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Story posted: Wednesday, 11th April 2001

Boss's sorry tale
Story courtesy of Andy Parker - Burton Mail
Gresley Rovers boss John McGinlay dismissed his team's congested end-of-season programme as "a disgrace" after seeing the Moatmen crash to a Dr Martens Western Division derby defeat at Rocester yesterday (Monday).
After a solitary Emeka Ejiofor strike had sealed a league double for the Romans, McGinlay apologised to fans for having to field weary players.

"I'm not making excuses for losing but you're flogging dead horses," he said. "You wouldn't ask full-time players to go through what some of these lads are going through. People like Neil Kitching and Richard Wardle are suffering from too much football. We've had four games in six days and it will be five in eight after Wednesday. People are paying to watch us and that was a poor game from two tired- looking sides. Credit to the lads, we stepped up a gear somehow and tried to get an equaliser and Neil Kitching was unlucky not to score at the end but it took us 62 minutes to get a shot on target."

Rovers now face a trip to meet high-riding Solihull Borough at Redditch tomorrow (Weds) with injuries piling up.

Full back Danny Verity pulled out of yesterday's game with a recurrence of a thigh strain and striker Shaun Bedward and midfielder Neil Broadhurst both picked up knocks to join Jamie Roberts (knee) and Ravi Sangha (ankle) in the treatment room with McGinlay considering making a playing return himself.

Rovers reserves beat Banbury United 3-0 at the Moat Ground last night (Mon).
It took the home side just four minutes to break the deadlock with Greg Smith heading home Chris Bradshaw's cross from the right.

A fine individual goal from Steve Campbell increased Gresley's lead before Kevin Wagstaff's curler made it 3-0 in the 39th minute.
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