Fans leave flowers outside Matlock Town FC to pay respect to Jordan Sinnott.

Three men have been arrested on the suspicion of murder after 25-year-old Matlock Town footballer Jordan Sinnott was assaulted after an altercation broke out at a pub in Retford on January 25.

Nottinghamshire Police were first called to the pub car park on Grove Street just after 11.25pm on Friday evening, following reports of a mass brawl between eight people.

Officers arrived a second time at 2am in Retford town’s Market Place, where the midfielder was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull.

He died in hospital just before 6 pm on Saturday January 25, surrounded by his family.

“I know there are people out there who saw what happened and can answer those questions for us”
Detective Inspector Justine Wilson

Matlock Town supporters and rival club, Boston paid their respects to the player by leaving flowers, letters and merchandise.


The club paid respect to Jordan’s family, as they decided to postpone their match against Mickleover Sports on Saturday. Press Officer Ian Richardson said: “It was a tough time for everyone, and we received full support from the league and opposition in making the decision.”


Mr Sinnott came through the academy ranks of Huddersfield Town, before progressing to the first team in 2012.

Former Huddersfield town team mate Sean Scannell shares his thoughts about Jordan Sinnott

Jordan Sinnott’s club career:

Huddersfield Town: 2012 – 2015

Altrincham: (Loan) 2012 – 2013

Bury: (Loan) 2013

Altrincham: 2015 – 2016

FC Halifax Town: 2016 – 2017

Chesterfield: 2017 – 2018

Alfreton Town: 2018 – 2020

Matlock Town: 2019 – 2020