MATCH PREVIEW | North Ferriby United vs Spennymoor Town

Spennymoor will be aiming to pick up their first three points in five games and bounce back from two straight defeats against bottom of the table North Ferriby tonight.

Moors suffered two back-to-back defeats last week, at home to York City and away to Tamworth, which leaves them 10th in the Vanarama National League North.

Tonight’s opponents North Ferriby have tasted defeat in seven of their ten league games so far this campaign, with their sole victory coming against Blyth Spartans on 19th August.

After a surging start to the season for Moors, the past last week has showcased the tough demands of the National League in what has been a hectic period.

Tonight’s game will represent Moors’ sixth game in the space of 18 days, and a win against a struggling side is crucial in order for the team to start climbing the table again.

The hosts are coming into the game off the back of two consecutive losses themselves, having been beaten by Boston United and Chorley.

SPENNYMOOR TEAM NEWS

Ryan Hall remains sidelined so he is missing for the fourth consecutive fixture. Shane Henry misses out due to work commitments, but David Foley is back in the squad after overcoming an illness that saw him miss the defeat at Tamworth.

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“Sometimes it just doesn’t happen on the day. That was the case last Saturday as Moors went down 3-1 to Tamworth. Some of the build-up and play was good in the first half, but we just lacked that final ball which will have undoubtedly led to a goal. The torrential downpour at the end of the game summed up the mood on the pitch, but it’s vital to remember that we are in tenth place after ten games of the season, something which we would have taken at the start of the campaign.”

“Tonight represents a must win game against a side which has only picked up five points from a possible thirty, and most damning of all, have only found the net three times. It’s surprising when you consider they were only relegated from the National League last season. Jason Ainsley, along with the travelling Moors faithful, will be expecting three points tonight.”

one to watch: CURTIS BATESON

Curtis Bateson battles for the ball.

In a squad that struggles to score goals, Bateson could be the man to deliver. Having previously been on the books of Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Trinity, the striker has netted 19 goals in 35 games for Ferriby since joining in 2015, including one against Darlington last month.

GAFFER’S THOUGHTS

“It’s important that we bounce back from Saturday. We have another tough game against North Ferriby. It’s been a tough run of games for all the teams so I am not making any excuses.”