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June 1989

New boys check in at Gresley
Gresley Rovers will hear in the next few days why their hopes of joining the Beazer Homes league were dashed by a grounds grading committee.
Frank blasts the poachers
Rovers invite back Guest
Sacked utility player Michael Guest has been reprieved by Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood.

July 1989

Moat Ground faults
Gresley Rovers officials last night expressed their dismay at a ten-point list of faults which cost them promotion to the Beazer Homes League.
Rovers double blow
Plea goes out to Bass
Supporters last night urged Gresley Rovers to seek help of main sponsors Bass in an effort to bring the Moat Ground up to Beazer Homes League standard.
Gresley Rovers look set to receive a second slap in the face from the Beazer Homes League as they make a last ditch attempt to gain promotion to the Midlands Division.

August 1989

Rovers home start
Unique trophy
Stapenhill and Gresley Rovers will be vying for a unique football trophy when they meet at Edge Hill tonight (7pm).
Glover fits the bill
Land to make his debut
Wembley hero Gil Land lines up against his old club tomorrow as Burton Albion attempt to prise the Johnson Cup from the grasp of Gresley Rovers.
Beresford goes back to Gresley
Beresford returns
Gresley Rovers have completed the signing of striker Brian Beresford from Stapenhill in time for him to play in a reserve team friendly at home to a side from the Derby area tonight (7.30pm).
Gresley up for it
Turner may miss season
Acklam hits out
We can do it

September 1989

Keep it up Burton Mail
Gresley Rovers earned a potentially lucrative home FA Cup tie with HFS Loans League leaders Witton Albion on September 16 with a 2-1 win over Manchester based Chadderton on Saturday.
Ins and outs at the Moat Ground
Bromley oils the Northwood machine
Pay up, says Frank
New boys explodes at Gresley
The Dolby system worked well
This week marked the end of an all-too-brief era at the Moat Ground.
Rovers hope run continues
Gresley Rovers hope to maintain a remarkable record when the magic of the FA Cup comes to the Moat Ground tomorrow (3pm).
Rees called up
Rovers fight off swoop for Denby
Gresley Rovers last night warded off the latest Burton Albion bid to lure a big name from the Moat Ground.
Rovers job for Fearn
Denby stays
Burton broadside

October 1989

Northwood in transfer market
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood has never been a man to allow the grass to grow under his feet.
Maddocks is back in favour
Injuries stretch squad to the limit
Albion accused
Rovers rocked
Injury-hit Gresley Rovers received another blow on Saturday when striker Kieron Smith suffered a suspected depressed fracture of the cheekbone.
Injuries mount
Gresley Rovers face an injury crisis on the eve of what is potentially their most difficult match of the season so far.

November 1989

Denby hands out the praise
Gresley skipper Richard Denby was quick to pay tribute to Rocester ace Tony Hemmings after Rovers 100 per cent league record was shattered on Saturday.
FA Vase gives Rovers home tie
Rovers put Enion in for Swans test
Frank tells moaners to stay away
Moat Ground supremo Frank Northwood today hit out at critics of his table topping side.
Northwood fires a warning
Denby stays
Midfielder Richard Denby has assured Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood that he will be staying at the Moat Ground for at least another two years.
Rovers aim to put it right
Frank slams ref after Vase crash

December 1989

Going places
Debut day for Nicklin
Former Stourbridge defender Carl Nicklin is set to make his Gresley Rovers debut tomorrow as the Moatmen meet Paget Rangers for the fifth time this season (3pm).
Frank makes title pledge
Kieron in for Rovers
After two weeks of unremitting gloom there was finally some good news for Gresley boss Frank Northwood last night.
Northwood to ring changes
We need the points!
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood is predicting a tough time for the title favourites when they entertain high-flying Wednesfield tomorrow (3pm).
Moatmen at full strength
A testing festive encounter with Hinckley Athletic awaits Gresley Rovers on Boxing Day but the Moatmen are confident of taking three valuable points.
Moatmen off the sick list
Rovers ready to shuffle the pack
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood could be poised to make two new midfield signings after watching his side struggle to gain a point at Hinckley Athletic yesterday.
Skeemer earns glowing tribute

January 1990

Gresley face holders
Gresley Rovers must overcome holders Matlock Town if they are to make their mark on the Evan Halshaw Cup.
Warnock boys at Gresley
Gresley Rovers will be taking on third division Notts County in a prestige friendly at the Moat Ground next week.
Adcock set for action
Rovers return
Shock signing
Boss asks for better attitudes
Another new face?
Holders Gresley Rovers will face local rivals Stapenhill in a Derbyshire Senior Cup semi-final showdown at Edge Hill.
Pitch anger

February 1990

Derek signs
Gresley Rovers have completed the signing of highly rated striker Derek Christopher from Paget Rangers.
Martin returns for the cup
Gresley Rovers hope to have full-back Martin Dick back on first-team duty tomorrow night.
Two leave the Moat
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood has unloaded two players following his recent capture of Paget Rangers pair Wayne Scally and Derek Christopher.
Rovers want their name in lights
Gresley Rovers want to add the Evans Halshaw Floodlit Cup to their list of recent conquests.
Goal ace Brian Beresford returns to the Gresley Rovers first team squad tonight after a ten-week enforced absence.
Guest out for season
Title-chasing Gresley Rovers suffered two setbacks last night.
Scally back
Gresley Rovers face a desperate race against time to get their Moat Ground home up to scratch for a renewed bid to gain promotion to the Beazer Homes League.
Rovers look blank
Rovers miss Cup chance
Gresley Rovers Evans Halshaw Floodlit Cup tie with Eastwood Town at the Moat Ground became a victim of the weather today.

March 1990

New Page for Rovers
Rovers aim to open gap
Gresley hope to re-open the four-point gap tomorrow night when they meet Harrisons at the Moat Ground (7.30pm).
Rovers striker worry
Maddocks says no to Hinckley
Gresley striker Andy Maddocks has turned down the chance to join title rivals Hinckley Town.
Rovers swoop for Paget ace
Rovers beaten!
Eight-man Rovers forced to cancel
Moatmen must keep cool

April 1990

Rovers last stand!
Semi-final looks on!
Gresley Rovers look set for a place in the Evans Halshaw floodlit competition after demolishing Eastwood Town 5-2 at the Moat Ground last night.
Tommy in for Rovers
Help for Frank
Plug pulled on Rovers
Gresley Rovers have been thrown out of the Evans Halshaw Floodlit Cup competition.
Rovers make fans plea
Beat-the-clock promotion bid at Moat Ground
Gresley Rovers are hoping to speed up Moat Ground improvements in a last gasp bid to win Beazer Homes League status.
Moatmen face Hinckley hurdle
Gresley Rovers have a lot at stake when they take on Hinckley Athletic at the Moat Ground on Monday (3pm).
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood declared today that he is still in charge at the Moat Ground despite strong rumours that he had quit the club.
Rovers bid to snatch back lead
Rovers rocked
Gresley Rovers head North to Matlock tomorrow looking to take a giant stride towards a hat trick of Derbyshire Senior Cup wins.
Rovers set up a cup thriller
Gresley Rovers last night set up their thrilling climax.
Rovers take a rest

May 1990

Rovers go for treble
Gresley Rovers hope to safely return the Derbyshire Senior Cup to the Moat Ground trophy cabinet tonight by completing a two-leg final victory over Matlock Town (7.30pm).
Magic Moatmen
Gresley Rovers were recrowned as the cup kings of Derbyshire last night after completing an historic hat trick of Senior Cup triumphs at the Moat Ground last night.
Bezza is still going strong
Brian Beresford has scored hundreds of goals in a glittering career. But none surely could have been any sweeter than the two he scored to propel Gresley Rovers towards their third successive Derbyshire Senior Cup triumph at the Moat Ground on Wednesday night.
The final countdown
Grounds for promotion
The promotion aspirations of Gresley Rovers and Rocester came under the detailed scrutiny of the Beazer League ground grading committee yesterday.
Gresley pitch in
Gresley Rovers are busy widening their pitch in a late bid to improve their promotion hopes.
The Beazer Homes League revealed today that at least seven clubs will be challenging for the two Midlands Division promotion places.
Gresley, Romans facing play-off
Gresley Rovers and Rocester could be forced into a sudden death play-off for a place in the Beazer Homes League.
No-go Rovers!
Gresley Rovers were today ruled out of the Beazer League promotion race.
Rovers vote goes to Gil
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