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Story posted: Wednesday, 13th March 1991

Rathbone & Lovell miss cup game
Story courtesy of Burton Mail
Striker Carl Rathbone and midfielder Neil Lovell miss Gresley Rovers’ Derbyshire Senior Cup semi-final against Matlock Town at the Moat Ground tonight (7.30pm).
Rathbone has failed to recover from a neck injury, while Lovell has work commitments.

However, manager Frank Northwood was today relieved to have “nearly a clean bill of health” as Rovers prepared to continue their bid to lift the trophy for the fourth consecutive season.

And he vowed: “We shall be going all out to win tonight. It took Gresley a long time to bring the Derbyshire Senior Cup to the Moat Ground – and we want to hang on to it. It’s a bit special to the people of Gresley.”

But Northwood anticipates a stern challenge from the HFS Loans side, insisting: “Never mind their league record – Matlock are a good side with some very good players.”

Last season Gresley came back from 2-0 down to snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory in the second leg of the final against Matlock at the Moat Ground but Northwood insisted: Every time we’ve beaten them in this competition we’ve deserved to.

“Yes, there was a bit of controversy last season and they had a player sent off. We were two goals down and should have been dead and buried but we deserved to win because we came back and scored three.”
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  Team P GD Pts
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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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