Focus shifts back to the league as Spennymoor begin a busy week with a trip to Latimer Park to face Kettering Town.
Moors will compete in three competitions over the next seven days, with a Durham Challenge Cup tie against Chester-le-Street and FA Cup clash with Chorley on the immediate horizon.
But, with Moors unbeaten in four league games and now six without defeat in all competitions, sprits and confidence is higher than ever with momentum now firmly behind Jason Ainsley and his side.
Despite falling behind to Ashton during an action packed cup tie last Saturday, a dominant and clinical second half showing saw Moors strike four times, ultimately sailing through the next round as 6-2 winners.
Kettering are currently five points and three places behind Moors, sitting just two points above the relegation zone and three points away from bottom of the league Blyth Spartans.
Both of their victories this season have came at Latimer Park, with an opening day 2-1 win over Telford being joined by a win via the same scoreline a month ago.
Andrew Johnson remains sidelined with the groin injury he sustained against Kidderminster, while Shane Henry may be in contention after recovering from an ankle injury.
The 2018-19 season saw manager Marcus Law guide the Poppies to the Evo-Stik League South Premier Central title, winning the league by a massive 14 points and promotion back to the Vanarama National League North. But Law resigned his position in June 2019, paving the way for former Poppy Nicky Eaden to guide the club for the 2019-20 campaign. Life in the National League North began well for Kettering. Despite trailing 1-0 at the break and playing with ten men for the final 26 minutes, a late Daniel Nti goal secured an opening day win.
However, that was to be the only high in a rough opening month of the campaign. Kettering went nine games without a win, claiming just two points courtesy of creditable draws against Chester and Southport, before a win at home to Alfreton Town. A FA Cup exit over two legs to Sutton Coldfield in the Second Qualifying Round was followed up with a narrow 1-0 loss at Hereford, meaning the Poppies head into the clash with Spennymoor on the back of two week break.
Find out more about the history of Kettering here.
0 Rob Ramshaw has scored in back-to-back games for the first time since December 2017 when he netted at Stockport and at home to FC United of Manchester. 0 % drop from Kettering’s winning ratio at the end of the last season to this season
Address: Polwell Lane, Burton Latimer, Northants, NN15 5PS
2019-20 MATCHDAY DETAILS
Adults £15; Concessions £10; Under 16’s £5. Season tickets are valid for this game.
Programmes (£2.50) and Klondike tickets (£1) are on sale just inside the turnstiles with the Klondike draw made at half time.
THE ALUMASC CAR PARK IS IN USE FOR THIS GAME – Many thanks to Alumasc in allowing us to use their facility.
THE SOCIAL CLUB is situated outside the ground and will be open throughout for sale of cold food and drinks. Programmes and Klondike tickets are also sold in the clubhouse.
Hot food and hot drinks are available from the catering van inside the ground.