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Almost a month after a 2-1 win over Kidderminster, Spennymoor finally return to action at The Brewery Field as all eyes focus back on the National League North.

A month of away games against Ashton United, Kettering Town and Chorley have seen Moors clock up the miles in October, with the fixture against Gloucester representing a welcome opportunity to climb the table and make The Brewery Field a fortress, something Jason Ainsley has stressed this week.

Last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Chorley in the cup meant Moors missed out on a place in the First Round, with The Magpies subsequently drawing Mansfield Town away during Monday’s draw. Attention now shifts to the league with crucial games coming thick and fast in the next few weeks.

That begins with the visit of Gloucester as the two teams meet for the first ever time. The Tigers currently sit 11th in the table after a solid start to life in the division following their switch from the National League South in the summer.

Away wins at Blyth and Kidderminster in the seasons opening exchanges made for the ideal start, and further victories over Darlington and Guiseley have changed the opinion of those who had Gloucester tipped as relegation favourites before a ball was kicked.

A large part of that has been the performances of Joe Hanks, a former Cheltenham Town graduate who has shone for The Tigers since joining in 2016. His 11 goals this campaign has contributed to their good start.

OPPOSITION VIEW

We got the views of Gloucester’s Media Officer, Isaac Henderson, ahead of today’s game. The full interview is in this week’s edition of ‘The Moors’!

You have made a solid start to the season after being switched to the National League North. How have you found life in the division over the first three months?

It has been a very enjoyable start to life back in the National League North, we have managed to pick up some very good results and everyone has been playing with a lot of confidence.

In terms of the players brought in over the summer, who has made an impact in the first few months?

The player in my opinion who’s come in over summer and made the most impact would be Marlon Jackson. He’s chipped in with some important goals so far as well as bringing others into play he’s been a real asset to the side.

Favourite moment of the season so far?

For me my favourite moment of the season so far would be the 2-3 win at Kidderminster Harriers after being 2-0 down inside 20 minutes. The atmosphere was fantastic, and you could see the togetherness of the management, players and fans.  The scenes at full-time were great to see players and fans alike in celebration after completing an unbelievable comeback and keeping all three points at the death thanks to a penalty save from Zach Jeacock.

opposition in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuZfV4doqnkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K85cBVA0gpw “Today is a great opportunity to get back in front of our own supporters having put in a couple of good away displays since we were last at The Brewery Field. However, we were disappointed we didn’t manage to progress in the FA Cup last weekend against Chorley. We had enough chances to win the tie, but decisions didn’t go our way in the end. We have had to dust ourselves down and focus on continuing our recent positive league performances.” Jason Ainsley Jason AinsleyManager

STATS CENTRE

0 combined goals scored by Glen Taylor (12) and Joe Hanks (11) in the 2019/20 season 0 number of points Gloucester have won on the road since a 3-2 win at Kidderminster on 13th August.

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