BIG GAME PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town vs Coalville Town

BIG GAME PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town vs Coalville Town

Spennymoor Town are looking to complete their first double of the season when they welcome Coalville Town to The Brewery Field on Saturday.

Moors enjoyed a 1-0 win in Leicestershire back in October thanks to Glen Taylor's strike and head into the game on the back of a deserved point at Marine last weekend to stay in contention at the top of the league with one defeat in their last seven league games.


Match Details:

Spennymoor Town v Coalville Town

Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 21st January, Kick Off 3pm.

Admission £10 Adults, £6 Concessions, £3 Children (U6 Free).

Turnstiles at Wood Vue open at 1.30pm and Tees Crescent open from 2:30pm.


Visiting Supporters information:

Stadium Address - The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, Spennymoor, Co.Durham DL16 6JN.

Parking is limited around the ground and is usually very congested on Durham Road and Wood Vue, therefore please respect our neighbours’ driveways and access.


The Moors Tavern is the club’s official clubhouse and is open to home and away supporters before and after the game (DL16 6QH) – just 80 metres from the Tees Crescent turnstile at The Brewery Field. There is limited parking at the rear of the Tavern.


The Moors Bar is also open inside the ground located in the far end of the Ramside Main Stand.  Meanwhile, the canteen serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks and is located between the main stand and the covered stand behind the goal.


Matchday programmes are available at £2 each at the turnstiles, as are the half time cash draw tickets and golden goal cards.


Male/Female and Disabled Toilets are all located around the ground.  However, should you need any assistance finding these, please contact your nearest Steward.



The Opposition:

The Ravens are in their first season in the Premier Division after winning the Division One South play-offs last season under manager Tom Brookbanks (pictured above).  Coalville's best form this season is on their travels.  They’ve won six games on the road, although at home they have also picked up some impressive wins over promotion candidates to establish themselves at this level.  They sit in 17th position and ten points clear of the relegation zone with two games in hand.  Last weekend they completed the signing of striker Edilson Antonio from Rushall Olympic.



Recent Form:

The Ravens are looking for their first win of 2017 after losing to Blyth Spartans in their only game since the turn of the year.  Coalville have a midweek game at Corby Town tonight before their long trip to the North East on Saturday, but come into the game with a string of indifferent results which sees them 5th in the form table.  After beating Hednesford, Workington, Nantwich and Halesowen in December, they have lost their last two games at home to Barwell and Blyth.


Coalville's current league form reads - LLWWWWL



One to Watch:

Massiah McDonald

The Ravens have scored 45 league goals this season to make them one of the top scorers in the Division, and the experienced frontman Massiah McDonald is their top scorer, having previously played in the National League North for Bradford PA, Alfreton and CorbyTown.


Manager Jason Ainsley says: "I'm looking for a big improvement after Marine where we weren't at our best but showed character to come back and get a draw, and it will only be a good point if we pick up three on Saturday against Coalville to stay in the mix at the top of the table. Our home form is excellent and this must continue against a side who have proved this season to be difficult to beat. We will train twice this week and have the team ready for the challenge that lies ahead on Saturday."


Previous Meetings:

08/10/2016 - Coalville Town 0-1 Spennymoor Town - NPL Premier Division

24/01/2009 - Spennymoor Town 1-1 Coalville Town - F.A.Vase 4th Round Replay (Moors won 5-4 on pens)

17/01/2009 - Coalville Town 1-1 Spennymoor Town - F.A.Vase 4th Round