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May 2012

Award Winners
Award Winners
Jordi Gough walked away with the award every player coverts, the one voted for by his team-mates. Rob Spencer was the Management Team's choice. Brad Metcalf won the Reserve Team Players' Player of the Year and George Woodward the Managers' award. Updated with photos!
Slight Management Changes
Slight Management Changes
The Gresley FC management team will have a slightly different look to it next season with Martin Rowe stepping up to work alongside long serving manager Gary Norton to form a new look joint management team.

June 2012

Evo-Stik League
Evo-Stik League
It was confirmed at today's Northern Premier League AGM in Blackpool that Gresley has been accepted into the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South.
Gary Wins Manager-of-the-Year
Gary Wins Manager-of-the-Year
Gresley manager Gary Norton was presented with the Midland Football Alliance Manager-of-the Year award at Saturday's Annual Presentation held at the Bescott Stadium Walsall.

July 2012

Pre-Season Friendlies
Pre-Season Friendlies
The following fixtures have now been confirmed.
It's Away Trips For The Lads
It's Away Trips For The Lads
Gresley have been drawn away in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy in two rounds.
Ashby Game Off
Ashby Game Off
Unfortunately, tomorrow's game against Ashby Ivanhoe has been called off not surprisingly due to a waterlogged pitch.
Graham Street Prims game off
Graham Street Prims game off
Tuesday's game against Graham Street Prims has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Rink Print Extend Sponsorship
Rink Print Extend Sponsorship
Gresley FC are delighted to announce that sponsors Rink Print have agreed to extend their sponsorship until at least the end of season 2013-14.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Squad Taking Shape
Squad Taking Shape
The Gresley FC squad for the forthcoming season is taking shape nicely with news that most of last season's squad have put pen to paper after agreeing deals to remain with the club during the last week.
Boldmere Game Off
Boldmere Game Off
Another casuality of this awful summer sees Saturday's game against Boldmere St Michaels called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
New season, new website!
New season, new website!
You've probably noticed already, but the Official Gresley FC website has had a facelift.
Gresley Start At Home
Gresley Start At Home
Gresley begin their first venture in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South at home to Market Drayton Town on Saturday 18th August.
Duo Sign On Again
Duo Sign On Again
The Gresley FC management team of Gary Norton and Martin Rowe are delighted to announce the news that supporters favorites Jordi Gough and Michael Nottingham have put pen to paper on deals to keep them at the Moat Ground for another season.

August 2012

Goodfellow Signs
Marc Goodfellow has become the final player from last season's Midland Football Alliance title winning squad to put pen to paper to remain with the club.
David Rider
David Rider
It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Rider on Sunday after a long illness.
Market Drayton Pre-Match News
Market Drayton Pre-Match News
Gresley FC take the step up to level four of the non-league ladder after winning back-to-back promotions from the East Midlands Counties League and Midland Football Alliance respectively as they take on Market Drayton Town at The Moat Ground tomorrow in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South - 3pm.
Carlton Town Pre-Match News
Carlton Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton will have a selection headache ahead of tonight's game at the Bill Stokeld Stadium - 7.45pm
Coach For Blackstones
Coach For Blackstones
We've managed to get a coach for the trip to Blackstones at the last minute. It will be leaving from Gresley triangle tommorrow at 11.30am.
Blackstones Pre-match News
Blackstones Pre-match News
Gresley travel to Stamford based Blackstones of the UCL Premier League for a FA Cup Preliminary Round - 3pm.
Mickelover Sports Game Postponed
Mickelover Sports Game Postponed
Due to Mickleover's postponed FA Cup game at New Mills now having to be played on Bank Holiday Monday, Gresley's league game against Mickelover at the Moat Ground will have to be re-arranged.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
Due to Sheffield's postponed FA Cup replay being rescheduled for next Tuesday 4th September our game against Sheffield has also had to be postponed. However, Newcastle Town have kindly agreed to bring our fixture forward from 2nd February and so we will welcome Newcastle to the Moat Ground on Tuesday - 7.45pm.
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Gresley travel to last season's beaten play-off finalists Leek Town and know they will face another tough match but manager Gary Norton and his squad are looking forward to it.

September 2012

Re-arranged Fixture
Re-arranged Fixture
Gresley will now play Sheffield at the Moat Ground on Tuesday 18th September - 7.45pm. (Subject to any FA Trophy replay)
Newcastle Town Pre-Match News
Newcastle Town Pre-Match News
Gresley start only their second home game of the new season as they take on Newcastle Town in a re-arranged match at the Moat Ground tonight - 7.45pm.
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
Gresley managers Gary Norton and Martin Rowe will not be taking the trip to Leicester to face Thurnby Nirvana in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round lightly.
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
The winners of the Gresley v Thurnby Nirvana replay will have a home tie in the 2nd Round where they will face either Stourport Swifts or Stafford Rangers.
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
Thurnby Nirvana Pre-Match News
After drawing 2-2 at former East Midlands Counties League rivals Thurnby Nirvana on Saturday with two second half goals from Richard Hanslow and Marc Goodfellow, Gresley have another chance to make it through to the next round of the competition.
Sutton Coldfield Town Pre-Match News
Sutton Coldfield Town Pre-Match News
Gresley make the trip to Coles Lane to take on Sutton Coldfield Town in the Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy.
Celebrity Charity Football Match
On Sunday 23rd September we host a charity football match when soap stars and celebrities come to the Moat Ground for a game in memory of local man Roy Yeomans who died in September last year to raise much needed funds for those suffering with cancer.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Gresley get back to league action tonight as they take on Sheffield at the Moat Ground - 7.45pm.
Stafford Rangers Pre-Match News
Stafford Rangers Pre-Match News
Gresley face arguably their hardest game so far this season as Evo-Stik Premier side Stafford Rangers visit the Moat Ground for the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round - 3pm.
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Gresley have been drawn away to the winners of the game between Ilkeston v Belper Town in the FA 3rd Qualifying Round.
Stamford Pre-Match News
Stamford Pre-Match News
Gresley get back to league action tonight with a trip to Lincolnshire side Stamford - 7.45pm.
Halesowen Town Pre- Match News
Halesowen Town Pre- Match News
Gresley travel to league rivals Halesowen Town tomorrow for the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy - 3pm.

October 2012

Fixture Changes
Fixture Changes
Due to Romulus being involved in the FA Trophy the fixture scheduled for Saturday 27th October at the Moat Ground will have to be re-arranged.
Ilkeston Pre-Match News
Ilkeston Pre-Match News
Gresley make the short trip to Ilkeston on Saturday for their biggest game of the season so far.
South Derbyshire District Council Consultation
South Derbyshire District Council Consultation
South Derbyshire District Council are holding a consultation exhibition on the Delph in front of the Town Hall in Swadlincote on Friday 19th October & Saturday 20th October between 10am - 2pm regarding the housing growth in the area which will include proposals that will affect Gresley Football Club.
Belper Town Pre-Match News
Belper Town Pre-Match News
Gresley return to league action tonight after their recent FA Cup and FA Trophy exploits. The visitors to the Moat Ground are former UniBond rivals and near neighbours Belper Town - 7.45pm.
Lincoln United Pre-Match News
Lincoln United Pre-Match News
Managers Gary Norton and Martin Rowe have a selection headache before tomorrow's trip to Ashby Avenue as injury and unavailability bites deep into their squad.
Oliver Moves On
Oliver Moves On
Popular striker Dean Oliver has today agreed a move to Stafford Rangers after the Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit made him an 'offer he couldn't refuse' to leave the Moat Ground.
Halesowen Town Pre-Match News
Halesowen Town Pre-Match News
Gresley host Halesowen Town at the Moat Ground tonight and hope to gain a little revenge for the FA Trophy defeat at The Grove at the end of last month.
Newcastle Town Pre-Match News
Newcastle Town Pre-Match News
Gresley are hoping to continue their winning ways after a good 3-2 win over Halesowen Town in midweek as they visit the Lyme Valley Stadium tomorrow - 3pm.
Kings Lynn Town Pre-Match News
Kings Lynn Town Pre-Match News
Gresley make the long trip tonight to Norfolk without at least two influential players with both Danny Holmes and Marc Goodfellow not making the journey.
Market Drayton Town Pre-Match News
Market Drayton Town Pre-Match News
After their long midweek trip to Norfolk Gresley now travel to Shropshire to take on Market Drayton Town for their third of three consecutive away games.
Sutton Coldfield Pre-Match News
Sutton Coldfield Pre-Match News
Gresley will travel to Coles Lane tonight without the scorer of their last three goals as Rob Spencer, who became a father again at the weekend, has decided to spend time with his family.
Bucket Collection & Race Night
On the 6th November one of our club directors Mark Alflat will be cycling 50 miles with his son Edward to Edwinstowe to raise money for our own St John's and the British Heart Foundation.
Jepson Stays
Jepson Stays
After the disappointment of Tuesday night's defeat at Sutton Coldfield Town Gresley fans will welcome the news that midfielder James Jepson will be remaining at the club after turning down a lucrative move to Kings Lynn Town.

November 2012

Loughborough Dynamo Pre-Match News
Loughborough Dynamo Pre-Match News
Gresley play only their second Saturday league home game of the season as they take on local rivals Loughborough Dynamo at the Moat Ground on Saturday- 3pm.
Romulus Pre-Match News
Romulus Pre-Match News
Gresley put league action to one side tonight as they take on Romulus in the Preliminary Round of the Doodson Sports League Cup at Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield - 7.45pm.
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Kidsgrove Pre-Match News
Gresley return to league action tomorrow after slipping out of the league cup against Romulus on Monday with a visit to Kidsgrove Athletic - 3pm.
Northwich Victoria Pre-Match News
Northwich Victoria Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping his central defender Michael Nottingham will be fit enough to play in tonight's game at the Moat Ground against former non-league giants Northwich Victoria.
Rainworth MW Pre-Match News
Rainworth MW Pre-Match News
Gresley joint manager Gary Norton is hoping to keep hold of defender Ryan Walker, who came in to cover for the injured Michael Nottingham who is doubtful suffering from deep bruising to his thigh, for the visit of Rainworth Miners Welfare tomorrow - 3pm.
Romulus Pre-Match News
Romulus Pre-Match News
Gresley face Romulus tonight at the Moat Ground - 7.45pm. Romulus beat Gresley in the preliminary round of the Doodson League Cup on the artificial surface at Coles Lane a fortnight ago so tonight will be an early chance to avenge that defeat.
Hanslow Stays At The Moat Ground
Hanslow Stays At The Moat Ground
Gresley FC joint manager Gary Norton has tonight confirmed that Richard Hanslow will remain at the club after turning down an approach from Mickleover Sports.
Hucknall Pre-Match News
Hucknall Pre-Match News
Gresley visit bottom side Hucknall Town tomorrow (3pm), looking for a win to close the gap on the top three.
Brigg Town Pre-Match News
Brigg Town Pre-Match News
Gresley will be hoping to continue their winning against Brigg Town tomorrow at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
Ground Survey
Ground Survey
All Gresley supporters are asked to fill in the survey to provide information we need for the new ground development. Please print, complete and return to the Club Office.

December 2012

Game On!
Game On!
This afternoon's game at the Moat Ground against Brigg Town is on!
Youth Team Game Off
Youth Team Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch the Youth Team game tonight at The Moat Ground has been postponed.
Carlton Town Pre-Match News
Carlton Town Pre-Match News
Gresley host Carlton Town tomorrow at the Moat Ground - 3pm. Carlton were one of the early favourites to be in the play-off places and after a shaky start to the season seemed to have got back on the rails now lying in seventh place in the league just four points behind the Moatmen.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
With the sharp overnight frost and the distance Matlock have to travel it has been agreed that a pitch inspection will be carried out by a referee this afternoon. The outcome will be posted on here as soon as we know it.
Tonight's Game Is Off
Tonight's Game Is Off
Due to a frozen pitch tonight's Derbyshire Senior Cup game against Matlock Town at the Moat Ground has been called off.
Chasetown Pre-Match News
Chasetown Pre-Match News
Gresley will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they visit Chasetown tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.
Chasetown Game On
We've just had confirmation from Chasetown that this afternoon's game at The Scholars Ground is on.
Matlock Pre-Match News
Matlock Pre-Match News
Gresley will put out as strong a side as possible against Matlock Town tonight in the Derbyshire Senior Cup (7.45pm). Sam Wood and Marc Goodfellow look set to start along with Richard Hanslow.
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Gresley take on Leek Town tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, looking to complete the double but the Blues will be looking for revenge after losing 2-1 to Gresley at Harrison Park earlier in the season.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
There will be a pitch inspection tomorrow morning owing to the very heavy rain which has been forecast for this area during the night and early morning.
Game Off
Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, today's game at the Moat Ground against Leek Town has been postponed.
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
The Directors, Management, Players and Volunteers of Gresley FC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Peaceful New Year.
Mickleover Game On!
Just had confirmation from the Mickleover chairman that today's game at the Raygar Stadium, Station Road, Mickleover is definitely on!
Pitch Inspection
Sheffield have just informed us that there will be a pitch inspection at 10.30am tomorrow morning. As soon as we know the outcome we will post it on here.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Gresley will need to reshuffle Boxing Day's winning side as central defender Michael Nottingham begins his three game suspension.
Sheffield Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, today's game at Sheffield has been postponed.
Pitch Inspection
There is to be a pitch inspection around 9.30am New Year's Day. The outcome of that inspection will be reported on the website as soon as we know it.

January 2013

Coalville Game On
This afternoon's game (3pm) at the Moat Ground against Coaville Town is on after a referee inspected the pitch this morning and declared it playable.
Rob Spencer Update
Rob Spencer Update
Rob had a four-hour operation today to have two plates inserted into the right side of his jaw. He has also had to have two teeth removed to help realign his jaw.
Christmas Prize Draw Winners
Christmas Prize Draw Winners
The winners of Gresley FC's delayed Christmas Prize draw have been announced.
Gareth Langford Leaves The Moat
Gareth Langford has today signed for Mickleover Sports after the seven days notice of approach expired.
Ashby Game Off
Ashby Game Off
Due to the recent snow fall tonight's game at the Moat Ground in the Coalville Charity Cup against Ashby Ivanhoe has been postponed.
Lincoln Game Off
Lincoln Game Off
Due to the continuing arctic conditions the League have allowed clubs to call games off early so tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground against Lincoln United has been postponed.
Belper Game Off
Belper Game Off
We've just had the official decision from both Belper and the league that tomorrow's game at Christchurch Meadow is off.

February 2013

Romulus Pre-Match News
Romulus Pre-Match News
Gresley will be hoping to kick start their season after an enforced break due to the recent spell of arctic weather which has seen the Moatmen unable to kick a ball in a competitive game for three weeks.
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Leek Town Pre-Match News
Gresley will be hoping to stop the run of disappointing results at the Moat Ground tonight as they take on an improving Leek Town side - 7.45pm.
Halesowen Pre-Match News
Halesowen Pre-Match News
Gresley face a difficult trip to Halesowen tomorrow - 3pm. Halesowen are regarded as one of the sides who should claim a play-off place.
Ashby Game Off
Ashby Game Off
Tonight's Coalville Charity Cup game at the Moat Ground has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Kings Lynn Town Pre-Match News
Kings Lynn Town Pre-Match News
Gresley face another very difficult game tomorrow as they take on high flying Kings Lynn Town at the Moat Ground - 3pm.
Jepson Exits The Moat
Jepson Exits The Moat
Midfielder James Jepson has completed his move to league rivals Kings Lynn Town.
Mickleover Pre-Match News
Mickleover Pre-Match News
Gresley entertain local rivals Mickleover Sports at the Moat Ground on Saturday and are hoping to get back to winning ways.

March 2013

Romulus Pre-Match News
Romulus Pre-Match News
Gresley make their fourth visit to Coles Lane tomorrow this time to take on Romulus who ground share with Sutton Coldfield Town.
Belper Game
Belper Game
It's reported on the Belper Twitter page that there will be a pitch inspection at 4pm this afternoon to see if tonight's game can go ahead.
Belper Game On
Belper Game On
After a preliminary pitch inspection this afternoon the game at Christchurch Meadows tonight is on.
Belper Town Pre-Match News
Belper Town Pre-Match News
Gresley make the short tip to Christchurch Meadow for what could be their toughest game of the season so far.
Brigg Town Pre-Match News
Brigg Town Pre-Match News
Gresley make another long away trip on Saturday to visit North Lincolnshire outfit Brigg Town and manager Gary Norton is hoping that his side can keep their unbeaten run going.
Sheffield Game Off
Sheffield Game Off
We've have just had confirmation that today's game at Sheffield has been postponed due to snow.
Evo-Stik NPL Extend League Programme
Evo-Stik NPL Extend League Programme
The 2012-2013 season has been challenging to all clubs as they have on many occasions been subjected to many postponements due to long spells of bad weather.
Lincoln Game Off
Lincoln Game Off
With the Moat Ground still covered in snow tonight's game against Lincoln Utd has been called off.
Presentation Evening
Presentation Evening
This season's Presentation Evening will take place on Saturday 11th May at the Lyric Rooms in Ashby-de-la-Zouch starting at 7.00pm
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
There is to be a pitch inspection at the Moat Ground on Saturday morning to see if the game against Chasetown can go ahead.
Game on - but volunteers needed!
This afternoon's game against Chasetown is on, but we need some volunteers with snow shovels to help clear the remaining snow from the pitch. If you're available to help out, please make your way to the Moat Ground as soon as possible. Thanks!

April 2013

Coalville Game On
Coalville Game On
This afternoon's game at Coalville is on. There are a few hard sections of the pitch but the referee who inspected this morning thinks that they will be gone by kick off.
Sutton Coldfield Town Pre-Match News
Sutton Coldfield Town Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton is hoping for a performance to match the one his side gave on Easter Monday at Owen Street against league leaders Coalville Town where they out played the opposition for large periods of the game to return to the Moat Ground with a share of the spoils.
Supporters' Player of the Year
Supporters' Player of the Year
Yes, believe it or not, it's time for you to decide who deserves your vote for the Supporters' Player of the Year.
Lincoln United Pre-Match News
Lincoln United Pre-Match News
Gresley manager Gary Norton wants his side to sign off the home season with two wins starting tonight against Lincoln United.
Loughborough Dynamo Pre-Match News
Loughborough Dynamo Pre-Match News
Gresley make the short trip to Nanpantan Road still looking for that win that's eluded them since the beginning of March.
Gary Norton To Step Down
Gary Norton To Step Down
After 10 years totalling 519 competitive games and almost 100 friendlies as manager of this fantastic football club (Gresley Rovers/Gresley FC) I have decided to step down from my role at the end of the current campaign.
Kidsgrove Athletic Pre-Match News
Kidsgrove Athletic Pre-Match News
Gresley FC are hoping for a good crowd at the Moat Ground on Saturday against Kidsgrove Athletic as manager Gary Norton takes his seat in the dugout for final time at home this season.
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Sheffield Pre-Match News
Gresley make the trip to Sheffield for their penultimate league game of the season.

May 2013

Rainworth Miners Welfare Pre-Match News
Rainworth Miners Welfare Pre-Match News
Gresley end their league campaign with a visit to Rainworth's Kirklington Road on Saturday. The game will also see Gary Norton in the dugout as manager for the final time and he is hoping to end his management career with a win.
It's Jordi Again
It's Jordi Again
Jordi Gough has been voted by his peers and the supporters as their Player of The Year and was presented with his awards at the club's presentation evening at the Lyric Rooms, Ashby de la Zouch.
Rowe Confirmed As Gresley Manager
Rowe Confirmed As Gresley Manager
Martin Rowe was confirmed as the manager of Gresley FC at their Presentation Evening held on Saturday.
Reserves Miss Out By Just One Point
Gresley Reserves missed out on the Midland Combination Reserve Division One title by just one point after Redditch and Banbury drew 0-0 tonight handing the title to Redditch.
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
12 Loughborough Dynamo 28 -11 31
13 Spalding United 25 -7 30
14 Lincoln United 24 -11 30
15 Newcastle Town 25 -12 26
16 Market Drayton Town 26 -22 26
17 Carlton Town 21 0 25
18 Kidsgrove Athletic 23 -11 25
19 Gresley 24 -16 24
20 Sheffield FC 24 -11 23
21 Peterborough Sports 26 -13 23
22 Romulus 27 -34 22

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