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May 2002

Bass Vase Fixtures
Two Bass Vase fixtures at the Moat Ground for your diary.
Western Division Line Up for 2002/2003
The ups and downs of the Dr Martens Western Division.

June 2002

Dr Martens League Cup Draw
Dr Martens Premier League side Hinckley United will be the visitors to the Moat Ground for the First Round of the Dr Martens League Cup.
Tucker leaves the Moat
Striker Simon Tucker has left Gresley Rovers to join Dr Martens Western Division rivals Sutton Coldfield Town.
Volunteers needed
A request has gone out from Gresley Rovers for any trades people who might be willing to donate expertise, time or materials as well as volunteers in the work of painting and generally sprucing up the Moat Ground before the start of the new season.
Juniors 1st Annual Presentation Evening
Around 400 officials, players, parents, sponsors and friends attended the 1st Gresley Rovers Juniors Presentation Evening.
Old rivals to visit the Moat Ground
As part of the pre-season build up, old Wembley opponents Guiseley will visit the Moat Ground.
Aidan Callan stays!
The club has announced that midfielder Aidan Callan has agreed to remain at the Moat Ground.
Gresley Juniors seek players
Gresley Rovers Juniors are urgently looking for players for a second U16's team next season.
FA Cup & FA Trophy Draws
Gresley Rovers have been drawn away for the Preliminary round of the FA Cup and home for 1st Rnd FA Trophy.

July 2002

Gresley start away
For the third season running Gresley Rovers begin their League campaign away from home.
Barry Woolley to sign for Ilkeston Town
EXCLUSIVE: Gresley Rovers Chairman, Mark Evans, today announced that Barry Woolley is to sign for Ilkeston Town.
Junior Under 16s start signing this week
The Gresley Rovers Under 16s will begin signing players this week, not only for the Colts team but the new Gresley Rovers Juniors Under 16s side.
Reserves start at home
Gresley Rovers reserves begin their new campaign at home to league newcomers Worcester City reserves on Saturday 17th August.
Ground Work
The work done on the ground this pre season is fantastic and the Moat Ground is looking in great shape for the new season.
Season Ticket Information
You can now pre book your season tickets online and then pay for them at the first pre season friendly.
New face amongst the management
Gresley Rovers kicked off pre season training with the introduction to the players of a new face amongst the management team.
New signing
Gresley Rovers will announce their first signing for the coming season when they unveil Danny Hobby at this evenings match at the Moat Ground against Stockport County.
Steve Hodge Training with Gresley
Gresley Rovers today confirmed that Steve Hodge, former England international, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Spurs and Leeds player did train with them yesterday evening and that he is intending to train with them during the pre season.
Jon Newsome's views
It's not so often that I get the opportunity to 'surf' our very own website but after having done so I feel the following details will place some minds at rest.
Nottingham Forest pre-match news
Newsome to play for Gresley
Gresley Rovers manager Jon Newsome will play this season but only as a last resort.

August 2002

Craig Hopkins signs
Gresley Rovers has secured the signature of experienced midfielder Craig Hopkins. Craig, who spent last season with Hednesford Town, has played for Ilkeston, Kettering and Kings Lynn has been with the Moat men during pre season.
Newsome signs new striker
Experienced striker, Gary Smith, put pen to paper after Wednesday's friendly to sign for Gresley Rovers.
Callan on the move
Midfielder Aidan Callan is all set to join Kidsgrove Athletic.
Jamie Barrett signs
Former Shepshed Dynamo midfielder Jamie Barrett has signed for Gresley Rovers.
Cheetham Stays
Gresley Rovers are pleased to announce that Andy Cheetham has chosen to remain with the Club, turning down an offer from Dr Martens Premier Division side Ilkeston Town.
Sport Relief
Last month, Jon Newsome & Mark Evans joined in with 'Sport Relief' at Hinckley Leisure Centre.
Newsome adds three more
Manager Jon Newsome has completed the latest signings to his squad.
Evesham United pre-match news
Jon Newsome has completed the signing of three more players to add to his squad for the visit to Evesham United.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Its great to be back in competitive action again and there is a fresh feel about things throughout the club.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
I am writing these notes after our victory midweek victory against Chasetown. In an exciting game against a very good side we managed to get the result after totally dominating the second half.
Cirencester Town pre-match news
Andy Bourne, who suffered a slight calf problem during Tuesday's game with RC Warwick, is a slight doubt for tomorrow's home clash with Cirencester Town. Manager Jon Newsome will be checking Bourne's fitness tomorrow morning before naming his side.
Belper pre-match news

September 2002

Solihull pre-match news
Gresley Rovers take on one of the title favourites tomorrow with a dilemma for manager Jon Newsome.
Atherstone pre-match news
Jon Newsome is thinking of making a few changes after Saturday's comprehensive defeat at the hands of Solihull Borough.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Our season in the ICIS Midland Combination Reserve Division has got off to a flyer with a run of seven games unbeaten.
Bromsgrove Rovers pre-match news
Gresley Rovers take another step on the FA Cup trail on Saturday when they visit league leaders Bromsgrove Rovers at Victoria Road.
Defender leaves
Defender Gary Moran has left Gresley Rovers and signed for Rugby United the club he left to join Grimsby Town.
Mangotsfield pre-match news
Jon Newsome as asked his team to be a bit more consistent in their games and difficult to beat.
Newsome adds a striker
Manager Jon Newsome has signed former Kettering Town, Grantham Town and Lincoln United striker Paul Tomlinson.
Newsome signs a defender
Manager John Newsome has signed central defender Gary Knight.
Redditch pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome includes his latest signing for tonight's visit to the Valley Stadium.
Gresley announce new sponsor
Gresley Rovers have unveiled David Wilson Homes as a new sponsor, after agreeing a 3-year sponsorship arrangement with the Club.

October 2002

Swindon pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome has warned his team to be on their guard as they face the bottom placed club Swindon Supermarine tomorrow at the Moat Ground (3pm).
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Gresley defender leaves after just two games
Defender Gary Knight has decided to join Redditch United to cut down on his travelling.
Hobby leaves the Moat Ground
Former Rocester midfielder Danny Hobby has decided to quit playing football and has left the Moat Ground.
Rocester pre-match news
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
I write these notes just after our 1st defeat of the season at the hands of Hinckley United Reserves here at the Moat Ground last Saturday.
Cinderford pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome is expected to keep faith with the same squad that faced Rocester last Saturday and is hoping to keep the winning run going.
Kitching taken to hospital
Gresley Rovers leading goal scorer Neil Kitching was carried off during the second half of the Cinderford game.
Rugby pre-match news
With leading striker Neil Kitching injured manager Jon Newsome could bring in Andy Bourne alongside Gary Smith.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
The Reserves came back from our 1st defeat of the season against Hinckley United in the perfect way with a fine 4-2 victory over Shepshed Dynamo last Saturday.
Weston pre-match news
Good news for Kitch?
Neil Kitching's recent injury worries have been allayed. It now looks as if the striker could be back in action within the next two weeks.
Hinckley pre-match news
Gresley Rovers FC Cabaret Dinner Evening
Gresley Rovers are holding a cabaret dinner evening on Friday 29th November 2002 at the Lyric Rooms in Ashby.

November 2002

Harrogate pre-match news
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Harrogate pre-replay news
Gloucester pre-match news
Alan Titterton is looking for his side to gain a victory against Gloucester City tomorrow to raise their spirits
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Peters stays at the Moat Ground
Bromsgrove pre-match news
Parkins on the move
Striker Chris Parkins has left the Moat Ground.
Clevedon pre-match news
Winger Chris Gray has been recalled from his loan spell at Coalville Town and could start against Clevedon Town.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Last Saturday saw us make the trip to face Highgate only to arrive at the ground to find out that the match had been called off at a 9am pitch inspection.
R C Warwick pre-match news
Les McEwan
Les McEwan, for many years a loyal supporter of Gresley Rovers, has died suddenly aged 59.
Reserves gain more sponsorship
Gresley Rovers Reserve today secured a further sponsorship deal with PJ G Engineering.

December 2002

Swindon Supermarine pre-match news
Gresley Rovers visit Supermarine on the back of two fine victories 4-0 at home to Buxton in the Derbyshire Senior Cup and 5-1 away at Racing Club Warwick.
The AGM is to be held on 16th December in the Social Club. (7.30pm)
Stourport pre-match news
White, hot property!
Several League clubs are tracking Gresley Rovers' young defender Gary White.
New Merchandise
The Gresley Rovers Club Shop has stocked up with new merchandise for Christmas.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Chairman Mark Evans explained to the members present at the AGM that for the third year running the club had made a profit.
Reserves at home tomorrow
Gresley Rovers reserves take on Redditch United at the Moat Ground (2.45pm)
Merthyr pre-match news
Central defender Stuart Evans could be a surprise inclusion in the starting eleven at Merthyr tomorrow.
Happy Christmas
The directors, management, players and supporters of Gresley Rovers wish you all a Happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Shepshed pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome has no injury worries for the Boxing Day home match with Shepshed Dynamo.
Shepshed pre-match news
Craig Hopkins is still doubtful with an ankle injury and Ian Bluck is out due to a hamstring injury.

January 2003

Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Bedworth United pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome is likely to keep the same squad that won 2-0 at Sutton Coldfield Town last Saturday.
Game definately on (12.45pm)
After a 12.30pm pitch inspection by a referee the game against Bedworth Utd is definately on!
Reserves game off!
The reserves game at Quorn has been called off!
Solihull pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome has both Craig Hopkins (ankle) and Andy Cheetham (deadleg) fit again but defender Ian Bluck has not recovered from a hamstring injury.
Quiz night
According to a reliable source the quiz night held in the club on Friday night was a huge success.
South Normanton pre-match news
Defender Ian Bluck is named in the squad for the game tonight.
Another Quiz Night
Due to the overwhelming success of the last Quiz Night another one has been arranged.
Solihull game re-arranged
The Solihull Borough game at the Moat Ground had been re-arranged.
Gloucester pre-match news
White to Crewe
Young defender Gary White is to spend three days at Crewe and possibly play for their reserves at Oldham Athletic on Wednesday.
Gresley to face Sports
Gresley Rovers' opponents in the Derbyshire Senior Cup semi-final are Mickleover Sports.
Crawford leaves Gresley
Midfielder Michael Crawford has left Gresley Rovers.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
The reserves are in action on Saturday afternoon against Atherstone United in the league and after a free weekend last week we are looking to bounce back from our Derbyshire Cup Semi Final defeat against Ashbourne United.
Redditch pre-match news
Striker Neil Kitching is back in the line-up after recovering from a thigh strain.
Smith leaves the Moat
Striker Gary Smith has become the latest player to leave Gresley Rovers.
Apologies for the site being up and down over the weekend. It's down to a worldwide problem with the Internet which you may have heard about on the news.
Atherstone pre-match news

February 2003

Walshe for Gresley?
Manager Jon Newsome is keen for midfielder Liam Walshe to return to the Moat Ground.
Taunton Town pre-match news
No go Walshe
Midfielder Liam Walshe is not coming to Gresley.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
The Reserves are away at Bedworth United on Saturday and after a poor start to the year I was encouraged by the performance last week against Rugby United which saw us get a 1-1 draw.
Blucky in Vegas
To celebrate the most loved up day of the year, Radio Station 96.4 BRMB shipped a group of listeners off to the wedding capital of the world, in the hope that they'll find love - Gresley Rovers Ian Bluck was one of the lucky listeners!
Bromsgrove pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome will be without two defenders for the visit of Bromsgrove Rovers as Ian Bluck serves his final game of a three match suspension and left back Gary White begins his three game ban.
Gresley sign striker
Gresley Rovers have confirmed the signing of Steve Rutter an experienced striker before the match day deadline.
Tonight's game is off
The game at the Moat Ground against Mickleover Sports in the Debyshire Senior Cup has been called off due to a frozen pitch.
Cinderford Town pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome is delighted to have a selection headache.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Our game scheduled at Oadby on Saturday has been postponed due to Oadby 1st team playing at home in the FA Vase. This enables me to be at the game on Saturday to watch the 1st team and I, like most of you will hope for a much-improved performance than the one we witnessed on Tuesday evening against Mickleover.
Rocester pre-match news

March 2003

Taunton pre-match news
Gresley embark on their longest trip of the league season when they travel to Taunton tomorrow (Saturday). They will be going hoping for revenge after Taunton had taken all three points on their visit to the Moat just a month ago.
Shepshed pre-match news
Gresley could possibly be without 5 or 6 first team players for this re-arranged game.
Cirencester pre-match news
If Richard Wardle plays in the game against Cirencester tomorrow (Saturday) he will set a new club record of 569 appearances beating Moat Ground favourite Barry Fitchett (568).
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
As you may be aware our resources in the Reserve team have been somewhat stretched of late and that has given opportunities for some of the youth team members to get involved in Reserve team action.
Mangotsfield pre-match news
Richard beats the record
Before the game against Mangotsfield Utd at the Moat Ground Richard Wardle was presented with a cut glass rose bowl to commemorate him becoming the player who has made the most appearances for Gresley Rovers.
Stourport Swifts pre-match news
Keeper Mark Shiels will take over from James Lindley for tomorrows visit to Stourport Swifts.

April 2003

Simon Van-De-Broucke's Reserve team news
Merthyr Tydfil pre-match news
Gold Bond Winner
Gresley Rovers season ticket holder wins the Gold Bond for March.
Evesham pre-match news
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
Last weekend we travelled to face Worcester City and ended up with a 1-1 draw after having the majority of the chances.
Rugby pre-match news
Manager Jon Newsome is hoping his side can consolidate their league position at Rugby United.
Gaz Norton's Reserve team news
I hope that you have enjoyed the extended weekend afforded to us as a result of the Easter break.
Clevedon pre-match news
Gresley make their last away visit of the season on Saturday when they make the long trek down to Clevedon Town.

May 2003

Weston pre-match news
Saturday sees the last match of the current roller coaster campaign with a visit of the newly promoted Weston-super-Marine to the Moat Ground.
Players to stay
Manager Jon Newsome held a meeting with the players on Thursday and most of them have stated they will be returning to the Moat Ground for next season.
Newsome to remain at the Moat Ground
There has been some speculation by some sections of the supporters of Gresley Rovers that manager Jon Newsome would not be in charge come August.
The work continues...
Is it really a year since the Moat Ground was last dug up? Well, work has begun once more to improve the playing surface.
Reserves weekend away
The Reserve team squad enjoyed an end of season weekend away at Albert Docks in Liverpool.
Gresley Rovers Annual Presentations & Dinner
Gresley Rovers are holding their annual presentations on Friday 30th May at the Donisthorpe Miners Welfare Club, Donisthorpe.
One for your diaries!
The first pre-season friendly has been announced.
Bass Vase Fixtures 2003
The Bass Vase fixtures for 2003 have been announced.
Cheets takes four!
At a packed Presentation Evening defender Andy Cheetham won four awards.
Mark Evans' speech from the presentation evening
If you were unable to attend this year's presentation you can read Mark Evans' speech here.

June 2003

More Friendlies Announced
Two more friendlies have been announced.
White to stay
The 19 year old defender Gary White has turned down a move to a Dr Martens Premier Club.
Soccer Equipment Sale Season 2003-2004 Football Kits will be at the Moat Ground.
Be part of the Team that helps us Live the Dream
Guests invited to check in at the Moat
Gresley Rovers have announced a new partnership arrangement with Hotel Metro designed to introduce football at the Moat Ground to weekend visitors to the area.
Gray's a wanted man
Last season's top scorer is being tracked by rival clubs.
Newsome qualifies
It's a big well done to Gresley Rovers manager Jon Newsome.
Dr Martens League Cup
Gresley Rovers draw local rivals Shepshed Dynamo in the Dr Martens League Cup.
New kit launched
A new home and away kit will be launched tomorrow at the Moat Ground during the sports kit trade fair.
Partnership announced
Chairman Mark Evans announced today that Gresley Rovers have agreed a unique partnership with Stanno, along with PB Sports, as the preferred kit supplier for next season.
Sponsors confirmed
Gresley Rovers can confirm that Ashley Adams and Mortgage Market have agreed to a third season as sponsors of the club and that McVities are to continue as kit sponsors for the reserve team also for a third season.
Bourne talks
Chairman Mark Evans has confirmed that he is to have talks with Andy Bourne.
New kits revealed
Today Gresley Rovers revealed the new home & away strips.
Barrett stays home and Eagling refuses to fly
Gresley Rovers have announced that they have secured the services of their young and up and coming stars Jamie Barrett and Carl Eagling.
FA vote for new non-league structure
The go-ahead was given yesterday (Saturday) for the biggest shake-up of non-league football.
More News...
Bourne to stay at Gresley
Chairman Mark Evans has confirmed that following discussions with Andy Bourne he is delighted to announce that the player has pledged his future to the Club.
Sir Bobby Robson joins 200 Club
The Newcastle United and former England manager has joined the Gresley Rovers 200 Club.
Jon Newsome resigns
Due to personal reasons Jon Newsome has resigned as manager of Gresley Rovers Football Club.
Jon explains his reason for leaving

July 2003

Manager update
Gresley Rovers chairman Mark Evans has received 10 applications for the First Team manager's job.
Gresley sign Centre Half
Matt Smith has signed for Gresley Rovers from Dr Martens Western rivals Solihull Borough.
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