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May 2006

All aboard the No 21 with a "Gresley Rover"
Midland Classic of Church Gresley launches a new passenger bus service on Monday June 5th, the No 21 from Swadlincote to Burton on Trent via the Gresleys.

June 2006

Edwards signs
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has secured the signing of striker Paul Edwards for a further season at the Moat Ground.
Gresley Rovers Pre-Season matches
Gresley Rovers have announced the following pre-season friendlies
Physio required
Gresley Rovers require a suitably qualified physio for the first-team next season.
Hoyle signs
Gresley Rovers have signed central defender Colin Hoyle.
Rovers treat for Gresley namesake
Mr Gresley has paid a visit to South Derbyshire to meet his namesake Gresley Rovers.
Mansfield half Marathon
Pre-season Fixtures
Gresley Rovers will play the following pre-season fixtures.
UniBond League Cup Draw
The UniBond League Cup draw as seen Gresley Rovers given a bye into the second round.
Gresley start at home
The 2006-2007 league fixtures have been announced and Gresley Rovers kick off at home to Brigg Town on 19th August.

July 2006

Pre-season training starts
It only seems like five minutes ago since we missed out on promotion when Kendal grabbed a gut wrenching last minute winner back at the beginning of May in that thrilling play off final up in Cumbria.
Players sign
Pre-season is only just underway and manager Gary Norton and assistant Mick Curry have been working overtime in tying up members of the squad that last season took the club to the brink of promotion to the Premier Division via the play offs.
Gary completes half marathon
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton took time out of preparations for the coming season and completed the Mansfield Half Marathon in sweltering conditions on Sunday. The run was to raise funds on behalf of the fund set up for local local Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Des Brown.
FA Cup starts at home for The Moatmen
Gresley Rovers' FA Cup journey begins at home against South Normanton Athletic of the Northern Counties East League First Division.
Trio sign
Goalkeeper Tommy Whittle has signed and manager Gary Norton is delighted.
Rocester pre-match news
Gresley Rovers begin their pre-season matches with a visit to Rocester on Saturday and manager Gary Norton will be looking over a few trialists.
Hemmings becomes player-coach
Tony Hemmings has been appointed as player-coach at the Moat Ground.
Gedling pre-match news
New signing Colin Hoyle will be making his debut tonight in a pre-season friendly at Gedling Town.
Borrowash pre-match news
Polish central defender Sebastian Kalinowski will again be in the squad for Saturday's friendly at Borrowash before flying back to Poland for a holiday meaning he will miss the next four friendlies.
Admission Charges
Burton Albion pre-match news
Gresley Rovers take on their Conference neighbours Burton Albion tonight in the third game of this year's Bass Charity Vase.
Sangha signs
Following the Bass Charity Vase match against Burton Albion Gresley manager Gary Norton announced that Ravi Sangha has signed for the club.

August 2006

Gary's Marathon Cheque
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has helped boost the fund-raising campaign to enable a martial arts enthusiast receive pioneering treatment.
Breaking news
Chairman Mark Evans & manager Gary Norton are meeting with Aaron O'Connor tonight to try and agree a deal for the new season.
Andy Spencer signs
Gresley Rovers made their third summer signing when former Halesowen Town midfielder Andy Spencer put pen to paper and is expected to start the season as Rovers' first-choice right-back after impressing in pre-season.
O'Connor remains a Moatman
Gresley Rovers football club are delighted to announce that striker Aaron O'Connor has this morning completed the signing of a new season long contract that will keep him at the Moat Ground for season 2006-2007.
Fleetwood pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton could have his plans for the final pre-season friendly at Fleetwood Town tomorrow disrupted with as many as eight players missing the trip.
Defender signs
Former Tamworth defender Dan Douglas signed after Tuesday's match against Mickleover Sports.
Brigg Town pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has named his squad to face Brigg Town in their first league game of the season.
Stocksbridge pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton hopes to name the same 14 who played against Brigg, but there is a doubt surrounding central defender Matt Millns who suffered a knee injury and had to leave the field on 64 minutes on Saturday.
Bamber Bridge pre-match news
Aaron O'Connor is a major doubt for tomorrow's trip to Bamber Bridge.

September 2006

South Normanton pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has signed a loan deal with Tamworth midfielder Shaun Ridgway in time for him to play in tomorrow's FA Cup game against South Normanton Athletic.
South Normanton Replay Pre-Match News
Aaron O'Connor, who came on at the start of the second half on his return from an ankle injury, is likely to start in tonight's FA Cup replay.
Cabaret Night
Gresley Rovers are holding another of their very popular Cabaret Evenings at The Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Friday 10th November 2006.
Clitheroe pre-match news
Gresley Rovers will be without the suspended full back Dan Douglas and central defender Matt Millns for the trip to Clitheroe.
Gresley sign two
Gresley Rovers have signed Adrian Francis from league rivals Eastwood Town and Nick Guislanzoni from South Normanton Athletic.
Ossett Albion pre-match news
Colin Hoyle will face a fitness test before tonight's game against Ossett Albion having suffered a slight calf muscle tear, as well as a dead leg on Saturday.
Quorn pre-match news
Gresley Rovers will be without midfielder Nick Guislanzoni due to being cup-tied as he played against Gresley in the previous round.
Eastwood pre-match news
Gresley Rovers have an injury problem going into tonight's game at Eastwood Town.
Non League Directory
The 2006-2007 Non League Directory can now be ordered from the club.
Bridlington pre-match news
Gresley Rovers will be without their skipper Colin Hoyle (knee), midfielder David Holmes (hamstring) and defenders Gary White (hamstring) and Andy Spencer (broken toe).
Wakefield pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton is still missing players for tonight's game against bottom club Wakefield.
Boots 4 Africa Appeal
The Burton Mail have launched Boots 4 Africa Appeal and has been given a flying start thanks to Burton and South Derbyshire's top non- League football clubs.
Rossendale pre-match news
Gresley Rovers injury list has been added to with Nick Guislanzoni suffering a shoulder problem that will keep him out of tomorrow's game against Rossendale United.
New Stadium a Step Nearer
Gresley Rovers Football Club are pleased to announce that South Derbyshire District Council have accepted the club's bid for a grant to enable them to purchase the Moat Ground which is a big step towards their move into a new stadium.

October 2006

Bradford pre-match news
Gresley Rovers injury problems bit deeper after Saturday's defeat against Rossendale with full back Gary White having to come off after just thirteen minutes with a back injury.
Fans Forum
A fans forum is to be held in the Gresley Rovers Social Club on Friday 13th October at 7.30pm.
Willenhall Town pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton is hoping the injury crisis has started to abate with players coming back into the squad for Saturday's FA Trophy match at Willenhall Town.
Gresley Rovers Charity Game
On Sunday 5th November there is to be a match at the Moat Ground in aid of an Alzheimer's charity. Kick off 3pm.
Buxton pre-match news
Gresley Rovers entertain highflying Buxton on Saturday at the Moat Ground with a few players still missing
Three in two out at the Moat Ground
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has signed three players ahead of the home game against Buxton.
Alsager pre-match news
Shaun Ridgway has be recalled by Tamworth which leaves a slot for either Jamie Barrett or Ady Francis to come into the squad for tonight's game at Alsager.
Belper pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton is hoping to name an unchanged squad to face the Nailers in Saturday's game.
Goole AFC pre-match news
Striker Aaron O'Connor returns after missing last Saturday's game at Belper Town due to a bout of the flu.

November 2006

Ossett pre-match news
Defender Matt Millns begins his two-match suspension but included in the squad is former Moatman Barry Woolley who looks set to start in central defence alongside Colin Hoyle.
Harrogate pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton looks set to name the same 14 who won at Ossett on Saturday.
Clitheroe pre-match news
Dan Sleath, whose loan spell has been extended, is a doubt after suffering a knee injury midweek at Harrogate when he was fouled by the keeper.
Cammell Laird pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton has signed striker David Blenkinsopp from Nuneaton Borough on a month's loan and he is included in the squad for Saturday's home game.
Staveley pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton may make a few changes for tonight's visit of Staveley Miners Welfare in the second round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
Brigg pre-match news
Striker Aaron O'Connor and Mark Smith will regain their positions after starting on the bench in the midweek game against Staveley Miners Welfare in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
Matlock pre-match news
Midfielder Carl Slater is a doubt for tonight's UniBond League Cup game at Matlock Town after suffering a stomach strain during Saturday's game at Brigg.

December 2006

Harrogate Railway pre-match news
Defender Gary White will be missing for Saturday's game due to work commitments and midfielder Lee Westwood has been told to rest after being diagnosed with tendonitis of the knee.
Matlock game off again!
Tonight's game against Matlock Town has again been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Norton hoping to extend the loan
Manager Gary Norton is hoping to persuade Nuneaton boss Roger Ashby to extend the loan deal for David Blenkinsopp.
Great news for UniBond League
Christmas came early for the UniBond League and its member clubs when, at their Christmas Luncheon on the 6th December, they received some wonderful and most welcome news!
Johnny Boulton
It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Gresley Legend Johnny Boulton who died yesterday.
Chorley pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton looks set to name an unchanged side to face Chorley.
Striker signs
Gresley Rovers have completed the signing of striker Liam Hebberd from Sutton Coldfield Town.
Skelmersdale pre-match news
New signing Liam Hebberd is included in the squad to face Skelmersdale United at the Ashley Travel Stadium.
Woolley returns to the Moat Ground
Gresley Rovers are pleased to announce that Barry Woolley has agreed to join the club until the end of the current season.
Christmas Prize Draw
The Gresley Rovers Christmas Prize Draw winners have been announced.
Belper pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton looks set to hand reserve team keeper Tom Allan his first team debut with Tommy Whittle being rested due to a slight groin strain picked up at Skelmersdale on Saturday.
Stocksbridge pre-match news
Goalkeeper Tommy Whittle is expected to start after recovering from a tight groin and defender Matt Millns looks set to return after missing the abandoned Derbyshire Senior Cup game because of an ankle injury.
Wakefield pre-match news
Skipper Colin Hoyle is expected to play in at least one of the forthcoming games despite picking up an ankle knock in the Boxing Day victory at Shepshed.

January 2007

Aaron O'Connor
Gresley Rovers confirm that they have received a formal offer from a Conference National side for prolific striker Aaron O'Connor and are in discussions with the club concerned.
Aaron O'Connor Signs for Grays
Gresley Rovers football club can confirm that this afternoon the transfer of Aaron O'Connor to Grays Atheltic FC was completed on undisclosed mutually agreed terms.
Matlock pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton will look to use the game to give some of his squad players much-needed football.
Matlock Game Off Yet Again!
The fourth attempt to complete the 2nd Round of the Challenge Cup was called off yet again when the match refree postponed the game very late because of a waterlogged pitch.
Belper pre-match news
Matt Millns and Tony Hemmings could start against Belper Town in tonight's Derbyshire Senior Cup Quarter Final at Christchurch Meadow.
UniBond Sponsorship Extended
Henkel Consumer Adhesives has extended its support of the UniBond League for a further two seasons, taking its record-breaking 15 year sponsorship through to June 2009.
Bamber Bridge pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton has just 14 first team players to chose from for tomorrow's (Saturday) game against Bamber Bridge at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
December Fair Play
Gresley Rovers won the December Fair Play Award for collecting just two yellow cards in their five December league matches.
Midfielder Signs
Gresley Rovers have tonight completed the signing of former player midfielder Karl Brown.
Matlock pre-match news
Gresley manager Gary Norton is likely to use tonight's game to give much-needed run-outs to Matt Millns, Andy Simpson and Tony Hemmings.
Matlock Game Off
Tonight's UniBond Challenge Cup game at Matlock has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Woodley pre-match news
Striker Ravi Sangha returns to the squad for the trip to Lamberth Grove after being unavailable due to work commitments.
Belper pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton will use this opportunity to give his squad players, who have not seen much first team action, a run out. A few reserve team players could also be drafted in.
Belper Game Off!
After a 3.15pm pitch inspection tonight's Derbyshire Senior Cup match at Belper has been postponed due to a frozen pitch
New Date for Belper Game
The new date for the Derbyshire Senior Cup game against Belper Town is Tuesday 30th January.
Bridlington pre-match news
Gresley Rovers will be without central defensive pairing of Colin Hoyle and Barry Woolley due to both players being suspended for one game.
Moat Ground Update
Gresley Rovers Football Club are pleased to announce that they are in the final stages of acquiring the Moat Ground.
Belper pre-match news
Striker Ravi Sangha could be given his first start since October.

February 2007

Kidsgrove pre-match news
Central defenders Colin Hoyle and Barry Woolley look set to return to their ususal defensive duties for Saturday's league game at the Moat Ground against Kidsgrove Athletic after both missing last week's game due to suspension.
Matlock - Important Notice
Matlock Town have informed us that their pitch is frozen and that they've not been able to work on it since the weekend.
Matlock Game Postponed
Due to a frozen pitch tonight's game at Matlock has been postponed and been re-arranged for Saturday 10th February with a 3pm kick off.
Matlock pre-match news
Gresley Rovers and Matlock Town will attempt to play the second round of the UniBond League Cup tomorrow at the Geoquip Stadium.
Matlock Game Latest
We've just been informed that the game at Matlock's ground will definately not be played tomorrow as the pitch will be unplayable.
Matlock Game Off Again
The game against Matlock is again postponed as both Matlock and Belper's pitches are unplayable.
Matlock Pre-match news
Gresley Rovers and Matlock Town will attempt to play their 2nd Round League Cup game tonight at the home of Belper Town.
Bass Charity Vase Donation
Gresley Rovers have donated their share of the proceeds from the Bass Charity Vase to a local multiple sclerosis sufferer Des Brown.
Woodley Pre-match News
Left back Nicky Carter will miss the game due to serving a one match suspension.
UniBond TV
Gresley Rovers versus Eastwood Town at the Moat Ground on the 3rd March is one of the featured games on the new UniBond TV.
Wakefield Pre-match News
Defender Nick Carter returns to the squad after serving his one-match suspension.
Three sign
Gresley Rovers have signed three players.
Belper pre-match news
All three new signings could feature in tomorrow's match against Belper at the Moat Ground.

March 2007

Two leave the Moat
Winger Mark Smith has left the Moat Ground to join highflying Matlock Town.
Eastwood Town Pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton looks likely to stick with the line-up which started against Belper, with on-loan strikers David Blenkinsopp and Sam Litchfield likely to be preferred to Paul Edwards and Liam Hebberd.
Matlock Pre-match News
With Matlock Town still refusing to allow the Moatmen to play David Clarke in goal manager Gary Norton will have no alternative but to play an outfield player between the sticks.
Chorley pre-match news
Skipper Colin Hoyle is a doubt for the trip to Chorley because of a groin injury that saw him substituted on Tuesday against Matlock Town.
Wakefield Pre-match News
Manager Gary Norton is facing a selection crisis as injury and illness affects his squad with as many as 10 first team players all doubtful for the trip to Wakefield.
Alsager pre-match news
Shaun Ridgway and Karl Brown should be available after recovering from a virus.
Buxton pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton once more has to make tough decisions on who to select for tomorrow's game at league leaders Buxton.
Rossendale pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton has selection problems ahead of tonight's away game at Rossendale United.
Charity Auction
After the Colwyn Bay match there is to be a charity auction in the Moat Ground social club with some fantastic football memorabilia, gifts, and local attraction lots; all kindly donated. The auction is in aid of Alzheimer's charities following the diagnosis of the wife of our former manager Frank Northwood.
Colwyn Bay pre-match news
Three new faces could be in the squad to face high-flying Colwyn Bay tomorrow.

April 2007

Kidsgrove Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will have to decide who takes the goalkeeper jersey for tonight's visit to Kidsgrove.
Skelmersdale pre-match news
Striker Chris Archer is a major doubt after breaking a bone in his hand against Kidsgrove in midweek.
Colwyn Bay pre-match news
Patrick Bannister could start the game alongside Chris Archer after having an impressive game when he came on as a substitute in the second half against Warrington Town on Monday.
Bradford pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has selection problems for tonight's game at the Moat Ground against high-flying Bradford Park Avenue as his squad has been decimated through illness and injury.
Goole pre-match news
Major doubts for Gresley Rovers' trip to Goole are defenders Colin Hoyle (foot) and Barry Woolley (hamstring).
Cammell Laird pre-match news
Defender Dan Douglas looks set to play after missing the last three games with a thigh injury.

May 2007

Fair Play Award
Gresley Rovers took the final UniBond Division One "Fair Play" monthly award of the season with an excellent April of just one caution in seven games.
Presentation Evening
Gresley Rovers Football Club are holding their annual presentation evening on Saturday 26th May 2007 in the Social Club starting at 7.30pm.
FA Announce Club Allocations
At the meeting of the Leagues Committee held on Monday, the following allocations were agreed for season 2007/2008.
Pre-season games announced
The following pre-season games have been arranged.
League supports new divisions
Having taken into account the numerous and varied views of the clubs and after many hours of detailed debate at their meeting on 24th May, the League Management Committee agreed on the following recommendation to be presented to member clubs at the special meeting to be held on 30th May.
It's three for Slater
Midfielder Carl Slater took three awards at Saturday's Presentation Evening.
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