Preview: Moors v Bishop’s Stortford

We turn the focus on Saturday’s action with a full and comprehensive preview of Bishop’s Stortford’s National League North visit to The Brewery Field.

Spennymoor Town v Bishop’s Stortford
National League North
Saturday 26th August 2023, 1pm
The Brewery Field

The Opposition
Bishop’s Stortford claimed their place in National League North after lifting the Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division title in 2022/23.

Steve Smith’s side held off competitive from Hornchurch and Canvey Island to clinch automatic promotion and the club is ambitious to prosper at the higher level too now.

Their elevation to the sixth tier is seen as their biggest achievement since winning the FA Trophy 29 years ago and was secured thanks to a 2-2 draw with Aveley on Tuesday 18th April.

The Blues enjoyed an eye-catching opening day win over fancied Chester but they arrive at The Brewery Field this weekend on the back of consecutive defeats to Brackley Town and Farsley Celtic.

Previous Meeting
Saturday’s game will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two clubs.

Team News
Michael Ledger will be assessed after he was taken off during the second half of last Saturday’s win at Peterborough Sports with a slight hamstring problem.

Match Officials
Lewis Dawson will be on the whistle for Saturday’s early kick-off at The Brewery Field, and he will be assisted by Scott Henry and Ben Schofield.

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.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Commentary
Our popular link-up with Durham OnAir means that if you can’t get along to the game on Saturday you will be able to enjoy full live commentary wherever you are in the world.

Join Mark Simpson from 12.50pm on Saturday to keep right up to date throughout the afternoon as Moors look to build on their encouraging early season form.

Click here now for more information on how to access our live coverage.

Betting Odds
Moors have been installed as 8/11 favourites for three points on Saturday, with Bishop’s Stortford rated a 3/1 shot for victory and a draw priced up at 13/5 with the bookies.

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