Millers’ playoff hopes dealt a blow by Belper

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NEW MILLS AFC’s hopes of reaching the end-of-season playoffs suffered a blow on Monday night as the Millers lost 4-1 to Derbyshire rivals Belper Town.

Michael Bowler had cancelled out Ashley Longstaff’s early opener, but second-half goals from Longstaff and Jonathan Froggatt (2) ensured the Millers’ six-game winning run at Church Lane came to an end.

New Mills slip a place to eighth in the Evo-Stik First Division South table but remain four points off the playoffs, despite having played more games than the teams above them.

They are next in action at Brigg Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

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