MATCH PREVIEW // Spennymoor Town vs Middlesbrough

The Moors welcome Championship side Middlesbrough to the Brewery Field tonight in the club’s showpiece pre-season friendly.

In what’s set to be memorable occasion for Spennymoor fans, Tony Pulis will field a strong first team squad in the match, which kicks off at 7:30pm.

The first pre season friendly proved a successful run out for Moors, who swept aside Guisborough Town 1-5.  Meanwhile Boro themselves have already played abroad, losing 1-0 to Austrians Sturm Graz last week, bringing their fitness-boosting training camp to a close.

The game also provides an ideal opportunity for Moors fans to run the rule over the SIX new signings Jason Ainsley has added to his squad over the last two weeks, all of whom could be in line to play a part.

Moors boss Jason Ainsley, a boyhood Boro fan, has told of his delight at being able to give his side such a tough test in the second friendly of their pre-season programme.  He said: “The team will no doubt have to chase the ball for long periods tonight, which will be good for both team shape and our fitness – two things we’ve been working hard on with a new group of players ready for our second season in the National League North.”

For more comments from the manager, as well as the new Spennymoor Town MD, be sure to pick up one of the limited number of special edition giant souvenir programmes on sale at the ground tonight for £2.00.

The match will be live-tweeted on the Spennymoor Town offical Twitter feed: @spennymoortown.

 

SUPPORTER INFORMATION

Travel:

Nearest train staion: Durham (6.1 miles away and a 15 minute taxi ride)

Nearest bus station: Durham bus station is in the town centre and the No.6 bus takes you to Durham Road right next to the ground.

Parking at the ground is reserved for players and officials only due to the scarcity of spaces.  We have limited disabled supporter parking, which must be booked prior to arrival through Stave Lawson on 07871206474 or [email protected].

Supporters are asked to respect the surrounding areas of the ground and show consideration to the club’s neighbours and Spennymoor residents.  Local police teams may ticket cars that are illegally or inconsiderately parked.  We do not recommend using the Home Bargains or Iceland car parks nearby as clamping is a possibility.  However, the Town Hall and Leisure Centre car parks are free and just a short walk to the ground.

Admission:

Payment at the turnstiles and the following prices apply:

ADULT  £10

CONCESSION  (over 60s)  £5

JUNIOR (under 18s)  £2

UNDER 10s  FREE when accompanied by a paying adult

 

Ground information:

There is no segregation in place at the game.  Supporters of both sides are free to use any of the seats in either stand, providing they are not reserved for officials.  No extra money is to be paid to use a seat.

Refreshments will be sold around the ground and toilets are available on both sides of the ground with two disabled access toilets on each side.

Anyone intoxicated or indicated as a cause for concern may be refused entry.

Footballs are not permitted within spectator areas for the game.

Away coaches will drop supporters at The Moors Tavern, which is the club’s official match day pub and will be open for both home and away fans before and after the match.  It is just 80 metres from the Tees Crescent turnstile to the ground.  They will then be sent away to a specially reserved car park.

The Moors Tavern is a community pub in the heart of Spennymoor.  It is affiliated with, Spennymoor Town FC, which makes it a perfect pre and post match destination for fans of the football club and visiting teams.  But the pub has been clear from the day it opened its doors in August 2016 that it was not just a football clubhouse and serves the community of Spennymoor every day with live music, affordable prices and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, perfect for families.