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SETTING THE SCENE
Spennymoor have the chance to tighten their grip on a place in the top three of the National League North as they face fourth place Bradford (Park Avenue).
Four consecutive league wins, including maximum points in two games in-hand, have seen Moors consolidate third spot behind Chorley and Stockport County.
Mark Bowen’s play-off hopefuls make the trip to The Brewery on the back of a wretched run of form, collecting just one point from a possible 15 over their last five games.
Avenue doubled their total number of league defeats in the month of January from four to eight having previously been on unbeaten run of 11 league games. However, despite that recent blip, they still remain a strong contender for a play-off place and could move within a point of Moors with three points on Saturday.
Following a 1-2 loss in the FA Trophy to AFC Telford United on Tuesday evening, Jason Ainsley’s men now have 15 games and 45 points to play for in what is becoming a fascinating race at the top of the National League North.
- Bradford (Park Avenue) are the division’s most out of form side with just one point from their last 15. They have also conceded the most goals in that period (12).
- Before losing at home to Guiseley on New Year’s Day, BPA had recorded a 11-game unbeaten league run, stretching back to 20thOctober.
- Spennymoor won five consecutive games for the first time since 2014 before defeat to Telford on Tuesday. Moors beat Tadcaster, Bishop Auckland, Dunston, Ashton United and Harrogate Railway between 30 August and 18thOctober.
- Moors have kept 12 clean sheets in all competitions, four more than Bradford (Park Avenue)
- Avenue are the league’s top scorers away from home this season with 32 goals, four more than Chorley who have recorded the second most.
LAST TIME WE MET
We got the views of Bradford (Park Avenue) media man, Carl Marsden, to get the latest news and thoughts in and around the club.
Read the full interview with Carl in Saturday’s match day programme!
How would you evaluate your season so far?
“Being fourth in the league means we are well on our way to our target which promotion to the National League.”
Which players have impressed you this season and who should we look out for?
“It’s a team effort at Bradford so it’s hard to pick out any one person. I’d say Lewis Knight has done great coming into the squad this season and is making a name for himself.”
You come into the game with just one point from your last 15 in the league. How big is today’s game in terms of your overall season?
“Today’s a huge game for us! It’s the game in which we expect to turn around our recent fortunes and reinvigorate out promotion push.”
What are your memories of playing against Spennymoor Town?
“The fantastic passing play that lead up to our goal at home this season. A string of three passes in and around the box before McKenna placed the ball in the back of the net.”
LAST FIVE RESULTS
26/1/19 | NLN | Brackley Town 3-0 BPA
19/1/19 | NLN | BPA 1-1 Blyth Spartans
12/1/19 | NLN | BPA 2-3 FC United of Manchester
5/1/19 | NLN | Stockport 3-0 BPA
1/1/19 | NLN | BPA 1-2 Guiseley
ONE TO WATCH | JAKE BEESLEY
Beesley, who is the son of ex Sheffield United and Leeds United centre back Paul Beesley, joined Salford in June 2017 and made 23 appearances last season before going on loan to fellow National League North side Boston United. Beesley has spent most of his career at Chesterfield where he made his league debut in November 2016 against Fleetwood Town.
The tall forward has been in fine form this season, scoring 13 league goals – 25% of BPA’s total in 2018/19.
INFO FOR TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS
TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS GROUND DIRECTIONS
Spennymoor Town Football Club,
The Brewery Field,
Travelling Supporters Ground Directions:
At Junction 56, continue forward on to the A1(M). Leave the A1(M) at Junction 60, then at the roundabout take the first exit on to the A689.
At Rushyford roundabout, take the third exit on to the A167
At roundabout, take the third exit and continue on A167.
At Thinford roundabout, take the first exit on to the A688.
At roundabout, take the first exit and continue on the A688.
At roundabout, take the third exit on to St Andrews Lane.
At roundabout, take the first exit and continue on St Andrews Lane.
At mini-roundabout, take second exit on to King Street,
At mini-roundabout, take second exit on to King Street/Durham Road. Bear right on to Durham Road and take third exit on left on to Wood Vue.
Nearest Railway Station: Durham (6.1 miles away and a 15-minute journey in a taxi)
Nearest Bus Station:Durham Bus Station is in Durham town centre and the No.6 bus takes you to Durham Road, Spennymoor, in around 15 minutes.
Club Shop:Inside the ground and only open match days.
Parking at the ground is currently for players and officials with limited disabled supporter parking which must be booked prior to the fixture date by contacting the club at [email protected] or [email protected]
Supporters are strongly advised to use public transport or utilise car sharing and give themselves plenty of time for travel. Supporters are requested to respect the surrounding areas and show consideration to neighbouring residents. The local police teams may ticket cars that are illegally or inconsiderately parked.
Durham Road and Wood Vue tend to be very congested on match days so we recommend away supporters use the main Car Parks in the town centre, which is a short walk from the ground. Parking is free. Don’t however use the Iceland / Home Bargains car park as you are liable to get a fine or clamped after a couple of hours.
All spectators are advised to arrive at least half an hour before kick off to avoid potential congestion at the turnstiles in Wood Vue & Tees Crescent which will be open from 1:30pm on a Saturday/Bank Holiday fixtures or from 6.45pm for a midweek fixture for both sets of supporters.
Coach Parking:Contact the club on 07871206474
Admission will be by payment at the turnstiles and the following prices will apply;
Juniors Under 18s:£4
Under 10:*** Free
* Over 60s
** Under 11 -18
*** Accompanied by paying adult
**** All disabled supporters will be charged as age applicable however a carer will be submitted
free of charge however proof must be shown at the turnstile.
Entry via Turnstile 4 in Wood Vue is Season Ticket Holders, E-Tickets, Academy Players Pass Holders, Press and Ground only guests.
Entry via Turnstile 5 in Wood Vue is for Cash Sales Adults and Juniors only
Entry via Turnstile 6 in Wood Vue is for Cash Sales Concessions only
Entry via Turnstile 7 in Wood Vue is for Away Supporters Cash Sales Adults, Concessions and Juniors
Supporters will be advised of changes when games are the subject of segregation or all ticket.
Half Time Raffle: £1
Golden Goal: £1
Wheelchair Users:Access via Wood Vue & Tees Crescent entrances and one helper per wheelchair
Prices:Helper admitted free of charge (Proof maybe requested)
Disabled Toilets:2 Disabled Toilets in ground situated on wood vue and tees crescent side.
Once inside the ground there are 739 seats available for supporters, 250 in the Ramside Hall Estates main stand and 489 in the Motif8 pond stand. These seats are available on a first come first served basis, there will be no reservations on seats for supporters.
The supporter’s marquee bar in the ground will be open from 1:30pm on a Saturday/Bank Holiday fixtures and from 6.45pm on a midweek fixture and is available to visiting supporters, it is located next to the main stand and whilst U18’s are welcome an adult member of their family accompanies them.
Refreshment area facilities will also be open and available from 1:30pm on a Saturday/Bank Holiday fixtures and from 6.45pm on a midweek fixture.
Toilets areas are also available within the ground with 2 disabled access toilets on either side of the ground.
Any persons that are deemed to be intoxicated and are a cause for concern may be refused entry.
Footballs are also not permitted within the spectator areas for this game.
Away coaches will drop supporters off at The Moors Tavern, which is open from 11am on a Saturday/Bank Holiday fixtures and from 4pm on a midweek fixture, they will then be sent away to park at the council offices at Green lane, Spennymoor, DL16 6JQ which is only one mile away for the coaches to drive.
The Moors Tavern is the club’s official clubhouse and is open to home and away supporters before and after the game (DL16 6QH) – just 80 metres from the Tees Crescent turnstile at The Brewery Field.
The Moors Tavern – (Max 200 internally with a 150 capacity to the rear)
Telephone: 01388 816417
The Moors Tavern is a community pub in the heart of Spennymoor. It is affiliated with, Spennymoor Town FC, which makes it a perfect pre and post match destination for fans of the football club and visiting teams. But the pub has been clear from the day it opened its doors in August 2016 that it
was not just a football clubhouse and serves the community of Spennymoor every day with live music, affordable prices and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, perfect for families.
Other local pubs who are official club partners and welcome away supporters are:
Tudhoe and District Victory Club
67 York Villas
Parking within Spennymoor whilst being free is at a premium, therefore located within a 10-minute walk of Brewery Field is Tudhoe Victory Club. We are prepared to offer free parking for comfortably up to 100 cars or 6-8 coaches on a ratio of (1 coach = 10 car) for visiting fans on the club’s substantial car park.
All of the club’s facilities would be made available on arrival for travelling fans (toilets, bar, Live Sports) plus if requested (numbers in advance) pie and peas or a selection of sandwiches and Tea and Coffee. A free packed lunch and non-alcoholic beverages would be made available to all coach drivers.
Heavy metal posters and paraphernalia adorn the walls of this two-room town-centre pub, and live music regularly features. Two bars serve the two rooms, and the clientele is a mix of all ages and types.
Spennymoor Working Men’s Club
6 King Street
Popular Working Men’s Club in the town with function room, toilets, bars and large snooker tables for supporters to enjoy some pre-match banter with affordable prices and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.