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Story posted: Thursday, 7th May 1987

Injuries rock Rovers
Story courtesy of Burton Mail
Injury-ravaged Gresley Rovers can muster only five first-team regulars for their final, vital Banks’s League game of the season.
Rovers travel to Halesowen Harriers (7pm) needing a victory to be absolutely certain of third place and a slice of the sponsorship pool.

More significantly, they have been told that their application for promotion to the Southern League Midland Division could depend on their league position.

Treasurer Peter Jenkinson said: “The Southern League is looking to recruit extra teams for next season because some clubs are leaving and at least one has folded.

“As we understand it, it is normal practice to consider only those teams finishing in the top three of their respective league so fourth place might not be good enough.”

Sadly, Rovers crop of injuries continued in Monday’s League Cup final against Atherstone United, when midfielders Ian Earley and Jon Laws picked up knocks which force them to miss tonight’s trip to the Black Country.

Only regulars in the squad containing three “unknowns” are skipper Steve Dolby, full back Keith Williams, midfielder Guy Hall and strikers Martin Devaney and Gary Stevens.

The side could include Wolverhampton Sunday League players Neil Morgan and Sutton Town defender Paul Haywood.
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  Team P GD Pts
12 Spalding United 40 -5 50
13 Peterborough Sports 40 -8 48
14 Loughborough Dynamo 41 -18 46
15 Belper Town 41 -42 45
16 Sheffield FC 40 -22 42
17 Carlton Town 40 -7 41
18 Kidsgrove Athletic 40 -19 41
19 Gresley 40 -38 40
20 Newcastle Town 41 -26 36
21 Romulus 41 -37 34
22 Market Drayton Town 39 -49 33

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