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Story posted: Friday, 27th April 1990

Rovers take a rest
Story courtesy of Burton Mail
Gresley Rovers are hoping to tighten their grip on the top spot in the Banks’s League without kicking a ball in the next week.
The vagaries of the league’s fixture planning means a two-week gap for Rovers between last Saturday’s goalless draw at Oldbury and next weekend’s trip to Malvern.

But two of the principal rivals, Blakenall and Hinckley Town, face a hectic run in that could cost them dearly.

Blakenall have already paid the penalty of a fixture backlog, losing 4-3 at home to Lye Town last night.

For them to now go on and win the league is a mathematical possibility, but in reality the Walsall side are in need of a minor miracle.

Hinckley, though currently enjoying an excellent sequence of results, are faced with a similarly perilous finale to the season.

They have to play five games in eight days – including tough tests against Paget Rangers and Halesowen Harriers – at the end of what has been a long, hard run-in.

That means arch-rivals Rocester remain the biggest threat, not only in terms of the championship but also in the Beazer Homes League promotion stakes.

On the one hand the Romans finish off with eminently winnable games against Harrisons and Hinckley Athletic and believe that if they hit the 82 point marked they will be crowned as champions.

On the other they have stolen a march on Rovers by completing ground improvements ahead of schedule to the satisfaction, they hope, of officials who visit the Rivers Field on Sunday to carry out their grading inspection.
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  Team P GD Pts
10 Highgate United 29 -3 38
11 South Normanton Athletic 26 0 37
12 Worcester City 26 11 36
13 AFC Wulfunians 31 -6 36
14 Coventry Sphinx 25 -19 34
15 Tividale 23 -4 27
16 Haughmond 29 -29 26
17 Racing Club Warwick 24 -29 24
18 Lye Town 28 -31 18
19 Gresley 26 -22 16
20 Selston 25 -38 13

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