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June 2005

Barrett goes to Town
Gresley Rovers have announced that midfielder Jamie Barrett has agreed to join Conference North newcomers Hednesford Town.
Saxby signs
Gresley Rovers have completed the signing of Gavin Saxby from Nationwide Conference North club Alfreton Town.
Ghislanzoni joins the Moatmen
Gresley Rovers have continued a "hectic and busy week" by completing another new signing.
Aaron O'Connor
Gresley Rovers have confirmed that Hednesford Town the Conference North newcomers are now trying to temp last seasons 28 goal top scorer Aaron O'Connor to Keys Park, just a week after influential midfielder Jamie Barrett left the Moat Ground to join them.
Aaron stays at the Moat
Player of the year Aaron O'Connor has given Gresley Rovers a "huge boost" after signing a new deal to stay with the Club.
Confirmed pre-season matches
Gresley Rovers' pre-season games have now been confirmed.
Defender signs
Preparations for the new season continue to gather pace after another new recruit agreed terms to join the club.
Fans forum - Friday
A fans forum is to be held in the Gresley Rovers Social Club on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm.
Gary runs for charity
For the third year running Gresley Rovers' manager Gary Norton will be swapping his football boots for trainers as he takes part in the Mansfield Half Marathon on July 3rd to raise money for a Cancer charity.

July 2005

FA Cup & FA Trophy draw
The FA Cup draw has given Gresley Rovers a trip into Cheshire for the Preliminary Round were they will meet Nantwich Town on 27th August who finished last season 16th in the North West Counties Division One.
Pre-season training starts
It's been two months since the last ball was kicked at the end of last season in that incredible match at AFC Telford and now the lads, well some of them as a few are still away on holiday, are back in training for the next campaign.
Gary White
Gresley Rovers received a massive boost on the eve of pre season training with the news that Gary White had rejected a move to Sutton Coldfield Town to stay at the Moat Ground for another season.
Fans Forum Transcript
The abridged transcript from the recent Fans Forum is now online. Held on Friday 1st July 2005 in the Social Club.
First day is an away day for Gresley
It's an away trip to the Lancashire coast for Gresley Rovers at the start of the new season - 20th August.
Fixture Change
Club secretary Tony Kirkland has confirmed that the Eastwood Town game has been brought forward to Friday 2nd September KO 7.45pm due to the World Cup Qualifying match Wales v England being played on Saturday 3rd.
Notts County pre-match news
Gresley Rovers go into tonight's Bass Charity Vase game against Notts County with a surprise inclusion in their squad. Former Jamaican international Jamie Lawrence is set to line up for Rovers after accepting an invitation to play from manager Gary Norton.
Newhall United game
Due to continuing remedial work being carried out on the Hawfield's Ground the game against Newhall United next Tuesday has been switched to the Moat Ground - KO 7.30pm

August 2005

Physio Vacancy
Gresley Rovers have a vacancy for a Physio that would suit a part-qualified trainee.
Gresley get Carter
Gresley Rovers have signed former Sutton Coldfield midfielder Nicky Carter.
Three more sign
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has completed the signing of three more players as he finalises his squad for the new campaign.
Collection of sponsor monies for the sponsored half marathon ran by Rovers manager Gary Norton is almost complete.
Pre-season News
Manager Gary Norton says his jigsaw is almost complete after adding Central Defender Tony Brown and midfielders Carl Slater and Carl Adams to his Gresley Rovers squad.
Youth Team News
Gresley Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Gee as the new manager of the Youth Team.
Captain Simmo
Gresley boss Gary Norton has handed Andy Simpson the Gresley Rovers captaincy for the new season.
Fleetwood pre-match news
Gary Norton has the luxury of a full squad of 19 to choose from for tomorrow's first league game of the season away to Fleetwood Town.
Pemberton in for Saxby
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will call upon the services of keeper James Pemberton for tonight's game at the Moat Ground against Kidsgrove Athletic.
Kidsgrove pre-match news
Keeper James Pemberton replaces the injured Gavin Saxby for tonight's home game.
Nantwich pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton will call on keeper James Pemberton for tomorrow's FA Cup preliminary round at Nantwich Town.
Derbyshire Senior Cup
Gresley Rovers start their defence of the Derbyshire Senior Cup against near neighbours Stapenhill.

September 2005

Goole pre-match news
Midfielder Nicky Carter is ruled out of tonight's trip to Goole with a calf injury.
Bridlington pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton looks set to name an unchanged side to meet Bridlington.
2005-2006 Non League Directory
The 2005-2006 Non League Directory can now be ordered from the club.
Spalding pre-match news
Tony Hemmings is available again and could be on the bench for tonight's home game against Spalding United
Clitheroe pre-match news
Former skipper Matt Smith is due to make a surprise return to the Moat Ground for tomorrow's game against Clitheroe.
Belper game cancelled
Due to Belper's FA Cup replay the game scheduled for Tuesday has now been cancelled and will be re-arranged.
Barrett's home
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has secured the return of fans favourite Jamie Barrett back the Moat Ground from Hednesford Town.
Rossendale pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton says he will not be changing the line-up for tomorrow's trip to Rossendale.

October 2005

Brigg pre-match news
Nathan Tate could be in the squad for tonight's visit of Brigg Town after seeming to have shaken off a slight groin injury picked up at Rossendale on Saturday.
Fans Forum
There will be a fans forum in the Social Club on Friday 14th October staring at 7.30pm
Spalding pre-match news
After a good match against Brigg Town on Tuesday Tony Hemmings looks set to keep his starting place.
Stapenhill pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton was due to make changes for this Derbyshire Senior Cup match against near neighbours Stapenhill - that was until Saturday's defeat at Spalding.
Ilkeston pre-match news
Goalkeeper Gavin Saxby has returned from his loan spell at Sutton Town and looks set to be in the squad for tomorrow's FA Trophy clash at home against Ilkeston Town.
Ilkeston Town pre-match news (part 2)
Aaron O'Connor, Matt Millns and Tony Hemmings will all miss tonight's FA Trophy replay at the New Manor Ground.
Millns fee agreed
Following an FA tribunal held at Pride Park yesterday the fee for the signing of defender Matt Millns was agreed.
Ossett Albion pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton has signed frontman Eric Graves on a month's loan from Conference neighbours Burton Albion to cover the loss of Aaron O'Connor through injury.
Brigg pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton looks set to name the same starting eleven that began the Ossett game on Saturday with Paul Wardle partnering Andy Simpson in central defence.
Defenders sign
Manager Gary Norton has signed Eastwood Town's experienced central defender Lee Soar who could be making his debut in tomorrow's game at Stockbridge Park Steels.
Club merchandise - order now for Christmas!
Don't forget to visit the club shop this Saturday to place your orders for Christmas.

November 2005

Burscough & Gresley Rovers Take October Goals Award
The October Endsleigh Sports Insurance Goalscoring Awards have been given to Burscough in the Premier Division and Gresley Rovers in the First Division.
Mickey Lyons for England
Gresley Rovers midfielder Mickey Lyons has been selected for the England International Futsal squad for the forthcoming match in Lithuania on November 15th.
Kendal pre-match news
Gavin Saxby returns for his first start since the beginning of the season as manager Gary Norton freshens up his squad.
Mossley pre-match news
Aaron O'Connor could return for tomorrow's game against Mossley in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
Eastwood pre-match news
Striker Aaron O'Connor could start his first match since damaging his ankle four weeks ago against Ilkeston Town in the FA Trophy.
Colwyn Bay pre-match news
Skipper Andy Simpson is back in contention after serving his three game ban. Midfielder Mickey Lyons is also back in the squad. Lyons missed the midweek trip to Eastwood Town due his selection for the Futsal England team's recent visit to Lithuania.
Pinxton pre-match news
Andy Simpson will feature in tonight's Derbyshire Cup 2nd Round game but manager Gary Norton is debating what formation to use.
Bishop Auckland pre-match news
Striker Aaron O'Connor is the only slight doubt for Gresley's trip tomorrow although manager Gary Norton says Aaron should be okay.

December 2005

Mossley pre-match news
The enforced break as enabled striker Aaron O'Connor to fully recover from a foot injury picked up in the first half against Pinxton in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
AFC Telford pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton has thrown down the gauntlet and has warned that some of the players will be playing for their futures at the club tonight.
AFC Telford game postponed
Tonight's game against AFC Telford Utd has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Bamber Bridge pre-match news
Gresley Rovers look poised to sign an experienced centre half before tomorrow's home game against Bamber Bridge. Hopefully, things will be completed later this evening.
Chris Brindley signs
Gresley Rovers have signed experienced central defender Chris Brindley who was released from his position as Hednesford Town manager on Monday.
Christmas Prize Draw
The Gresley Rovers Christmas Prize Draw winners have been announced.
Colwyn Bay pre-match news
Defender Chris Brindley looks set to return to the heart of the defence for tomorrow's trip to North Wales. Allan Davies is back in the squad after missing the midweek match due to work commitments.

January 2006

One in, one out
Matt Moran has re-signed for Gresley Rovers.
Matlock pre-match news
New signing Matt Moran is in the starting line-up to face Matlock Town in the 1st Round of the Presidents Cup.
Rossendale pre-match news
Defender Allan Davies comes back into his right back slot after being rested for the visit to Matlock in the Presidents Cup.
Lyons picked for England
Gresley Rovers midfielder Mickey Lyons has again been selected to represent England in the Dubai Futsal Football Championship from 28th January to 1st February 2006.
Bridlington Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers entertain joint leaders of the UniBond Division One Bridlington Town at the Moat Ground tomorrow with almost a full squad for manager Gary Norton to choose from.
Mickleover pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton has named a full strength side to face Mickleover Sports in the Derbyshire Senior Cup Semi Final.
Woodley pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton has included midfielder Nick Carter into his squad for tomorrow's away game against Woodley Sports.
England go Futsal crazy
Mickey Lyons - these days of Gresley Rovers, then of Derby County and the FA National School at Lilleshall - was bedazzled by the back-heeled keep-ups that Ronaldinho was producing before England Under-17 kicked off against Brazil.

February 2006

Clitheroe pre-match news
Striker Chris White has been called into the squad for tomorrow's game at Clitheroe with Paul Edwards possibly turning out for the reserves.
Belper Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will leave the decision of who his keeper will be as late as possible after James Pemberton aggravated a knee injury in training last night.
Fleetwood pre-match news
Gresley Rovers will include new signing Steve Gomm in the squad to face high-flying Fleetwood Town at the Moat Ground on Saturday.
Bishop Auckland pre-match news
New signing goalkeeper Tommy Whittle looks set to make his debut in tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground.
Bishop Auckland game on
A preliminary check of the pitch was held at 8am this morning and it was declared fit to play.

March 2006

Bass Charity Vase Presentation
As a result of Gresley Rovers entering the 2005 Bass Charity Vase they were able to present a cheque to The Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council Councillor Ray Jones for his chosen charity.
Elvis Auditions for TV
Gresley Rovers mascot Elvis Gresley travelled to Manchester today to take part in auditions hosted by actress and TV personality Liza Tarbuck aimed at finding the UK's 'best amateur dog'.
Kendal Pre-match News
Kendal Town will be checking the state of their pitch tonight and there will also be an inspection at 9am Saturday morning if required.
Kendal Town Game Off
Due to snow and a frozen pitch this afternoon's game at Kendal Town has been postponed.
Kendal Game Re-arranged
The recently postponed Kendal game away has been re-arranged.
Chorley pre-match news
Gresley Rovers make the trip to Chorley hoping to pick up all three points to confirm their play-off place.
Woodley pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton has named a 15-man squad for tonight's UniBond Division One game against Woodley Sports (7.45pm).
Gresley Rovers Presentation Evening
Fans Forum Transcript
The abridged transcript from the recent Fans Forum is now online. Held on Tuesday 21st February 2006 in the Gresley Rovers Social Club.
Kidsgrove pre-match news
Defender Gary White is a major doubt for tomorrow's game at Kidsgrove Athletic due to an ankle injury picked up in midweek.
Belper pre-match news
Skipper Andy Simpson could be a surprise addition to the squad for tonight's clash at the Moat Ground against local rivals Belper Town (7.45pm).
Goole pre-match news
Skipper Andy Simpson is again likely to miss tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Goole AFC (3pm) due to recovering from a dislocated shoulder picked up at Kidsgrove.
Millns signs
Defender Matt Millns has signed an extension to his contract that will keep him at the Moat Ground until the end of next season.
Chorley pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton looks set to name an un-changed starting line-up for tomorrow's visit of Chorley to the Moat Ground (3pm).

April 2006

Pemberton out for rest of season
Goalkeeper James Pemberton, who stood in at the last minute against Chorley although suffering a knee injury, has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Warrington pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton may be forced to make a change to his starting line-up with midfielder Tom Betteridge being a doubt for the game against Warrington Town at the Moat Ground tomorrow (3pm).
Keith Cheetham
Gresley Rovers Football Club were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Keith Cheetham a former player and father of Andy.
Kendal pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will name an almost unchanged starting line-up for tonight's long trip to Cumbria.
Warrington pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton is unlikely to make any changes for today's game at Warrington Town.
Stocksbridge pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton will need to decide whether to risk midfielder Tom Betteridge who has missed the last couple of games due to a hamstring injury.
Bishop pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton is hoping that midfielder Carl Slater has recovered from a thigh injury and can get away from work for tonight's game at Bishop Auckland.
Mossley pre-match news
Skipper Andy Simpson will miss tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground and Monday's play-off game through work commitments.
Bass Charity Vase Fixtures 2006
The Bass Charity Vase committee have announced the 2006 fixtures which will be the 117th year of the competition.

May 2006

Kendal pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton has called Tony Hemmings into the squad for tomorrow's game at Kendal Town.
It's Northern Premier League Football for Rovers
After the "reshuffle" of Step 4 it as been announced that Gresley Rovers will remain the UniBond Division One next season with the league being increased to 24 clubs.
High five for Aaron
Aaron O'Connor took five of the first team awards at Saturday night's annual Presentation Evening held in the Social Club.
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