100 reasons to follow Moors in 2020/21: 51-75

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A YOUNGER GENERATION OF FANS COMING THROUGH

Over the last few years the club has seen an increase in the amount of young people supporting and following Spennymoor. From children to teenagers, the next generation of Moors fans is well and truly established.

BLAKEMAN'S LEFT FOOT

Adam Blakeman moved to The Brewery Field from National League North rivals Chorley during the summer. The left-back is well known for his set-pieces and wicked deliveries into the box. Expect to see some free-kicks fly in to the top corner this campaign.

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A BIG START AT HOME

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Spennymoor’s 2020/2021 fixtures were announced last Tuesday afternoon, with big home games against ex-Football League Chester and Hereford in the opening month of the season following the Farsley Celtic opener.

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ANDY OATES

A member of the Legends Wall at The Brewery Field, Moors’ long serving and loyal physio is an integral part of the club. Having been there through the good and bad times, ‘Oatesy’ has many tales to tell from his tenure and is always keen to chat with fans on match days.

moors tv

Catch up on everything you watched on a Saturday with full highlights packages from EVERY Moors game at the start of the week. Moors TV, the club’s official YouTube channel, brings you everything from goals, interviews, behind the scenes footage and more. Subscribe now and never miss a video!

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frank mulhern

Mulhern signed from Stockport County in August and has looked sharp during pre-season. The striker has three goals in four games and his link-up play with Glen Taylor and Stephen Thompson shows huge promise ahead of the start of the new campaign.

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Spennymoor Town Football Club is the heart of the town. It’s a hub where people congregate and come together to enjoy their Saturday afternoon.

There is a real sense of community and comradery when you enter The Brewery Field which keeps you coming back for more.

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OUR MASCOT

Last season we ran a competition with local Primary schools in Spennymoor, asking the students to submit their designs and ideas for our club mascot. After multiple entries, Brewery the Badger was selected as the winner. Brewery made several appearances last season, taking photos with fans and getting the crowd excited before kick-off.

THE ARCH

The Spennymoor arch is the first thing you will see when walking up to the ground. Steeped in history, the arch greets you into The Brewery Field on match days.

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live football in the moors tavern

The Moors Tavern is currently open Friday to Sunday and is offering cheap drinks, delicious food and lots of live football. It’s the perfect place to spend your weekend!

The Tavern is open 12-10pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s, with a 12-8pm opening slot on Sunday’s.

mckenna magic

Ben McKenna won the hearts of Spennymoor fans during his first season with the club courtesy of some dazzling displays on the wing. His ability to take on players, deliver teasing crosses and pop up with key goals is a huge reason Moors fans sign his praises. THAT goal against Darlington on New Year’s Day will always be remembered.

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our ladies team

Spennymoor Town Ladies, formed in the summer of 2019, enjoyed a hugely successful first campaign, securing promotion and impressing with some brilliant performances. Under the management of Domonic Bylett, the Ladies Team head into a new campaign with promotion ambitions. The team play on Sunday’s and you can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

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tommy miller

Former Premier League player Tommy Miller, who had spells with Ipswich Town, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Sheffield Wednesday, has been Assistant Manager at the club since 2016. Miller has brought a level of professionalism since arriving at The Brewery Field and remains a key part of the management team.

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priority cup tickets

Moors will be involved in FA Trophy, FA Cup and Durham Challenge Cup action this season, and, if we get a home tie, tickets will go on sale for that individual game. Season ticket holders will get access first, so sign up and make sure to get yours!

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a meteoric rise

Since Brad Groves took over the club in 2009, it’s been quite the journey at Spennymoor. Multiple promotions, Wembley success and reaching the highest level in the club’s history are just a few notable milestones in the last 11 years.

The Brewery Field is unrecognisable following major developments, the playing squad is packed with quality and experience and the fan base has grown significantly, with an average crowd of over 1,000.

Add to that the academy’s huge growth and the introduction of a Ladies Team, and it’s fair to say it’s been a meteoric rise. Our special film documents the last two years as the club goes from strength to strength.

tait is back

Joe Tait returned to The Brewery Field earlier this month after a two-year spell with National League North promotion hopefuls York City. The defender spent four years at the club, playing a key role as Moors progressed up the league’s with back-to-back promotions.

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the home kit

Black, white and gold. Our new 2020/21 home shirt is a beauty! Sponsored by Great Annual Savings, the traditional black and white stripes are accompanied by a slick gold trim.

WE GOT SOUL

Many fans of Premier League clubs have become dissalusioned with the way the game at the top level is now centred around money. Never have supporters of top elite clubs been so far away from the very teams they follow.

That’s why non-league football is becoming a hugely popular alternative. We have soul.

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long range screamers

We saw plenty of these last season. Shane Henry against Boston, Stephen Brogan against Blyth, Rob Ramshaw against Altrincham and Tyler Forbes against everyone! Glen Taylor’s belter against Darlington in 2019 will struggle to be topped, but let’s see!

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your safety is our priority

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken over all of our lives in 2020. The landscape of sport has changed for the foreseeable future, but Spennymoor Town will be a safe place to come and watch football once the government gives the green light for fans to return at our level. 

new rivals and familiar faces

Moors will welcome AFC Fylde to The Brewery Field for the first time in March, while there are some familiar opponents returning to the league in the shape of Chorley, who beat Spennymoor on penalties in the Play-Off Final in 2019. The home clash with The Magpies takes place in April.

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tony wilson

Our Managing Director, Tony Wilson, took the reigns in 2018 and has transformed the club behind the scenes. Wilson has overseen huge improvements in all areas of the club and has installed a professional ethos across the board, staff, management and players. A friendly face and a Spennymoor local, Wilson is an integral part of the club’s plan.

BE PART OF THE BIG DAYS

Everyone remembers the big, iconic fixtures. Buy a season ticket and be part of the ride, and you could be watching play-off finals, trips to Wembley and cup finals at The Brewery Field or on the road. Take a look at our FA Vase film and see what it’s all about!

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get to know the lads

Players and supporters can often be seen mingling after a game at The Brewery Field, a brilliant sight in an era of football where there is a void between the two camps. Some players often make appearances at The Moors Tavern, and the squad often heads back after big games to have a drink with supporters.

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A NEW LOOK SEASON CARD

Our new season cards will be sent out before the start of the season. Boasting a new design with the AFFA graphic and your own unique QR code, they are supplied by our e-ticketing partner, Kaizen Ticketing.

Check back next week for numbers 76-100!