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SETTING THE SCENE
The need for three points has never been greater as Moors welcome Hereford to The Brewery Field looking to recapture the form they produced earlier this year.
Last Saturday’s draw with Alfreton Town means Spennymoor go in to the clash with The Bulls searching for a first victory in over a month, and during that time the play-off picture has become significantly more congested.
Just seven points separate Brackley Town in third and Altrincham in seventh, with Moors currently occupying fourth position on 61 points, the same as Bradford (Park Avenue). Runaway leaders Chorley and their nearest title rivals Stockport County look to have all but secured the top two places, but it’s all to play for below them.
Visitors Hereford come into the game on the back of a 0-2 defeat to Brackley, however, they had previously been unbeaten in six games, collecting 12 points from a possible 18. In fact, The Bulls are the seventh best performing team over the last 15 games in the division, picking up just three fewer points than Moors.
That streak of form has seen them move away from a potential relegation dogfight, with 11 points separating them in 16thand FC United in 20th.
- Spennymoor have picked up five points from their last five games after previously winning seven consecutive National League North matches.
- Glen Taylor has scored 11 of Moors’ previous 20 goals, including the last three against Alfreton, Kidderminster and Southport.
- Moors have picked up 38 points from a possible 48 against the current bottom 10 sides in the division in 2018/19.
- Before there defeat to Brackley Town on Tuesday, Hereford were on their longest unbeaten run of the season (6).
- The Bulls have been involved in just two goalless draws this season. They were against the two bottom sides in the division, Ashton and Nuneaton.
- Hereford have won just three times on the road this season, the same as Guiseley, who visit The Brewery Field on Tuesday. Only Nuneaton have recorded fewer away wins (2).
LAST TIME WE MET
Born out of the ashes of Hereford United, Hereford FC were placed in the Midland Football League for the 2015/16 season after the former club folded in December 2014.
Hereford United famed for the 1972 FA Cup victory over Newcastle United and that Ronnie Radford goal had been blighted by financial issues for the final years of their existence, facing winding up petitions in the Court nearly twenty times during the last two years.
The club’s varying owners were in open disagreement with the majority of the support over the final few months, and the end came as a relief to many albeit tinged with much sadness.
Playing out of the historic Edgar Street Athletic Ground that hosted a string of Hereford clubs in the 1920s before Hereford United was formed from a merger of local sides, the new club have retained the nickname The Bulls, the white shirts, and the Herefordshire Bull on the club crest even parading the real thing at their first competitive match in August and later at Wembley for the FA Vase Final.
The Bulls have already started writing their own history by setting a string of Midland Football League attendance records, starting with their first game, and breaking ground attendance records at several away grounds as they took the Midland Football League double along with the Herefordshire FA County Challenge Cup in their first season a year finished off with taking over 20,000 supporters to Wembley in the FA Vase Final.
The second season saw Hereford race to the Southern League South & West title, winning the league with a total of 107 points, beating second place Salisbury by 18 points.
The 2016/17 season also The Bulls win the Herefordshire FA Challenge cup for the second season in a row, as well as beating the winners of the Southern League Central division, Royston Town in the end of season ‘Champions’ vs ‘Champions’ match.
More success was to follow in the Southern Premier League Division, as The Bulls registered yet another 100+ points campaign to win the title and earn promotion to the National League North. However, just 12 games into the campaign, Peter Beadle was sacked as manager with the club in 12th position, meaning Tim Harris took the reigns as Head of Football. The Bulls have benefited from an impressive home record this season, collecting 25 of their 42 points at Edgar Street.
LAST FIVE RESULTS
26/3/19 | NLN | HEREFORD 0-2 Brackley Town
23/3/19 | NLN | HEREFORD 1-0 Guiseley
9/3/19 | NLN | HEREFORD 4-2 Darlington
2/3/19 | NLN | FC United 2-2 HEREFORD
16/2/19 | NLN | HEREFORD 0-0 Ashton
ONE TO WATCH | LANCE SMITH
27-year-old ‘Target Man’ striker Lance Smith began his career at Littleton F.C and after a short stint at nearby club Badsey Rangers, he joined Evesham in September 2013.
Smith scored 26 goals for home town club Evesham United in the 2016/17 season to earn a move to Edgar Street ahead of the record-breaking title winning season last campaign.
The forward was a huge part of that success, netting 28 times in all competitions as the Bulls completed their third successive Championship.
INFO FOR TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS
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 1 in Tees Crescent is for Cash Sales only Adults, Concessions and Juniors
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.
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 on 07871206474 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
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.