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June 2019

Vacancy - First Team Physio
Vacancy - First Team Physio
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Gresley FC for a highly motivated, innovative, committed and suitably qualified physio for the First Team. Please send your CV to club secretary Ian Collins on ian.collins@gresleyfc.com
Steve Essex
Steve Essex
The club are sad to report that former Gresley Rovers' defender Steve Essex passed away peacefully on Saturday evening after a long illness. Everyone at Gresley send our deepest condolences to Steve's family and friends at this sad time.
The Midland Football League
The Midland Football League
At tonight's Midland Football League AGM, Gresley were officially accepted into the Premier Division. There will be many familiar teams to face including Romulus, Tividale and Racing Club Warwick plus Heather St Johns who won the MFL First Division.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Early bird season ticket prices for the new season until 31st July are £120 Adult and £70 Concessions. This special offer includes membership of the Supporters Club.
First Team News
First Team News
As manager Gavin Hurren prepares for the 2019-2020 season, we are delighted to confirm a new addition to his backroom staff. Joining the club is John Newall as Head Physio.

July 2019

Reg Shorthouse
Reg Shorthouse
Reg Shorthouse - The club have been informed that Reg has suffered a stroke but is feeling okay but with obvious difficulties. Every one at the club wishes Reg a speedy recovery and that we will soon see him back watching the games.
New Player Signing
New Player Signing
Manager Gavin Hurren can reveal his first signing for the upcoming 2019/20 season and what an addition it is.
Hurren gets his man as Paul Sullivan Signs
Hurren gets his man as Paul Sullivan Signs
Gresley FChave beaten off plenty competition from elsewhere to secure the services of prolificstriker Paul Sullivan, who has put pen to paper for the upcoming 2019/20 campaign
Don't Forget
Don't Forget
The Moat Ground office will be open tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am to 12.30pm for the purchase of season tickets.
New Player Signing
New Player Signing
Manager Gavin Hurren can reveal another signing for the upcoming 2019/20 season. Gresley FC can confirm Andrew Westwood has put pen to paper for the 2019/2020 campaign.
New Player Signing with Assistant Manager Dan Crane
New Player Signing with Assistant Manager Dan Crane
Manager Gavin Hurren confirms first player from last season’s squad who commits for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
Fans' Forum
Fans' Forum
There will be a fans' forum held in the Social club on Thursday 1st August at 7.30.pm. This will be a chance for fans to receive the latest updates on all club matters both on and off the field. Gavin and his team will be attending along with Club Directors.
First Pre-Season Match Tonight
First Pre-Season Match Tonight
Gresley play their first pre-season game tonight when the travel to the TRICO stadium to take on Southern League Central outfit Redditch United (kick off 7.45pm). United finished in 15th place in the step 3 league so, it should prove to be a stern test for Gavin Hurren’s fledgling side.
FA Cup & Vase Draws
FA Cup & Vase Draws
The Emirates FA Cup & BuildBase FA Vase ties have been drawn. Gresley FC will face Dunkirk away in the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie to be played Saturday 10th August 2019, The winners will then host Step 4 giants Sutton Coldfield Town in the next round. BuildBase FA Vase First Qualifying round will see Gresley FC host Winsford United with the tie to be played Saturday 31st August 2019.
Gresley On The Road For Their First Game
Gresley On The Road For Their First Game
Gresley face a tricky game for their first game of the new season with a trip to Walsall Wood on the opening day 3rd August. This game is followed by another away trip on Monday 5th August as they visit Romulus. Gresley's first home league game will be on the 17th August when they host Tividale.
League Cup Draw
League Cup Draw
Gresley have been drawn at home in the Moldwell Plastics League Cup Round 1 against Selston. Scheduled to be played on Tuesday 24th September - 7.45pm
Melton Game Cancelled
Melton Game Cancelled
After discussion between Gresley manager Gavin Hurren and Melton Town manager, former Moatman Tom Manship, it was agreed that tomorrow’s (Thursday) friendly be cancelled. Gavin spoke to the club website and explained “with a small squad and a few slight injuries it would be best to give the lads a night off. We still have a game on Saturday and then three games next week. Melton had a game last night so Tom agreed it was the right decision for both teams”.
New Player Signing
New Player Signing
Manager Gavin Hurren confirms Two more from last season’s squad commits for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
The office at the Moat Ground will be open tomorrow (Saturday) morning from 11am - 12noon for anyone wishing to purchase a season ticket.
Physio Required
Physio Required
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gresley now require a suitably qualified physio for the first team. Please contact club secretary Ian Collins on 07733 055212 or by email ian.collins@gresleyfc.com
Fans' Forum
Fans' Forum
There will be a Fans Forum on Thursday 1st August starting at 7.30pm. Your chance to ask those burning questions. The chairman. directors and manager will be on hand to answer them. Everyone welcome.

August 2019

Sponsors and Partners Wanted
Sponsors and Partners Wanted
Gresley FC are looking for partners to sponsor the club and help promote your brand. We are one of the biggest Non League Midlands clubs with over 7500 followers on Social Media and a good fan base. With Academy teams, Youth, Reserve and First team football we reach hundreds of people each week watching our games at the Moat Ground. If you would like to advertise with Gresley FC and help the club grow please message Bryan McIntosh, Commercial Director on commercial@gresleyfc.com We would be delighted to discuss how we can work with you.
Friday Feedback - First Team News
Friday Feedback - First Team News
Been a first tough week in the Midland Football league and with playing two games in 3 days against two of the top 5 sides tipped for promotion both away has shown how difficult the league we have gone into is. But we all go again Tomorrow away at Dunkirk in the FA Cup.
Dunkirk Game Off
Dunkirk Game Off
Our secretary Ian Collins has just received notification that tomorrow’s (Tuesday) Emirates FA Cup replay against Dunkirk FC has been postponed subject to FA investigation regarding Dunkirk FC.
Gresley Awarded Tie
Gresley Awarded Tie
After an FA Cup investigation into the recent Dunkirk vs Gresley FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round game which ended in a draw, Gresley have been awarded the tie and will now welcome Sutton Coldfield Town in the Preliminary Round next Saturday 24th August - 3pm.
Derbyshire Senior Cup Draws
Derbyshire Senior Cup Draws
Gresley have been drawn at home in Round 1 to Graham Street Prims. Sceduled for Tues 10th September - 7.45pm. The winners will be at home in Round 2 against New Mills.
Club Statement
Club Statement
Manager Gavin Hurren has decided to step down from his role as Gresley FC first team manager with immediate effect. Assistant manager Dan Crane and coach Dave McDermott will be in caretaker charge of the team for Saturdays home FA cup tie against Sutton Coldfield Town.
FA Cup
FA Cup
It's FA Cup day at the Moat. Please pop up and support the lads as we take on Sutton Coldfield Town - 3pm. Just a reminder that season's tickets are not valid for this game.
Heather St Johns Game News
Heather St Johns Game News
There will be a couple of familiar faces in the dugout when Gresley host league leaders Heather St Johns at the Moat Ground on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm) The trio of Dan Crane, Dave McDermott and Daryll Thomas took caretaker charge of the team for Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Sutton Coldfield but Crane has been allowed to leave to join Bedworth United whilst Thomas, who got married on Friday, is now away for a couple of weeks on honeymoon.

September 2019

Gresley On The Road
Gresley On The Road
Gresley first team travel to Warwick to take on Racing Club Wrawick - 3pm. Not going? The reserves are at the Moat against Nuneaton Griff in the Challenge Trophy - 3pm
Reduced Admission
Reduced Admission
The admission prices for Tuesday's Derbyshire Senior Cup game at the Moat against Graham Street Prims are reduced to Adults £5-00, Concessions £3-00 and under 16's free.
Breaking News - First Team
Breaking News - First Team
The Gresley FC board are very pleased to announce that Dave McDermott has been appointed as the new manager. Following interviews with a high quality field of candidates the Board were very impressed with Dave's interview and coupled with the recent results and passion shown by the players under his interim management.
Game At The Moat Tonight
Game At The Moat Tonight
Gresley host near neighbours Graham Street Prims in the Derbyshire Senior Cup 1st Round tonight - 7.45pm. Admission £5 adults, Concessions £3 and u16's free.
Match Postponed
Match Postponed
Due to our win in the Buildbase FA Vase our home game against Newark Flowserve scheduled for Saturday 12th October has been postponed. We will announce the new date when we have it.
Home Again
Home Again
Gresley have been drawn at home again in the 1st Round of the Buildbase FA Vase against Rugby Town. The game is scheduled for Saturday 12th October.
Fundraising
Fundraising
Great news, you can raise donations for Gresley FC every time you shop online, and at no extra cost to you whatsoever with easyfundraising.org.uk!
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Following the heavy overnight rain and rain forecast on and off for the rest of the day, a pitch inspection has been arranged for 4.30pm this afternoon.
Game On
Game On
Tonight's League Cup game at the Moat against Selston has passed a pitch inspection so the game is ON.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
The home game against Newark Flowserve which was postponed due to our Vase match on the 12th, has now been rearranged for Tuesday 29th October - 7.45pm

October 2019

Game On
Game On
With the recent spell of wet weather, it was decided to have a precautionary pitch inspection and the game is on.
Mark Potts Update
Mark Potts Update
We have had several people asking about Mark after he suffered an horrendous face injury during yesterday's game. Because the deep cut was near to his eye it was glued rather than stitched. The face around his eye is very swollen at the moment but he is hopeful that he will ready to play again very soon. Everyone at the club wishes Mark a speedy recovery.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
There will be a fans' forum in the social club on Friday the 18th of October 2019 6:30 for a 7 pm start. It's your chance to discuss the club's activities on and off the field. The manager, his assistant and Board members will be present.
Game On
Game On
Despite the recent spell of wet weather, today's game against Rugby Town at the Moat goes ahead.Kick off 3pm
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Due to a waterlogged pitch, tomorrow night's Youth game against Shepshed Dynamo at the Moat has been postponed.
Kane Lee Update
Kane Lee Update
We have been notified by Kane that he has received the results from his recent knee scan and unfortunately he has torn his ACL and will be out for the rest of the season. He is in good spirits and ready to get through this and come back stronger next year. Everyone at Gresley FC wishes Kane a speedy and full recovery and look forward to him playing again for us next season.
Lucas Back At The Moat
Lucas Back At The Moat
Lucas Harrison has rejoined the club. He made over 210 appearances before he left last January. Lucas will be eligible to play as soon as his registration has been completed. Kyle Forryanis delighted and already requested to sponsor Lucas for the remainder of the season. We look forward to seeing Lukus back with Gresley and thank Kyle for his sponsorship
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Due to the spell of wet weather and the forecast of more heavy rain overnight and up to Saturday lunch time there will be a pitch inspection at 10.30am tomorrow.
Game Off
Game Off
Unfortunately, today's game at the Moat against Coventry Sphinx has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Poppy Badge
Poppy Badge
We have the Gresley FC/Poppy badges on sale. They are £4 each with a £1 going to the Poppy Appeal. You can pick one up at the Club Shop on match days, the Social Club or through the on-line shop. P & P to be added.
Fixture Changes
Fixture Changes
Our recently postponed home game against Coventry Sphinx, will now be played on Tuesday 3rd December - 7.45pm. The Reserves will be at home on Saturday against Redditch United Reserves 3-00pm.

November 2019

Reserve Game Off
Reserve Game Off
Tomorrow's Reserve Team game at the Moat against Redditch United has been postponed due to a problem with one of the floodlight pylons.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
Due to Sporting Khalsa winning their FA Vase game so into the next round, we will now be playing Coventry Sphinx on Saturday 30th November at the Moat not Tuesday 3rd December as announced previously.
Youth Game Off
Youth Game Off
Tonight's (Wednesday) game at Coalville has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Reserves Complete Backroom Staff
Reserves Complete Backroom Staff
The Reserve Team manager Ricky Adams has completed his backroom staff. Assistant manager - Glyn Andrews, Coach/GK Coach - Chris Tilson, Coach - Lee Croxall, Physio/Coach - Connor Majka.
Doreen Fox
Doreen Fox
It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of long time Gresley supporter Doreen Fox. Doreen was a familiar face at the Moat along with her husband Tony. Our deepest condolences go to Tony, his family and close friends at this sad time.
Game On
Game On
After an inspection this morning the pitch was declared playable although a little wet.
Important: Kick Off Time Change
Important: Kick Off Time Change
PLEASE NOTE that if you are intending to travel to Coventry United on Saturday that the Kick Off time has been brought forward to 1pm at the request of our hosts. Please let anyone you know who may be making the trip and do not have access to social media. Thank you.
Reserve Cup Fixture Change of Venue
As you can well imagine after the torrential rain all day today (Thursday) the Moat Ground is a little wet! So, it has been agreed that Saturday's Derbyshire Cup game against the Derby Singh Brothers be switched to the 3g pitch at Pingle School, Coronation Street Swad. Kick off 2pm. The club house will be open after the game for players, officials and supporters.
Gresley On The Road
Gresley On The Road
First Team are at Coventry United Saturday - 1pm ko. Please be aware that the parking at the ground is £5. Please note Coventry United are not responsible for the cost. If you are a member of the Supporters Club they will kindly reimburse the cost. There is parking elsewhere.
Pitch Inspection
Pitch Inspection
Stourport Swifts have informed us that there will be a pitch inspection at 10.30am tomorrow. We will let you know the outcome as soon as we have it.
Reserve Team Pitch Inspection
Reserve Team Pitch Inspection
There will be a pitch inspection at the Moat Ground tomorrow morning at 11.00am.
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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
10 Boldmere St Michaels 13 -3 18
11 Worcester City 13 8 17
12 Tividale 11 -2 15
13 AFC Wulfunians 15 -7 15
14 Racing Club Warwick 12 -10 15
15 Highgate United 14 -6 11
16 Lye Town 16 -19 11
17 Coventry Sphinx 10 -22 10
18 Haughmond 11 -18 8
19 Selston 11 -18 6
20 Gresley 14 -16 5

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Forthcoming Fixtures
Stourport Swifts
League
Sat, 23rd Nov 2019, 3.00pm (Away)
Coventry Sphinx
League
Sat, 30th Nov 2019, 3.00pm (Home)
Walsall Wood
League
Sat, 7th Dec 2019, 3.00pm (Home)
Sporting Khalsa
League
Tue, 10th Dec 2019, 7.45pm (Home)
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