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May 2008

Midland Floodlit Youth League
Gresley Rovers are to re-introduce a Youth team into the Midland Floodlit Youth League next season after an absence of two years. The club's Midweek Youth team will be managed by 1st team assistant manager Steve Hinks.
League Line-up Confirmed
It has been confirmed that the UniBond Division One South will comprise of the following teams.
Danny Blair
Manager Gary Norton has revealed that Danny Blair has seemingly made a u-turn on his decision to commit to Gresley Rovers for next season by signing for one of his former clubs and UniBond Division One South rivals Carlton Town.
Pre-season Fixtures
The pre-season fixtures have now been announced.
Mickey Lyons Signs
Manager Gary Norton confirmed tonight that after a positive meeting midfielder Mickey Lyons has signed for the club.

June 2008

Presentation Night Reminder
Can anyone intending to go to the Presentation Evening please in form the chairman by 13th June at the very latest.
Secretary Leaves
As I said when I arrived at the club there are decisions to be made at Gresley Rovers
Two More Sign
Gresley Rovers FC have announced two further additions to their squad for the forthcoming season after manager Gary Norton secured the services of wingers Oliver Hancock and Tom Liversage after the duo's release from Burton Albion.
Chairman's Chat
As many of you will know by now, Penny Kelsey has resigned as a Director of Gresley Rovers today and she is also leaving the club.
Gresley Renew Interest in Women's Football
Gresley Rovers FC is looking to adopt a team of girls/ladies for the 2008/09 football season and beyond.
Lyons No Longer A Moatman!
Manager Gary Norton is devastated at the news that Mickey Lyons is to leave the Moat Ground without kicking a ball to sign for demoted Nuneaton Borough - now called Nuneaton Town - who last week received news they were being placed in the BGB Southern League Midland Division.
David Clarke is the Supporters' Choice
Goalkeeper David Clarke came top of the Supporters vote and also won the Sports Writers Award at Friday's Presentation Evening at the Royal Hotel, Ashby de-la-Zouch.
Kids go Free with Elvis Gresley
South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2008 As part of Gresley Rovers' involvement in the Festival of Leisure kids will get the opportunity to see the Moatmen for free.
Players Back In Training
There where twenty-seven players at the National FA Centre in Rangemore when the First Team squad returned to training on Tuesday night.
Search is on for Unique Volunteer
Andy Parker has decided he can longer commit himself to every Rovers' home game and so we're looking for someone who wants to be part of the new backroom team we're building at the Moat Ground.

July 2008

Rovers Start At Home In The FA Cup
There will be a record number of clubs embarking on the long FA Cup adventure.
Blenko Gets His Awards
David Blenkinsopp at last got his hands on his awards during pre-season training on Saturday.
UniBond League Cup Competitions Draw
Rovers have been drawn at home against Leek Town in the President's Cup 1st Round to be played on Tuesday 23rd September.
Help raise funds for your team
As you will be aware, the financial position of the club is a delicate one at the moment and is currently one of the main areas of focus for the club's new board of Directors.
Banks Becomes A Moatman
Robbie Banks has become the club's 4th new signing of the summer after agreeing a deal to bring him to the Moat Ground.
Home Start For Rovers
Gresley Rovers begin their UniBond One South campaign at home against Sheffield on Saturday 16th August.
Gaz Completes His Run
Gresley Rovers' manager Gary Norton completed the Mansfield Half Marathon and did it in his best time for 5 years 1hr 58 mins.
Clarke Stays At The Moat
The good news coming out of the club ahead of the opening friendly fixture against Tamworth is that Manager Gary Norton has persuaded supporters Player of the Year Dave Clarke to stay at the Moat Ground for another season.
Match Of The Day
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton was involved in The Match of the Day when he married Lisa Timbrell at Stretton Parish Church on Saturday.
Thirsty for GRFC news or a collector of football programmes?
Gresley Rovers is producing a new look match day programme for season 2008/09 and is looking to make is as widely available as possible.
Gresley and Heanor go head to head
Gresley Rovers' Football Club is urging supporters to attend Tuesday's (22nd July 2008) pre-season friendly to help raise funds for the Marie Curie Cancer fund. Kick off 7.30pm
Youth Team Managers Announced
Gresley Rovers' are pleased to announce that Steve Thorpe and Rory Downes will take charge of the Youth Team that will compete in the Midlands Floodlit Youth League.
Situation Vacant
Gresley Rovers FC are looking for a committed and enthusiastic reserve team secretary to support the management team of the side, which competes in the Midland Combination.
Gary's Half Marathon
Can anyone, players or supporters who sponsored Gary for his Half Marathon recently, please let him have any monies collected as soon as possible?
Mickey Lyons has rejoined Gresley Rovers
The deal for him to return was agreed last night after the player had mutually agreed his release from Nuneaton Borough after failing to settle there.
Gresley Appoint Neil Taylor as Ladies Team Manager
Neil Taylor has been appointed by Gresley Rovers to set up a Ladies team that will complete the compliment of sides at the club.
Festival of Football
Gresley Rovers are holding a Festival of Football Weekend at the Moat Ground.

August 2008

American University Enjoy South Derbyshire Welcome
A 'Festival of Football' held over the weekend (2nd & 3rd August 2008) at Gresley Rovers' Moat Ground has been well received by players and spectators.
Squad News
The Gresley Rovers squad for the forthcoming campaign has been boosted with the addition of three more signings over the weekend taking the clubs summer's recruitment campaign up to nine.
Eastwood Pre-Match News
Plans for the season opener against Sheffield FC next week continue with the final friendly of the pre-season campaign against much fancied Premier Division opponents Eastwood Town.
Volunteers being sought at the Moat Ground
Gresley Rovers are asking whether any supporters are able to commit to help ensure everything runs smoothly on a match day throughout the new season?
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers last night completed the signing on 22-year-old Sam Wilson.
Fans Forum
The next Fan's Forum is on Friday 12th September in the social club starting at 7.30pm.
Rushall Pre-Match News
Rovers' manager Gary Norton could make changes for tonight's line-up against Rushall Olympic.
Lyons Signs Up
On the back of an excellent individual performance from him last night at Rushall Gresley Rovers have been boosted by the news that Mickey Lyons has agreed to sign a contract keeping him with the club for the remainder of the season.
Tom Groves Injury Update
The full extent of the injury to midfielder Tom Groves has been revealed after he this week underwent a scan on his injured knee.
Hinks Leaves The Moat
Assistant Manager Steve Hinks is to leave the Moat Ground to re-join Southern League outfit Sutton Coldfield Town with immediate effect.
Retford Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers have agreed terms with 21 year old goalkeeper Nicky Scaife to join the club.
Message From The Chairman
The Chairman's statement concerning the forum on the official website.
FA Youth Cup
Gresley Rovers take on Boston United in the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round on Wednesday 24th September kick off 7.45pm.
100 Club Returns
You are invited to join our new 100 Club.
Hemmings Named As Assistant
Tony Hemmings has been named as Gary Norton's assistant manager at the club following Steve Hinks' departure last week.
Alvechurch Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers continue to be without the services of the holidaying Mickey Lyons and Jamie Hood but could be boosted by the return of Miles Chamberlain.
Brigg Travel
A coach will be leaving the Triangle next Saturday at 11.15am for the trip to Brigg.

September 2008

Supporters Club AGM
The meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 26th September, and will be open to members and non-members alike, 7:30pm start.
Striker Signs
Gresley Rovers have completed the signing of striker Stewart Copnell from Retford United.
Brigg Town Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers could include new signing former Retford striker Stuart Copnell to their squad to meet Brigg Town at The Hawthorns.
Rowntree confirmed as Reserve Team Manager
Martyn Rowntree has been confirmed at the new manager of the Reserve Team at the Moat Ground.
Chasetown Pre-Match News
Defender Jamie Hood, who has missed the last four games due to holiday, is back for tomorrow's FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round at the Moat Ground and looks certain to be included in the squad.
Youth Team Fixture Change
The Youth Team's game against Chasetown has been brought forward to Tueday 16th September, kick off 7.45pm, from Wednesday.
Kidsgrove Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has made changes for the Kidsgrove agme tonight with Simon Baldwin replacing Nicky Scaife in goal.
Carlton Pre-match News
Simon Baldwin looks likely to keep his position in the squad for tomorrow's trip to Carlton Town.
'A' Team Continue Good Start
Gresley Rovers 'A' continued their fine start to the season by hammering their hosts. Goals from Morton 2, Brewin 2 and Shorthouse 2 secured the points. Final Score: Ashbourne Utd 1 - 6 Gresley Rovers
Leek Pre-Match News
Midfielder Gavin Saunders returns after missing the last five games due to holidays.
Loughborough Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers will include a new signing for tomorrow's home game against Loughborough Dynamo - 3pm kick off.
A New Track For Elvis
Elvis Gresley flew the flag for local football in an unusual curtain raiser to Sunday's (21st September) card at Uttoxeter racecourse.
Belper Pre-Match News
New signing striker Louis Briscoe could feature tonight in the Challenge Cup match at Belper Town (7.45pm).

October 2008

Follow up the East Midlands Derby the Gresley way
The fierce rivalry between Derby County and Nottingham Forest is being renewed on the pitch on Sunday 2nd November 2008 and Gresley Rovers FC is laying on a special night of entertainment for the following week.
Salford Pre-Match News
Carl Slater is a doubt for the trip to Salford in the FA Trophy. The midfielder is suffering the effects of a couple of knocks picked up during the last two games.
Glapwell Pre-Match News
Jamie Hood returns to the squad after completing a three game ban. However, Jordi Gough is a doubt due to suffering a tight hamstring.
Follow up the East Midlands Derby the Gresley way
The fierce rivalry between Derby County and Nottingham Forest is being renewed on the pitch on Sunday 2nd November 2008 and Gresley Rovers FC is laying on a special night of entertainment for the following week.
Lincoln Pre-match News
Rovers' manager Gary Norton looks set to make changes for tomorrow's match against Lincoln United at Hartsholme.
New Signing
Gresley Rovers Football club have today completed the signing of 19 year old forward/winger Luke Edwards from Tamworth.
Willenhall Pre-Match News
New signing Luke Edwards is expected to be in the squad for tonight's UniBond President's Cup 2nd Round game at the Moat Ground - 7.45pm.
Loughborough Dynamo Pre-Match News
Striker Louis Briscoe will be missing for tomorrow's match at Loughborough Dynamo as he serves his second of a three game ban.
Keeper Signs On Loan
Gresley Rovers have today completed the loan signing of goalkeeper Lee Evans from Chasetown.
Grantham Pre-Match News
Striker Louis Briscoe serves the final game of his three match ban and Oliver Hancock is still absent due to his groin injury.
Spalding Pre-Match News
Louis Briscoe looks set to partner David Blenkinsopp up front as manager Gary Norton tries to kick-start Rovers' back to winning ways after a poor run.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
David Blenkinsopp is the only doubt for tomorrow's game against Sheffield as manager Gary Norton looks to field an unchanged side.

November 2008

Lincoln Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norotn will be forced to make at least one change for tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Lincoln United.
Announcement From The Chairman
There will be an article today in the Burton Mail about Gresley Rovers so I thought I would tell you, our supporters on our web site.
Player Announcement
Last night Barry North and I have had a meeting with the players and management staff to bring them up to date with what is happening at Gresley Rovers.
Reserves Game Postponed
Sadly, due to the pitch being unplayable tonight's game against Chasetown at the Moat has had to be postponed.
Stocksbridge Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton has been extremely busy this week trying to put together a squad to face a Stocksbridge side that have play-off aspirations this season at the very least.
Youth Team Game Off
Tonight's Youth Team game against Boldmere St Michael's has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Goole Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton should have four former players in his squad to face Goole at the Moat Ground tomorrow.

December 2008

Belper Pre-Match News
Gary Norton's new signings Jonny Shales and Nathan Tate are included in the squad to face Belper at the Moat Ground Saturday kick off 3pm.
November Fair Play Award
Gresley Rovers have won November's 'Fair Play Award'.
Leek Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will be without several players for tomorrow's visit to Leek Town.
Alfreton Town Game Postponed
Alfreton Town's game in the FA Trophy today has been postponed so they will now have to play it on Tuesday.
Alfreton Pre-Match News
Liam Hebberd serves his one-match ban tonight against Alfreton Town in the 3rd Round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup at the Moat Ground.
Shepshed Pre-Match News
Four players missing for the Boxing Day game at Shepshed could all be back for tomorrow's re-match at the Moat Ground - kick off 3pm.

January 2009

Shepshed Game Off
Unfortunately, due to a frozen pitch, today's game at the Moat Ground has been postponed.
Stamford Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton again faces the task of patching up his Rovers squad ahead of this weekend's game at Stamford.
Rushall Pre-Match News
Gary Norton will have a few more players to choose from in tomorrow's game against Rushall Olympics at the Moat - 3pm kick off.
Willenhall Pre-Match News
Highly rated young midfielder Callum Keenan has joined Gresley Rovers ahead of the weekend trip to Willenhall Town.
Brigg Pre-Match News
Rovers' manager Gary Norton will have to decide on his central defensive pairing as both Martyn Rowntree (ankle) and Chris Mawbey (groin) are both doubtful for the Brigg game tomorrow.
More UniBond Support For Northern Premier League
The UniBond League are delighted to announce that they have received formal notification from their long term Sponsors, Henkel Ltd, that the company have agreed to extend their sponsorship of the League for an additional two seasons under the UniBond banner.
Glapwell Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton is hoping to have both defender Chris Mawbey and striker Matt Weightman available for tomorrow's game against Glapwell at the Moat Ground.

February 2009

Shepshed Pre-Match News
Should the game tomorrow against Shepshed Dynamo at the Moat Ground go ahead manager Gary Norton should have the services of both midfielder Carl Slater and Zak Callaghan.
Pitch Inspection
A pitch inspection has been arranged for 11.30am tomorrow morning.
Snow Go For Rovers
Despite a valiant attempt to clear the pitch of snow it soon became evident that the elements would win.
John Starkey
The club are saddened to announce the death of former player John Starkey aged 73 years.
Belper Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers face the tough task of visiting one of the play-off favourites and local rivals Belper Town tomorrow. Kick off 3pm.
Rushall Olympic Pre-Match News
Defenders Chris Mawbey and Jordi Gough will miss tonight's game at the Moat Ground against Rushall Olympic - 7.45pm.
Goole Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will have to make changes to his starting line-up as more injuries add to his selection problems.
Football At The Moat Tomorrow (Saturday)
The Reserves will be taking on the Youth Team in a friendly tomorrow (Saturday) at the Moat.
Retford Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton's selection problems show no signs of abating, as yet another regular will miss tomorrow's game against title favourites Retford at the Moat - 3pm.
Team Up-date
Gresley Rovers have added young strikers Christopher Knight (18) and Ryan Spittle (19) to the squad ahead of the game against Retford United this weekend.
Further New Signing
Gresley Rovers have tonight completed the signing of James Davies from Tamworth.

March 2009

Shepshed Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton has re-signed Jamie Barrett to help in the season run-in. and looks set to go straight into the starting line-up.
Festival Of Leisure 2009
The Supporter's Club will once again be attending this year's Festival of Leisure over the weekend of 27th and 28th of June.
Leek Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers manager could have a bit of respite from the injuries affecting his side at present with the possible return of Jordi Gough to the squad.
End of Season/ St. George's Day Disco
The Supporter's Club will be holding an end of season/St.George's Day celebration Disco and Karaoke in the clubhouse on Saturday 25th April.
Gary Norton Marathon Man
Hi All, I'm looking for support from people connected with the club to again help me raise money for Charity by sponsoring me to run this year's Flora London Marathon.
Carlton Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton is hoping that his squad can continue to perform as they did against Leek last week where they were denied all three points by a last gasp goal from the home side.
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers' manager Gary Norton will have three more players to choose from in his squad for tomorrow's home game against Kidsgrove at the Moat Ground.

April 2009

Quorn Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton may have to shake up his squad for tomorrow's visit to Quorn through injuries.
Stocksbridge Pre- Match News
Gresley Rovers face arguably their toughest test of the final few games of the season when they take on Stocksbridge Park Steels at The Look Local Stadium this afternoon.
Stamford Pre-Match News
Tomorrow's game against Stamford at the Moat Ground will be manager Gary Norton's last game of the season as he will miss next week's game owing to his preparation for running the London Marathon the following day.
Stamford Pre-Match News
Tomorrow's game against Stamford at the Moat Ground will be manager Gary Norton's last game of the season as he will miss next week's game owing to his preparation for running the London Marathon the following day.
Grantham Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers play their last UniBond One South game of the season tomorrow at South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Grantham.
Club Statement
From Mark Harrison Chairman of Gresley Rovers To try and avoid any further speculation I would like to give you a definitive and official view on the future of Gresley Rovers FC:
Mark Harrison Interview
David Rider Talks To Chairman Mark Harrison
Thank You From Gary Norton
I would like to thank all those connected with the club who sponsored me to run the 2009 London Marathon in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

May 2009

Gresley Win April Fair Play Award
Congratulations to Gary, Tony, Dave and the players for winning the April 'Fair Play' award.
Presentation Evening
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