MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town v Ilkeston FC

MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town v Ilkeston FC

High Flying Spennymoor Town welcome struggling Ilkeston FC to The Brewery Field on Thursday night, looking to make it eight games unbeaten and cement their play-off hopes.  Tuesday night's 4-0 win at Matlock Town saw them move into 2nd place for the first time this season.

 

Match Details:

 

Spennymoor Town FC v Ilkeston FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Thursday 6th April, Kick Off 7:45pm.

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

Turnstiles at Wood Vue open at 6.30pm and Tees Crescent open from 7:15pm.

 

Visiting Supporters information:

 

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

Parking is limited around the ground, 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, 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 & drinks. It is located between the main stand and the covered stand behind the goal.

PINTS OF WORTHINGTONS, CARLING CIDER AND COORS ARE ONLY £2 IN THE MOORS BAR WITHIN THE GROUND.

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 Robins were reformed in 2010 following the demise of Ilkeston Town, and after winning promotion from the Evo-Stik Southern Division in their first season, have competed in the Premier Division ever since. They reached the Final of the play-offs in 2015 before losing to Curzon Ashton.

  

Recent Form:

 

Currently in 23rd position, Ilkeston appointed former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater as Manager in February. He recently led them to their first victory in four months, with a 1-0 win over Frickley Athletic.

  

Recent Results:

Buxton 2-0 Ilkeston

Hednesford Town 3-1 Ilkeston

Frickley Athletic 0-1 Ilkeston

Stourbridge 3-1 Ilkeston

Ilkeston 2-3 Nantwich Town

  

Ilkeston's current league form reads - LLWLLLD

One to Watch - Luis Rose

 

The Midfielder has scored 9 goals this season for the Robins. An excellent return in a side which has only scored 26 league goals all season.

  

The Gaffer says:

 

"Thursday night is a must win game as it's the last one of our games in hand, therefore the importance of picking up three points is crucial especially as it will provide a three point cushion over Nantwich and set us up for the final five games of the campaign. After Tuesday night's win at Matlock, this gives us a great opportunity to kick on, and, as long as we're professional and enter the game with the same attitude and application as we have done recently, then I'm confident of us getting the right result".

 

Previous Meeting:

08/11/2016 - Ilkeston 2-3 Spennymoor Town

 

Ilkeston: 1 Durrant,2 Gordon,3 Coleman,4 Goddard,5 Baker,6 Bather,7 Rose,8 Meakin,9 Lavelle-Moore,10 Shelton,11 Morris

Subs: Walters, Clarke, Gamblen, Owen, Dwyer.

 

Spennymoor Town: 1 Lowson,2 Griffiths,3 Mason (c),4 Chandler,5 Tait,6 Curtis,7 Ramshaw,8 Henry,9 Armstrong,10 Mitchell,11 Johnson

Subs: Gott, Anderson, Dowson, Watson, Rafferty.