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June 2021

Keeper's For Keeps
Keeper's For Keeps
We are pleased to confirm that goalkeeper Joe Fryatt will be remaining with Rovers for the coming season 21/22. Joe is a top young stopper and developing all the time. Coming off the back of some really good performances in the recent tournament, we are excited to see Joe further develop in the coming season!
Stanton Signs
Stanton Signs
Rovers are really pleased to add young forward Charlie Stanton to our squad for the new season. Formerly with Cheltenham Town, Charlie is now adjusting to life in non league football and we are happy to give him the platform here at Rovers to show what he can do.
u18's Finish With A Win
u18's Finish With A Win
Rovers u18's ended their league campaign with a win at the Moat Ground beating Alexton & New Parks 3-2.
Three More Sign In
Three More Sign In
Gresley Rovers are pleased to confirm that three more players have agreed to sign for another season. More...
Prince Follows The Rovers Pathway
Prince Follows The Rovers Pathway
Rovers are proud to announce that the first player to follow the player pathway from Matt Toulson’s talented league winning u18's side, to the first team for season 21/22 is right back Ben Prince.
Leake Steps Up
Leake Steps Up
More great news for our club this evening, as we can announce a second player stepping up from our u18’s to the first team for the new season.
Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
The following pre-seaon friendlies have been announced. Admission and Home kick-off times to be confirmed. Sat 10/07 - Lichfield City (H) Sat 17/07 - Loughborough Dynamo (A) Tue 20/07 - AFC Wulfrunians (H) Sat 24/07 - Hinckley AFC (H) Tue 27/07 - Bromsgrove Sporting (H) Sat 31/07 - Rugby Town (A)
Reserve Team Friendlies
Reserve Team Friendlies
Sat 26th Wyrley (a) Tue 13th Desford (h) Sat 17th Brocton u21s (h) Sat 24th Newhall United (a) Sat 31st Melbourne Dynamo (h) Admission and Home kick-off times to be confirmed.
Lucas Remains A Moatman
Lucas Remains A Moatman
Another confirmed retention for your 21/22 Rovers squad is local legend Lucas Harrison. More...
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club June Draw
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club June Draw
£250 (54) Mick Haynes £200 (11) Richard Jarvis £100 (4) Paul Ward £50 (55) Jake Mayman £50 (9) Emma Shrive £50 (14) Joanne Evans

July 2021

FA Competitions
FA Competitions
Gresley Rovers will begin this season’s Emirates FA Cup campaign on Saturday 7th August in the Extra Preliminary Round. The winners will receive £1,125 and the losers £375. In the Buildbase FA Vase, Gresley will begin on Saturday 11th September. The u18’s start the FA Youth Cup week commencing 30th August in the Preliminary Round. Draws for all competitions are scheduled for Friday 9th July.
Pre-Season Friendly
Pre-Season Friendly
We start our pre-season friendlies next week so why not pop up and support your local team. Please remember that Covid 19 restrictions still apply. Adults £5, Concessions £3 and u16's £2.
Two out One In
Two out One In
Two players have left the club. Charlie Stanton and Joe Fryatt.Charlie did not appear in a game since signing. Joe has decided to leave and we wish him well for the future and thank him for his time spent in a Rovers Shirt. We welcome into the club is experienced goalkeeper Lewis Fenny. Lewis has many games under his belt playing for Cambridge United, Leamington, Barwell and Boldmere St Michaels.
Billy Joins The Roverlution
Billy Joins The Roverlution
Delighted to confirm the addition of central midfield player Billy Howard to Rovers squad for 21/22 season. Formerly of Quorn and Evesham United, Billy knows the management well, and is a talented young player who will add physical strength and energy to our midfield.
Game Cancelled
Game Cancelled
Unfortunately tomorrow's planned friendly against Lichfield City has had to be cancelled. The next first team game is sheduled for next Saturday against Loughborough Dynamo.
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Gresley Rovers begin their Emirates FA Cup journey at home to Midland Premier League Bewdley Town scheduled for Saturday 7th August. The winners will be at home Leek Town on Saturday 21st August. In the Buildbase FA Vase Rovers are at home to Dudley Sports in the second-round qualifying scheduled for Saturday 11th September. The winners will face either Winsford United or Stapenhill away. Rovers’ u18’s face Alfreton Town in the FA Youth Cup at the Moat Ground scheduled for week commencing 30th August. The winners of that game will travel to either Anstey Nomads or AFC Mansfield.
Two new additions
Two new additions
Two new additions as squad really begins to take shape… Firstly highly rated attacking midfielder Darious Darkin joins the Roverlution. Young professional with Aston Villa who played in an FA Youth Cup final, before playing in non league with Bromsgrove, Hinckley, Halesowen Town, Redditch United, Market Drayton Town and Quorn. Second new addition is 17 year old Kelvin Kasongo who was spotted playing for Allexton New Parks u18’s against our own u18 side at the end of last season. Kelvin is an attacker and has exceptional ability, and we are really excited to have him, and see how he fares at the higher level.
Two More Sign In
Two More Sign In
Rovers are pleased to announce that two local lads, Connor Ward and Cameron Steele have signed for the new season.Remaining with the club for the new campaign is versatile midfield man Connor Ward. Ever popular in the squad and with supporters, Wardy is a local lad and a Rovers fan at heart, and exudes this in his performances where he can always be relied upon to leave everything out on the pitch. A valuable addition to our squad. We are happy to welcome local lad Cameron Steele back to Rovers for the new season. Cameron was with Stapenhill last season. A versatile player who will add depth and quality to our squad.
Pre-Season Friendly
Pre-Season Friendly
Tomorrow (Saturday) we travel to Loughborough Dynamo for our first Pre-Season Friendly - kick off is 3pm. Admission £5 adults, £3 concessions and under 12’s free.
The FA Issue New Covid Guidance
The FA Issue New Covid Guidance
On Monday 19th July, as part of the next step of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, there will be further changes to the restrictions on football.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
There is football at the Moat Ground tomorrow (Tues) as we welcome former league rivals AFC Wulfrunians. Admission - £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, u16's £2. Why not pop up and see the new look side, your support is much appreciated.
Fixtures Released
Fixtures Released
Fixtures for the new UCL campaign have been released. Rovers make arguably their longest trip of the season on Easter Saturday 16th April with a visit to the seaside as they take on Skegness Town A visit to Long Eaton United on Easter Monday 18th April should hopefully be the last game of the season. Christmas fixtures see Long Eaton United visit the Moat Ground on the 28th of December followed by a short trip to Heather St Johns on Monday 3rd January. The season kicks off at Heanor Town on Wednesday the 4th of August. All fixtures are subject to change.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
There is football at the Moat tomorrow (Saturday) when we take on Hinckley AFC in a pre-season friendly - kick off 3pm. Why not pop up and support your local team. Admission £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and £2 u16's
Tuesday Friendly
Tuesday Friendly
We will now be playing Graham Street Prims in a friendly at the Moat Ground on Tuesday evening. Kick off 7.45pm. Admission £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, u16's £2. Please come and support your local team.
Two More Sign In
Two More Sign In
Manager Carl Abbot has added two more players to his squad. The experienced forward Massiah McDonald and young wide player Lucas Powell. Welcome to the club lads.
Supporters Club Membership 2021-22
Supporters Club Membership 2021-22
Members will enjoy these great benefits (worth over £50).
No Football At The Moat
No Football At The Moat
Unfortunatley, Rovers Reserves opponents have cancelled tomorrow's friendly so there will be no game at the Moat. However, the Reserves have arranged to travel to Leicestershire to face Northfield Emeralds.
Final Pre-Season Friendly
Final Pre-Season Friendly
Rovers play their final pre-season friendly tomorrow (Saturday) with a visit to Butlin Road to face Rugby Town. On Wednesday Rovers begin their new league campaign with a trip to Heanor Town - kick off 7.45pm
Final Friendly Ends All Square
Final Friendly Ends All Square
Rovers ended their friendly programme with a draw at Rugby Town. Oli Bailey gave the visitors the lead early in the first half but the home side levelled five minutes later. Both sides had chances to grab the win with Rovers keeper Lewis Fenney saving former Moatman's David Kolodynski's spot kick. Final Score: Rugby Town 1 - 1 Gresley Rovers
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club July Draw
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club July Draw
£250-Vacant (Rollover August) £100 - 16 - Rob Webster £50 - 59 - Brian Robb £50 - 60 - Colin Harbutt £50 - 96 - Geoff Hutting

August 2021

Season Ticket Information
Season Ticket Information
Anyone who purchased a season ticket last season the board have agreed to exchange it for a new one free of charge due to the interuption by COVID 19. Just bring your old season ticket to the office. New Season tickets are available to order via the on-line Club Shop or from the office on match days. Adult season ticket £105 Concession season ticket is priced at £70. Under 16 season ticket will be £15 if accompanied with an adult season ticket holder. Please note FA and League Cup games are not included. ADMISSION PRICE:- Adult admission price for the 2021/2022 season is £7-50. Concession admission £5-00 and Under 16 remains at £1-00.
Rovers Play Their Second Away Game
Rovers Play Their Second Away Game
Rovers make the trip over the border to Nottingham for their second away game of the new season on Tuesday when they play Newark - 7.45pm. It should be noted that Newark now play their home games at the home of Basford.
FA Cup Game At The Moat
FA Cup Game At The Moat
Tomorrow, Saturday, we welcome Leek Town to the Moat in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Please pop up and support your local team. Remember, 'bring a mate and double the gate'. Should the game end all square, the replay will be on Monday at the home of Buxton - 7.45
Coach To Boston
Coach To Boston
The club are looking to run a coach for Saturday's game away at Boston. Cost would be circa £15 per person (£13 supporters club members) and would be leaving from Colliery Lane Lodges, time tbc. Anyone looking to reserve a place please leave a message for myself on 07792461876 - Steve
Rovers Make Long Trip To Boston
Rovers Make Long Trip To Boston
Tomorrow, Saturday, we make one of our longest trips of the new season as we travel to take on current league leaders Boston Town. It's sure to be a tough game so your support is vital. Not making the journey, the reserves are at home to Bewdley Town reserves - kick off 3pm
August 100 Club Draw
August 100 Club Draw
£250 - 6 - Ray Lock £250 - 100 - Mark Alflat £100 - 92 - Paul Hackett £50 - 4 - Paul Ward £50 - 81 - Ian Lummis £50 - 5 - Jamie Barrett There are a few numbers available, contact Steve Shrive
Early Kick Off For Youth Game
Early Kick Off For Youth Game
The Youth Team FA Youth Cup game against Alfreton Town at the Moat on Wednesday will now kick off at 6.30pm

September 2021

Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow (Saturday) we welcome Leicester Nirvana to the Moat Ground for our United Countied League game - 3pm. If you are visiting the Moat please note that Moat Street is a One Way street
FA Vase Game At The Moat
FA Vase Game At The Moat
Tomorrow (Saturday) we entertain Dudley Sports in the Buildbase FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round at the Moat. Kick off 3pm Important: If you park on the car park in Moat Street you MUST turn right as you leave as Moat Street is a One Way Street.
Coach To Winsford
Coach To Winsford
We are pleased to confirm a coach will be booked (interest dependent) for our FA Vase tie against Winsford United. The tie is due to be played on Saturday 25th September at 3pm. The coach will leave Colliery Lane Lodges at 11am and the cost will be £12 or £10 for Supporters Club members. Booking will be done on a first come first serve basis with a £5 deposit securing your place. Please call Steve Shrive on 07792461876 to reserve your seat.
Tuesday Football
Tuesday Football
Rovers welcome Eastwood CFC for a league game tonight at the Moat Ground. Kick off 7.45pm. If you are visiting the Moat and will use our car park please remember that Moat Street is a One Way Street so pleae turn right when leaving.
Rovers Away At Holwell
Rovers Away At Holwell
Rovers travel to Holwell Sports to play Melton Town tomorrow (Saturday). Melton are using Holwell's ground while their home pitch is being completed. Not travelling to the game? Rovers reserves at at the Moat against Stafford Town - 3pm.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Rovers are on the road tomorrow as they travel to Cheshire to take on Winsford United in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Vase - 3pm. There is no football at the Moat as the reserve team are also away at Boldmere St Michaels.
It's Harrowby United For Rovers
It's Harrowby United For Rovers
Gresley Rovers will face Linconshire based UCL Division One side Harrowby United in the First Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase at the Moat scheduled for Saturday 23rd October - 3pm
Tuesday Football
Tuesday Football
Tomorrow, (Tuesday) Rovers take on near neighbours Heather St John's at the Moat - 7.45pm. Heather sit in second place while Rovers lie a point behind in third so it should be a close encounter of the second and third kind!

October 2021

Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
We travel to Loughborough Saturday for our next game. If travelling please note that you are encouraged to wear face masks and social distance when entering or moving around indoor facilities to minimise the risk of COVID-19 - Admission: £6 Adult, £3 Cons and £2 Student.
Rovers Team Of The Month
Rovers Team Of The Month
Gresley Rovers were UCL Premier Division North Team of The Month for September. Rovers won all their games during the month including an emphatic 7-0 win the the FA Vase. The team scored 25 goals and conceeded just 5. Congratulations to Carl, Paul and all the players.
Skeggy Comes To Gresley
Skeggy Comes To Gresley
Saturday we welcome Skegness Town, who are making the long journey from the Seaside, to the Moat Ground - 3pm. This will be their first visit since 1960. The game is very kindly being sponsored by the Hackett Family in memory of Dave. Gone but not forgotten.
Coach To Holbeach
Coach To Holbeach
The Supporters Club have booked a coach for players and supporters to Holbeach Untied on 30th October. Leaving Colliery Lodges at 10.30am. The cost is £10 for Supporters Club members and £12 for non-members. Please see Steve Shrive on Saturday if you would like to reserve a seat or contact him on 07792461876. There will be a £5 deposit.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
We welcome our opposition on Saturday who have made the journey from Sleaford for their first visit to the Moat Ground. Let's give them a big South Derbyshire welcome. Let's see if we can beat last week's attendance which was 323. Remember, "Bring a mate and double the gate". The game is sponsored by Sands United, Ashby a football team for men affected by baby loss, offering a peer support network where they can talk about their bereavement when they're ready. All Sands United FC teams are part of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Harrowby United to the Moat Ground for our 1st Round Proper game. Admission is £7.50 adults, £5 Consessions, £1 u16's accompanied by a full paying adult. Please note that season tickets are not valid for this game. Remember "Bring a mate and double the gate".
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
With Rovers into the next round of the FA Vase and Anstey Nomads entering the competition at this stage, the home fixture against the Nomads has now been brought forward to Tuesday 9th November - 7.45pm kick off.
It's The Students For Rovers
It's The Students For Rovers
Rovers have been drawn away to league rivals Loughborough Students in the 2nd Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase scheduled to be played Saturday 20th November - 3pm.
Jack Gallagher
Jack Gallagher
It is with great sadness to learn today of the passing of our first team player Jack Gallagher. "Gally" had been with our reserves for a number of seasons before recently breaking into the first team squad. All at Gresley Rovers send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this sad time. #RIPGally #GresleyFamily
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Gresley Rovers are on the road as they travel to Holbeach with a kick off 3pm. Should you not be travelling, the reserves are at the Moat against Boldmere St Micheals. Please give them your support if you can

November 2021

Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a very wet pitch, tomorrow's (Wednesday) u18's game against Loughborough Dynamo Juniors has been postponed.
Reserves Game Off
Reserves Game Off
Unfortunately, tomorrow’s reserve team game at the Moat has been postponed.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Gresley Rovers make the short trip to face our near neighbours Quorn on Saturday - 3pm kick off. A reminder that there is no football at the Moat due to the reserve team game being postponed.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we welcome Anstey Nomads to the Moat Ground in a top-of-the-table clash. Kick off 7.45. We have three special guests Olympic medallist Frazer Clarke and WBO Super Middle Weight Champion Zach Parker. We are also privileged to have Gally's Mum as our guest.
100 Club Draw For September & October
100 Club Draw For September & October
The results for the 100 club are as follows September £250 - 66 - Dan Pestell, £100 - 60 - Colin Harbett, £50 - 57 - Ian Parker, £50 - 28 - Sarah Parker, £50 - 5 - Jamie Barrett October £250 - 79 - Ian Collins, £100 - 91 - James Smith, £50 - 40 - Geordie, £50 - 94 - Mark Alflat, £50 - 61 - Julie Martin
IMPORTANT: Change Of Kick Off Time
IMPORTANT: Change Of Kick Off Time
Please note, due to floodlight concerns Saturday's game at the Moat against Deeping Rangers has been brought forward to 2pm. Please let anyone know who may be coming to the game but does not have access to Social Media - thank you.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Deeping Rangers to the Moat Ground. Please remember that the kick off has been brought forward to 2pm.
Jack Gallagher Funeral
Jack Gallagher Funeral
Jack's funeral will be held at Bretby Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd Noverber at 3pm.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
We will be holding a Fans Forum on Thursday 25th November at 7pm in Harry & Kath's Bar at the Moat Ground. Come and join us and meet the manager and directors.
We’re backing Play Safe
We’re backing Play Safe
Gresley Rovers is lending its full support to Play Safe" a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday we make the short journey to meet Loughborough Students in the Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Round Proper. With no football at the Moat why not pop over and give the lads your full support - it really does help.
Bobby Liddle
Bobby Liddle
We have been informed that Rovers Legend Bobby Liddle sadly passed away yesterday. For those of us of the more mature age will remember Bobby as a prolific goal scorer scoring 143 goals in 304 games during the late 1960's and mid 70's. His details can be found in our player database.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tomorrow, Saturday, we travel up the M1 to visit Selston in a UCL Premier Division North game (weather permitting). This will be our first visit to the Parish Hall ground.
November 100 Club Draw
November 100 Club Draw
£250 - 38 - Martin Burley £100- 28 - Sarah Parker £50 - 60 - Colin Harbett £50 - 73 - Zebber £50 - 21 - Corby McDonald
Reserve Game Off
Reserve Game Off
Due to the overnight snow the Reserve team game at the Moat Ground this afternoon has been called off.
Selston Gaame Off
Selston Gaame Off
Due to the snow during the night and early morning, this afternoon's game at Selston has been called off
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, tomorrow's (Wednesday) u'18's game at the Moat Ground against Loughborough Dynamo has been postponed.

December 2021

Forward Added To Squad
Forward Added To Squad
Manager Carl Abbott has added to his squad by signing local lad James Harrison on an initial months loan from Bedworth United, and we thank Stuart Storer for his assistance in this. James is a forward who was a first year professional with Burton Albion, before playing in the Southern League with Coleshill Town and Bedworth United. Welcome to the club James.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday we travel to take on Leicester Nirvana at Hamilton Park. Kick off 3pm. The reserves are at home to Walsall Wood kick off 3pm at the Moat Ground.
Boston Game Postponed
Boston Game Postponed
Gresley Rovers FC have this morning been informed by the United Counties league that Saturdays home league game (11th Dec) against Boston is postponed due to Boston informing the league they are unable to field a team. The club were first informed that Boston could not field as side on 11th December by the league a few days ago and this morning official confirmation of the postponement has been received from the league. Director of Football Gary Norton speaking to Gresley’s website this morning added: “Gresley Rovers Football Club will not be commenting on this matter further at this stage and the matter is in the hands of the UCL other governing bodies to deal with appropriately.”
George Bannister
George Bannister
We have been informed of the death of George Bannister. George was a long time groundsman at the Moat. We send our sincere condolences to George's family and friends at this sad time
*Important Shop Message*
*Important Shop Message*
Please note the following message from our manufacturer. This only applies for items of clothing. Scarves, hats, mugs etc can still be obtained from the Club Shop. PRE-CHRISTMAS ORDER FULFILMENT Please note, the deadline for pre-Christmas order fulfilment has now passed. Any orders received from now, should not be expected to be received until the New Year. Approx lead times, do NOT include the period we will be closed for over Christmas. CHRISTMAS CLOSING DATES The business will be closed from Saturday 18th December 2021, and reopen on Wednesday 5th January 2022
Selston Game Re-arranged
Selston Game Re-arranged
The league have re-scheduled the away game at Selston for Saturday 12th March - 3pm.
Loughborough Game Off
Loughborough Game Off
Tomorrow's game against Loughborough Students has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak that has affected a significant majority of their playing squad. Sufficient evidence in accordance with the League protocol has been forwarded to the league and they've agreed to the postponement.
George  Bannister Funeral Notice
George Bannister Funeral Notice
The funeral will be held at 13.30 on Wednesday the 22nd of December at: The Carnarvon Chapel, Bretby Crematorium Geary Lane, Bretby Burton-on-Trent DE15 0QE After the funeral, his family invite you to join us to celebrate George's life at: Gresley Rover Football Club, The Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9RE Please feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable, there is no requirement to wear black. Family flowers only please, donations will go to Tynefield care home, who cared for George in his final days. George's funeral Cortege will pause a moment outside the the Moat Ground.
On-Line Auction
On-Line Auction
Our Commercial Director Corby Macdonald has arranged an on-line sporting memorabilia auction to help the family of late Gresley player Jack Gallagher. more.....
Students Game Re-arranged
Students Game Re-arranged
The home game against Loughborough Students has been re-arranged for Saturday 12th March - 3pm
Last Minute Christmas Presents
Last Minute Christmas Presents
We have woolly hats, scarves, snoods, caps, mugs, key rings and some home shirts available from the club shop at the Moat Ground. Please email shop@gresleyrovers.com to arrange collection and payment at the Moat.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Due to the recent wet weather there will be a pitch inspection by the match referee at 11am tomorrow morning. We'll let you know the outcome as soon as possible.
Match Off
Match Off
Despite a valiant effort from some of the supporters trying their hardest to get the game on after more overnight rain, the match referee has decided that the pitch is unplayable due to being waterlogged so the game has been postponed.
December Draw
December Draw
£250 - 65 - Des Gould £100 - 2 - Dave Tattersall £50 - 42 - Ian Collins £50 - 26 - Luke Charlton £50 - 43 - Steve Wilkins
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
Gresley Rovers would like to wish everyone a safe and successful New Year. Thank you for your support throughout the difficult past 12 months and for joining us in the Roverlution.

January 2022

Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tomorrow (Monday) we pop into Leicestershire to take on near neighbours Heather St Johns for our first game of 2022 and the first in 3 weeks - kick off 3pm. Your support will be appreciated and let's keep the good form going.
Raffle Draw Results
Raffle Draw Results
Below are the the results of our recent raffle draw.
Re-Arranged Fixtures
Re-Arranged Fixtures
The UCL have re-arranged two of our fixtures to enable both games to be played on a Saturday. The recently postponed Long Eaton home game has now been scheduled for Saturday 12th February with the away game at Selston moved to Saturday 26th February.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Another trip into Leicestershire tomorrow where, weather permitting, we take on the team that are on our coat tails Anstey Nomads. This is a huge game for both sides so your support is essential. Hope to see you there.
Reserve Game Off
Reserve Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, this afternoon's game at the Moat against Worcester City has been postponed.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
A pitch inspection is being carried out at Anstey and we will let you know the outcome as soon as we get it.
Match Off
Match Off
This afternoon's game at Anstey has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Wednesday's game at the Moat against Loughborough Dynamo Juniors has been cancelled and a new date will be arranged.
Boston Town Game
Boston Town Game
Resulting from a recent disciplinary League meeting, Boston's failure to play their away game at the Moat in December has resulted in 3 pts being awarded to Gresley, The game will not now be played. This is of course subject to any appeal.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
Due to an error, the incorrect date was published by the league. The Anstey away game should have been the 1st March and not 1st February.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
On Saturday we welcome Melton Town to the Moat for our first home game since 13th November. Your support would be really appreciated as we try to continue our fine form and keep up the pressure on the league leaders. Remember, bring a mate and double the gate.
Game On
Game On
Despite the overnight hard frost and fog we expect today's game at the Moat to be played. Kick off 3pm
U18's Game Off
U18's Game Off
Tomorrow night's (Wednesday) scheduled game at the Moat Ground has been cancelled.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday, we make another trip into Lincolnshire to face Pinchbeck United who play at Spalding's ground. It's a fair trek, but if you can make it your support will be appreciated. If not then the Reserves are at home against Redditch United - 3pm please give them your support.
Table Adjusted
Table Adjusted
The United Counties League have now adjusted the league table to show Gresley's award of 3pts due to Boston Town's failure to fulfil their away fixture at Gresley. The fixture is now void and will not be played.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Newark to the Moat Ground, kick off 3pm. Your support will be really appreciated as we hope to keep our good form going. Remember 'Bring a mate and double the gate'.
January Draw
January Draw
£250 - 65 - Des Gould £100 - 69 - Mark Humphries £50 - 74 - John Cleary £50 - 60 - Colin Harbett £50 - 21 - Corby McDonald

February 2022

Message From Ryan King
Message From Ryan King
Last year we raised some funds to support player Ryan King’s ACL surgery on both knees. Once we realised the costs involved Ryan decided to wait for his surgery via the NHS and we (in collaboration with those who made donations) took the decision to put the money raised towards supporting his post surgery recovery...
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday we make the trip to Nottinghamshire to take on Eastwood CFC hoping to keep the pressure on the league leaders and the chasing pack. Your support would be really appreciated. Not going to Eastwood then why not pop up to the Moat where the Reserves are playing Gornal Colts - 3pm.
John Keith Smith
John Keith Smith
We are sad to report that former player John Keith Smith sadly died on 15th January 2022. John's funeral will take place at Bretby Crematorium, Carnarvon Chapel on Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 14:15pm. Our condolences go to John's family and friends at this sad time.
New Ground Statement
New Ground Statement
Statement from Gresley Rovers Chairman Mark Alflat. “The Club are delighted to announce that a full planning application has now been submitted for the Club’s move to a new stadium. Combining football, boxing and education, this will be a centre of excellence for South Derbyshire and the culmination of much planning and hard work particularly by the Club’s vice Chairman Peter Robinson. We have the support of various bodies and will announce more in the following weeks. In the meantime, I invite all Gresley supporters to come and roar Gresley Rovers on as we push for promotion this season. On Saturday we play Long Eaton United at home in a top of the table clash.”
Mark On Radio Derby Sportscene At Six
Mark On Radio Derby Sportscene At Six
Have a listen to our chairman's talk on Radio Derby Sportscene At Six. Approx 48 minutes in. Link below.
It's The Big One
It's The Big One
Saturday see's arguably the biggest game of the new Gresley era when we host table toppers Long Eaton United with a kick off 0f 3pm. We really need the Moat to be rocking so your support is vital. Please bring a mate and double the gate. With the expected big gate, please try to come ealry to prevent a queue at the turnstiles
Change Of Fixture Date
Change Of Fixture Date
Due to Loughborough Students continuing FA Vase run, the game at the Moat Ground scheduled for 12th March has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 22nd March - kick off 7.45pm
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, tonight's youth team game at the Moat Ground against Coalville Town Ravens has been postponed.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday, we welcome Nottingham side Selston to the Moat Ground for another important fixture. Your support will be appreciated and remember 'Bring a mate and double the gate.'
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Due to the recent wet weather and more predicted tomorrow we have arranged for a pitch inspection at 10.30am. We'll inform you of the outcome when we know it.
Game On
Game On
After a pitch inspection it has been declared as playable so the game will kick off at 3pm.
New Ground Plans
New Ground Plans
If you would like to have a look at the new ground plans please follow the link below. You can make your comments (positive we hope!) on the Council website or in writing.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
There is a Fans' Forum to be held in Harry & Kath's bar at the Moat Ground on Thursday 3rd March starting at 7.30pm. Plans for the new ground will be discussed and manager Carl Abbott with be there to answer any football related items.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday we make the trip to Nottinghamshire for our return game against Selston. Kick off 3pm. Your support will be appreciated. There will be no football at the Moat as the Reserves have no fixture.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
There will be a pitch inspection at Selston at 10am. The pitch is apparently still suffering from the recent storms.
Selston Game Off
Selston Game Off
After a pitch inspection the surface has been deemed as unplayable so this afternoon's game at Selston has been postponed.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tuesday we make the trip to Leicestershire to play third placed Anstey Nomads in what will be a tough encounter. Kick off is 7.45pm. If you can make the trip your support will be very much appreciated.

March 2022

Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
There is to be a pitch inspection at Anstey within the next hour. So should be around 12 noon. We will let you know the outcome as soon as we have it.
Game Off
Game Off
We have just been informed that the game at Anstey tonight has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
New Fixture Dates
New Fixture Dates
The two recent postponed fixtures have been re-arranged. We will now play Selston on Wednesday 30th March (7.45pm) and Anstey Nomads on Tuesday 5th April (7.45pm).
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, tonight's Youth Team game against Loughborough Dynamo Juniors at the Moat Ground has been postponed.
Don't Forget
Don't Forget
Don't forget that there is a Fans Forum in Harry & Kath's Bar at the Moat Ground tonight starting at 7.30pm. There will be a new stadium update and manager Carl Abbott will be there to answer any footballing questions.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Quorn to the Moat Ground (weather permitting) for an important game for both sides. Kick off 3pm. Your support would be very welcome and remember to 'bring a mate and double the gate'.
Pitch Inspection
Following the recent spell of wet weather, there will be a pitch inspection at the Moat on Saturday morning at 11am. We will let you known the outcome as soon as we know it.
Game On
Following an early inspection of the pitch it has been decided that the game against Quorn will go ahead. Kick off 3pm.
Gunner Fitchett
Gunner Fitchett
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Gresley legend Barry 'Gunner' Fitchett on 3rd March aged 80 years. Barry was a hard tackling half back scoring 137 goals from 567 appearances during the the late 1960's and 70's. Everyone at Gresley send their deepest condolences to Barry's family and friends.
u18's At The Moat
u18's At The Moat
Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening the u18's are at home to Anstey Nomads in the league. Kick off 7.30pm. Why not pop up and give the young Moatmen your support.
Tom Speight
Tom Speight
CHANGE OF DATE. Join us in Harry and Kath's Bar to enjoy the fantastic Tom Speight Friday 29th April from 7pm. Entrance is free but will be on a first come first serve basis. Please email gary.brockway@gresleyfc.com to book your place
Loughborough Students Fixture
Loughborough Students Fixture
Due to Loughborough Students reaching the Universities cup final, next Tuesday's game at the Moat Ground has been postponed. A new date will be arranged soon.
New Date For Loughborough Game
New Date For Loughborough Game
We will now be playing Loughborough Students at the Moat Ground on Tuesday 12th April. Kick off 7.45pm.
u18's Game Off
u18's Game Off
Unfortunately, due to the heavy rain this afternoon, the u18's game against Coalville Town at the Moat Ground has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tomorrow we make the trip to Lincolnshire to take on Sleaford Town for another vital game so your support would be appreciated. If you are not going to Sleaford, why not pop up to the Moat to give the Reserves your support. They are playing Kidderminster Harriers. Kick off 3pm.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
With a lovely day forecast for Saturday, why not pop up for our match against Holbeach Utd. We are hoping for a good gate so if you are coming, please try to come a little earlier to avoid any congestion at the turnstiles. Remember, "bring a mate and double the gate.
March Draw
March Draw
£250 - 67 - Emma Haddon £250 - 40 - Geordie £100 - 3 - Adam Wildsmith £50 - 88 - Mick Haynes £50 - 46 - Alby Lansdowne £50 - 58 - Ryan Seal
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Wednesday we make the trip into Nottinghamshire to play Selston. This is another vital game so your support would be very appreciated.
u18's Game Off
u18's Game Off
The Leicestershire Midweek Floodlit Youth League have cancelled tonight's u18's game at the Moat against Anstey Nomads.

April 2022

Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Another crucial game on Saturday as we travel to Market Deeping to play Deeping Rangers. It's a fair trip but your support would be appreciated. If you can't make it, then the Reserves are at home against Leamington - 3pm
A Message To The Fans From The Club and Supporters Club
A Message To The Fans From The Club and Supporters Club
2021/22 has been a great season for Gresley Rovers, regardless of the results in the final few matches. Having suffered for a while, we were given a glimpse of the future last season in the curtailed year and this year it has really built into a special feeling around the club again, with Abbo and everyone on the playing and coaching staff really connecting with the fans and the crowds having returned again. more....
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
The tough games keep coming for Rovers. This time it's a trip to Leicestershire tomorrow night to take on Anstey Nomads who are hard on our heels in third place. If you can make the game, your support would be really appreciated by the lads.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Rovers take on Heanor Town in yet another crucial game on Saturday. Your support is vital as we go into the final four games of what could be an important end to the season. Kick off is 3pm but we are hoping for another decent gate so if you are thinking of popping up please try to come a little earlier to avoid congestion at the turnstiles. Remember, bring a mate and double the gate
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow we face Loughborough Students at the Moat Ground in our final home league game of this campaign - 7.45pm. We are again hoping for a good gate so please try to get to the ground a little earlier so as to prevent congestion at the turnstiles. Your support is vital so bring a mate and double the gate.
u18's Game Off
u18's Game Off
Wednesday's u18's game at the Moat against Loughborough Dynamo has been postponed due to illness in the the Dynamo camp.
Player of the Year
Player of the Year
It's going to be a difficult choice but you can vote for your Player of the Year here. Closing date is 1st May. See top corner of the Home Page.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Rovers make their longest trip of this league campaign on Saturday as they travel to the seaside to take on Skegness Town (3pm). Yet another important game and your support would be appreciated. Not going, then the Reserves are at home against Solihull Sporting (3pm).
Final Countdown
Final Countdown
The league title has come down to just one match. Tomorrow sees both Rovers and Long Eaton battle it out for the championship title at the home of United. Your fabulous support is vital as we try to finish the season in style. Come on, you can do it.
Wanted - Match Day Volunteers
Wanted - Match Day Volunteers
With our promotion to Step 4, we now need more volunteers to help on match days. A person to help with the kit, ground stewards, gate assistants are just a few positions that need to be filled. Can you help? If so contact Ian Collins ian.collins@gresleyrovers.com
End Of Season Event
End Of Season Event
To mark the end of our first full season since our return to the name of Gresley Rovers, the club will be hosting an end of season event and cordially invite all supporters and those connected with the club to join us. More.....
Howard Winfield
Howard Winfield
It is with sadness that we have to report the death of long time supporter Howard Winfield. Howard has been a Rovers supporter for over 40 years and our thoughts are with his wife Rita & family at this sad time. R.I.P.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
The reserves take on Racing Club Warwick u23's at the Moat on Saturday - 3pm. Why not pop up and give the lads your support.

May 2022

Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow (Monday) the reserves play their final game of the season at the Moat - 3pm when we welcome Worcester City. Why not pop up and give the young Moatmen your support.
Howard Winfield Funeral
Howard Winfield Funeral
The funeral of the late Howard Winfield will be held at Bretby Crematorium on Monday 9th May at 12 noon.
Confirmed Presentation Evening Details
Confirmed Presentation Evening Details
The First and Reserve teams presentation evening will be held at The Marquee, Colliery Lodges, Linton, Swadlincote DE12 6PB on Friday 10th June - 7.30pm. Price £10 (£2 u16's). Pay on the night or to reserve your place email commercial@gresleyrovers.com or any of the directors. Why not come and join in our promotion celebrations?
2022-2023 Season Tickets
2022-2023 Season Tickets
You can now order your season ticket through the on-line club shop. Early bird purchases £10 off until 31st May. Please note that they will be posted to you as soon as we receive them. They will also be available to collect or purchase at the home pre-season games which will announced soon.
u18's Game Off
u18's Game Off
Unfortunately, due to Anstey Nomads not being able to raise a team, tonight's u18's league game has been cancelled.
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