We take a look at everything you need to know ahead of the first home game of the new National League North campaign as Tamworth visit The Brewery Field.
Spennymoor Town v Tamworth
National League North
Saturday 12th August 2023, 3pm
The Brewery Field
Tamworth are playing their first away game back at National League North level following their promotion as Southern League Premier Division Central champions last term.
Their opening fixture could hardly have been a bigger challenge when they hosted title favourites Scunthorpe United, eventually succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to The Iron.
However, that won’t have dented the confidence of Andy Peaks and his players too much, especially after a wonderful 2022/23 which saw them clinch their return to the sixth tier for the first time since 2018.
Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 2017/18 campaign when The Lambs took a point from a 1-1 draw on their last visit to The Brewery Field in January 2018.
Keenan Ferguson missed last weekend’s game with a knee problem but has now returned to training and James Curtis is also hoping to return to contention to face Tamworth.
James Bancroft will take charge of Saturday’s National League North meeting with Tamworth, and he will be assisted by Paul Mosley and Stephen Birkett.
Fans of both sides can buy their ticket in advance online if preferred, while there will also be the function to buy via card or cash directly on the turnstiles prior to kick-off.
We’ve continued our popular link-up with Durham OnAir for 2023/24, which means that fans all over the world will be able to enjoy full live commentary of Saturday’s game.
Mark Simpson and Billy Shackleton will be live from The Brewery Field at 2.50pm to set the scene and then describe all the action as it unfolds.
Moors are installed as 19/20 favourites for three points on Saturday, with visitors Tamworth rated a 23/10 shot for victory and the draw is priced up at odds of 5/2.