MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town v Barwell

MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town v Barwell

Spennymoor Town play their final league game of the season when they welcome Barwell FC to the Brewery Field this Saturday. They need a win to secure second place and a home tie on Tuesday night, in the Play-Off Semi-Final.


Match Details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Barwell FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 22nd April, 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 2:15pm.


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:

Formed in 1992 and members of the Evo-Stik League since 2010 after winning promotion from the Midland Alliance, where they went the whole season unbeaten. The League was won in style with the team playing 42 games; winning 36 and drawing 6 with no losses and amassing a League record 114 points. They also scored 125 goals and conceded only 18. The season was a successful one in the FA Vase where they reached the semi final, losing in the last minute of the second leg to the eventual Vase winners Whitley Bay. The following season promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier Division was secured at the first attempt by winning the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One. Barwell have since established themselves at step 3 under Manager Jimmy Ginnelly and remain on course for another mid table finish.


Recent Form:

Barwell come into the game after winning their local derby with Coalville Town on Monday - their first win in six league games - thanks to Brady Hickey's goal. Barwell also have the 5th best defensive record in the league despite sitting in 12th place; and have enjoyed away wins over Workington, Whitby and Warrington this season.


Recent Results:

Barwell 1-0 Coalville Town

Mickleover Sports 4-1 Barwell

Barwell 0-2 Workington

Barwell 0-2 Warrington Town

Barwell 1-1 Rushall Olympic


Barwell's current league form reads - WLLLDLW

One to Watch - Brady Hickey


The attacking midfielder has been the outstanding performer once again this season for Barwell, scoring 19 league goals. The former St Andrew's player has previously had trials with Premier League Leicester City.


The Gaffer says:


"We have bounced back and put ourselves back in the driving seat for 2nd place and we now need to finish the job off against a good side in Barwell, who will be organised and difficult to beat. However, if we show the same desire and intensity as Monday, then I'm confident we will seal the runners up spot, and ensure we go into Tuesday night with a home tie which confidence wise will be a big bonus. We will train again on Thursday and assess the squad mentally and physically so we are prepared for the challenge ahead".


Previous Meeting:

27/08/2016 - Barwell 1-1 Spennymoor Town

Barwell: Max Smith-Varnam, Niall Rowe, Eddy Nisevic, Declan Towers, Joe Ballinger, Brady Hickey, Blair Anderson, Nigel Julien, Joel Bell, Owen Story, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis.

Subs: Ben Ward-Cochrane, Chris Spencer, Amarvir Sandhu, Joe Sinton

Spennymoor Town: Andrew Rafferty, Kallum Griffiths, Louie Swain, Andrew Stephenson, Joe Tait, Chris Mason, Jamie Chandler, Robert Ramshaw, Graeme Armstrong, David Dowson, Mark Anderson.

Subs: Thomas Craddock, Glen Taylor, Shane Henry, James Curtis, Dan Lowson