After a narrow 1-0 defeat to Gateshead on Tuesday evening points are now essential as National League North leaders King’s Lynn travel to The Brewery Field.
Moors have claimed just one win in their seven fixtures this season and will be without talismanic striker Glen Taylor after he suffered an injury at the Gateshead International Stadium.
King’s Lynn have taken the league by storm following promotion last term and a 3-2 win over Alfreton on Tuesday saw them leap above York to the summit of the division.
The Linnets have won their previous five games and have only dropped five points so far this campaign. In Michael Gash and Adam Marriott, they possess two of the top scorers, with a combined total of 11 goals.
It’s been a stunning start to life in the National League North for King’s Lynn Town. They have carried on the momentum from their super play-off final win over Warrington into start of the campaign, collecting 22 points from a possible 27. Despite an opening day defeat at Guiseley, the only other blot on their copy book came in the form of a creditable 1-1 draw at Brackley Town.
- Moors failed to keep a clean sheet for the seventh game in a row this season and have only managed four clean sheets in their last 22 competitive league fixtures.
- Spennymoor only suffered one 1-0 defeat in the entire 2018/19 season at Stockport. They have already lost two by that score line in 2019/20 at Farsley and Gateshead.
- King’s Lynn have collected 22 points from their opening nine National League North fixtures, only dropping five points courtesy of a draw against Brackley and opening day loss at Guiseley.
- Michael Gash (5) and Adam Marriott (6) have scored 11 of The Linnets 20 league goals, a total 55%.
- The Linnets have scored at least two goals in eight of their nine fixtures. The only exception was the 1-1 draw at Brackley.
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With Taylor likely to be missing for the next few games at least, this gives the other strikers in the squad a chance to make their mark. Adam Boyes, James Roberts and Gavin Cogdon all came off the bench on Tuesday, and they will all be working hard to force their way into the starting eleven. Reflecting on the past week and the win over Chester as well as the loss at The Heed, our season is still yet to get going, and it’s been a frustrating first month of the campaign. But there is plenty of points still left to play for. 105 points in fact.
Our opponents today are King’s Lynn Town, the surprise package of the season so far courtesy of a blistering start to life at this level following promotion via the super play-off at the end of last season. The Norfolk side are a bit of an unknown quantity, but, with the likes of well-travelled strikers Michael Gash and Adam Marriott in their ranks, they are clearly a side bursting with quality. Their form in August was nothing short of spectacular. Despite an opening day loss at Guiseley, they have only dropped two points since, boasting a perfect home record. Their 20 goals make them the division’s top scorers too, so Moors’ defence will have to be on their game this afternoon.
INFO FOR TRAVELLING FANS
HOW TO GET HERE
The Brewery Field is located six miles from Durham. You can get here via:
- Public transport:
TRAIN | Durham (6.1 miles away and a 15-minute journey in a taxi)
BUS | Durham Bus Station is in Durham town centre and the No.6 bus takes you to Durham Road, Spennymoor, in around 15 minutes.
- CAR: Make the most of Spennymoor Town’s official match day car park on Durham Road, located just a minute’s walk from the ground.
ARRIVING AT THE BREWERY FIELD
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.
Away supporters are welcome to enter any turnstile at the ground during non segregated match fixtures.
TICKETS AND ADMISSION
You can pay on the gate on Spennymoor Town match days. The only exception is during all-ticket games. In this instance, tickets must be collected from The Moors Tavern, the club’s official match day pub.
ADULT £10 / CONCESSION £8/ UNDER 18 £3 / UNDER 10 FREE
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 parking will be run by older Spennymoor Town Youth FC academy players and the entirety of the small parking fee will be reinvested into the academy for the purchase of new equipment. There will be a small fee to park.