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June 2018

Friendlies Added
Friendlies Added
Three more friendlies added and one confirmed.
Volunteers Wanted
Volunteers Wanted
Gresley are seeking volunteers to do the following: Sat 23rd & Sun 24th. Assist at Festival of Leisure. Contact Mat Toulson, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th. At the Moat Ground 10am start - Jon Maymann / Bryan McIntosh leading Future dates to be agreed. Sat 3oth & Sun Jul 1st at the Moat Ground 10am start. Please bring a paint brush if you have one!
Latest Pre-Season Friendlies List
Latest Pre-Season Friendlies List
The latest list of pre-season friendlies with the added Thringstone fixture.
Graves A Moatman
Graves A Moatman
Former fans favourite Eric Graves is amongst the first signings to commit to the club for the forthcoming season as he returns to the Moat Ground.
Two More Sign Up
Two More Sign Up
Lucas Harrison and Ryan King are the latest players to have committed their futures to Gresley FC for the forthcoming Evostik league campaign.
Volunteers Wanted
Volunteers Wanted
Don't forget to pop up to the Moat on Saturday or Sunday or both at 10am with your paintbrush. There has already been a lot or work done but your help would be very much appreciated even if it's only for a couple of hours or so.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Gresley FC's season ticket prices for the new season.
'Rovers Return'
'Rovers Return'
The Gresley management team have been busy this week adding more names to their squad ahead of the upcoming Evo-Stik East season which kicks of on August 18th.
Major Sponsorship Deal
Major Sponsorship Deal
Gresley Fc are delighted to announce a major boost to its sponsorship support from a leading local company UK Waterproofing Solutions Ltd.
Huge Thank You
Huge Thank You
The club would like give a huge thank you to the lads from Adient and to all the volunteers who, over the last few days, have put an enormous amount of work painting and repairing the Moat Ground. Superb effort - well done.
Three More Commit
Three More Commit
Gresley FC can announce a further trio of signings to the developing squad ahead of the new season.

July 2018

Norton Adds More To His Squad
Norton Adds More To His Squad
Another busy week has seen a few more players added to the Gresley squad including some local young talent.
Callum Worker Charity Day Cancelled
Unfortunately, the Callum Worker Charity Day planned for Saturday has been cancelled. A new date will be arranged.
Gresley Start Away In The FA Cup Again
Gresley Start Away In The FA Cup Again
Gresley will play Sutton Coldfield Town away in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup due to be played on 25th August.
Fundraising Event At Gresley FC
Fundraising Event At Gresley FC
Gresley FC are planning a Family Fun day on August Bank Holiday Sunday in order to raise club funds.
Gresley Start Away
Gresley Start Away
Gresley make one of their longest journeys to begin their new league season as they travel to league new boys Brighouse Town on Saturday 18th August.
Fixture Kick Off Change
Fixture Kick Off Change
Due to England playing in the 3rd & 4th game against Belgium at 3pm, the kick off for our match at the Moat against Thringstone MW has been brought forward to 1pm. The England game will be shown in the Social Club.
Sutton Coldfield Town Game Cancelled
Sutton Coldfield Town Game Cancelled
Due to Gresley playing Sutton Coldfield in the FA Cup two weeks after the planned pre-season friendly on 11th August, it was agreed by both clubs that the friendly be cancelled. Gresley will try to arrange an alternative fixture.
Stapenhill Pre-Match News
Stapenhill Pre-Match News
Gresley FC travel to near neighbours Stapenhill tonight continuing to run the season’s Reserve team players.
First Team Physio Required
First Team Physio Required
Gresley FC require a first team physio to be part of the backroom team for the forthcoming season.
Kettering Town Pre-Match News
Kettering Town Pre-Match News
“The best signing I’ve ever made bar none” is how manager Gary Norton describes ex Gresley Rovers goal machine Aaron O’Connor ahead of his return to the Moat Ground with Kettering on Thursday night for Gresleys latest pre-season fixture. (KO 7.30pm)
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Don't forget to get your season ticket. They will be available at Saturday's game against Hnckley and the rest of the home pre-season games or you can order them from the club website.
Hinckley AFC Pre-Match News
Hinckley AFC Pre-Match News
Gresley take on Hinckley AFC at the Moat Ground later today (3pm) in their latest pre-season fixture.
South Normanton Athletic Pre-Match News
South Normanton Athletic Pre-Match News
Kieran O’Connell will miss a return to former club South Normanton Athletic for tonight’s friendly but defender Kane Jellyman does, however, make his return to the at the M J Robinson Structures Arena after signing for Gresley last week after an impressive pre-season to date.
Dave Hackett Charity Collection
Dave Hackett Charity Collection
With deepest regrets it's become clear recently that revered local legend Dave Hackett is suffering from a brain tumour.
Matlock Town Pre-Match News
Matlock Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton will use todays friendly at the Moat ground against Matlock Town (3pm) to give some more of the club's young guns an opportunity to shine and show what they can do.
Thank You
Thank You
"Today at the Matlock Town friendly, I collected on behalf of the Supporters Club towards the Macmillan fund being raised on behalf of our beloved Dave Hackett. I'm delighted to say that thanks to your generosity and that of the Matlock fans, we raised over £230 today which given the crowd is a great amount. It was the easiest collection I've ever done and that's a testament to what Dave means to all of us at the club.
Prims Pre-Match News
Prims Pre-Match News
The start of another busy week of preseason see’s Gresley travel the short distance tonight to take on Graham St Prims at the Asterdale Sports Ground (KO 7.30pm) with manager Gary Norton aiming to give further opportunity to some of the club's younger talent as he did on Saturday.

August 2018

Burton Albion Pre-Match News
Burton Albion Pre-Match News
Gresley go into their penultimate pre -season game against a Burton Albion XI tonight with manager Gary Norton showing no concern over the fact that he is still without a number of his squad for tonight’s game.
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League (west) Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday in their final pre-season game of the season.
Coach To Brighouse
Coach To Brighouse
The club are running a coach to Brighouse on Saturday 18th August. If you want to book your seat All seats are priced at £10. Details of timings will be released once known. You can call or text Dean Mason on 07787406788 or let Dean or Ian Lummis know via Facebook or Twitter.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day
It’s less than 2 weeks till the start of the Evo-Stik football league season and just 3 weeks away from our August Bank holiday weekend family fundraising day at Gresley FC on Sunday 26th August.
Keeper Signs In
Keeper Signs In
Gresley FC can confirm agreement has been reached with Burton Albion for the 3 month loan of goalkeeper Jack Livesey.
Bob Wheeler
Bob Wheeler
The club are saddened to hear of the death of Bob Wheeler husband of South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler who are both long time supporters of Gresley FC. Our condolences go to Heather and her family.
Dominic Allen
Dominic Allen
Dominic Allen has decided to leave Gresley on the eve of the season to re-join former club Belper Town. After discussion with Manager Gary Norton the 7 days Belper issued for Dom yesterday was waived to allow him to sign for Belper ahead of the season starting on Saturday.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
Our next fans forum is to be held in the Social Club tonight Thurs Aug 16th - 7.45pm Start.
Gresley Launch New Home & Away Kits
Gresley Launch New Home & Away Kits
Ahead of the Fans Forum Gresley FC unveiled their new home and away kits.
Brighouse Town Pre-Match News
Brighouse Town Pre-Match News
Gresley FC commence the new season tomorrow with a trip to Brighouse Town.
Stocksbridge PS Pre-Match News
Stocksbridge PS Pre-Match News
Gresley take on Stocksbridge Park Steels tonight in their first home league game of the new campaign hoping to bounce back from defeat at Brighouse in Saturdays opener.
Sutton Coldfield Pre-Match News
Sutton Coldfield Pre-Match News
Gresley embark on the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round (Saturday 3pm) in the hope of going further in the competition than last season when we suffered defeat against Brocton a team 2 leagues below. The test this season will be much tougher in a trip to Sutton Coldfield Town who play on a 3G artificial surface.
Community Day Postponed
Community Day Postponed
Unfortunately, due to the very wet weather, this afternoon's Community Day at the Moat Ground has had to be postponed. It will be re-arranged for a date in September. Please let anyone know who may have popped up - thank you.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
With both clubs out of the FA Cup, the league have brought forward our home fixture against Carlton Town from 23rd February to Saturday 8th September.
New Date For The Fund Raising Day
New Date For The Fund Raising Day
The recently postponed (due to wet weather) Fund Raising Day has been re-arranged for Sunday 30th September starting at 12 noon.
Tadcaster Pre-Match News
Tadcaster Pre-Match News
Hoping for another good result Gresley host their second home match of the season at the Moat Ground tomorrow against Tadcaster Albion (3pm) hoping to build on the excellent second half performance seen against Belper Town on Monday.

September 2018

Non-League Taster Day!
Non-League Taster Day!
It has been decided that Saturday's game at The Moat against Carlton Town is to be a non-league taster game where admission for everyone will be just £5.
Carlton Pre-Match News
Carlton Pre-Match News
Gresley FC entertain Carlton Town tomorrow at the Moat Ground in a fixture brought forward from February due to the fact that both teams had a spare weekend due to FA cup exits a couple of weeks back.
AFC Mansfield Pre-Match News
AFC Mansfield Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to AFC Mansfield tonight looking to bounce back from Saturdays disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Carlton missing a few players that manager Gary Norton had hoped to be making the trip.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to Sheffield FC looking to avoid a hat trick of defeats following losses to Carlton Town last Saturday and AFC Mansfield in midweek.
Gainsborough Pre-Match News
Gainsborough Pre-Match News
Gresley FC face a tough challenge tonight in the Integro League Challenge Cup when they entertain Gainsborough Trinity at the Moat Ground in the first round tonight - 7.45pm.
It's Mickleover Sports For Gresley
It's Mickleover Sports For Gresley
Gresley have been drawn at home to Mickleover Sports in the 2nd Round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup scheduled for week commencing 5th November.
Carlton Pre-Match News
Carlton Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to Carlton tonight hoping to make it 3 wins on the bounce following the league cup success against Gainsborough Trinity last week and a comeback win against Lincoln Town on Saturday in the league.
Frickley Athletic Pre-Match News
Frickley Athletic Pre-Match News
Gresley look to bounce back from without doubt their worst performance of the season and one that was right up there with the worst witnessed for some years against Frickley at the Moat ground this weekend. (Sat 3pm Kick off)
Calling All Gresleyites!!
Calling All Gresleyites!!
Don’t forget we have our fundraising day at the club this coming Sunday with doors opening from 12 noon. Rain or shine organiser of the event Gary Norton is appealing to anyone connected with the club to pop up at some point in the afternoon and help support the club raise some much needed funds.

October 2018

Gresley Fun Day
Gresley Fun Day
A massive thank-you to everyone who took part in our club fundraiser held at the Moat ground on Sunday afternoon. It was great to see many of our old club’s legends on show from the old Gresley Rovers past and many of our more recent Gresley FC stars from the last decade we have been in existence.
Stamford Pre-Match News
Stamford Pre-Match News
Gresley FC go into tonight’s game against highly rated Stamford FC without two first choice goalkeepers.
Player Auction
Player Auction
The Gresley FC Commercial Team are pleased to announce that bidding is open for player sponsorships for season 2018/19.
Pickering Pre-Match News
Pickering Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to Pickering Town hoping to make it three wins from three in the league following successes over last season's play-off teams Frickley Athletic and Stamford in the last week.
Dave Hackett Funeral Arrangements
Dave Hackett Funeral Arrangements
Dave's funeral will take place on Thursday 18th October 3.45pm in the Carnarvon Chapel, Bretby Crematorium and afterwards at Newhall Social Club.
Dave Hackett
Dave Hackett
It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of Dave Hackett after a short illness. Everyone at Gresley FC send their condolences to Dave’s wife Julie, his two sons, his close family and friends at this difficult time. Dave’s funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as we know them.
Evo-Stik East & West Show
Have a listen to Gary Norton on the Evo-Stik East & West show. If you haven't got time to listen to it all Gary's interview 43min 15secs in. www.evostikleague.co.uk/podcast-evo-stik-east-west-show-53265
Player Sponsorship Auction
Player Sponsorship Auction
Firstly, on behalf of Gresley Football Club, thank you to everyone who tabled bids for player sponsorship. We appreciate it was a little rushed this time and next season we will look to do this as a live auction at a Fans Forum either pre-season or early season.
Newcastle Pre-Match News
Newcastle Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will be missing from tomorrows FA Trophy game against Newcastle Town as he will be on a pre-arranged trip abroad so Carl Slater will step up and lead the team.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
The away fixture against Spalding United originally scheduled for 5th January 2019 has been brought forward to Saturday 27th October (3pm).
Morpeth Pre-Match News
Morpeth Pre-Match News
Gresley face their longest trip of the season when they travel to Northumberland to face league leaders Morpeth Town in what is the first of three back to back away games.
Important Notice
Important Notice
Please note that the Church Street entrance to the Moat Ground will be closed from Monday 5th November for 5 days to allow for the utility services to be connected to the new house behind the bottom goal. We apologise for any inconvenience cause.
Spalding Pre-Match News
Spalding Pre-Match News
Gresley FC are back on the road tomorrow and travel to Spalding in their latest Evo-Stik Northern Premier East game looking to bounce back from last Saturdays 5-1 trouncing at the hands of a very impressive Morpeth side.
Congratulations
Congratulations
Congratulations to Lucas Harrison and his partner Rachel on the birth of their baby daughter this morning. Hallie weighed in at 7lbs exactly and mother and daughter are doing well.
New Physio Joins The Team
New Physio Joins The Team
Our previous physio, John Newall has left to join Sheffield FC and we wish him and his wife all the best in that new role. The club is very pleased to announce that former Loughborough Dynamo physio has joined Gary's backroom team.
FREE Entry for Armed Forces Past & Present Next Weekend at The Moat
FREE Entry for Armed Forces Past & Present Next Weekend at The Moat
The Home match against Spalding on the 3rd November is going to be Armed Forces Day with free entry for all current & former members of the services. Let us know you're coming in advance by dropping me a text on 07914 137961 and you'll be added to the guest list for free entry.
Ossett Game Postponed
Ossett Game Postponed
Due to Ossett United playing in the Buildbase FA Trophy our game away on 10th November has been postponed. We do not know at the moment if we will have another game arranged but will let you know as soon as we do.
Wednesday's u18's Game Off
The Leicestershire Midweek Floodlit Youth League have made the decision to postpone ALL League fixtures for this coming Wednesday & Thursday
Carlton Pre-Match News
Carlton Pre-Match News
Gresley FC travel to face Carlton for the 3rd time this season in the 2nd round of the League Cup hoping to avenge the league double the Nottinghamshire side have already completed over the Moatmen in the league.

November 2018

No Fixture
No Fixture
It has been confirmed by the Evo-Stik League that Gresley has NOT got a game on Saturday the 10th November.
Race Night
Race Night
Gresley FC Supporters Club are pleased to announce that our first major fundraising event of the season will be the Xmas & Gresley Legends themed Race Night, this will be held on Saturday 22nd December 2018, starting at 6:30pm.
Spalding Pre-Match News
Spalding Pre-Match News
The HUGELY popular captain and player coach Jamie Barrett makes a welcome return to the Gresley squad for Saturday's home game against Spalding United at the Moat Ground - 3pm kick off.
Mickleover Pre-Match News
Mickleover Pre-Match News
Albert Lansdowne is a surprise inclusion in tonight's squad to face Evo-Stik Premier League neighbours Mickleover Sports at the Moat Ground (7.45pm) in the Derbyshire Senior Cup 2nd Round game.
Remembrance Badges
Remembrance Badges
We have taken delivery of a new remembrance badge which feature the Gresley FC badge and a poppy. They are £4 each with a £1 donated to the Poppy Appeal. They will be available on Saturday (10th Nov) at the reserve team's Derbyshire Cup game at the Moat Ground.
Integro League Challenge Cup
Integro League Challenge Cup
Gresley have been drawn away to the winners of the Belper Town and AFC Mansfield in the 3rd Round of the Integro League Challenge Cup. The game is scheduled to be played on Tuesday 4th December.
Congratulations
Congratulations
Congratulations to Leanne and Jamie Barrett on the birth of their little boy Beau 2lb 13oz a brother for India-Lily. Leanne can now begin her cancer treatment and everyone hopes and prays that it is successful and that mother and baby do well. All our thoughts are with the Barrett family at this challenging time.
Moat Ground - Church Street Entrance
Moat Ground - Church Street Entrance
Please note that the Church Street entrance will be closed from Thursday 15th November for approximately 7 days so please use the main entrance. Thank you.
Fundraising Game
Fundraising Game
As you will all know, Leanne Barrett is enduring a tough fight with her health and with that in mind Jamie is trying to raise enough money to fund her treatment.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
Due to Belper being involved in the County Cup, our scheduled Integro away game at Belper has been moved to Tuesday 11th December - 7.45pm
Wisbech Pre-Match News
Wisbech Pre-Match News
Gresley are looking to bounce back to winning ways tomorrow after a frustrating last 3 league games which has yielded just 1 point.
Jamie Barrett Fundraiser update
Jamie Barrett Fundraiser update
More details of the fund raising game being held at the Moat Ground have been released ahead of the game on Sunday and a whole host of ex Derby County legends are going to be in attendance to offer their support for the cause.

December 2018

Thank You , Thank You, Thank You
Thank You , Thank You, Thank You
Yesterday’s fund raising match held at Gresley FC to help raise funds for Jamie Barrett’s wife Leanne to help with her ongoing battle with cancer was a huge success with almost £9000 raised.
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Tomorrow (Wednesday) night's u18's game at the Moat Ground against Mansfield Town has been postponed.
Phil Aston
Phil Aston
It is with sadness that we have to report the death of former Gresley Rovers player/coach Phil Aston on the 27th November, aged 94 years. Phil made his debut against Hinckley Athletic at the Moat on 24th August 1957 and played his final game against Wolverhampton Wanderers A away on 3rd May 1958 making a total of 29 appearances. Our condolences go to Phil's family and friends.
Ins and Outs At The Moat
Ins and Outs At The Moat
Two players have decided to leave the club this week. Attacking players Alex Steadman and Kieran O’Connell have left the club joining Loughborough Dynamo and South Normanton Athletic respectively.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Due to the last few days of rain, we will be carrying out a precautionary pitch inspection at 10.30am in view of the distance our opposition Pontefract have to travel. We are hopeful that the game will go ahead.
Game On
Game On
After an early morning pitch inspection, this afternoon's game against Pontefract Collieries is ON
u18's Game Off
u18's Game Off
Unfortunately, due to the condition of the pitch after Saturday's game and the ground staff not being able to get on it as yet, Wednesday's u18's game against Heather St Johns has had to be postponed.
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
7 Belper Town 18 0 29
8 Sheffield FC 17 0 27
9 Ossett United 17 4 25
10 Loughborough Dynamo 17 4 22
11 Stamford AFC 16 2 22
12 Gresley 19 -19 21
13 Frickley Athletic 17 -11 19
14 Cleethorpes Town 16 -3 18
15 Spalding United 19 -15 18
16 Pickering Town 16 -5 17
17 Carlton Town 17 -4 16

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Forthcoming Fixtures
Stocksbridge Park Steels
League
Sat, 15th Dec 2018, 3.00pm (Away)
Brighouse Town
League
Sat, 22nd Dec 2018, 3.00pm (Home)
Loughborough Dynamo
League
Wed, 26th Dec 2018, 3.00pm (Away)
Belper Town
League
Tue, 1st Jan 2019, 3.00pm (Home)
Cleethorpes Town Action
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