We take a closer look at this weekend’s National League North action with a full and in-depth preview of Chorley’s visit to The Brewery Field.
Spennymoor Town v Chorley
Saturday 4th March 2023, 3pm
National League North
The Brewery Field
Chorley remain in good shape as they look to challenge for promotion back to the National League despite their surprise 3-2 home defeat to Boston United in midweek.
The Magpies were relegated in 2021 but reached the play-offs last term and are hoping to do the same again this time around, arriving in the North East this weekend sitting seventh in the table.
Chorley are now under the watch of Andy Preece who has been on the staff at Victory Park since 2018 and stepped in to take over as boss following Jamie Vermiglio’s departure at the end of last term.
Tuesday night’s loss to Boston was their first defeat in six games and Chorley have a reputation for being mean at the back, boasting one of the best defensive records in National League North.
One To Watch
Connor Hall has been The Magpies’ top scorer in each of the past two seasons and Moors will need to be on high alert to keep him quiet at The Brewery Field this weekend.
The former Sheffield United youngster originally joined Chorley on loan from Bolton Wanderers in 2019/20 but agreed a permanent switch in 2020 after a spell in the colours of Woking.
Hall has been in good form in recent weeks and has helped himself to three goals in his last two outings ahead of Saturday’s encounter in County Durham.
Head To Head
This weekend’s game will be the 11th competitive encounter between the two clubs and Moors go into it looking to avenge their 2-0 defeat at Victory Park earlier this season.
The Magpies were beaten 2-0 on their last visit to The Brewery Field – indeed they are yet to register their first victory over Moors on their own patch.
On The Whistle
Ben Tomlinson is the man in charge at The Brewery Field for this weekend’s National League North action, and he will be assisted by Adam Burgess and Rob Rees.
Saturday’s game is not segregated and both home and away supporters can buy their tickets in advance right now by heading to our Online Tickets Portal.
We will also have cash and card turnstiles in operation ahead of kick-off on Saturday.
Don’t worry if you can’t get along to the game on Saturday because you can enjoy full live and uninterrupted commentary on Durham OnAir!
Mark Simpson and Billy Shackleton will be live from The Brewery Field from 2.50pm with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.
The bookies are struggling to separate the two sides this weekend with Moors rated a 6/4 shot for victory and Chorley priced up at 7/5 and the draw available at odds of 11/5.