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An injury-hit Moors side travel to Hurst Cross to face Ashton United in the Third Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

A 2-1 win over Kidderminster Harriers last weekend was greeted with obvious delight, but, after Stephen Brogan, James Curtis and Andrew Johnson were forced off, Spennymoor’s squad is light heading into the game.

A win would put Moors just one game away from an appearance in the First Round for the first time since 2016, but, they will have to navigate a side who are on a high following a 4-0 win at Grantham on Tuesday.

However, that victory was just Ashton’s second of the campaign, with both arriving on the road. Hurst Cross has been a happy hunting ground for away sides so far, but Moors will be aware of the need to tread carefully after a 3-0 defeat at the same ground in April.

That afternoon witnessed Moors concede three times within the first 20 minutes on a forgettable day at Hurst Cross, which also saw Jamie Chandler receive a red card. A repeat of that would damage the momentum gained over the last fortnight, with back to back wins over Lancaster and Kidderminster breathing new life into the season.


Much like Spennymoor, it’s been far from dull at Hurst Cross this season. There have been goals galore in Ashton’s matches so far, 53 in 15 in fact, averaging 3.4 goals per contest. But, worryingly for Ashton, they have shipped more than they have scored, resulting in a slow start to the life in the Northern Premier League Division following relegation last campaign.

Ashton progressed to this round following a 1-0 win over Pontefract Collieries after edging past Tadcaster Albion in a replay in the previous round, with the cup providing a welcome break from their patch league form. A 4-0 hammering of Grantham, three days after a rollercoaster 3-3 draw at home to Hyde, means spirits will be high and entertainment is likely to develop against Moors.


Last time we met

Saturday 6th April 2019

Hurst Cross


National League North


Gould, Williams, Atkinson, Curtis (C), Henry, Chandler, Hawkins, Ramshaw, Hall, Taylor, Diamond.

Subs: Harrison, Elliott, Hibbs, Johnson, Boyes

Attendance: 208

Stats Centre

  • This is the furthest Moors have been in the FA Cup since 2016 when they reached the Third Round.
  • Moors are looking to record three consecutive wins for the first time this season following victories over Lancaster and Kidderminster.
  • Ashton United have conceded 19 goals in 15 games in all competitions this season, an average of 1.3 per game.
  • There were eight goals scored between the sides in the two meetings in 2018/19, with six of them being scored in the first half.
Glen Taylor has averaged a goal every 40 minutes after returning from injury
days since Moors were beaten at Ashton in the 2018/19 season


Ashton United Football Club

Hurst Cross Stadium
Surrey Street,
Greater Manchester,

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Tel: 0161 339 4158


Free on-street parking is available but limited in the immediate vicinity on residential areas. There is a car park located behind the Rowley Street End.

Admission Prices

£12 Adult

£8 concession

(Junior 12-17, students and OAP’s)

£3 Under 12’s.

Note all under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concessions (Over 65) available to pensioners with a valid bus pass or other ID, college/university students (16-18’s & 18-21+) with a valid student ID from the college/university or Juniors age 12-17 again with ID if requested (proof will be needed on the turnstile, this will be in the form of a card that has a photo of the individual and a valid date. NUS cards are accepted too; same rules apply).

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