Match Hub: Darlington


Sunday 26 December 2021


The Brewery Field

National League North



Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley take charge of their first home game this Sunday with the visit of local rivals Darlington.

It’s been a period of change at The Brewery Field in recent weeks, with the departure of Tommy Miller early in December signalling the arrival of the former Salford and Chester duo.

Jason Ainsley took interim charge of the side for the visit of Chester a fortnight ago, steering Moors to a dramatic and deserved 4-2 victory which steadied the ship.

The Quakers will be buoyed by a 1-0 victory over former league leaders AFC Fylde, with Luke Charman registering his ninth goal of the campaign.

He remains three behind Glen Taylor who has 12, with Johnson stating he now possesses the best striker in non-league football in his first interview with the club.


You can listen to all the action from The Brewery Field on Durham OnAir from 2.50pm on Sunday with Adam Hassell.

Download the station’s app to listen to Durham OnAir wherever you are in the country. Using the app, you can also listen in your car through your cars phone connection system.

Go to your Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and search for “Durham OnAir”, or click below.

how to follow the game

  • In-game updates on our Twitter page @SpennymoorTown
  • Full match report on our website and social channels
  • Post match reaction on Moors TV
  • Highlights on Moors TV
  • Live Commentary on Durham On Air (above)


Club Chief Executive Brad Groves has spoken today to express his desire for Boxing Day’s fixture between Spennymoor Town and Darlington FC to be an occasion for non-league football.

He said: “With Darlington set to visit The Brewery Field over the festive period, I think it’s important to stress that this fixture should be a memorable day for football fans in the North East.

“Lessons have been learned from Darlington supporters’ previous visit to The Brewery Field in 2020.  I think it’s clear that some honest mistakes were made from Spennymoor Town’s side in the build up to the game.

“First of all, the decision not to make it an all-ticket occasion was a mistake and played a part in a higher number of Darlington fans in the segregated area of the ground than was anticipated.  We’ve obviously implemented far stricter ground entry requirements for this year’s fixture and limited the number of tickets available in both home and away ends.

“The previous pricing structure which categorised games into A and B fixtures was, in hindsight, the wrong call, which has now been amended under the Affordable Football For All strategy and we have made this season’s tickets cheaper for non-season ticket holders and Darlington supporters.

“We now offer the best match day package in non-league football and can provide travelling Darlington supporters with unrivalled prices and facilities in the away end with their own fan zone, catering, bar and toilet facilities.  Together, this makes Spennymoor Town a safe and enjoyable experience for any visiting supporter.

“There was also a small contingent of Darlington supporters last time who let their club down with their behaviour.

“Having worked with Darlington, we do not expect those people to be able to attend this season’s fixture.

“We have worked hard to ensure that all of this contributes to a safe and enjoyable visit for Darlington supporters and a memorable occasion on the pitch for both sets of fans to enjoy.  I would stress that everyone reads our Covid-19 procedures and anyone who feels unwell does not attend the match.”

covid-19 measures

Spennymoor Town Football club has consistently the placed safety of supporters, staff, players, their families and the community as a priority.

There is a fine balance to be found between safety and sensible precautions.

Our message at this time is for all to take personal responsibility to keep our family and friends safe.

  1. If you feel unwell (cough, temperature, loss of taste) please do not attend a fixture or event.
  2. We would encourage Lateral Flow Testing in advance of planned attendance. (NHS Guidance)
  3. Please respect the views of others in wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

There is a commitment by the club to reimburse all supporters who are unable to attend as a result of following these measures.

SEASON TICKETS and turnstiles

The club announced that Boxing Day’s fixture would be all-ticket earlier in the month.

Season ticket holders can use their tickets to gain entry to match.

You will be instructed to scan your QR code, which is located on the bottom right hand side of your ticket, towards an iPad operated by a member of the turnstile staff team.

See turnstile access points below:

Turnstile 4: HOME tickets

Turnstile 5: HOME tickets

Turnstile 6: HOME tickets

Turnstile 7: HOME tickets

Tees Crescent: AWAY tickets



Several hospitality options will be open at Boxing Day’s game with Darlington.

The Neil Adams Sports Bar: Open from 12pm

Jason Ainsley Fan Zone (HOME FANS ONLY): Open from 1.30pm

Axe House Fan Zone (AWAY FANS ONLY): Open from 1.30pm

Liverpool vs Leeds LIVE on BT Sport from 12.30pm in The Neil Adams Sports Bar



Postcode for Sat Nav purposes: DL16 6RH

Nearest railway station: Durham

Car parking is available on Durham Road and is a short walk from the ground. The car park will be sign posted on match day.

First Time Visitors

First Time Visitors

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