MATCH PREVIEW | Spennymoor Town vs Salford City

Saturday 26th August

National League North

Venue: The Brewery Field

Kick off: 3pm

 

Photo courtesy of Tim Hoff via Boston United’s Twitter page @bostonunited

Two sides locked on 12 points go head-to-head at The Brewery Field on Saturday as Salford City visit The Brewery Field.

Both Moors and the Manchester based club boast the same record so far this season having won four and lost one game each, with Salford on a run of four straight victories following their opening day loss to Darlington.

The up and down nature of the National League was perfectly summed up for Moors in the space of three days, with a 2-0 loss at Brackley Town being quickly followed up with a stunning 3-0 victory at The Jakemans Stadium over Boston United on Tuesday night.

With four wins from five games, heads have been turned and expectation levels have naturally risen, but manager Jason Ainsley and the squad have their feet planted firmly on the ground in the knowledge that many more tests are to come.

Salford will provide the toughest challenge for Spennymoor so far this season, boasting a heavily invested squad with an abundance of talent. But, as proven in their first month competing at National League level, Moors are more than prepared for any team no matter the size or stature.

 

Spennymoor team news:

James Curtis begins his suspension on Saturday following his red card against Brackley Town last weekend.

Aside from Curtis’ exclusion, Jason Ainsley has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Salford.

 

View from the press box:

“The disappointment of Moors first loss of the campaign last weekend, albeit against a strong and in-form Brackley Town outfit, was swiftly brushed from the memory as Boston United were put to the sword courtesy of a ruthless away performance on Tuesday night.”

“It was a memorable night which will live long in the memory of the dedicated travelling fans who made the long journey down to Lincolnshire. As touched upon post game on Tuesday, it sounded like there were 500 of them! More of the same rapturous support will be needed as Moors face undoubtedly their toughest home assignment so far this weekend.”

“The no fear policy which has spread across the whole team should be maintained against title winning hopefuls Salford. Moors have a host of players in red hot form, none more so than frontman Glen Taylor who has bagged five goals in five games. David Foley produced his most eye-catching showing since joining the club at Boston on Tuesday, so he could prove a pivotal figure on Saturday. It’s sure to be a memorable bank holiday weekend, that’s for sure!”

 

One to watch: JaCK REDSHAW

A product of Manchester City’s academy, Redshaw signed his first professional contract at the age of 18. A short spell at Rochdale was followed up by a successful spell at his current club, Salford City, where he scored 12 times in 24 appearances.

The diminutive forward spent time at Altricham, Morceambe, where he netted 36 times in 120 appearances, and Blackpool, before re-joining Salford in July 2017. Redshaw netted a hat-trick in his side’s last outing against Kidderminster as he announced his return to the club in style. Expect the well travelled forward to be full of confidence when he steps out at The Brewery Field.

Jack Redshaw with the match ball after his hat-trick against Kidderminster. Image courtesy of Charlotte Tattersall via pitchero.com/salfordcity
Manager’s view:

Jason Ainsley said: “After a great result on Tuesday we are really looking forward to what is going to be a very difficult game against a quality outfit in Salford. I’ve got a lot of respect for Anthony and Bernard who have always been at the end of the phone for me.

“Apart from this game obviously, I wish them all the very best for the remainder of the season!”