We turn the focus on this evening’s FA Trophy action with a comprehensive preview of Darlington’s visit to The Brewery Field.
Spennymoor Town v Darlington
Tuesday 20th December 2022, 7.45pm
FA Trophy Third Round
The Brewery Field
Darlington arrive at The Brewery Field this evening lying top of the National League North table having put together an impressive run of form during the opening half of the 2022/23 campaign.
The Quakers have won six of their last eight league outings and their eye-catching 6-2 triumph at Gloucester City a week and a half ago took them back to the summit.
Alun Armstrong’s side have tasted defeat just once in their last 10 games in all competitions, making it through to Round Three of the FA Trophy with a 4-1 win over Alfreton Town last month.
One To Watch
Jack Lambert has been in fantastic form for Darlington this season and his superb recent performances earned him the National League Player of the Month for November award.
The Newcastle-born 23-year-old scored an astonishing four goals as Darlington stormed back to the top of the table 10 days ago with a 6-2 victory at Gloucester City.
An attacking midfielder with a keen eye for goal and the ability to shoot from distance, Moors will need to keep a close eye on the former Dundee and Scunthorpe United man tonight.
Head To Head
Six of the last 10 encounters between the clubs have ended in draws, with each of the last three meetings finishing 1-1.
You must go back to New Year’s Day 2020 for the last victory in this fixture, when Moors ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from James Roberts, Ben McKenna and Adam Boyes.
On The Whistle
Gareth Thomas will be on the whistle for today’s FA Trophy tie against Darlington, and he will be assisted by Mark Bates and Umar Ahmed.
Tonight’s game is ALL-TICKET.
Home fans can buy tickets from the Sports Bar until 2pm today, while Darlington fans can buy online-only until 2pm, after which there will be no further availability.
Fans who are unbale to get along to the game on Tuesday night can rely on our full live commentary to keep you up to date as we go head-to-head with The Quakers.
Mark Simpson will be live from The Brewery Field from 7.35pm with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.
Both sides are permitted to name seven substitutes for Tuesday’s game, though a maximum of three may be used at any time.
If the game is drawn after 90 minutes, the winner will be decided on a penalty shootout.
Darlington have been installed as slight favourites to win in 90 minutes at odds of 6/4, though Moors aren’t far behind at 6/4 and you back the tie to go to penalties at a price of 11/5.