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Story posted: Monday, 5th April 1993

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Gresley Rovers boss Steve Dolby has been named Beazer Homes Midland Division manager-of-the-month for March.
The accolade, Dolby’s second of the season after picking up the award for October, comes after Rovers won six out of seven league games – including the top-of-the-table clash at Nuneaton – during the month, drawing the seventh.

John Morris of Halesowen won the Premier Division award while Rob Eagles of Baldock Town was top boss in the Southern Division.

Dolby, relaxing on the golf course, was not available for comment today.

Rovers’ new boy Mark Hurst followed up his debut goal against Bilston in midweek with another on Saturday as Gresley crept nearer promotion with a 2-0 win at Evesham.

Dolby was quick to sing the praises of his latest capture saying: “Mark’s looking nippy and sharp and he’s on 17 goals for the season after today, which isn’t a bad return. The whole team did well today but Mark did particularly well. We scored two good goals but I thought the opener was an excellent move.”

With a trip to Leicester United in the offing tomorrow evening Dolby called for more of the same from his troops, saying: “Today’s was the sort of performance we’ll be looking for, for the rest of the season. It was very competent and Evesham never troubled us.

“We eased off a little bit towards the end but I think we were conscious of trying to keep a clean sheet.”

Rovers’ only injury worry for tomorrow surrounds midfielder Tony Marsden, who had a calf injury and was replaced at half time on Saturday.

Said Dolby: “You’ve got to remember that Tony has had a long injury lay-off and he’s picked up a few more bumps and bruises since. Really all he needs is a good rest.”

Marsden keeps his place in 15-man squad for tomorrow’s trip while Scott Elliott is pencilled in for a reserve team run-out after shaking off a calf injury.

Meanwhile, there was more good news for Rovers after title rivals Barri slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Redditch on Saturday.
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