MATCH CENTRE | Chorley

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SETTING THE SCENE

When the whistle blows on Sunday it will signal Moors’ 50thgame, and arguably biggest in the club’s 115-year existence, of a 281-day season of drama, passion and excitement.

 

The first ball was kicked on a sun-drenched afternoon in Chester, when the dreams of a promotion push were just dreams, but at Victory Park this weekend, the final kick could turn those into an astonishing reality.

 

One game separates Spennymoor, with a population of just 20,000 who were playing the likes of Team Northumbria, Crook Town and Newton Aycliffe just five years ago, from the National League. The top tier of the non-league scene.

 

Only Chorley stand in their way, with The Magpies reaching the final after a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Altrincham following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. Goalkeeper Matt Urwin was the hero, saving three Alty spot kicks, and it means The Magpies have an opportunity to take revenge on Moors after Glen Taylor’s 90thminute goal last month derailed their automatic title hopes.

 

Chorley’s penalty win was mirrored at St James Park, where Moors triumphed 5-4 after a nail-biting battle from 12-yards, concluding with Lewis Hawkins sparking a pitch invasion from the travelling Moors fans.

 

With 719 supporters travelling on official club coaches, as well as the hundreds making their own way to Lancashire, The Pilling End is set to be near full as Jason Ainsley aims to take his team to a level which seemed lightyears away in the days of the Northern League.

STATS CENTRE

  • Moors have won both meetings between the sides this season, claiming a 2-1 win at Victory Park in November, before a 1-0 win at The Brewery Field in April.
  • Chorley finished five points ahead of Moors in the regular National League North season, winning two more games.
  • Moors were one of only three teams to win at Victory Park in 2018/19. Blyth Spartans and Ashton United were the others.
  • Spennymoor have won their last six games and seven of their previous eight.
  • Moors have won on their previous two play-off appearances, defeating Northwich Victoria in 2016 and Stourbridge in 2017, keeping clean sheets in both games.

2018/19 MEETINGS

ONE TO WATCH | MARCUS CARVER

A popular figure since joining The Magpies on a permanent basis from Accrington in 2016, following a successful loan spell. A willing runner with energy to burn; scored the opener during the FA Cup first round tie with Fleetwood last season.

The striker has scored 16 goals in 46 appearances this season, and 41 in 164 for the club overall. 

AINSLEY FEATURES ON LOOK NORTH

INFO FOR MOORS SUPPORTERS ON COACHES

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The club is delighted to announce that 719 Spennymoor supporters will be travelling on 13 official club coaches for Sunday’s National League North Promotion final at Chorley.

Travelling on one of the coaches? Here’s everything you need to know…

  • Buses will be leaving from Spennymoor Town Hall to Wetherspoons at 10.45am.

  • Every fan who has reserved a seat to Chorley on Sunday must collect a travel pass from the Moors Tavern by Saturday 5pm prior travel to confirm their seat on the coach, unless prior arrangements for collection have already been made.

  • Tickets not collected by Saturday 5pm will be re-allocated to those on the reserve list.

  • Bus passenger lists will be posted on The Moors Tavern and Solan Connor Fawcett Trust windows.

  • Please check these for your correct coach number, as coach numbers have been altered.

ADMISSION PRICES

Visiting supporters have been allocated the Pilling Lane end of the ground.

Access for Spennymoor fans will be through the Pilling Lane turnstiles which are accessed via the park behind our main stand either from Pilling Lane or Brindle Street.

Entry will be pay on the day and there will be one turnstile for the seated area. Supporters will be allocated a seated ticket to allow them to access the toilet & refreshment facilities.

Details of ticket prices are below:

Seated tickets

ADULT | £15          
SENIOR (over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services) | £12          
STUDENT | £10         
JUNIOR (Under 16) | £5

Standing tickets

ADULT | £13           
SENIOR (over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services) | £10        
STUDENT | £8           
JUNIOR (Under 16) | £5    
JUNIOR (Under 12) | £1   

Disabled tickets

ADULT | £13           
SENIOR (over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services) | £10           
JUNIOR | £5  

Carers go free.

SUPPORTER CONDUCT

As the club embark on arguably the biggest game in its 115 year history, we would like to remind fans about their conduct ahead of Sunday’s final.

We believe our fans should be proud of their exemplary record of behaviour over the course of the season.

However, there was an incident with a smoke bomb at York on Friday 19th April which we have had to respond to the FA about. The investigation is currently ongoing.

The use of pyrotechnics could affect the club more than just on a financial level, as any instances of pyrotechnics use means innocent parties may be at risk of serious injury as a result. 

Chorley have the same regulations as we do at The Brewery Field, which means some items are prohibited for safety reasons.

This weekend, the eyes of the FA, League and footballing world are on us on and off the pitch.

As hundreds of us travel to Victory Park, our proud reputation will continue to grow as a result of this weekend.

This is a big event to manage, so please be patient, understanding, and respectful.   

FANS NOT TRAVELLING BY COACH

Victory Park Stadium is situated just to the south of the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport.

If you are heading to the ground using SATNAV type in PR7 3DU.

01257 230007
 
 

PARKING

 

With the limited parking at Victory Park reserved for players and officials, the most convenient place to park is just off Pilling Lane, with spaces costing £3 on a first-come-first-served-basis. Car parks in the town centre are generally FREE after 1pm on Saturdays and street parking is available too, but please respect our neighbours and don’t block or cause obstruction to driveways. For those of you using public transport, Chorley train and bus stations are an easy ten minute walk away.