McLean becomes a Moor

Scottish forward Scott McLean is the latest addition to Jason Ainsley’s squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.

McLean, 23, has played his entire career in his native Scotland with the likes of Kilmarnock, Albion Rovers and Queens Park.

He made his professional debut with Killie in a 2-2 draw with Celtic in August 2015 as an 18-year-old, before joining West of Scotland Premier League club Troon F.C.

I have a great desire to win and I am here to help Spennymoor achieve their goals this season and beyond.

Following a season with Annan Atheltic, McLean moved to his previous club, Darvel, where he joined in August 2020.

McLean discussed his move to the club with Moors TV. He said: “It was a no brainer to sign for the club. It’s a great opportunity to showcase myself at an ambitious team in a top league full of quality.

“When I first became aware that Spennymoor were interested I immediately knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. The investment, facilities and long term plans show me that the only place the club is going is up.

“In terms of my playing style, I would say I am a creative player who can play in a number of positions and can chip in with my fair share of goals and assists.

“I have a great desire to win and I am here to help Spennymoor achieve their goals this season and beyond.”

Jason Ainsley feels McLean will prove to be an exciting addition to the squad.

He said: “Scott is a talented player who was desperate to come and play his football in England. He is someone who can operate in a number of different positions and roles, and he adds strength to the squad we are building.

“He is a live-wire with a great work ethic and quality on the ball, and he is someone we are looking forward to working with this season.

“We have done our homework on Scott and we are all delighted that he sees his future with us at Spennymoor Town.”


You can watch SCOTT and the rest of the squad by purchasing your 2020/21 season ticket! Bigger, better and cheaper than ever, The Brewery Field is the place to be for the upcoming campaign.

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Jordan Boon joins Spennymoor Town

Spennymoor Town has completed the signing of former Bolton Wanderers defender Jordan Boon.

Boon, 19, has been on trial with the club during pre-season and has impressed Manager Jason Ainsley enough to secure a contract.

The central defender has spent the majority of his career with The Trotters, making his way through the clubs Academy before he broke into the first team at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

Boon was an unused sub when Wanderers drew 0-0 with Coventry City in August 2019 – the youngest squad in Bolton’s history – before making three league and one EFL Cup appearances.

I have heard great things about the club, players and the manager.

He was loaned out to Northern Premier League side Atherton Collieries by Manager Keith Hill later in the season but only made one appearance before returning to his parent club.

The defender officially left the Whites in mid-March to sign for Ostersund IFK, however, injury problems and the Covid-19 pandemic meant he didn’t feature for the Swedish side.

Boon was in high spirits as he sat down with Moors TV. He said: “I chose to make the move to Spennymoor because I have heard great things about the club, players and the manager.

“I spoke with Jason a couple of weeks ago as pre-season was getting underway and he wanted me training with the squad so he could take a look at me.

“I first met him at the ground and I was amazed at the facilities and the set-up. The pitch looked unbelievable and shows the level the club want to be at.

“Spennymoor has big ambitions and I want to be a part of the progression with the current group of players and staff. I have been welcomed in by everyone and I can’t wait to get going.”

Manager Jason Ainsley believes Boon will provide Moors with natural balance on the left hand side of the defence.

He said: “Jordan is a young lad with Football League experience at Bolton Wanderers, and we were keen to get him along to pre-season training so we could get a closer look at him.

“He has impressed us over the last month and he is a great asset in terms of providing natural balance on the left of defence. He will undoubtedly add strength to our back line.

“We all wish him well during his time at Spennymoor Town.”


You can watch Jordan and the rest of the squad by purchasing your 2020/21 season ticket! Bigger, better and cheaper than ever, The Brewery Field is the place to be for the upcoming campaign.

Buy yours online here:

Download an application form:

Alternatively, you can fill out and pay for a season ticket at The Moors Tavern this weekend.

Find out more about our Affordable Football For All ethos here:



Moors’ latest partnership set for take-off

Spennymoor Town has welcomed a high-profile new sponsor this week as the club continues to build its business partnerships ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Teesside International Airport is the Moors’ sleeve sponsor on the first team’s new kit for match days and will also be visible around The Brewery Field.

The match-worn Errea kit will feature the airport’s logo emblazoned on the left arm of both home and away shirts, signalling the start of a new partnership.

The agreement will see the two organisations working together on the club’s travel logistics for potential future journeys in cup competitions, whilst the airport will gain a useful advertising stream through several of the club’s channels.

There will be signage erected within The Brewery Field featuring the Teesside Airport logo and the Airport will use the club’s new mega-screen to promote deals and promotions once supporters are permitted to return to football grounds.

Tony Wilson, Managing Director of Spennymoor Town, said: “The Airport is something that the area is rightly proud of.

“We see it as a coup to have attracted a sponsor of such standing and it is testament to the exciting plans we have for the club that the team have said they want to be involved for years to come.

“This is just the start of what we hope will be a fruitful partnership benefiting both parties.  We have some more great partnerships in the pipeline, which we hope to be able to announce soon.”

Phil Forster, Commercial Director at Teesside International Airport, said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring Spennymoor Town FC for its coming season.

“This deal will help us get the Teesside International message out to even more potential passengers in the North East and advertise us as a destination further afield during away games. It will highlight our ever-growing number of great routes for businesses and holidaymakers to those who may not live in Tees Valley but want to fly with us.”



This weekend at The Moors Tavern

It’s another bumper weekend at The Moors Tavern with plenty of live football and drinks deals.

The Tavern will be open from Friday to Sunday, with our new Head Chef also serving hot delicious food.

There’s action from Ligue 1 on Friday evening before a Premier League double header on Saturday.

Supporters can also fill in a season ticket application form and purchase replica kit. Forms will be located on the bar.

You can also purchase a 2020/21 season ticket online:



Friday – 12-10pm

Saturday – 12-10pm

Sunday – 12-8pm




Lyon vs Nimes – 8pm


Everton vs West Brom – 12.30pm

Leeds vs Fulham – 3pm


5 jagers for £10

Buy 4 pints get your 5th free on selected draught products

Double house spirit with dash for £3


Friday – 12-8pm

Saturday 12-8pm

Sunday 12-6pm (Sunday lunch service)


100 reasons to follow Moors in 2020/21: 51-75



Over the last few years the club has seen an increase in the amount of young people supporting and following Spennymoor. From children to teenagers, the next generation of Moors fans is well and truly established.


Adam Blakeman moved to The Brewery Field from National League North rivals Chorley during the summer. The left-back is well known for his set-pieces and wicked deliveries into the box. Expect to see some free-kicks fly in to the top corner this campaign.




Spennymoor’s 2020/2021 fixtures were announced last Tuesday afternoon, with big home games against ex-Football League Chester and Hereford in the opening month of the season following the Farsley Celtic opener.



A member of the Legends Wall at The Brewery Field, Moors’ long serving and loyal physio is an integral part of the club. Having been there through the good and bad times, ‘Oatesy’ has many tales to tell from his tenure and is always keen to chat with fans on match days.

moors tv

Catch up on everything you watched on a Saturday with full highlights packages from EVERY Moors game at the start of the week. Moors TV, the club’s official YouTube channel, brings you everything from goals, interviews, behind the scenes footage and more. Subscribe now and never miss a video!



frank mulhern

Mulhern signed from Stockport County in August and has looked sharp during pre-season. The striker has three goals in four games and his link-up play with Glen Taylor and Stephen Thompson shows huge promise ahead of the start of the new campaign.


Spennymoor Town Football Club is the heart of the town. It’s a hub where people congregate and come together to enjoy their Saturday afternoon.

There is a real sense of community and comradery when you enter The Brewery Field which keeps you coming back for more.




Last season we ran a competition with local Primary schools in Spennymoor, asking the students to submit their designs and ideas for our club mascot. After multiple entries, Brewery the Badger was selected as the winner. Brewery made several appearances last season, taking photos with fans and getting the crowd excited before kick-off.


The Spennymoor arch is the first thing you will see when walking up to the ground. Steeped in history, the arch greets you into The Brewery Field on match days.



live football in the moors tavern

The Moors Tavern is currently open Friday to Sunday and is offering cheap drinks, delicious food and lots of live football. It’s the perfect place to spend your weekend!

The Tavern is open 12-10pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s, with a 12-8pm opening slot on Sunday’s.

mckenna magic

Ben McKenna won the hearts of Spennymoor fans during his first season with the club courtesy of some dazzling displays on the wing. His ability to take on players, deliver teasing crosses and pop up with key goals is a huge reason Moors fans sign his praises. THAT goal against Darlington on New Year’s Day will always be remembered.



our ladies team

Spennymoor Town Ladies, formed in the summer of 2019, enjoyed a hugely successful first campaign, securing promotion and impressing with some brilliant performances. Under the management of Domonic Bylett, the Ladies Team head into a new campaign with promotion ambitions. The team play on Sunday’s and you can follow their progress on their Facebook page.


tommy miller

Former Premier League player Tommy Miller, who had spells with Ipswich Town, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Sheffield Wednesday, has been Assistant Manager at the club since 2016. Miller has brought a level of professionalism since arriving at The Brewery Field and remains a key part of the management team.


priority cup tickets

Moors will be involved in FA Trophy, FA Cup and Durham Challenge Cup action this season, and, if we get a home tie, tickets will go on sale for that individual game. Season ticket holders will get access first, so sign up and make sure to get yours!


a meteoric rise

Since Brad Groves took over the club in 2009, it’s been quite the journey at Spennymoor. Multiple promotions, Wembley success and reaching the highest level in the club’s history are just a few notable milestones in the last 11 years.

The Brewery Field is unrecognisable following major developments, the playing squad is packed with quality and experience and the fan base has grown significantly, with an average crowd of over 1,000.

Add to that the academy’s huge growth and the introduction of a Ladies Team, and it’s fair to say it’s been a meteoric rise. Our special film documents the last two years as the club goes from strength to strength.

tait is back

Joe Tait returned to The Brewery Field earlier this month after a two-year spell with National League North promotion hopefuls York City. The defender spent four years at the club, playing a key role as Moors progressed up the league’s with back-to-back promotions.



the home kit

Black, white and gold. Our new 2020/21 home shirt is a beauty! Sponsored by Great Annual Savings, the traditional black and white stripes are accompanied by a slick gold trim.


Many fans of Premier League clubs have become dissalusioned with the way the game at the top level is now centred around money. Never have supporters of top elite clubs been so far away from the very teams they follow.

That’s why non-league football is becoming a hugely popular alternative. We have soul.


long range screamers

We saw plenty of these last season. Shane Henry against Boston, Stephen Brogan against Blyth, Rob Ramshaw against Altrincham and Tyler Forbes against everyone! Glen Taylor’s belter against Darlington in 2019 will struggle to be topped, but let’s see!



your safety is our priority

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken over all of our lives in 2020. The landscape of sport has changed for the foreseeable future, but Spennymoor Town will be a safe place to come and watch football once the government gives the green light for fans to return at our level. 

new rivals and familiar faces

Moors will welcome AFC Fylde to The Brewery Field for the first time in March, while there are some familiar opponents returning to the league in the shape of Chorley, who beat Spennymoor on penalties in the Play-Off Final in 2019. The home clash with The Magpies takes place in April.



tony wilson

Our Managing Director, Tony Wilson, took the reigns in 2018 and has transformed the club behind the scenes. Wilson has overseen huge improvements in all areas of the club and has installed a professional ethos across the board, staff, management and players. A friendly face and a Spennymoor local, Wilson is an integral part of the club’s plan.


Everyone remembers the big, iconic fixtures. Buy a season ticket and be part of the ride, and you could be watching play-off finals, trips to Wembley and cup finals at The Brewery Field or on the road. Take a look at our FA Vase film and see what it’s all about!



get to know the lads

Players and supporters can often be seen mingling after a game at The Brewery Field, a brilliant sight in an era of football where there is a void between the two camps. Some players often make appearances at The Moors Tavern, and the squad often heads back after big games to have a drink with supporters.



Our new season cards will be sent out before the start of the season. Boasting a new design with the AFFA graphic and your own unique QR code, they are supplied by our e-ticketing partner, Kaizen Ticketing.

Check back next week for numbers 76-100!

National League Statement: Safe Return of Spectators to Football Matches

The Chairman of the National League, Brian Barwick, has today written to The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ask the Government to carefully consider how its pending decision on the return of fans to football grounds will affect its clubs, their employees, and local communities.

The National League has also asked the Government for permission to commence the new season on 3 October with fans in attendance with social distancing and other Covid secure measures in place.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the National League has closely adhered to Government policy and fully recognises the overwhelming necessity to protect people’s health and well- being. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 17 July that Government intended to bring back audiences in stadia from October each club has started to prepare for the 2020- 21 season. The National League has set the start date as 3 October, which is when 24 clubs would be due to play their first league match and a further 43 clubs are involved FA Cup ties.

In readiness for the safe return of spectators, National League clubs have calculated their ground’s new socially-distanced capacity. Whilst crowds could be accommodated up to a level of 20-30% of each stadium’s normal capacity in accordance with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority guidance, the National League has asked the Government to allow up to 1,000 spectators in all grounds from October as a temporary solution that is validated by the Government’s approved pilot events conducted in September.

Brian Barwick commented, “The National League restart depends upon crowds being allowed back in stadiums as live attendance is our clubs’ largest source of income. The Government urgently needs to set out a credible pathway for the safe return of supporters, and to ensure our football clubs can continue to function, and to perform their significant role in the sporting life of the country. We are proud to be a national competition with strong local connections.”

Moors to face Bradford (Park Avenue) behind closed doors

Spennymoor Town will take on fellow National League North side Bradford (Park Avenue) in a behind closed doors friendly at The Brewery Field later this month.

The game will take place on Saturday 26th September and will kick-off at 3pm.

A streaming service will be in place for the fixture, with more details to be announced in due course.

Moors have won all four of their pre-season fixtures to date, defeating Newton Aycliffe, Bridlington Town, Whitby Town and Lancaster City.

MATCH REPORT: Lancaster City 2-4 Spennymoor Town

Saturday 12th September
Giant Axe

Lancaster City 2-4 Spennymoor Town

Anderson and Mulhern goals deny Lancaster fightback

match report

Goals from Mark Anderson and Frank Mulhern in the final ten minutes were the difference as Moors continued pre-season with another win despite a second half fightback from Lancaster.

Moors let a commanding two goal lead slip after a flurry of substitutions, but Anderson’s assured finish made it four wins from four in pre-season.

The home side began the game with a spring in their step knowing their first league clash was a week away, with Dale Eve having to save an effort from the edge of the box.

However, from the resulting goal-kick, the ball was worked to James Curtis who delivered a searching pass to Mulhern.

Mulhern pressured the Lancaster keeper and defender into a mix-up, allowing Glen Taylor to tap into an empty net from 18 yards.

Taylor threatened again soon after as Moors took a grip on the game, but this time, the home side’s keeper was up to the test.

Lancaster came close to a leveller just after the half hour mark when two goalline blocks thwarted a certain goal.

First, Eve sprang into action to punch away before Taylor was on defensive duties, clearing a goal bound effort off the line.

Moors’ talismanic striker was carrying out his usual duties one minute before the interval when he doubled the lead from close range.

Mulhern, who has impressed in pre-season, swivelled away from a defender before laying the ball on a plate for Taylor who doubled his tally for the afternoon.

Taylor almost clinched a hat-trick before the hour mark, before four substitutions were made by Jason Ainsley to freshen things up.

Jack Norton replaced Eve in goal, while Mark Anderson, Ryan Hall and Trialist replaced Jason Kennedy, Curtis and Taylor.

Norton was immediately called into action when he was forced to deny from a tight angle, but after Moors failed to clear the aftermath, Rob Wilson fizzed in a rasping shot from distance to pull a goal back.

That goal boosted Lancaster’s attacking intent and they were level six minutes later when Christian Sloan cut in and fired a shot past Norton via an unfortunate bobble.

Moors soon regained their composure and re-took the initiative after a flowing team move.

Hall found space before sliding in the bombarding Rob Ramshaw, and the midfielder kept his composure to find Anderson who swept in his second goal of the week.

Mulhern sealed the victory three minutes from time when he kept his cool to slot beyond the goalkeeper, converting his third goal of pre-season in the process.



  1. Eve (Norton 63)
  2. Forbes
  3. Blakeman
  4. Kennedy (Hall 63)
  5. Tait
  6. Curtis (Trialist 63)
  7. Moke
  8. Ramshaw
  9. Taylor (Anderson 63)
  10. Thompson 
  11. Mulhern 

Unused subs: Norton, Buddle, McKenna.

Lancaster Friendly digital ticket only

Spennymoor Town are visiting Lancaster City in a pre-season friendly this Saturday as preparations for the 2020/21 season continue.

Lancaster City have been working with officials at Spennymoor to risk assess the event.  As a result, the match will be digital ticket only, in line with Lancaster’s Covid-compliance plan.  That means that tickets can only be bought via this link:

Our pre-season fixture with Marske United which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th September has now been cancelled.

100 reasons to follow Moors in 2020/21: 26-50



The hub of Spennymoor Town match days inside The Brewery Field. Opened at the end of 2019, the Sports Bar, named after a lifelong supporter who sadly passed away, serves cheap drinks and is full of football chat and cheer.


Always full of atmopshere and packed with either home or away fans, the Motif8 stand has witnessed some memorable moments and iconic goals in recent times. Rob Ramshaw against Stourbridge springs to mind.


christmas crackers


Spennymoor’s 2020/2021 fixtures were announced on Tuesday afternoon, with the festive schedule look paticuarly tasty. Darlington at home Boxing Day followed by a trip to Gateshead. Then the first game of 2021 is away to the Quakers.



Moors’ long-serving goalkeeper coach can be seen on our Legends Wall on the outside of the ground, and rightly so. Baz has always got a smile on his face and a joke to crack. The club wouldn’t be the same without him!


“We’ve got…Jason Ainsley…we’ve got…Jason Ainsley!”

“Super, super Rob, super, super Rob, super, super Rob, super Robbie Ramshaw!”

“From Scotland down to Guernsey, we’ve won the lot!”

There’s always a song being sung from the terraces at The Brewery Field.



our ground staff

Mark Sleightholme was appointed full-time Head Groundsman in the summer of 2019 following significant pitch work at The Brewery Field. Moors were hampered by postponements and cancellations due to pitch issues in the past, but with Mark and his team at the helm, that is no longer a problem.

Our new surface is without doubt the finest in the league and is often described as a carpet!


The Tigers is an independent fan group aiming to reach all supporters of Spennymoor Town. It is a chance to get your voice heard at the club and be part of a community. Set up to allow fans to share their views at board level, all membership fees go to the operation of the group.

Email [email protected] if you are interested or want to find out more!




There’s nothing better than a goal in the dying seconds of a game. Tyler Forbes’ long range strike against Telford in February. Glen Taylor’s header against Chorley in 2019 which practically handed Stockport County the league title. Chris Mason’s headed winner at Blyth on Boxing Day 2017. The list goes on.

new grounds to visit

Moors will be playing at a host of new grounds this season with York City, Boston United and Gloucester all moving into new homes. There’s also a trip to face AFC Fylde for the first time on a Tuesday night in November.




Cheap. Tasty. Moors’ own! At just £2.20 a pint, Moors Lager is the perfect match day beverage whilst soaking up the pre-match atmopshere. Head to The Neil Adams Sports Bar to sample yours.

dale eve

Moors have a new number one goalkeeper this season. Bermudian shot stopper Dale Eve joined the club in February, but had to wait until the final pre-Covid clash with Hereford for his first start. He impressed in the 4-0 win and has looked superb during pre-season training and games. A big season ahead for Eve!




Spennymoor is located 10 minutes outside of the historic city of Durham via bus or car. See the sights the city has to offer before the game then enjoy drinks along the River Wear. Make a day of it!



One of Spennymoor’s longest serving players in the current squad, Rob Ramshaw is a fans favourite thanks to his quality, work ethic and passion. The midfielder is crucial to the way Moors play and chips in with goals on a regular basis. One of last season’s stand out performers, Ramshaw will be looking to help fire Moors to promotion in 2020/21.



Spennymoor Town is lucky enough to have a group of dedicated and hard working volunteers who work at The Brewery Field on match days. From turnstile operators to programme sellers, they are an integral part of the club and are valued highly by everyone.


community match day events

The club hold several community events revolving around a theme during the season. Miners Day, Emergency Services Day and Armed Forces Day are just a few of the past events the club has hosted. Find out more about our relationship with The Durham Miners’ Association in our feature film below.

moke is a moor

Adriano Moke made the switch from York City to Moors in early August. The midfielder comes with a great reputation and boasts a wealth of experience. We have already seen positive signs in pre-season. Moke could be a big player for Spennymoor in 2020/21!



our away kit

Okay, we know we have already mentioned our new kits, but our away kit is a beauty. It incorporates the two colours of the County Durham flag with the yellow and blue stripes, and is an all round superb effort from Errea. We now have more stock including junior and larger adult sizes available on our website.


Fans can get a unique perspective of a game by watching the action from the Tees Crescent side of the ground. Because of the close proximity from the dugout to the stands, fans can hear every word and get a glimpse of life on the touchline.



Moors are now heading into their fourth season in the National League North. The days of being newcomers are gone and the majority of the current squad has built up a wealth of experience at this level and above. This bodes well heading into 2020/21.



our newest stand

The Brewery Field has come a long way since the early days of the club’s inception in 2005. We released some comparison photos that were taken in 2007 and compared them to the modern day. One notable recent addition is our new stand which has already witnessed some memorable moments.


Jamie Spencer joined the club in July from Guiseley following a couple of solid seasons at this level. Highly rated and in demand, Spencer looks certain to be a hit with Moors fans for the upcoming season.



that winning feeling

There’s no better feeling in football. The moment the final whistle is blown and you can celebrate three points. Moors have a fan base that get behind the lads whatever the score or result, but it’s always a better Saturday night if it begins with a win.

NEW REFURbishments

The club spent time refurbishing parts of The Brewery Field over the summer. Our toilets are now top spec and unrecognisable from last season, there are now crush barriers in place and tarmac and terracing work has transformed parts of the ground.



high expectations

Jason Ainsley sat down with the club last month to go over pre-season and expectations for the season. After being one penalty kick away from promotion in 2019, Moors missed out on a play-off place on PPG in 2020. Can Moors reach the National League this campaign?


embrace the history

There’s nods to our past exploits all around the ground. Pictures of past squads, former shirts and FA Vase memories. The history of Spennymoor Town is etched in The Brewery Field at every turn.

Check back next week for numbers 51-75!