Match Preview: Boston United vs Spennymoor Town

Boston United vs Spennymoor Town

Saturday 12th August

National League North

Venue: Jakemans Stadium

Kick-off: 3pm

How to follow the game: Follow @spennymoortown on Twitter for live in-game updates

Six points from a possible six. It’s not exactly been a hesitant start to life in the National League for Spennymoor Town, with a narrow win over Stockport County being followed up with a heart stopping 2-3 win away at FC United of Manchester. Manager Jason Ainsley stressed there was no time to dwell on the side’s early success however with a trip to Boston United on the horizon.

Boston opened their campaign with a heavy defeat at the early pacesetters Southport, suffering a 4-0 reversal, but they recovered on Tuesday night with a 3-1 home win over Alfreton Town. The Jakemans Stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 6,643, will be another away day treat for Moors fans after the visit to Broadhurst Park on Tuesday night.

Spennymoor team news:

Jason Ainsley faces a potential headache and is waiting on the fitness of a handful of players. James Curtis, who missed the victory over FC United of Manchester, is still struggling with a dead leg, along with Mark Anderson who has missed the first two matches of the season.

Ryan Hall (knee), Dan Lowson (shoulder) and Kallum Griffiths (groin) will all face fitness tests ahead of the game.


“It’s very rare that you see a game which contains 40 shots from both teams! That speaks volume of Tuesday night’s game which had it all. Reporting from the stands was hard enough so I can’t imagine what it was like to play in it! Despite the early nature of the season the signs are incredibly promising. Any doubts that Moors would struggle to make the step have well and truly been extinguished within the first week of the season.

“However, this is a testing and long season with tough games on a weekly basis, so it’s crucial to maintain a high level of consistency. It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable start to the campaign, so here’s hoping for a positive result against Boston!”


“It is going to be a very tough game against a well-established former league club. They are a big and strong team and if we don’t match then we will come away with nothing”


Boston operate segregation at The Jakemans Stadium and away supporters will be housed in the Lincolnshire Co-operative Stand, accessible via turnstiles 3, 3a and 4.

Admission prices are £13 for adults, £10 for concessions (OAPs and students) and £4 for under-16s.

Their matchday programme ‘The Pilgrim’ will be on sale priced £3 per copy.