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May 2007

Clubs accept new structure
Today's meeting of the UniBond League Clubs accepted the FA's proposals of two Division One Leagues (North & South) of 18 clubs per league for season 2007-2008.
Season Tickets
You can now order your season tickets for 2007-08 online, by post or any Thursday evening (starting next week 7th June) 7 - 9 pm at the Moat Ground.
UniBond League Press Statement
At a special meeting held in Knutsford, the UniBond League member clubs agreed to support the recommendation of their Management Committee to accept the decision of the FA Leagues Committee for the League to operate with North and South Divisions each of 18 clubs for season 2007-2008.

June 2007

Car Boot Sale
There will be an indoor Car Boot Sale in the Social Club on Sunday 17th June.
UniBond League Signs TV Rights Deal
Matches to be shown live in pubs & clubs as part of historic deal.
Tom Struts His Stuff For Charity
Gresley Rovers midfielder Tom Betteridge was one of a number of volunteers to take to the catwalk on behalf of the local charity Home-Start based in Swadlincote.
Edwards Out To Prove A Point
Gresley manager Gary Norton has revealed that striker Paul Edwards is looking to prove a point next season after having a disappointing campaign last season.

July 2007

FA Trophy Draw
In the Trophy Rovers face another away trip this time to league opponents Brigg Town.
FA Cup & Youth Cup Draws
Gresley Rovers face a tough task as they begin their FA Cup campaign away to Evesham United of the Southern League Midland Division on Saturday 1st September in the Preliminary Round.
It's Back to Training
It only seems like a few days since the last season ended but tonight (Tues) sees the first pre-season training session for Gresley Rovers.
Rovers Start On The Road
Gresley Rovers' start to the new season begins on the road with a visit to league new boys Retford United on Saturday 18th August.
Volunteers Required
The club need some more volunteers for home games mainly on the turnstiles.
Yet Another Cup Away Trip
It's unbelievable but for the fourth cup draw for this season Rovers have been drawn away.
Signing up South Derbyshire District Council
Gresley Rovers has been able to purchase the Moat Ground in Church Gresley following a grant from South Derbyshire District Council.
Edwards Signs
Striker Paul Edwards has signed and manager Gary Norton hopes he can become his 20-goal front man.
Rocester Pre-match News
Manager Gary Norton is looking to use tomorrow's Don Hill Memorial game against Rocester to help whittle down the number of trialists ahead of the Bass Charity Vase clashes with Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion.
Rocester Game Postponed
This afternoon's friendly game against Rocester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Borrowash Pre-match News
Tonight's game against Borrowash Victoria at the Moat Ground (7.30pm) will primarily be for triallists.
Pre-season win for Rovers
Gresley Rovers won their pre-season match at the Moat Ground against Borrowash Victoria with a second half header from Tom Groves.
Players sign
Andy Simpson, Carl Slater, Chris Mawbey, Shaun Ridgway and Tom Allan have all re-signed for the club.
Nottingham Forest Pre-match news
Rovers' new signings Adam Henchcliffe and Luke Edwards could make their first appearance at the Moat in this season's first Bass Charity Vase game against Nottingham Forest tonight.
Burton Albion Pre-match News
Manager Gary Norton is set to name a strong side, with Dave Clarke, Paul Edwards, Carl Slater, Nicky Carter, Dan Douglas, Andy Simpson, Tom Betteridge, Shaun Ridgway and Tom Groves likely to be involved.

August 2007

Fixture Change
Please note that the FA Cup Preliminary Round away at Evesham United has been put back 24 hours to Sunday 2nd September 3pm kick off.
Stourbridge pre-match news
Manager Gary Norton will use tomorrow's friendly at the Moat Ground to help him finalise his squad for the new UniBond Division One South season.
More Players Sign
Manager Gary Norton has signed six more players to his squad for the new season.
Hednesford Pre-match News
Carl Slater (toe) and Morgan Hurley (hamstring) will have fitness tests to determine whether they will feature in Rovers' penultimate pre-season friendly tonight against UniBond Premier outfit Hednesford Town at the Moat Ground (7.30pm).
Defender Signs
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has beaten off interest from Blue Square North side Nuneaton Borough and UniBond Premier Division outfit Ilkeston Town to capture the signature of 23-year-old centre-back Jamie Hood.
Eastwood Pre-match News
Nicky Carter due back off holiday may take part in tomorrow's friendly at the Moat Ground against UniBond Premier new boys Eastwood Town - 3pm.
Physio Required
Gresley Rovers require a physio for the new season. The club would like someone who is qualified but would interested to hear from anyone with a reasonable knowledge or someone still studying.
View From The Other Side
Life in the Unibond League starts for Retford United on Saturday with the visit of Gresley Rovers to Cannon Park.Manager Peter Duffield believes his squad are ready for the new challenge following a lengthy pre-season schedule.
Retford pre-match news
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton has had his plans disrupted though injury as Rovers start their UniBond One South campaign with a trip to Retford United on Saturday.
Young Striker Signs
Gresley Rovers have signed 18-yr-old striker David Brown on loan from Hednesford Town
Shepshed Pre-match news
Striker Karl Payne, who returned from a surprise holiday at the weekend, looks set to feature in tonight's game at the Moat Ground against near rivals Shepshed Dynamo in what is the first of three encounters this season.
Blenkinsopp Signs
Gresley Rovers are pleased to confirm that striker David Blenkinsopp as agreed terms with the club.
Councillor Bob Southern
It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of Councillor Bob Southern who died on Wednesday 22nd August.
Cammell Laird Pre-match News
Striker Paul Edwards could start tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Cammell Laird after recovering from an ankle injury.
Nantwich Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers will be without both Chris Mawbey and Nicky Carter for today's trip to Nantwich. Kick off 3pm.
Evesham Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager has been dealt a blow before the FA Cup Preliminary Round game against Evesham on Sunday.

September 2007

Gresley Rovers Sponsors In Merger
Ashfield Healthcare Ltd and In2Focus SDS Ltd announce the merger of the two businesses to form Ashfield In2Focus Ltd.
Belper Pre-match news
Tom Betteridge and Morgan Hurley could feature in tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Belper Town.
Carlton Pre-match News
Tom Groves serves his one match ban however Adam Barradell will be available for tonight's trip to Carlton Town after missing Saturday's draw against Belper.
Warrington Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers' injury list looks to have eased with the possible return of three players.
Defender In On Loan
Eastwood Town defender Miles Chamberlain has signed on loan.
Fixture Change
Please note that the away game against Brigg Town on Wednesday November 21st has been brought forward 24 hours to Tuesday 20th November to avoid a clash with England v Croatia game.
Fixture Changes
The Spalding home fixture has been brought forward to Saturday 13th October from 27th October.
Fans Forum
Gresley Rovers will be holding a fans forum on Monday 24th September in the Social Club, starting at 7pm
Stocksbridge Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will be relieved that the injury problems that has disrupted his plans so far this season are starting ease.
Sheffield Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton is looking to change things slightly for their visit to Sheffield in the first round of the UniBond League Cup.
Brigg Pre-match News
Central defender Jamie Hood is a major doubt for tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground.

October 2007

Gresley Rovers Unveil New Kit
Gresley Rovers have marked their 125th anniversary with new kits for both home and away games.
Brigg Pre-match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will need to make changes for tomorrow's visit to Brigg in the FA Trophy.
FA Carlsberg Trophy Replay
The replay between Gresley Rovers and Brigg Town will take place on Tuesday 9th October at the Moat Ground - kick off 7.45pm
Brigg Pre-match News
Striker Stefan Marshall is available and is included in the squad for tonight's FA Carlsberg Trophy replay against Brigg Town at the Moat Ground.
Jamie Hood & David Blenkinsopp
Gresley Rovers supporters can rest easy after the club announced the news that Captain Jamie Hood and Top scorer David Blenkinsopp have both been registered as contract players with the UniBond Division One South Club.
Spalding Utd Pre-match News
Defender Miles Chamberlain returns to the squad after missing the last two cup games due to Eastwood not wanting him cup tied in what could be his last game for the Moatmen.
Guiseley Pre-match News
Defender Dan Douglas is a major doubt due to an ankle injury picked up last weekend against Spalding Utd.
Spalding Pre-match News
Defender Chris Mawbey is missing due to a knee injury picked up in the FA Trophy defeat against Guiseley and fellow defender Dan Douglas is a doubt because of an ankle injury.
Belper Pre-match news
Striker Craig Hanson looks likely to start tonight's UniBond President's Cup game at Belper Town with David Blenkinsopp on the bench.

November 2007

Kidsgrove Pre-match News
Midfielder Carl Slater returns to the side after being rested in the midweek cup defeat at Belper.
Charity Game
Paul Edwards
Striker Paul Edwards unfortunately suffered a fractured foot during this afternoon's reserve team game at Mickleover Sports after scoring two goals.
Goole AFC Pre-match News
Defender Chris Mawbey should be available for tonight's game against Goole after having to leave the pitch on Saturday in the 2-1 win at Kidsgrove.
Alsager Town Pre-match News
Defender Miles Chamberlain has been re-signed on a two months loan deal from Eastwood Town
New Signings
As well as the signing of Miles Chamberlain on a two months loan from Eastwood Town the club have also signed forward Danny Blair from Hednesford Town on a permanent deal.
Burton Albion At The Moat
Burton Albion will be visiting the Moat Ground on Wednesday 14th November for a friendly game against Gresley Rovers.
Belper Pre-match News
Jamie Hood is a doubt for tomorrow's (Saturday) game at Belper due to illness and fellow defender Chris Mawbey is still suffering from a knee injury and will possibly miss the trip.
Brigg Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers travel to Brigg tonight hoping to get back into winning ways after losing three consecutive games.
Quorn Pre-Match News
Captain Jamie Hood serves his second of a three-match suspension and fellow defender Dan Douglas starts his ban.
Two New Signings
Gresley Rovers have signed the following two players.
Carlton Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers squad could include the two new signings, midfielders Jordan Lambert and Chris Waldrum, as they look to break the run of defeats at the Moat Ground against Carlton Town tonight (7.45pm).
Grantham Pre-Match News
Striker Stefan Marshall is likely to start after scoring midweek against Carlton when he came on as a first half substitute for the injured Craig Hanson.
Latest Team News
News after training last night is that Dan Douglas will not have recovered sufficiently enough to be named the squad tomorrow and Adam Barradell is also ruled out after failing to recover from the knee injury that has kept him out for the last three games.
Important Notice
An incident occurred during our home game against Quorn on Saturday 24th November when an object was thrown on to the pitch from behind the goal.

December 2007

Christmas Presents
Why not get your Gresley Rovers Christmas presents from the Club Shop?
New Assistant Manager Appointed
Gresley Rovers have this week re-appointed Steve Hinks as Assistant Manager to Gary Norton at the Moat Ground following the departure of Mick Curry last week. Tony Hemmings remains as 1st Team Player Coach.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Defender Jamie Hood is back in the squad after missing seven games due to suspension, illness and holidays.
Hood Completes Hinckley Move
The club can confirm that defender Jamie Hood completed his move to Blue Square North club Hinckley Uinted last night.
Alsager Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton could include new signing defender Leigh Platnauer in the squad to face Alsager Town at the Town Ground tomorrow (3pm) should the necessary paperwork be completed.
Long Eaton Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will make a few changes to his squad for tonight's Derbyshire Senior Cup 3rd Round with the Christmas games now very close.
Incident At The Moat - The FA's Response
Following the alleged bottle throwing incident at our recent match against Quorn the Football Association Safety at Football Stadium Dept have completed their investigation.
Fans Forum Dates (updated)
We will be holding more Fans Forum meetings in the New Year. These will be held in the Social Club and start at 7.30pm.
Spalding Pre-Match News
The main doubt for the trip to Sir Halley Stewart Field is striker Danny Blair who suffered a groin injury in the midweek win against Long Eaton United - he's rated as 50-50.
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Nicky Carter will play his last game before starting a four match ban for his red card in the Derbyshire Senior Cup and also for collecting his fifth booking against Shepshed Dynamo on Boxing Day.
Rovers Are Club Of The Month
Gresley Rovers have been awarded the UniBond Division One South 'Club of the Month' award for December having lost just once during the month.

January 2008

Quorn Pre-Match News
Striker David Blenkinsopp is a doubt for tomorrow's game against Quorn at the Moat Ground - 3pm after picking up a knee injury late in the game against Shepshed on New Year's Day.
Grantham Pre-Match News
Midfielder Shaun Ridgway is doubtful due to a groin strain and is rated only as 50-50.
Hood Returns To The Moat
Jamie Hood has returned to Gresley Rovers from Blue Square North outfit Hinckley United on a permanent deal to the end of the season.
Game On
After a precautionary pitch inspection the pitch has been declared playable and the game this afternoon is definately on!
Goole Pre-Match News
Midfielder Nicky Carter serves the final game of his four match suspension but fellow midfielder Shaun Ridgway could return to the squad after recovering from a groin injury.
Colwyn Bay Pre-match News
Nicky Carter is suspended for tomorrow's game at Colwyn Bay as he completes his four-match ban.

February 2008

Retford Pre-Match news
Defender Leigh Platnauer was re-called by Hinckley United on Monday but did not name him in the squad against Vauxhall Motors.
Alfreton Pre-Match News
Striker Paul Edwards could make a return to the first team after successfully completing games for the reserves. Edwards has been sidelined with a broken foot since the end of October last year.
Carlton Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers could lose the services of Leigh Platnauer after manager Gary Norton was contacted by Hinckley's Dean Thomas indicating that the defender could be recalled before tomorrow's game.
Goole Pre-Match News
David Blenkinsopp is a doubt for tomorrow's trip to Goole after injuring a foot while training on his own.
One Million Hits
As some of you may have already seen the website has hit 1 Million hits today (Sunday).
Sheffield FC Pre-Match News
Danny Blair will miss tonight's game against Sheffield with back problems and David Blenkinsopp (ankle) is rated as 'touch and go' after taking a slight knock on his injured ankle during training.
Retford Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will again be without the services of defender Jamie Hood who serves the fouth game of his five-match ban and winger Danny Blair (back) and midfielder Jordan Lambert (knee) for the tough trip to Cannon Park.

March 2008

Goole Pre-Match News
Danny Blair will be missing due to his continuing back injury. However, striker Stefan Marshall is available after missing the trip to Retford on Saturday due to illness.
Nantwich Pre-Match News
Defender Jamie Hood returns to the squad after completing his five-match ban and could join Miles Chamberlain at the heart of Rovers defence. Dan Douglas would then revert back to his usual right back slot.
Supporters Club A Step Nearer
I am pleased to say that a meeting was well attended and had a positive outcome.
Warrington Pre-Match News
Danny Blair (back) is still missing and according to manager Gary Norton 'is way off returning'.
New Faces At The Moat Ground
Manager Gary Norton has wasted little time in recruiting the club's first signings since the sanction affecting the club recruiting new players was lifted on Friday.
Supporters Club Update!
As you are probably all aware, another meeting was held after the forum last Friday, and again was very successful.
Midfielder Signs
Gresley Rovers have made their third signing in a week with midfielder 27-year-old Lee Mellon joining the Moatmen.
Easter Prize Draw
The Gresley Rovers Easter Prize Draw winners have been announced.
Gresley Rovers Supporters Club To Launch
On Friday 7th March 2008 a meeting was held to discuss the viability of forming a Gresley Rovers Supporters Club.
Brigg Pre-match News
New siginings striker Brian Woodhall and midfielder Gavin Saunders will make their Moat Ground debuts alongside midfielder Lee Mellon and Jodan Nadat.
Cammell Laird Pre-Match News
Winger Jordan Nadat, who has just turned 17 looks set to retain his place in the team for this afternoon's game against second place Cammel Laird.
Grantham Pre-Match News
Midfielders Lee Mellon and Gavin Saunders along with Stefan Marshall could all figure in tomorrow's trip to Grantham.
Gold Bond Winner

April 2008

Retford Pre-Match News
Gresley Rovers manager Gary Norton will have to shuffle his pack for tonight's game at the Moat Ground against champions elect Retford United.
Stocksbridge Pre-Match News
Defender Miles Chamberlain has been rated as only 50-50 for tomorrow's game against Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Three Sign For Next Season
Manager Gary Norton has today revealed that three of the squad have signed for next season.
Supporters Club Membership fees
After a series of recent meetings, the Supporters Club Membership fees have been announced.
Official Club Statement
Today I am announcing that I am standing down as Chairman of Gresley Rovers Football Club - with immediate effect.
A Message From Mark Harrison
Before I talk about what is happening at Gresley Rovers can I first of all start saying a big thank you to Mark Evans for all the hard work he has put in at Gresley Rovers over the past 8 years and I wish him and his family all the best in future.
Sheffield Pre-Match News (Updated)
David Blenkinsopp will not feature in the squad for the game tomorrow at Sheffield after failing to recover in time from the foot injury that has sidelined him for the last few weeks.
Supporters Player Of The Year
You can now vote for your player-of-the-year by using the link on the home page. Closing date is 29th April
Colwyn Bay Pre-Match News
Central defender Jamie Hood is rated as extremely doubtful after suffering a groin injury at Sheffield FC last Saturday.
Colwyn Bay Update
Top scorer David Blenkinsopp will be included in the squad for tomorrows game against Colwyn Bay after coming through a training session on Thursday without any reaction to the cracked foot that has kept him out of the team for the last 6 games.
More Players Sign
Manager Gary Norton has announced that two more of his current squad of players have committed their future to Gresley Rovers for next season - and at the same time he also revealed a new signing.
Blenkinsopp Signs
Top scorer David Blenkinsopp has given the club's supporters the news they have all been waiting for by agreeing a new one year deal that will keep him at the Moat Ground for the 2008/9 season.
Quorn Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton has a near full squad to choose from for the final game of the season at Quorn.
Season Tickets 2008-2009
You can now order your season tickets for 2008-09 online, by post or any Thursday evening (starting this week 1st May) 7 - 8 pm at the Moat Ground.
Sponsored Run
Manager Gary Norton will be running the Mansfield 1/2 Marathon on Sunday July 6th to raise funds for both the Club and the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity who this year celebrates it 60th year.
Fans Forum
The next Fans Forum has been arranged for Friday 30th May in the Social Club starting at 7.30pm.
Three More Sign
Dan Douglas, Miles Chamberlain and Jordan Nadat are the latest current squad members to agree to stay at the Moat Ground for next season.
Gresley FC Partners
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
1 Morpeth Town 10 17 25
2 Marske United 11 7 19
3 Gresley 12 -6 19
4 Ossett United 11 7 18
5 Brighouse Town 11 6 18
6 Pontefract Collieries 11 4 18
7 Lincoln United 12 3 18
8 Stamford AFC 11 5 17
9 Tadcaster Albion 11 2 16
10 Belper Town 11 -1 16
11 Frickley Athletic 10 -5 15

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