As 2023 draws to a close, we look through some of the most memorable moments from the past 12 months.
We’ve explained each of the 12 photos we’ve picked out from 2023, which you can enjoy in our gallery at the base of this article.
Moors kicked-off the year by wearing their away kit despite playing at home against Blyth Spartans. The move was part of the Club’s support for Shelter’s No Home Kit campaign, designed to raise awareness of homelessness. Goals from Reece Kendall and Rob Ramshaw saw Moors come from behind to run out 2-1 winners over their rivals on New Year’s Day.
Moors looked set for home defeat Scarborough Athletic led 2-1 in the dying seconds of their visit to The Brewery Field. However, recent arrival Connor Shanks continued his super-sub impact by snatching a glorious last-gasp leveller to set off wild scenes of celebration.
When Peterborough Sports raced into a 3-0 lead by half time at The Brewery Field, there were some thinking only about damage limitation. However, Moors produced a scintillating second half display with Joe Tait and Paul Blackett leading the revival before Jake Day’s debut goal capped an incredible comeback.
Glen Taylor was in vintage form as Moors made a late surge towards the play-off places – and Kettering Town paid the price in mid-April. The legendary front man scored all four goals in a 4-2 victory over The Poppies to underline his status as a cult hero at The Brewery Field.
At the end of a long league season, Moors’ final game was at the Stadium of Light as they were beaten on penalties by Hebburn in the Durham Challenge Cup Final. Later in the month, it was confirmed that Jamie Chandler was to become the Club’s new permanent First Team Manager.
Moors unveiled their two new kits for the 2023/24 campaign and along with it a new partnership deal with Orangebox Training Solutions. Simon Corbett from Orangebox was at The Brewery Field to launch our new look alongside players from our Men’s and Ladies Teams.
Moors’ preparations for the fresh campaign included a unique afternoon at The Brewery Field named Super Saturday. Not only did Moors play friendlies against Hebburn and Newcastle United U21s, but the squads from the 2013 FA Vase Final were reunited to play an exhibition game on the pitch!
Jamie Chandler’s men underlined their encouraging start to the season when they earned a brilliant away win at Peterborough Sports. Second half goals from Danny Greenfield and Will Harris did the damage in a 2-0 triumph.
It was announced that Jamie Chandler was to step down from his role as First Team Manager with immediate effect. Chandler had found the commitment of juggling the job at The Brewery Field with other family and work commitments too much – Lewis Dickman stepped up to take charge.
There were memorable scenes of celebration in the visiting changing room as Moors enjoyed a wonderful victory away at local rivals Darlington. Danny Greenfield and Mark Anderson were on target against The Quakers in a richly deserved victory.
Moors showed their stubborn side on the road once again when Will Harris’ goal proved the difference in victory at King’s Lynn Town. However, a heroic late goal-line clearance from Keenan Ferguson was needed to protect the clean sheet and the three points.
Moors in the Community once again took centre-stage as the festive season approached and a food and toy donation drive was met with another brilliant response. The donations were handed over to local charity, Angel Trust which aims to support the community of County Durham.