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May 2010

New Faces Join The Board
New faces join the board of Gresley as the Club retakes ownership of the Moat Ground.
Pre-Season Fixtures Announced
The following pre-season games have been arranged and are subject to change.
Royce Rolls Away With Five Awards
Royce Turville made an almost clean sweep of the First Team awards in front of a packed Social Club.

June 2010

Player News
Reserve Team Trials
The Gresley Reserve Team management are holding two trial evenings at the Shobnall Leisure Complex, Burton on Trent on the 22nd and 24th of June 7pm start for all local players who may wish to join the Reserve Team for the new season.
Gresley FC Announce Management Changes
Gresley FC are pleased to announce some changes to the management line up for the 2010-2011 season which involve the first and reserve team. Martyn Rowntree is stepping up from reserve team manager to replace Simon Van-de-Broucke as first team coach whilst former Stapenhill manager Justin Goodchild has been appointed as reserve team manager.
Jon Paul Menswear Sponsor Elvis Gresley
Elvis Gresley the mascot of Gresley FC has a new sponsor. Jon Paul Burnton of Jon Paul menswear has agreed to become shirt sponsor of the popular mascot for the next couple of seasons, up to the end of the 2011/12 season.
EMCL Teams for 2010-2011
EMCL Teams for 2010-2011
The constitution for the 2010-2011 East Midlands Counties League was announced at the league AGM as follows:

July 2010

Pre-Season Boost As Woodall Returns
Pre-Season Boost As Woodall Returns
Slater Signs For Ninth Season
Slater Signs For Ninth Season
The Captain of Gresley FC, Carl Slater, has turned down an offer from Mickleover Sports to stay with the Moatmen for a ninth season.
FA Cup Draw
FA Cup Draw
Gresley begin their FA Cup journey with an away trip to Deeping Rangers of the Hereward Teamwear United Counties Premier Division on Saturday 14th August in the Extra Preliminary Round.
Langford Makes It Fifteen
Another of the players who made a big impression during Gresley FC's first season is back with the club for 2010/2011.
Gresley Start at Home
Gresley Start at Home
Gresley begin their league programme on Saturday 7th August at home to Blackwell Miners Welfare.
Pershore Friendly Cancelled
Gresley's planned friendly against Pershore Town on Tuesday night has been cancelled.
Reserve Team Vacancies
The Reserve Team has a vacancy for an assistant manager and a physio.
UEFA 'B' For Gary
UEFA 'B' For Gary
Congratulations to first team manager Gary Norton who this summer successfully completed his FA Level 3 (UEFA B) coaching qualifications. Well done Gary from all involved at the club.

August 2010

New Reserve Team Assistant Appointed
Dave Hatfield has been appointed as the assistant manager of Gresley Reserves.
Blackwell MW Pre-Match News
Fans Forum
We are holding a Fans Forum in the Social Club on Thursday 12th August at 7.30pm. Please pop in to ask your questions.
Hebberd Signs
Gresley FC's attacking options have been bolstered with a new signing.
Deeping Rangers Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton will have to make the choice of who leads his front line for tomorrow's FA Cup Extra Preliminary game at Deeping Rangers.
Website Additions
Website Additions
Thanks to a lot of hard work and time Matt has made a few additions to the website.
Holwell Sports Pre-Match News
Holwell Sports Pre-Match News
Greenwood Meadows Pre-Match News
Greenwood Meadows Pre-Match News
Quorn Pre-Match News
Quorn Pre-Match News

September 2010

Gedling Town Pre-Match News
Gedling Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton sees the return to the squad of Richard Butler who has now completed a two match suspension collected at the end of last season.
MJ Car Sales Ltd sponsor Gresley FC's newest strip
MJ Car Sales Ltd sponsor Gresley FC's newest strip
Gresley FC has agreed a lucrative sponsorship with a Church Gresley car dealer to enable it to bring into use a new set of kit.
Heanor Town Pre-Match News
Heanor Town Pre-Match News
Gresley FC are hoping to have Mickey Lyons, Tom Betteridge and Tom Land back available for selection for the visit of Heanor Town to the Moat Ground tonight - 7.45pm.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway Pre-Match News
Lincoln Moorlands Railway Pre-Match News
Gresley make the trip to Lincoln tomorrow in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup - 3pm.
Lincoln M R Pre-Match News
Lincoln M R Pre-Match News
Rob Spencer should be back in the squad to face Lincoln Moorlands Railway tonight at the Moat Ground in their FA Cup 1st Round Qualifying Replay.
Woolley Back At The Moat Ground
After the disappointment of this week's FA Cup exit, manager Gary Norton has some positive news for supporters after tonight completing the signing of 6ft 4ins experienced central defender Barry Woolley.
Radcliffe Olympic Pre-Match News
Radcliffe Olympic Pre-Match News
Gresley supporters will have to wait a little longer to welcome recent signing Barry Woolley back to the Moat Ground as the big centre half has a chest infection and has been off work.
Blenkinsopp Back At The Moat
David Blenkinsopp has become Gresley FC's second signing this week after his departure from Sutton Coldfield Town and should be included in the squad to face Radcliffe Olympic at the Moat Ground on Saturday (3pm).
Barrow Pre-Match News
Barrow Pre-Match News
Brian Woodall, Liam Hebbard and Tom Betteridge are due to return to the Gresley FC squad that makes the trip to Barrow Town tonight in the East Midlands Counties League 7.45pm.
Graham Street Prims Pre-Match News
Graham Street Prims Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton may ring the changes after seeing his side's disappointing display in the midweek game at Barrow Town.

October 2010

Ellistown Pre-Match News
Ellistown Pre-Match News
Striker David Blenkinsopp could feature in tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Ellistown after his injury, collected at Graham Street Prims, does not look as bad as first thought. Manager Gary Norton will wait until tomorrow to see if his front man is fit to play.
Gresley Draw Heanor In FA Vase
Gresley Draw Heanor In FA Vase
Gresley will face Heanor Town in the 2nd Round of the FA Vase at the Moat Ground on Saturday 13th November 2010.
Holwell Pre-Match News
Holwell Pre-Match News
Tom Land, Liam Hebberd, Chris Bate, Tom Betteridge and Richard Hanslow could all start tonight's League Cup game at Howell Sports - 7.45pm.
Radford Pre-Match News
Radford Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping to get his side back to winning ways at Radford tomorrow. Striker David Blenkinsopp is likely to figure after recovering from a foot injury collected at Graham Street Prims.
Norton Adds To His Squad
Norton Adds To His Squad
Former Burton Albion, Ilkeston Town and Altrincham midfielder Danny Holmes has signed for the club this week. Holmes (23) signed on Thursday after mutually agreeing his release from Conference club Altrincham at the end of last month.
Holbrook Pre-Match News
Holbrook Pre-Match News
Gresley supporters will have to wait a little longer before new signing Danny Holmes makes his league debut.
Gresley FC Announce New President
Gresley Football Club is delighted to announce that Michael Knight has been appointed the new President of the club whilst George Sutton and Harry Southern have become Vice-Presidents.
Players On The Move
Players On The Move
As mentioned a couple of weeks ago by manager Gary Norton, this week sees a couple of his squad leave the Moat Ground for pastures new.
Ibstock Pre-Match News
Ibstock Pre-Match News
New signing Danny Holmes looks set to make his Gresley debut tomorrow at Ibstock Utd.
Anstey Nomads Pre-Match News
Anstey Nomads Pre-Match News
Gresley Manager Gary Norton is expecting a far tougher game tomorrow against Anstey Nomads at the Moat Ground than the one that saw The Moatmen hit nine goals against them at Cropston Road at the end of August.

November 2010

Hinckley Pre-Match News
Hinckley Pre-Match News
Striker Royce Turville is likely to be on the bench again tomorrow for the game against Hinckley at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
Heanor Town Pre-Match News
Heanor Town Pre-Match News
Gresley take on league rivals Heanor Town in the second round of the FA Vase tomorrow at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
It's A Boy!
Gary and Lisa Norton last night became the very proud parents of a baby boy Jayden Kyle weighing in at 8lbs.
FA Vase draw
FA Vase draw
Gresley have been drawn at home to Bustleholme FC in the next round of the FA Vase to be played on 4th December.
Blackwell MW Pre-Match News
Blackwell MW Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will possibly make several changes for tonight's clash with Blackwell Miners Welfare in the 2nd Round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup at the Moat Ground tonight - 7.45pm.
Borrowash Pre-Match News
Borrowash Pre-Match News
Gresley take on Borrowash Victoria tomorrow at The Moat Ground - 3pm - in what will be the biggest game of the season so far for both sides.
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping to capitalise on the important win at the Moat Ground against Borrowash Victoria last Saturday as they visit Plains Road to take on 6th place Gedling Miners Welfare tomorrow - 3.00pm
Gedling Miners Welfare Game OFF
Gedling Miners Welfare Game OFF
This afternoon's game at Gedling Miners Welfare has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

December 2010

Vase Game Off
Vase Game Off
It comes as no surprise that tomorrow's FA Vase game against Bustleholme at the Moat Ground has been postponed due to the snow and freezing conditions.
FA Vase 4th Round Draw
FA Vase 4th Round Draw
Should Gresley overcome Bustleholme in the 3rd Round they are drawn at home again against Epsom & Ewell or one of the Vase favourites St Neots Town as the draw goes national.
Tuesday's FA Vase Game Off
Tuesday's FA Vase Game Off
With the Moat Ground still covered in snow and the temperature set to plunge even further, Tuesday's game against Bustleholme has been postponed.
Bustleholme Pre-Match News
Bustleholme Pre-Match News
Gresley are hoping that tomorrow's FA Vase 3rd goes ahead after the recent thaw that has got rid of most of the snow locally. However, there will be the problem of all the excess water soaking into the pitch. Should the game not go ahead the two sides will try again on Tuesday evening.
Vase Game Off
Vase Game Off
Unfortunately, tomorrow's FA Vase game at the Moat is off due to a frozen/waterlogged pitch. We'll try again on Tuesday - 7.45pm
Tuesday's Game On
Tuesday's Game On
Tonight's FA Vase game against Bustleholme at the Moat will be played unless there is a severe deterioration in the weather. Kick off 7.45pm.
Blackwell Pre-Match News
Blackwell Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping that the game at Blackwell goes ahead so that his side can build on the 4-2 win at the Moat ground over Bustleholme on Tuesday in the FA Vase.
Snow Go For Glossop
Snow Go For Glossop
It's with (s)no(w) surprise that tonight's Derbyshire Senior Cup game at Glossop North End has been postponed due to a frozen pitch. A new date will be arranged in the New Year.
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas
The Directors, Management, Players and Backroom Staff of Gresley Football Club would like to wish all our supporters and visitors a Very Happy Christmas and a successful and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all your superb support.
Bardon Game Off
Bardon Game Off
Unfortunately, due to the continuing freezing weather, it has been decided to postpone Monday's game at the Moat Ground against Bardon Hill. A new date will now be arranged.
Friendly Arranged
Friendly Arranged

January 2011

Glossop Pre-Match News
Glossop Pre-Match News
Youth teamers Josh Pearson, Will Simpson, Callum McBride and Jamie Davies aswell as reserve teamer Alex Rowland have all been called up the 1st team squad for tonight's trip to Glossop North End in the Derbyshire Cup 3rd round 7-45pm.
Greenwood Meadows Pre-Match News
Greenwood Meadows Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton is hoping to have a few of the players back for today's game at the Moat Ground (3pm) against Greenwood Meadows.
St Andrews Game Off
St Andrews Game Off
St Andrews have rang to say they will not be able to play their fixture tomorrow due to having just five players available! A new date will now have to be arranged asap. Please let anyone know that the game is cancelled who does not have access to this website. Hopefully, we'll have the cancellation in the Burton Mail tomorrow.
St Andrews Game New Date
St Andrews Game New Date
Gresley will now play St Andrews at the Moat Ground next Tuesday 18th January - kick off 7.45pm.
Thurnby Pre-Match News
Thurnby Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton welcomes back Tom Betteridge and Richard Butler to his squad for tomorrow's trip to Thurnby Nirvana - 3pm.
Reserve Team Game Off
Today's Reserve Team game against Chasetown at the Moat Ground has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
New Signing For Gresley
New Signing For Gresley
Gresley FC have added Kyle Bryant to the Moat Ground squad after the 24 year old impressed during a recent training game with Stapenhill FC.
St Andrews Pre-Match News
St Andrews Pre-Match News
New signing Kyle Bryant could possibly make his Gresley debut in tonight's game against St Andrews at the Moat ground - 7.45pm.
Norton Adds Another To His Squad
Norton Adds Another To His Squad
Former Derby County trainee Aaron Dillon last night became the latest addition to the Gresley FC squad after signing for the club before the midweek St Andrews game at the Moat Ground.
St Neots Pre-Match News
St Neots Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton may hand new signing former Derby County trainee Aaron Dillon his debut in the FA Carlsberg Vase 4th Round game against Vase favourites St Neots at the Moat Ground on Saturday - 3pm.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Due to the Moat Ground still being frozen in parts this afternoon (Friday) there will be a pitch inspection at 9.30am tomorrow morning.
St Neots Game Off
St Neots Game Off
After a pitch inspection this morning it was the view of the referee that parts of the pitch would not thaw out sufficiently in time for the game to go ahead and so with the agreement of the FA today's game has sadly been postponed. The game will now be played next Saturday 29th January.
FA Carlsberg Vase 5th Round Draw
FA Carlsberg Vase 5th Round Draw
The winners of Gresley v St Neots will play Kings Lynn Town away
Hateley Turns Down Possible Rushall Move
Hateley Turns Down Possible Rushall Move
Goalkeeper Gary Hateley has given the club a boost by turning down a move to Evo-stik South side Rushall Olympic to remain at the Moat Ground until the end of the season.
Gedling Pre-Match News
Gedling Pre-Match News
Manager Gary Norton will have a strong squad to choose from for tonight's league encounter at Gedling Miners Welfare - 7.45pm.
St Neots Pre-Match News
St Neots Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton will have some defensive decisions to make after seeing his centre half Barry Woolley hobble off the pitch during their draw at Gedling Miners Welfare.
Game On
Game On
This afternoon's FA Carlsberg Vase game against St Neots at the Moat Ground is on.

February 2011

Blackwell MW Pre-Match News
Blackwell MW Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping his side can shake off Saturday's disappointing Vase defeat against competition favourites St Neots Town at the Moat Ground on Saturday as they visit Blackwell Miners Welfare tonight.
Ibstock United Pre-Match News
Ibstock United Pre-Match News
Gresley will be without Gareth Langford (back) and Barry Woolley (thigh) for tomorrow's home game against Ibstock United at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
Land Moves On
Land Moves On
Manager Gary Norton will this week step up his search for another defender to add to his squad after Tom Land decided to move on in search of first team football.
Hebberd Joins Bardon
Hebberd Joins Bardon
Liam Hebberd is to become the second player this week to leave the Moat Ground.
Borrowash Pre-Match News
Borrowash Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton's side has been boosted with the return of both Barry Woolley and Gareth Langford for their trip to Borrowash Victoria tomorrow.
Can You Help?
Can You Help?
As you know we rely on people that volunteer their time to Gresley FC to keep this club running.
Reserve Team Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch tonight's Reserve Team game against Oadby Town has been postponed.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
Due to Hinckley's 1-0 win over Loughborough Dynamo in the Quarter Final of the Leicestershire & Rutland CFA Westerby Cup next Tuesday's League game at Hinckley has been re-arranged for Tuesday 15th March.
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Midfielder Martin Gadsby could make a surprise appearance in tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against third placed Gedling Miners Welfare - 3pm.
Gedling MW Game Off
Today's game at the Moat Ground against Gedling Miners Welfare has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The Reserve Team game at Quorn has also been called off.
Daggers chance for Brian
Daggers chance for Brian
Gresley FC's Brian Woodall will this week get the opportunity to try and make the step up into the professional ranks of the game as he has been asked to go on a three day trial at League One side Dagenham and Redbridge.
Holbrook Pre-Match News
Holbrook Pre-Match News
Danny Holmes could start after making himself available for the rest of the season. Previously the midfielder had only been available for midweek games. Also available is Brian Woodall after his trial at Dagenham was put back to next week.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
We've been informed that Holbrook will have a pitch inspection at 11am.
Holbrook Game Off
Holbrook Game Off
Today's gane at Holbrook Sports has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

March 2011

Radford Pre-Match News
Radford Pre-Match News
Brian Woodall could return to the Moat Ground for tomorrow's league game against Radford - 3pm. Woodall has been training with Dagenham & Redbridge and played in their 1-1 reserve team draw with Millwall on Tuesday and was then asked to extend his stay until the end of the week.
Moat Ground Update
Moat Ground Update
It is well known that Gresley FC is looking into the possibility of relocating.
Ellistown Pre-Match News
Ellistown Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton has urged his side to take full advantage of Heanor Town's slip-up in midweek against Ellistown tomorrow - 3pm.
Website Hits Two  Million
Website Hits Two Million
Gresley's superb website reached another milestone today by reaching 2 Million hits.
Holwell Sports Pre-Match News
Holwell Sports Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping his side can keep up the pressure on the top two by winning at Holwell Sports tomorrow (Saturday) - 3pm.
Gresley's On-Line Shop Goes Live
Gresley's On-Line Shop Goes Live
Gresley FC's on-line shop has now gone live. Not all the items available in the Club Shop are on the site as we test the system but more will be added over the next few weeks.
Hinckley Pre-Match News
Hinckley Pre-Match News
Gresley face arguably their sternest away test so far this season with a visit to Hinckley at the Greene King Stadium tonight - 7.45pm.
Dagenham To Offer Brian A Dream Ticket
Dagenham To Offer Brian A Dream Ticket
League one side Dagenham and Redbridge are to offer Gresley FC's Brian Woodall a dream opportunity of a move into the professional game by offering him a contract.
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
Goalkeeper Darren Keeling will continue in goal against tomorrow's visitors Thurnby Nirvana (3pm) as Gary Hateley is again absent due to work commitments.
Woodall Is Dagenham Bound
Woodall Is Dagenham Bound
Brian passed his medical this afternoon and has signed a pre-contract on a 2 year deal with Dagenham & Redbridge.
'Moving Forward with Gresley FC'
'Moving Forward with Gresley FC'
Visitors to this website are presumeably aware that these are exciting times for Gresley Football Club.

April 2011

Heanor Pre-Match News
Heanor Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton has a big decision to make before the game at Heanor Town tomorrow.
Youth Success
Young players representing Gresley FC have a lot to celebrate and prove that local youngsters can achieve high standards.
Bardon Hill Pre-Match News
Bardon Hill Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping that his players can keep up the pressure on the top two sides by taking all three points at the Moat Ground tonight against Bardon Hill - 7.45pm
Barrow Town Pre-Match News
Barrow Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton will have a selection headache ahead of the vital game at the Moat Ground tomorrow against fifth placed Barrow Town - 3pm.
Supporters' Player of the Year
Supporters' Player of the Year
You can now vote for the Supporters' Player of the Year by using the link in the top right hand corner above the Audio & Video clips section.
St Andrews Pre-Match News
St Andrews Pre-Match News
Brothers Tom and Adam Betteridge both return to the squad after missing the previous game due to a stag weekend.
Radcliffe Olympic Pre-Match News
Radcliffe Olympic Pre-Match News
Checks will have to be made as to the fitness of both Barry Woolley and Rob Spencer. Woolley sustained a nasty head injury very early in the game on Saturday at St Andrews and Rob Spencer had to be replaced in the same match with 10 minutes remaining due to a slight heel problem.
Graham Street Prims Pre-Match News
Graham Street Prims Pre-Match News
Gresley take on Graham Street Prims at the Moat Ground tomorrow(3pm) hoping to remain on top of the league by winning all three points against an improving side.
Gedling Town Pre-Match News
Gedling Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is making sure his team are focussed on tomorrow's game at Gedling Town and no further.

May 2011

Holbrook Sports Pre-Match News
Holbrook Sports Pre-Match News
With a full squad to choose from Gresley manager Gary Norton will have to make a decision on who to start for tonight's crucial game at Holbrook Sports - 7.45pm
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Gedling MW Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping his side can wrap up the league title tomorrow at the Moat Ground against 4th placed Gedling Miners Welfare in what he knows will be a tough encounter.
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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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