Spennymoor Town v Chester
Saturday 10th September 2022, 3pm
National League North
The Brewery Field
Chester have had a mixed start to their new National League North campaign and fans will be hoping their extraordinary comeback against leaders King’s Lynn Town last weekend can prove a catalyst.
The Blues were staring down the barrel of a heavy defeat when they went in 3-0 down at the break but boss Calum McIntyre’s half time words provoked a big response, and they roared back to draw 3-3 in the end.
It was another useful point after Chester had collected their second win of the season on Bank Holiday Monday when they triumphed 2-1 at Curzon Ashton.
After finishing 16th in 2021/22, McIntyre’s men will be aiming to push themselves towards the other end of the table this time around.
One To Watch
Kurt Willoughby was drafted into Chester during the summer and has hit the ground running at The Deva Stadium having hit the net four times already this term.
The former England C front man scored 11 goals and won promotion from National League North with York City last season, whilst he’s also prospered at the level before with FC United of Manchester.
A central striker by trade, Willoughby is also comfortable on the wing and Moors defenders will have to stay on alert to keep him quiet at The Brewery Field this weekend.
Head To Head
Moors have enjoyed an excellent record against Chester in recent years and have tasted victory in five of the six meetings between the clubs since 2018.
Maximum points were taken by Moors home and away last term as a 4-2 triumph at The Brewery Field in December before goals from Rob Ramshaw and Jordan Thewlis earned a 2-0 win at The Deva Stadium in February.
On The Whistle
Richard Aspinall will take charge of Saturday’s game against Chester at The Brewery Field, and he will be assisted by Liam Smith and Macauley Gibson.
Tickets are on sale in advance online to both home and away supporters – buying online being the easy and straightforward way to buy for this weekend’s fixture.
Fans will also be able to pay by cash or card on the turnstiles at The Brewery Field prior to kick-off.
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 2.50pm with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app or on DAB radio.
Moors have been installed as 21/20 favourites for three points on Saturday, while Chester are an 85/40 shot for victory and a draw is priced up at odds of 9/4.