Gould swaps Stourbridge for Spennymoor

Jason Ainsley has brought in goalkeeper Matthew Gould from Stourbridge ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Gould, 24, is the son of former Celtic and Scotland shot stopper Jonathan Gould and the grandson of FA Cup winning manager Bobby Gould.

He began his career in New Zealand under the stewardship of his father at Hawke’s Bay, before returning to the UK where he has enjoyed spells at Cheltenham and Livingston.

Gould was in goal when Moors defeated Stourbridge 1-0 in the 2017 Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division Play-Off Final.

After signing for the club, Gould said: “I am delighted to sign for a club that I have really enjoyed playing against and that I will love playing for.

“After speaking to Jason and Tommy, I’m very excited for what could be another successful season for Spennymoor Town.”

Moors boss Ainsley spoke of his delight after securing the service of Gould: “Matt has a great attitude and work ethic and we have seen first hand his qualities when playing against him in the Evo-Stik.

“When we knew he was moving up to live with his parents it made things much easier to secure his signature.”