Spennymoor Town Youth FC’s Andy Lowe has expressed his gratitude to the club’s first team players for the example they’ve set during the club’s Durham Challenge Cup run.
The Moors take on Stockton Town at The Brewery Field tomorrow night in the semi-final of the competition, having fielded a youthful side in their first four games.
Lowe, who has overall responsibility for the club’s academy and has managed the team for all four cup games, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed being in the dugout this season for the Durham Challenge Cup.
“I would like to place on record my gratitude to the players for how well they have performed, particularly the senior players, who have set a real example to the young men they have played alongside.
“In my role, one of my primary concerns is that the young men pick up good habits and professionalism from the first-team players, which they can take forward themselves in their development.
“There have been some wonderful memories so far for the young lads who have played. Not least for David Webb, who scored his first ever senior goal against Sunderland RCA. They have done the whole club proud.”
With the Moors’ Vanarama National League North fixture at Southport being postponed on Saturday, first team Manager Jason Ainsley has made the full squad available to Lowe.
This means a strong Spennymoor line-up can be expected against The Anchors, who will not be taken lightly by anyone at The Brewery Field tomorrow night.
The mix of academy Under 18s and established semi-pros has yielded excellent results. The team has scored 16 goals and conceded just three in the four ties so far, winning comfortably in the first three, before grinding out a nail-biter against West Auckland in January.
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