Preview: Brackley Town v Moors

We focus our attentions on the weekend action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North trip to Brackley Town.

Brackley Town v Spennymoor Town
National League North
Saturday 14th October 2023, 3pm
St James Park

The Opposition
Brackley Town currently sit 10th in National League North but will be keen to return to winning ways this weekend after a run of three consecutive league defeats.

The sequence included their first home reverse of the season against Curzon Ashton at the end of last month in between losses at Scarborough Athletic and Scunthorpe United.

The Saints also suffered disappointment in the FA Cup when they were beaten 3-2 in dramatic circumstances at Braintree Town despite leading 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining.

Brackley finished fourth last term and were on the brink of promotion before being beaten 2-0 by Kidderminster Harriers in the Play-Off Final.

Previous Meeting
Brackley had the edge over Moors last season, having run out 2-1 winners on their own patch in December before taking a point from their trip to The Brewery Field back in March.

Moors had led through Tom Allan in the game at St James Park, but things took a turn when James Curtis was shown a red card, and the hosts came back to claim three points.

Brackley were in front during the early stages of the Brewery Field meeting but Joe Tait’s wonderful free-kick brought Moors level on the stroke of half time.

Team News
Mark Anderson is making good progress on his recovery from an ankle injury but is not ready for a return just yet, while fellow midfielder Danny Greenfield is also sidelined with an ankle problem.

Match Officials
The referee for Saturday’s game at Brackley Town will be Dane McCarrick, and he will be assisted by Alexander Perkin and Jordan Griffiths.

Moors fans can make a saving by buying their tickets in advance for Saturday’s game – they will be on sale on the day from Brackley’s Ticket Office, but prices will rise by £2 across the board.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Stream
Saturday’s game at Brackley Town will be streamed live on National League TV due to it being international weekend, so fans all over the world will be able to watch the game online.

All you need to do is sign-up for your NLTV Match Pass and make sure you select ‘Spennymoor Town’ as your preferred team to ensure we get the correct share of the revenue generated.

Click here for more information about how to access the live stream.

Live Commentary
We’ll also be delivering our usual live commentary on Durham OnAir, so that you can stay right up to date on the latest from St James Park on Saturday.

Mark Simpson will be on-air from 2.50pm to set the scene and then describe all the action as it unfolds as Moors go in search of another win on the road.

Click here for more information on accessing the live commentary.

Betting Odds
Brackley Town have been installed as 13/10 favourites to take three points on Saturday, with Moors rated a 9/5 shot for victory and the bookies are giving a price of 11/5 on the game ending in a draw.

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