes they were level, Simpson being clipped by the keeper as the ran through the area onto a Jamieson pass, Jamieson despatching the penalty, although the keeper got a solid glove to the ball, which dropped behind him.

Jamo makes it 2-2

Ashtonians spurned a good chance on 57 minutes, heading wide from six yards.

But Jamieson might have put Mellor ahead four minutes later, bursting through two tackles to round the keeper but slide the ball agonisingly wide.

On 62 minutes Dave Whelan replaced Brindley.

Mellor's tails were up and suddenly there was consternation in the home side's ranks especially on the flanks, where Cooke and Simpson showed speed and guile.

Mellor finish the game the stronger

Man of the Man Chris Coram was probing everywhere and Dave Whelan was popping up in dangerous positions.

On 65 minutes Whelan's clever run and cross presented Adam Barlow with a golden chance at the far post but his half volley from three yards out hit the bar and went over.

Steve Smith replaced Dave Moss on 66 minutes with the momentum now clearly with the visitors.

Jamieson headed over on 69 minutes as Mellor continued to search for a winner.

Ashtonians' back line, so assured early on, looked weary and increasingly troubled.

But despite a series of late corners the home side held on.

Remember the End of Season Presentation Evening is 7pm sharp at the Marple Tavern this coming Saturday May 19th.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Rhodes Cup Final Gallery

Here are some wonderful photographs from our Rhodes Cup Final win, courtesy of Alan Simmons

Jamo's penalty

Danny Leibrick tangles with Jamie Berrisford

Tom Fletcher shows a safe pair of hands

Adam Barlow harasses Berrisford

Fletcher makes a vital catch

Ben Beer gets stuck in

Fletcher beaten by a deflection

Paul Swann clears

Beer and Fletcher to the rescue

Mellor's strong defence

Ben Beer clears his lines

Well deserved winners' medals

Barlow gets his medal

Coram and Frisby claim the Cup

The Rhodes Cup is ours