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June 1988

Moatman on the trail of striker Bob
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood has put Bromsgrove Rovers striker Bob Askey at the top of his summer shopping list.
Rovers get exemption in FA Vase
Two successful campaigns have earned Gresley Rovers an exemption to the second round proper of the FA Vase. But Rovers have failed in their bid to join Albion on the FA Youth Cup trail because their junior squad has not been in league membership in the last 12 months.
Moat Ground cash hopes
Gresley Rovers look set to expand their successful tote and raise extra cash to help young players.
New clubs check in
Gresley snap up midfielders

July 1988

Tough trips await Rovers and Swans
Gresley Rovers could face a tough FA Cup trip to Northern Premier Leaguers Gainsborough Trinity in September.
Frank in striker swoop
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood is set to reinforce his squad by signing Hereford United striker Ian Wells.
One in - one out!
Gresley Rovers have lost one midfield player and signed another in a flurry of transfer activity at the Moat Ground.
Gresley cash in
Frank pledge to fans Burton Mail

August 1988

Thumbs up for Gresley
Gresley snap up Fearn
Aston scare for Rovers
Frank keeps up search for keeper
Rovers again turn to Simon
Goalkeeper discovery Simon Harrison again deputises for injured skipper Bob Aston as Gresley Rovers continue their preparations for the new season at the Moat Ground tonight.
Keeper D-day for Frank
New Paul in Gresley squad

September 1988

Wells gets his orders
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood last night turned his critical gaze on summer signing Ian Wells.
Trinity test for Rovers
Travelling man
Martin returns
Injury-troubled Gresley Rovers defender Martin Dick is set for his first appearance of the season tomorrow.
Striker Wells gets the boot
Striker Ian Wells has been sacked by Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood.
Frank calls for do-or-die effort
You can do it Gresley
Brian Fidler, the man at the helm when Burton Albion went all the way to Wembley in the FA Trophy, believes Gresley Rovers have the pedigree to cause an FA Cup upset tomorrow.
Rovers trip the light fantastic
Frank: Cup fans can be winners
Cup of joy
Gresley Rovers last night joined the ranks of early FA Cup giantkillers by sweeping to a 3-1 victory over Gainsborough Trinity at the Moat Ground.
Tough times loom ahead
Rovers chase points
Northwood blasts his team
Make or break Dolby
Defender Steve Dolby is fighting to save his football career. The Gresley Rovers stalwart has hardly kicked a ball in earnest since aggravating an old ankle injury during pre-season training.
Wells on stand-by in Gresley shock
Sacked striker Ian Wells is set for a dramatic recall as Gresley Rovers chase FA Cup glory tomorrow.

October 1988

Gresley plan big shake-up
Rovers line up striker
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood came up with the perfect answer to his critics today by setting up another top signing.
Acklam back at Gresley
Frank Northwood plunged back into the transfer market last night to reinforce his injury-hit attack.
Paul heads home
Embattled Gresley Rovers chief Frank Northwood found an outspoken ally this week in the shape of Moat Ground trainer Keith Milner.
Frank sacks coach
Beattie is the 7-day wonder!
Full back Dave Beattie had a surprise for Moat Ground chief Frank Northwood this week.
Gresley favourite appointed coach
Gresley Rovers manager Frank Northwood has swiftly filled the breach caused by the sacking of Phil Marandola by naming veteran defender Steve Dolby as the new Moat Ground coach.

November 1988

Rovers pull out a plum!
Gresley Rovers have landed the draw of the round in the quarter-finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
Treble chance
Jones set for Rovers
Gresley Rovers boss Frank Northwood was today hoping to complete the signing of Oldbury United front-runner Graham Jones.
Wells scare
Frank waits for Ian
Graham goes on the list Burton Mail
Jones fits into jigsaw
Rovers on the Vase beat
Little has gone wrong for Gresley Rovers since Steve Dolby took over as coach in the wake of the shock sacking of Phil Marandola.
Andy laps it up at the Moat Ground
Record hope as Gresley top the bill
Gresley believe their FA Vase third round blockbuster against Tamworth on December 17th could attract their biggest Moat Ground attendance in modern times.

December 1988

Can the Moatmen keep on winning?
Moat star faces ban
Influential Gresley Rovers midfielder Ian Wells faces a lengthy suspension after being sent off in a Sunday game.
Gresley fight to keep top duo
Gresley Rovers are battling to prevent rival clubs from plucking star names from their all-conquering squad.
Rovers star duo injured
Beattie on the move
Now Rushall chase Beattie
Frank holds tight
Gresley Rovers manager Frank Northwood will not be rushing out and making a crop of new signings in the wake of the Boxing Day battle against Hinckley United.
Beattie off to Rushall

January 1989

King Richard Burton Mail
Much has been made of the enforced absence through injury of various members of Gresley Rovers much-vaunted strike force in recent games.
Acklam is the goalden shot!
Paul Acklam could easily have become the man the Moat Ground forgot.
Northwood sounds off
Rovers need to win two leagues!
56-day sentence for Wells
Rovers underdogs
Holders Gresley Rovers start their defence of the Derbyshire Senior Cup as underdogs tonight (7.30pm).

February 1989

Acklam return
Senior Service
Midfielder Neil Lovell, who left Gresley Rovers a disillusioned player earlier this season, is back at the Moat Ground.
Northwood to dip into transfer market?
Done deal! Burton Mail
Gresley Rovers manager Frank Northwood completed the loan signing of Atherstone United striker Andy Maddocks on Saturday and immediately announced another new arrival to the Moat Ground.
Rovers await ground switch verdict
On-loan striker Andy Maddocks could make his debut for Gresley Rovers tomorrow night.
Harrison called up

March 1989

Gresley aiming to overcome draw jinx
Aston returns
Rovers ready and very willing
Gresley Rovers head for the hills tomorrow with coach Steve Dolby confident of adding another impressive scalp to his collection.
Gresley Mission
On the lookout
Double target for cup happy Gresley
Gresley Rovers are hoping to complete a cup final double tomorrow.
Final spot for Rovers
Acklam speaks out
Home advantage
Gresley Rovers will have home advantage in the first leg of their Derbyshire Senior Cup Final showdown with neighbours Stapenhill.
Pack closing!
Rovers injury worries
Bubbling up to a climax!

April 1989

Acklam heart shock
Rovers fail in Huxford bid
Gresley Rovers hopes of luring Burton Albion midfielder Richard Huxford to the Moat Ground have been dashed by the Brewers demands for a transfer fee.
Reprieve for Jones
Rovers get last chance
Rovers title chance
Rovers tighten grip
Fearn in squad

May 1989

Stapenhill goal ace Brian Beresford is the player most likely to sadden the hearts of Gresley Rovers fans when the Derbyshire Senior Cup final showdown gets underway at the Moat Ground tonight (7.30pm).
Davies set for a shock cup return
Kings of the Cup
Rovers sweat it out
Gresley Rovers face an anxious wait before discovering whether their future lies in the Beazer Homes League Midland Division.
Cup axe falls on Rovers pair
News kept secret
Rovers in the dark
Gresley Rovers have still not been told the reasons why their application to join the Beazer Homes League Midland Division was refused, despite receiving a bungled rejection letter.
On the move?
Just one point from title glory
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
12 Spalding United 41 -9 50
13 Peterborough Sports 41 -10 48
14 Loughborough Dynamo 41 -18 46
15 Belper Town 41 -42 45
16 Sheffield FC 41 -18 43
17 Gresley 41 -37 43
18 Carlton Town 41 -8 41
19 Kidsgrove Athletic 40 -19 41
20 Newcastle Town 41 -26 36
21 Romulus 41 -37 34
22 Market Drayton Town 40 -52 33

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