We turn our attentions to Saturday with a full and in-depth preview of the action as Moors welcome Darlington to The Brewery Field in an early kick-off.
Spennymoor Town v Darlington
Saturday 27th August 2022, 1pm
National League North
The Brewery Field
Darlington enjoyed an encouraging opening day win over Gloucester City but have not tasted victory again since and arrive at The Brewery Field this weekend sitting 17th in the National League North table.
The Quakers were defeated on home soil by newly promoted Banbury United last weekend so will be determined to offer an instant reaction to that when they make the short trip to Spennymoor.
Boss Alun Armstrong was able to significantly invest in his squad during the summer as former Peterborough United and Gateshead star Marcus Maddison arrived at the club.
Mark Beck also returned to Darlington following a five-year spell at Harrogate Town, while Ben Liddle joined arrived recently having spent last season in League Two with Bristol Rovers.
Having finished 13th in National League North last term, Armstrong’s men will be hoping they can have a say much further up the table during 2022/23.
One To Watch
Front man Mark Beck returned to Darlington during the summer following his exit from Harrogate Town at the end of 2021/22.
The 28-year-old played a key role in Town’s historic promotion to the Football League in 2019/20, while he also won the FA Trophy during a spell which saw him score 34 goals in 136 appearances.
Beck scored on his second debut for The Quakers in their opening day victory over Gloucester City and they will be hoping he can provide a regular supply of goals throughout 2022/23.
Head To Head
The last three competitive meetings between the sides have ended in draws, with both games last season finishing 1-1 and the one meeting in 2020/21 remaining goalless.
Goals from James Roberts, Ben McKenna and Adam Boyes helped Moors celebrate the most recent win in this fixture back on New Year’s Day 2020.
On The Whistle
James Westgate will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s derby encounter with Darlington and he will be assisted by Sam Parnaby and Thomas Wilson.
Saturday’s game is ALL-TICKET, which means there will be no tickets for sale to home or away supporters on the day of the game.
Moors fans can buy tickets from the Neil Adams Sports Bar until the end of Friday but must be introduced by a current Season Ticket holder when they purchase.
Fans all over the world will be able to enjoy live audio commentary of Saturday’s game as we continue our hugely successful partnership with Durham OnAir.
Mark Simpson will be live from The Brewery Field from 12.50pm with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app or on DAB radio.
Moors have been installed as 6/5 favourites for three points on Saturday, while visitors Darlington are rated a 2/1 shot and the draw is also available at odds of 2/1.