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June 1992

Dolby targets a double signing
Gresley Rovers boss Steve Dolby is hoping to bring experienced Beazer League players into his squad with at least two well-known names on his hit list.
Rovers land skipper Tony
Newly-promoted Gresley Rovers have clinched the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Tony Marsden from Beazer Homes League rivals Grantham Town.
City for the Moat
Beazer Midland Division newcomers Gresley Rovers will meet Football Leaguers Swansea City in a pre-season friendly at the Moat Ground on August 1st.
Dolby snaps up striking pair
Goalkeeper Bob Aston is on his way back to Gresley Rovers.
Its Albion v Gresley!
Burton Albion and Gresley Rovers are set for a blockbusting cup showdown in the new season.

July 1992

Rovers do it on the cheap
Gresley Rovers plan to provide the cheapest football in the Beazer Homes League next season.
Rovers launch fan clubs
Gresley Rovers plan to launch two new groups to celebrate their promotion to the Beazer Midland Division.
Rovers ready for first tester
Gresley Rovers include four new signings and a string of triallists in a 15-man squad for their opening pre-season friendly against Glapwell Miners Welfare at the Moat Ground tomorrow (7.30pm).
Testing time for Gresley

August 1992

Dreaming of Vase return
Dolby blast
Dolby system fails
Gresley Rovers face a major defensive headache with the start of the Beazer Midland campaign just two weeks away.
Briscoe checks in at Gresley
Gresley Rovers have signed former Derby County midfielder Robbie Briscoe.
Rivals get same cup message
Dolby expects
Gresley Rovers wind-up their preparations for the debut Beazer Midlands campaign at the Moat Ground tonight (7.30 pm).
Rovers in debut day plea to fans
Gresley Rovers play their first ever Beazer Homes League game tomorrow with manager urging local football fans to get behind his side.
Devaney make Rovers return
New strip for Rovers
Rovers set to test their riches
Dolby system pays off for Rovers
History lesson for Rovers
Rovers ready for Sutton test
Rovers face re-run in cup

September 1992

Acklam perfect answer
Dolby forced to make changes
Smith aims to gun down Reds
Striker Kieron Smith aims to hit the goal trail again as Gresley Rovers go into their top-of-the-table Beazer Midland clash at Redditch tonight.
Rovers pass biggest test
Gresley Rovers continued their glittering start to life in the Beazer Midland Division by notching a 2-0 victory at Redditch last night.
Rovers have a score to settle
Gresley Rovers have a special desire to complete an FA Cup conquest in the Potteries tomorrow.
Kieron making all the right moves
Rovers through but lack polish
Rovers out to prove a point
Gresley Rovers aim to prove they are the best of the new boys when they entertain Evesham United tomorrow (3pm).
Rampant Rovers grab the limelight
Gresley Rovers take centre stage on the local soccer scene tomorrow aiming to attract a bumper Moat Ground crowd for the visit of Evesham United.
Gresley Rovers defender John Barry could be out of football for the rest of the season after a tragic work accident.
Robbie keeps an open mind
Robbie Briscoe has taken the giant step from first division Derby County to Moat Street, Church Gresley, with ease.
Rovers suffer a cup of woe

October 1992

Goal king Acklam back for Rovers
Gresley Rovers top scorer Paul Acklam has recovered from injury in time to face the side with the meanest defence in the Beazer Homes Midland Division tomorrow (3pm).
Barry career doubt
Goal hero Mick blasts Brewers
Gresley Rovers match winner Mick Taplin today fired back at criticism of the goal that sent Burton Albion spinning to a 1-0 Barclays Southern League Cup defeat at Eton Park on Tuesday.
Dolby aims for title
Gresley Rovers are aiming to claim the Beazer Homes Midlands at the first attempt, manager Steve Dolby pledged last night.
Rovers go Limited
Gresley Rovers are to become a limited company before the end of the current season.
Briscoe cup boost for Rovers
Gresley star Robbie Briscoe has turned down a big money move to GM Vauxhall Conference.
While Gresley Rovers strive for Beazer League honours one Moatman is fighting a far tougher battle on his own.

November 1992

Dolby is top boss
Luck of draw eludes Dolby
Rovers time to tough it out
The going gets tough for Gresley Rovers tomorrow as they go into the first of three crucial matches in an eight-day spell.
Neil deals Vase warning
Tough stuff for Rovers
Dolby stokes Gresley fire
Gresley Rovers boss Steve Dolby threatened to ring the changes after seeing his side slip to their third Beazer Midland Division home defeat of the season on Saturday.

December 1992

Rovers put on Weston front
Farewell to the little big man
Neil Lovell, who announced his departure from Gresley Rovers this week, will be missed as much off the pitch as on it.
Rovers trio hope for cup call
Rovers use fan power
Rovers: we fear no-one

January 1993

Rovers take to the Turf in fitness bid
Agony
Gresley Rovers are poised to bring in new players after learning that midfielder Tony Marsden could be out of action for up to 10 weeks.
Rovers hoping for limited success
Gresley Rovers are poised for the biggest off-the-field shake-up in their 110-year history.
Defiant Dolby Vase pledge
Kenny on Vase case
Weston command
Taplin back in revenge mission
Striker Mike Taplin hits the comeback trail tomorrow as Gresley Rovers aim to avenge their biggest Beazer Midland Division defeat of the season.

February 1993

Rovers line up Albion defender
Gresley Rovers are poised to reinforce their Beazer Homes Midland title challenging squad by snapping up Burton Albion defender Nathan Foster.
Rovers mine reserves
Injury hit Gresley Rovers could soon have to call in reserve team youngsters to shore up their depleted first team ranks.
Force Fed!
Unusual training techniques mean Gresley Rovers can expect a highly combative Dunston Federal Brewery team to come between them and place in the FA Vase semi-finals tomorrow.

March 1993

Smith suffers setback
Gresley Rovers striker Keiron Smith has suffered a heart-breaking setback in his bid to shake off a knee injury.
Rovers swoop for striker Hurst
Gresley Rovers were today poised to complete the signing of striker Mark Hurst from fellow Beazer Midland club Leicester United.
Gresley beware!
Rovers put Vase places on line
Gresley Rovers boss Steve Dolby has warned his players that their FA Vase semi-final places are up for grabs as they play the first of two vital league games in three days tomorrow.
The tortuous injury problems of Gresley Rovers striker Kieron Smith have taken another turn for the worst.
Ref blasted
Five out for Rovers test
Superb!
Victory over Nuneaton Borough at the Manor Ground last night gave Gresley Rovers the perfect boost for their FA Vase semi-final clash at Bridlington on Saturday.
Dolby: We can do it
So near..so far

April 1993

Now for promotion
Double tops for Dolby
Gresley Rovers boss Steve Dolby has been named Beazer Homes Midland Division manager-of-the-month for March.
Dolby: We can do it
Gresley Rovers manager Steve Dolby insists his team are still in line for promotion from the Beazer Homes Midland Division despite seeing them slip to their third consecutive defeat on Saturday.
Rovers race into the title frame
The battle for the Beazer Midland title took a new twist at the weekend as Gresley Rovers kept up their challenge with a 2-0 victory at Racing Club Warwick.
Rovers date with destiny
Rovers bidding to follow Boro
Gresley Rovers face up to the next stage of their epic Beazer Midland promotion battle tonight knowing arch-rivals Nuneaton Borough have already crossed the finishing line.
Rovers have already begun work to ensure the Moat Ground reaches Beazer Premier standards.
Albion tributes flood in
Gresley: The rise and rise

May 1993

Rovers party night
Gresley Rovers were still waiting to find out today whether they will end the season with the Beazer Midland championship or runners-up trophy.
Runners-up Rovers pick up silver
Gresley Rovers received the Beazer Midland runners-up trophy on Saturday after Nuneaton Borough clinched the championship with a 5-1 win over Evesham.
Rovers raise the roof!
Rovers make the grade
Albion talent spotter joins Gresley
Brewers beware
Ground fury
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19 Gresley 24 -16 24
20 Sheffield FC 24 -11 23
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