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Story posted: Monday, 16th September 1991

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Legendary South Derbyshire-born goal keeper Jack Fairbrother was a surprise visitor to Raunds Town’s Kiln Road ground on Saturday to provide a poignant and nostalgic reminder to visitors Gresley Rovers of what they were playing for.
Now a sprightly 74, Fairbrother, a member of Newcastle United’s all-conquering side of the early 1950s, now lives a stones throw from the Northamptonshire’s club’s newly-built ground and turned up to greet Rovers clutching a 1951 winner’s medal.

Gresley, though, looked like stumbling at the very first hurdle of this season’s competition when they went behind to a debatable 59th minute penalty – only to level through a John Barry spot kick 14 minutes from time.

Coach Steve Dolby confessed later: “I thought we were on the way out when they scored. The way the game was going I thought we weren’t going to get back into it – but we showed character to come back.

“The conditions meant it was an awful game and we didn’t play that well – but we’ll be looking to finish the job tomorrow.”

Striker Paul Acklam was withdrawn after 73 minutes of Saturday’s game with a groin injury but hopes to be fit for tomorrow’s replay at the Moat Ground (7.45pm).

Rovers will be hoping to clinch a lucrative second qualifying round tie at home to Beazer Homes Premier Division leaders VS Rugby, who beat Lincolnshire side Stamford 2-0 at Butlin Road on Saturday.

The winners of that game must then travel to either Chasetown, Bilston Town or Banbury United in the third qualifying round.
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
2 Belper Town 0 0 0
3 Brighouse Town 0 0 0
4 Carlton Town 0 0 0
5 Cleethorpes Town 0 0 0
6 Frickley Athletic 0 0 0
7 Gresley 0 0 0
8 Lincoln United 0 0 0
9 Loughborough Dynamo 0 0 0
10 Marske United 0 0 0
11 Morpeth Town 0 0 0
12 Ossett United 0 0 0

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Forthcoming Fixtures
Stapenhill
Pre-Season Friendly
Tue, 17th Jul 2018, 7.30pm (Away)
Kettering Town
Pre-Season Friendly
Thu, 19th Jul 2018, 7.45pm (Home)
AFC Hinckley
Pre-Season Friendly
Sat, 21st Jul 2018, 3.00pm (Home)
South Normanton Athletic
Pre-Season Friendly
Tue, 24th Jul 2018, 7.30pm (Away)
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