Match Centre | Spennymoor Town vs York City

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Spennymoor’s wait for a home game comes to an end this Saturday as The Brewery Field opens its doors for the visit of the league’s early pacesetters, York City.

The Minstermen have flown out of the blocks and are living up to their title favourites tag handed to them in pre-season, collecting four wins from five and conceding just once in August.

In contrast, Moors have suffered a low-key start to the campaign which has seen three consecutive away trips. A sole point, collected on the opening day at Hereford, means Jason Ainsley’s side will begin the day third from bottom, albeit with two games in hand on the majority of the sides above them.

Home comforts have been sorely missed, but with a new pitch in place and ready for action, there is a high level of excitement and anticipation ahead of a vital clash for Moors.


MATCH SPONSOR

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A big thanks to Aztec Colour Print who are our match sponsor for the game on Saturday.


LAST TIME WE MET

Ryan Hall netted a late winner to seal a play-off spot for Moors in April 2019.

OPPOSITION

Steve Watson’s arrival at Bootham Crescent in January could prove to be a turning point in the club’s recent history. Watson took over from Sam Collins after leaving Gateshead and has transformed the feel of the club, with title dreams now a reality following mid-table finishes in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

His recruitment over the summer was astute, with the experience of defender Steve McNulty already proving an excellent addition. Dan Maguire has suffered an injury affected opening to his York career but is a natural goal scorer, while goalkeeper Pete Jameson has essential experience at this level.

Jordan Burrow celebrates his goal against Leamington. Picture credit to York City.

The Minstermen began the campaign with an eye-catching 3-1 win at play-off semi finalists Altrincham before a disappointing goalless draw at home to newly promoted Farsley Celtic. But they have been spotless since, recording three consecutive wins – 1-0, 3-0 and 2-0 – over Brackley, Blyth and Leamington respectively.

STATS CENTRE

  • York City have conceded just one goal in their first five league games this season, three fewer than they shipped at this stage in 2018/19.
  • Moors have won just one point from their opening three games. They had three points on the board after the same number of fixtures in 2018/19 following three consecutive draws.
  • Moors are unbeaten against The Minstermen in their last three meetings, winning twice and drawing the other.
  • The four meetings between the two sides have witnessed 18 goals, an average of 4.5 goals per game.
  • Spennymoor have won their previous four games at The Brewery Field against Guiseley, Brackley Town, Chorley and Bradford (Park Avenue).

VIEW FROM THE PRESS BOX

It’s fair to say it’s been a hectic summer at Spennymoor Town Football Club. Work off the pitch and behind the scenes has dominated the time of many, none more so than our Managing Director, Tony Wilson. The impact he has made since taking up the reigns at the start of last season has been seismic, and I can safely say I’ve never seen someone as dedicated and passionate towards a job than he is. The club has continued to grow and develop year by year, and the summer of 2019 will be looked back upon as the start of a new era, defined by a new look stadium, updated facilities and a state-of-the-art pitch. 

Away from the ground works, Saturday is our fourth game of the new season after three consecutive away trips at Hereford, Guiseley and Farsley Celtic. It’s not been the start we hoped for, collecting just one point from a possible nine, and we head into the match with back to back defeats. But, rewind the clock back to this stage last season and we were in a similar position, still seeking our first league win, and we all know how the season ended up.

Moors suffered a late defeat at Farsley last Saturday.

IMPORTANT MATCH INFORMATION

The Brewery Field is set to host it’s first game since early May.

TICKET INFO

York City have been provided an allocation of 750 tickets, which will be available to purchase through the North Yorkshire club.

Spennymoor tickets will be available to purchase from The Moors Tavern.  There will be no online sales of tickets for either side.

Spennymoor tickets are available now, and will be on sale up until kick-off or until they sell out.

Adults: £14
Concessions: £9
Under 18: £4
Under 10: FREE


NOTICES FOR SUPPORTERS

The South terracing is still under construction and will, therefore, be closed for the York game.  Effectively this makes The Brewery Field a three-sided ground for the match.  This will not affect the amenities such as catering or toilet provision.

The club has been in constant contact with the National League, the Safety Advisory Board and York City to ensure the game goes ahead and the ground is safe for spectators.

This all-ticket format does not affect Spennymoor Town season ticket holders’ entrance to the stadium at all.

The Tees Crescent turnstile will be closed for entry to the ground due to work, however it will be opened for use as an exit at full time.

The game will not be segregated.

There will be no cash turnstiles in place.


CAR PARKING

Postcode for car park: DL16 6JW

The club has made strides to alleviate parking issues on a match day by striking a two-year deal with Durham County Council to utilise the old Durham Road school site for match day parking. 

The car park will be manned by Spennymoor Town Youth FC volunteers and the price of use will be a donation to the Academy.  All proceeds go to the Academy itself.

All spectators are advised to arrive at least half an hour before kick off to avoid potential congestion at the turnstiles 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 at [email protected]


PROGRAMMES

Spennymoor Town’s official match day programme, ‘The Moors’, is on sale during home games at The Brewery Field.

Revamped and redesigned for the 2019/20 season, the 40-page programme offers exclusive interviews, features, reports and information in and around the club.

Programme: £2.50

Half Time Raffle: £1

Golden Goal: £1


SEATS, FOOD AND DRINK

Available seats for supporters: 739

  • Ramside Hall Estates Main Stand | 250
  • Motif8 Pond Stand | 489

Seats are available on a first come first basis. No reservations.

Supporter’s marquee opens:

  • 1.30pm on weekend/Bank Holiday fixtures
  • 6.45pm on midweek fixtures

Food and drink will be available inside the ground from:

  • 1.30pm on weekend/Bank Holiday fixtures
  • 6.45pm on midweek fixtures

Spennymoor Town Football Club,
The Brewery Field
Wood Vue
Spennymoor
County Durham
DL16 6JN