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June 1990

Gresley line up new men
Summer showdown
Rovers fear crowd slump
Gresley Rovers fear a new road scheme near the Moat Ground could cost them hundreds of pounds at the turnstiles next season.

July 1990

Rovers face new teams
New reserve boss
Gresley Rovers have named former Albion reserve manager Mal Campion in a similar position in a similar capacity at the Moat Ground. He will be assisted by Steve Murphy.
Cup re-run for Rovers
Gresley Rovers face another cup showdown with arch-rivals Rocester.

August 1990

Rovers unveil a new stand
Gresley Rovers kick off under the shadow of their new stand for the first time tomorrow with the visit of Lichfield to the Moat Ground (3pm).
Chesterfield to send 1st Team
Chesterfield have pledged to send their first-team squad to the Moat Ground on Thursday to meet Gresley Rovers in the annual Centenary Rosebowl clash.
New man
Rovers slip into the red
Beating the title curse
Stokes to make debut
Young ones
FA Cup trek starts
Gresley Rovers step into the unknown tomorrow as the FA Cup adventure gets underway for another season.

September 1990

Injury worries at Moat Ground
Gresley Rovers face, if not the most daunting, then certainly one of the most dreary trips of the season tomorrow with the fitness of two key midfield players in doubt.
Maddocks with a mission
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood hopes that the Indian summer of striker Andy Maddocks continues to burn brightly tomorrow.
Rovers rocked
Gresley Rovers join the FA Cup trail tomorrow without the services of three key first team regulars.
Rovers out to bury the jinx
Coach Steve Dolby believes Gresley Rovers will bring the smile back to the faces of their fans tomorrow.
Rovers aim for top spot
Rivals throw out the form book
Rovers keep fingers crossed
Gresley boss Frank Northwood is facing a mounting injury headache at the Moat Ground.

October 1990

Denby comeback?
Gresley Rovers are hoping midfielder Richard Denby makes his comeback at the Moat Ground tomorrow night.
Coach Steve Dolby today denied that Gresley Rovers are in the grip of a Rocester jinx.
Big is best for Rovers
Although Gresley Rovers have only completed a sixth of their league programme the value of a big squad has already been clearly illuminated.
Gresley Rovers have signed former Burton Albion midfielder Craig Weston from Beazer Midland club Grantham.
Rovers floodlit switch
Gresley Rovers have been forced to re-arrange three up coming fixtures.
Rovers play nursemaid
Rovers aim for top slot
No rest for Moat Ground boss
Gresley fans may still be purring from a sparkling 7-1 victory over Pelsall in midweek but the Moat Ground managerial team are not sparing time to admire their handiwork.

November 1990

Wembley dreams
Gresley boss Frank Northwood admits he still has a burning soccer ambition in the autumn of his long managerial career.
Stokes sacked
Gresley Rovers have sacked former Derby midfielder Stuart Stokes.
Keeper protest goes to FA
Frank still calm
Rovers back in the FA Vase
Oak facing new probe
Mile Oak Rovers are at the centre of fresh allegations surrounding their controversial FA Vase clash with Gresley Rovers.
Rovers start with victory
Gresley Rovers kicked off their Evans Halshaw Trophy campaign with a 3-2 away victory at Leicester United last night, but it was not achieved without cost.
Rovers on firm Land
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood last night heaped praise on stalwart defender Gil Land.
Gresley dig in for promotion
Gresley dig in for promotion
Rovers ready to rely on Rob
Rovers hope spy Blair is a Wembley omen
Beazer blasted
Vase reward for Rovers
Gresley Rovers face opposition from the United Counties League in the third round of the FA Vase.
Rovers carry on building work
Gresley boss Frank Northwood is continuing his efforts to build up a title winning squad at the Moat Ground.

December 1990

Astley missing
Gresley Rovers take a full strength squad to Shepshed Charterhouse tonight for their Evans Halshaw Floodlit Cup clash (7.30pm).
Rovers snap up striker Carl
Carl aims for title
Rovers hoping to cash in
Playing away in Senior Cup draw
Gresley Rovers and Stapenhill are set to enter the fray in the Derbyshire Senior Cup as the competition reaches the quarterfinals.
Snow stops spy mission
Rovers chase FA Vase glory
Gresley Rovers entertain United Counties outfit Raunds Town tomorrow (3pm) with a place in the last 32 of the FA Vase at stake.
Gresley prepare to beat Brewers
Aston injury rocks Rovers
Gresley target
Gresley boss Frank Northwood is looking to sign Bedworth Town left back Kevin Kane on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
Tony continues
Rovers warned
Go Weston
Gresley boss Frank Northwood has urged fans to get off the back of midfielder Craig Weston.

January 1991

Gresley go ten points clear
Nish helps old mates
Rovers tread carefully
Moore surprises for Frank
Gresley Rovers are hoping to attract their highest crowd of the season tomorrow as they attempt to take another step towards Wembley.
Rovers face Scouse trip
Bezza goes back
Veteran striker Brian Beresford last night turned down the chance of a dream trip to Wembley.
Stokes awaits Rovers re-call
Gresley home
Holders Gresley Rovers will meet Matlock Town at the Moat Ground in the second-final of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

February 1991

Blair on spying mission
Gresley manager Frank Northwood plans to have FA Vase rivals Knowsley thoroughly analysed before taking his side to Merseyside next Saturday.
Paul misses Gresley trip
Rovers face Reds double
Off! Off! Off!
Sport around Burton is facing the bleakest weekend of the year so far as snow brings chaos to fixtures across the country.
Moat boys get fans boost
Twin towers still in sight
Gallant Gresley Rovers stormed into the last eight of the FA Vase with a script not even a writer for fantasy comics would have dreamed up.
Red-hot Rovers stay on the Wembley trail
Gresley Rovers face an FA Vase quarter-final trip to Harwich and Parkstone on March 2 after an astonishing 5-4 victory over Knowsley United on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Bob Aston could take a back seat once again tonight when Gresley Rovers meet Sutton Coldfield Town in the Evans Halshaw Cup at the Moat Ground (7.30pm).
Tough one for Moat boys
Gresley Rovers will have to overcome a Harwich and Parkeston side brimming with confidence after giving Cammell Laird their FA Vase marching orders.
Rovers defend trophy
Denby in, Mottram out for showdown

March 1991

Gresley prepare for Vase bruiser
Gresley Rovers face a club in crisis when they meet Jewson Eastern League outfit Harwich and Parkstone in the FA Vase quarter-finals tomorrow.
Final lap
Gresley Rovers face FA Cup heroes Littlehampton Town on the final lap of their glorious march towards Wembley.
Just 180 minutes from Wembley
Northwood - Fans can help!
Moat pair back
2,100 Moat Ground limit
Martin set for shock return
Gresley Rovers face a possible 28 games in the final 59 days of the season.
Rathbone & Lovell miss cup game
Aston doubt
Gresley boss Frank Northwood had a point proved for him this week. The veteran supremo came under fire from some supporters when he recalled Andy Moore from Bilston to bolster his injury hit squad.
Rathbone ready
Rovers head for sell out
Vase boss clocks up the miles
Booze ban on fans
Rovers fan power
Rovers at the ready
Gresley midfielder Neil Lovell is still reliving the moment that counts as the most glorious and memorable in his soccer career.
Northwood stubs it out
Almost there!
Nearly there!
Remarkable Rovers, just 90 minutes away from Wembley, take a two-goal lead to Sussex on Saturday with jovial manager Frank Northwood dismissing any ideas that Gresley will be going to defend.
Nearly there!

April 1991

On the way to Wembley
Gresley Rovers Football Club were the pride of South Derbyshire today after qualifying for the final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium on May 4th.
Glorious Gresley Rovers are through to the final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium on May 4th.
Final glory!
Devaney back at the Moat
Devaney back at the Moat
Northwood turns to old firm
Elliott gets all clear
Swans lose out as Brian double back
Gresley so close
Rovers on brink of title
Gresley Rovers can reach the end of an eight-year quest at the Moat Ground tomorrow night.
Rovers collect League shield

May 1991

Greetings send Gresley on their Wembley way
As Gresley Rovers finally took the road to Wembley today, the best wishes of the Burton and South Derbyshire sporting fraternity and the whole of Midlands non-league soccer went with them.
The big South Derbyshire exodus began shortly after 9am today as thousands of excited Gresley Rovers supporters headed for Wembley Stadium to watch their team in the match of a lifetime.
Top advice rings clear
Was it THE best final of all time?
Dolby: the best is still to come
Rovers return
South Derbyshire soccer heroes Gresley Rovers returned to a tumultuous welcome yesterday.
Loyal fan rewarded
Beaten boss Frank Northwood last night vowed to lead Gresley Rovers on another FA Vase adventure next season.
Dolby hands out a Wembley reminder
Gresley Rovers chairman Peter Hall was filled with glowing praise and admiration for both his troops and their victors.
Just great, Gresley
A poem by Donald B Thompson, Swadlincote.
The FA Vase may have slipped from the grasp of Gresley manager Frank Northwood at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.
Rovers go for the ton
Gresley Rovers hope to smash through the 100-point barrier tonight at the start of a stamina snapping sequence of four games in as many days.
Weary Rovers take a break
Red-hot Rovers
Gresley Rovers meet Borrowash Victoria in the first leg of the Derbyshire Senior Cup final tonight (7.30) in an unusual role of red-hot favourites.
Land grabs credit
Awards crown glory season
Wembley hero Kieron Smith crowned a glorious season by lifting the Gresley Rovers Supporters Player of the Year award last night.
No promotion!
Northwood staying put

June 1991

Rovers will meet again
Gresley Rovers are to hold further talks before reacting officially to their failure to gain promotion to the Beazer Homes League.
Money down the drain
Rovers wait
Gresley Rovers plan to make a major announcement about their future next week.
Rovers to sue?
Gresley Rovers have launched a legal battle for compensation following their rejection by the Beazer Homes League.
Twist in the tale?
Gresley Rovers could be on the verge of another twist in their controversial end of season story.
Rovers decide to stay put
Gresley Rovers will be bidding to retain their West Midlands League crown next season after the end of 11th hour moves to fins a road to promotion.

August 1991

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