Review: Football’s First Derby 2017
First played on Boxing Day 1860, the "Rules Derby" is the oldest fixture in world football with the name referring to the fixture originally being played under the "Sheffield Rules". The first game was played at Hallam’s Home Ground, Sandygate Lane, resulting in a Sheffield FC win.
Fast forward to 2017 and #theworldsfirst were once again victorious with a 4-1 win. With two fantastic goals to finish and plenty of cheering fans, Sheffield FC were delighted to retain the Alan Cooper Memorial Trophy! Club Chairman Richard Tims stated: "It was another great day for football’s history. The game itself was brilliant, competitive and based on a gentleman’s respect for the opposing team. Off the pitch it was fantastic to see Football’s First Derby create such a buzz online and receive press from all over the world - Italy, Japan, Romania to name a few! Thank you to all the fans who supported us at the game and fans worldwide who were cheering for football’s first club."