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June 2021

Keeper's For Keeps
Keeper's For Keeps
We are pleased to confirm that goalkeeper Joe Fryatt will be remaining with Rovers for the coming season 21/22. Joe is a top young stopper and developing all the time. Coming off the back of some really good performances in the recent tournament, we are excited to see Joe further develop in the coming season!
Stanton Signs
Stanton Signs
Rovers are really pleased to add young forward Charlie Stanton to our squad for the new season. Formerly with Cheltenham Town, Charlie is now adjusting to life in non league football and we are happy to give him the platform here at Rovers to show what he can do.
u18's Finish With A Win
u18's Finish With A Win
Rovers u18's ended their league campaign with a win at the Moat Ground beating Alexton & New Parks 3-2.
Three More Sign In
Three More Sign In
Gresley Rovers are pleased to confirm that three more players have agreed to sign for another season. More...
Prince Follows The Rovers Pathway
Prince Follows The Rovers Pathway
Rovers are proud to announce that the first player to follow the player pathway from Matt Toulson’s talented league winning u18's side, to the first team for season 21/22 is right back Ben Prince.
Leake Steps Up
Leake Steps Up
More great news for our club this evening, as we can announce a second player stepping up from our u18’s to the first team for the new season.
Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
The following pre-seaon friendlies have been announced. Admission and Home kick-off times to be confirmed. Sat 10/07 - Lichfield City (H) Sat 17/07 - Loughborough Dynamo (A) Tue 20/07 - AFC Wulfrunians (H) Sat 24/07 - Hinckley AFC (H) Tue 27/07 - Bromsgrove Sporting (H) Sat 31/07 - Rugby Town (A)
Reserve Team Friendlies
Reserve Team Friendlies
Sat 26th Wyrley (a) Tue 13th Desford (h) Sat 17th Brocton u21s (h) Sat 24th Newhall United (a) Sat 31st Melbourne Dynamo (h) Admission and Home kick-off times to be confirmed.
Lucas Remains A Moatman
Lucas Remains A Moatman
Another confirmed retention for your 21/22 Rovers squad is local legend Lucas Harrison. More...
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club June Draw
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club June Draw
£250 (54) Mick Haynes £200 (11) Richard Jarvis £100 (4) Paul Ward £50 (55) Jake Mayman £50 (9) Emma Shrive £50 (14) Joanne Evans

July 2021

FA Competitions
FA Competitions
Gresley Rovers will begin this season’s Emirates FA Cup campaign on Saturday 7th August in the Extra Preliminary Round. The winners will receive £1,125 and the losers £375. In the Buildbase FA Vase, Gresley will begin on Saturday 11th September. The u18’s start the FA Youth Cup week commencing 30th August in the Preliminary Round. Draws for all competitions are scheduled for Friday 9th July.
Pre-Season Friendly
Pre-Season Friendly
We start our pre-season friendlies next week so why not pop up and support your local team. Please remember that Covid 19 restrictions still apply. Adults £5, Concessions £3 and u16's £2.
Two out One In
Two out One In
Two players have left the club. Charlie Stanton and Joe Fryatt.Charlie did not appear in a game since signing. Joe has decided to leave and we wish him well for the future and thank him for his time spent in a Rovers Shirt. We welcome into the club is experienced goalkeeper Lewis Fenny. Lewis has many games under his belt playing for Cambridge United, Leamington, Barwell and Boldmere St Michaels.
Billy Joins The Roverlution
Billy Joins The Roverlution
Delighted to confirm the addition of central midfield player Billy Howard to Rovers squad for 21/22 season. Formerly of Quorn and Evesham United, Billy knows the management well, and is a talented young player who will add physical strength and energy to our midfield.
Game Cancelled
Game Cancelled
Unfortunately tomorrow's planned friendly against Lichfield City has had to be cancelled. The next first team game is sheduled for next Saturday against Loughborough Dynamo.
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Gresley Rovers begin their Emirates FA Cup journey at home to Midland Premier League Bewdley Town scheduled for Saturday 7th August. The winners will be at home Leek Town on Saturday 21st August. In the Buildbase FA Vase Rovers are at home to Dudley Sports in the second-round qualifying scheduled for Saturday 11th September. The winners will face either Winsford United or Stapenhill away. Rovers’ u18’s face Alfreton Town in the FA Youth Cup at the Moat Ground scheduled for week commencing 30th August. The winners of that game will travel to either Anstey Nomads or AFC Mansfield.
Two new additions
Two new additions
Two new additions as squad really begins to take shape… Firstly highly rated attacking midfielder Darious Darkin joins the Roverlution. Young professional with Aston Villa who played in an FA Youth Cup final, before playing in non league with Bromsgrove, Hinckley, Halesowen Town, Redditch United, Market Drayton Town and Quorn. Second new addition is 17 year old Kelvin Kasongo who was spotted playing for Allexton New Parks u18’s against our own u18 side at the end of last season. Kelvin is an attacker and has exceptional ability, and we are really excited to have him, and see how he fares at the higher level.
Two More Sign In
Two More Sign In
Rovers are pleased to announce that two local lads, Connor Ward and Cameron Steele have signed for the new season.Remaining with the club for the new campaign is versatile midfield man Connor Ward. Ever popular in the squad and with supporters, Wardy is a local lad and a Rovers fan at heart, and exudes this in his performances where he can always be relied upon to leave everything out on the pitch. A valuable addition to our squad. We are happy to welcome local lad Cameron Steele back to Rovers for the new season. Cameron was with Stapenhill last season. A versatile player who will add depth and quality to our squad.
Pre-Season Friendly
Pre-Season Friendly
Tomorrow (Saturday) we travel to Loughborough Dynamo for our first Pre-Season Friendly - kick off is 3pm. Admission £5 adults, £3 concessions and under 12’s free.
The FA Issue New Covid Guidance
The FA Issue New Covid Guidance
On Monday 19th July, as part of the next step of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, there will be further changes to the restrictions on football.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
There is football at the Moat Ground tomorrow (Tues) as we welcome former league rivals AFC Wulfrunians. Admission - £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, u16's £2. Why not pop up and see the new look side, your support is much appreciated.
Fixtures Released
Fixtures Released
Fixtures for the new UCL campaign have been released. Rovers make arguably their longest trip of the season on Easter Saturday 16th April with a visit to the seaside as they take on Skegness Town A visit to Long Eaton United on Easter Monday 18th April should hopefully be the last game of the season. Christmas fixtures see Long Eaton United visit the Moat Ground on the 28th of December followed by a short trip to Heather St Johns on Monday 3rd January. The season kicks off at Heanor Town on Wednesday the 4th of August. All fixtures are subject to change.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
There is football at the Moat tomorrow (Saturday) when we take on Hinckley AFC in a pre-season friendly - kick off 3pm. Why not pop up and support your local team. Admission £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and £2 u16's
Tuesday Friendly
Tuesday Friendly
We will now be playing Graham Street Prims in a friendly at the Moat Ground on Tuesday evening. Kick off 7.45pm. Admission £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, u16's £2. Please come and support your local team.
Two More Sign In
Two More Sign In
Manager Carl Abbot has added two more players to his squad. The experienced forward Massiah McDonald and young wide player Lucas Powell. Welcome to the club lads.
Supporters Club Membership 2021-22
Supporters Club Membership 2021-22
Members will enjoy these great benefits (worth over £50).
No Football At The Moat
No Football At The Moat
Unfortunatley, Rovers Reserves opponents have cancelled tomorrow's friendly so there will be no game at the Moat. However, the Reserves have arranged to travel to Leicestershire to face Northfield Emeralds.
Final Pre-Season Friendly
Final Pre-Season Friendly
Rovers play their final pre-season friendly tomorrow (Saturday) with a visit to Butlin Road to face Rugby Town. On Wednesday Rovers begin their new league campaign with a trip to Heanor Town - kick off 7.45pm
Final Friendly Ends All Square
Final Friendly Ends All Square
Rovers ended their friendly programme with a draw at Rugby Town. Oli Bailey gave the visitors the lead early in the first half but the home side levelled five minutes later. Both sides had chances to grab the win with Rovers keeper Lewis Fenney saving former Moatman's David Kolodynski's spot kick. Final Score: Rugby Town 1 - 1 Gresley Rovers
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club July Draw
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club July Draw
£250-Vacant (Rollover August) £100 - 16 - Rob Webster £50 - 59 - Brian Robb £50 - 60 - Colin Harbutt £50 - 96 - Geoff Hutting

August 2021

Season Ticket Information
Season Ticket Information
Anyone who purchased a season ticket last season the board have agreed to exchange it for a new one free of charge due to the interuption by COVID 19. Just bring your old season ticket to the office. New Season tickets are available to order via the on-line Club Shop or from the office on match days. Adult season ticket £105 Concession season ticket is priced at £70. Under 16 season ticket will be £15 if accompanied with an adult season ticket holder. Please note FA and League Cup games are not included. ADMISSION PRICE:- Adult admission price for the 2021/2022 season is £7-50. Concession admission £5-00 and Under 16 remains at £1-00.
Rovers Play Their Second Away Game
Rovers Play Their Second Away Game
Rovers make the trip over the border to Nottingham for their second away game of the new season on Tuesday when they play Newark - 7.45pm. It should be noted that Newark now play their home games at the home of Basford.
FA Cup Game At The Moat
FA Cup Game At The Moat
Tomorrow, Saturday, we welcome Leek Town to the Moat in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Please pop up and support your local team. Remember, 'bring a mate and double the gate'. Should the game end all square, the replay will be on Monday at the home of Buxton - 7.45
Coach To Boston
Coach To Boston
The club are looking to run a coach for Saturday's game away at Boston. Cost would be circa £15 per person (£13 supporters club members) and would be leaving from Colliery Lane Lodges, time tbc. Anyone looking to reserve a place please leave a message for myself on 07792461876 - Steve
Rovers Make Long Trip To Boston
Rovers Make Long Trip To Boston
Tomorrow, Saturday, we make one of our longest trips of the new season as we travel to take on current league leaders Boston Town. It's sure to be a tough game so your support is vital. Not making the journey, the reserves are at home to Bewdley Town reserves - kick off 3pm
August 100 Club Draw
August 100 Club Draw
£250 - 6 - Ray Lock £250 - 100 - Mark Alflat £100 - 92 - Paul Hackett £50 - 4 - Paul Ward £50 - 81 - Ian Lummis £50 - 5 - Jamie Barrett There are a few numbers available, contact Steve Shrive
Early Kick Off For Youth Game
Early Kick Off For Youth Game
The Youth Team FA Youth Cup game against Alfreton Town at the Moat on Wednesday will now kick off at 6.30pm

September 2021

Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow (Saturday) we welcome Leicester Nirvana to the Moat Ground for our United Countied League game - 3pm. If you are visiting the Moat please note that Moat Street is a One Way street
FA Vase Game At The Moat
FA Vase Game At The Moat
Tomorrow (Saturday) we entertain Dudley Sports in the Buildbase FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round at the Moat. Kick off 3pm Important: If you park on the car park in Moat Street you MUST turn right as you leave as Moat Street is a One Way Street.
Coach To Winsford
Coach To Winsford
We are pleased to confirm a coach will be booked (interest dependent) for our FA Vase tie against Winsford United. The tie is due to be played on Saturday 25th September at 3pm. The coach will leave Colliery Lane Lodges at 11am and the cost will be £12 or £10 for Supporters Club members. Booking will be done on a first come first serve basis with a £5 deposit securing your place. Please call Steve Shrive on 07792461876 to reserve your seat.
Tuesday Football
Tuesday Football
Rovers welcome Eastwood CFC for a league game tonight at the Moat Ground. Kick off 7.45pm. If you are visiting the Moat and will use our car park please remember that Moat Street is a One Way Street so pleae turn right when leaving.
Rovers Away At Holwell
Rovers Away At Holwell
Rovers travel to Holwell Sports to play Melton Town tomorrow (Saturday). Melton are using Holwell's ground while their home pitch is being completed. Not travelling to the game? Rovers reserves at at the Moat against Stafford Town - 3pm.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Rovers are on the road tomorrow as they travel to Cheshire to take on Winsford United in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Vase - 3pm. There is no football at the Moat as the reserve team are also away at Boldmere St Michaels.
It's Harrowby United For Rovers
It's Harrowby United For Rovers
Gresley Rovers will face Linconshire based UCL Division One side Harrowby United in the First Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase at the Moat scheduled for Saturday 23rd October - 3pm
Tuesday Football
Tuesday Football
Tomorrow, (Tuesday) Rovers take on near neighbours Heather St John's at the Moat - 7.45pm. Heather sit in second place while Rovers lie a point behind in third so it should be a close encounter of the second and third kind!

October 2021

Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
We travel to Loughborough Saturday for our next game. If travelling please note that you are encouraged to wear face masks and social distance when entering or moving around indoor facilities to minimise the risk of COVID-19 - Admission: £6 Adult, £3 Cons and £2 Student.
Rovers Team Of The Month
Rovers Team Of The Month
Gresley Rovers were UCL Premier Division North Team of The Month for September. Rovers won all their games during the month including an emphatic 7-0 win the the FA Vase. The team scored 25 goals and conceeded just 5. Congratulations to Carl, Paul and all the players.
Skeggy Comes To Gresley
Skeggy Comes To Gresley
Saturday we welcome Skegness Town, who are making the long journey from the Seaside, to the Moat Ground - 3pm. This will be their first visit since 1960. The game is very kindly being sponsored by the Hackett Family in memory of Dave. Gone but not forgotten.
Coach To Holbeach
Coach To Holbeach
The Supporters Club have booked a coach for players and supporters to Holbeach Untied on 30th October. Leaving Colliery Lodges at 10.30am. The cost is £10 for Supporters Club members and £12 for non-members. Please see Steve Shrive on Saturday if you would like to reserve a seat or contact him on 07792461876. There will be a £5 deposit.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
We welcome our opposition on Saturday who have made the journey from Sleaford for their first visit to the Moat Ground. Let's give them a big South Derbyshire welcome. Let's see if we can beat last week's attendance which was 323. Remember, "Bring a mate and double the gate". The game is sponsored by Sands United, Ashby a football team for men affected by baby loss, offering a peer support network where they can talk about their bereavement when they're ready. All Sands United FC teams are part of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Harrowby United to the Moat Ground for our 1st Round Proper game. Admission is £7.50 adults, £5 Consessions, £1 u16's accompanied by a full paying adult. Please note that season tickets are not valid for this game. Remember "Bring a mate and double the gate".
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
With Rovers into the next round of the FA Vase and Anstey Nomads entering the competition at this stage, the home fixture against the Nomads has now been brought forward to Tuesday 9th November - 7.45pm kick off.
It's The Students For Rovers
It's The Students For Rovers
Rovers have been drawn away to league rivals Loughborough Students in the 2nd Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase scheduled to be played Saturday 20th November - 3pm.
Jack Gallagher
Jack Gallagher
It is with great sadness to learn today of the passing of our first team player Jack Gallagher. "Gally" had been with our reserves for a number of seasons before recently breaking into the first team squad. All at Gresley Rovers send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this sad time. #RIPGally #GresleyFamily
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Gresley Rovers are on the road as they travel to Holbeach with a kick off 3pm. Should you not be travelling, the reserves are at the Moat against Boldmere St Micheals. Please give them your support if you can

November 2021

Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a very wet pitch, tomorrow's (Wednesday) u18's game against Loughborough Dynamo Juniors has been postponed.
Reserves Game Off
Reserves Game Off
Unfortunately, tomorrow’s reserve team game at the Moat has been postponed.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Gresley Rovers make the short trip to face our near neighbours Quorn on Saturday - 3pm kick off. A reminder that there is no football at the Moat due to the reserve team game being postponed.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we welcome Anstey Nomads to the Moat Ground in a top-of-the-table clash. Kick off 7.45. We have three special guests Olympic medallist Frazer Clarke and WBO Super Middle Weight Champion Zach Parker. We are also privileged to have Gally's Mum as our guest.
100 Club Draw For September & October
100 Club Draw For September & October
The results for the 100 club are as follows September £250 - 66 - Dan Pestell, £100 - 60 - Colin Harbett, £50 - 57 - Ian Parker, £50 - 28 - Sarah Parker, £50 - 5 - Jamie Barrett October £250 - 79 - Ian Collins, £100 - 91 - James Smith, £50 - 40 - Geordie, £50 - 94 - Mark Alflat, £50 - 61 - Julie Martin
IMPORTANT: Change Of Kick Off Time
IMPORTANT: Change Of Kick Off Time
Please note, due to floodlight concerns Saturday's game at the Moat against Deeping Rangers has been brought forward to 2pm. Please let anyone know who may be coming to the game but does not have access to Social Media - thank you.
Football At The Moat
Football At The Moat
Saturday we welcome Deeping Rangers to the Moat Ground. Please remember that the kick off has been brought forward to 2pm.
Jack Gallagher Funeral
Jack Gallagher Funeral
Jack's funeral will be held at Bretby Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd Noverber at 3pm.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
We will be holding a Fans Forum on Thursday 25th November at 7pm in Harry & Kath's Bar at the Moat Ground. Come and join us and meet the manager and directors.
We’re backing Play Safe
We’re backing Play Safe
Gresley Rovers is lending its full support to Play Safe" a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Saturday we make the short journey to meet Loughborough Students in the Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Round Proper. With no football at the Moat why not pop over and give the lads your full support - it really does help.
Bobby Liddle
Bobby Liddle
We have been informed that Rovers Legend Bobby Liddle sadly passed away yesterday. For those of us of the more mature age will remember Bobby as a prolific goal scorer scoring 143 goals in 304 games during the late 1960's and mid 70's. His details can be found in our player database.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tomorrow, Saturday, we travel up the M1 to visit Selston in a UCL Premier Division North game (weather permitting). This will be our first visit to the Parish Hall ground.
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Forthcoming Fixtures
Selston
League
Sat, 27th Nov 2021, 3.00pm (Away)
Leicester Nirvana
League
Sat, 4th Dec 2021, 3.00pm (Away)
Boston Town
League
Sat, 11th Dec 2021, 3.00pm (Home)
Loughborough Students
League
Sat, 18th Dec 2021, 3.00pm (Home)
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