PLAYOFF FINAL PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Stourbridge

PLAYOFF FINAL PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Stourbridge

 

Spennymoor Town have home advantage in the Evo-Stik Premier Division Play-Off Final against Stourbridge this Saturday, with a place in the National League North the prize for the winners.

 

Moors overcame Nantwich Town 2-0 on Tuesday night in their semi-final, while Stourbridge won 3-2 after extra time against Workington 24 hours earlier to set up Saturday's hotly anticipated winner-takes-all showdown.

 

 

Match Details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Stourbridge FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division Play-Off Final*

The Brewery Field, Saturday 29th April, Kick Off 3pm.

Admission £10 Adults, £6 Concessions, £3 Children.

PLEASE NOTE: Season tickets are not valid for this fixture.

Turnstiles at Wood Vue open at 1:30pm and Tees Crescent open from 2:15pm.

 

*The game must be played to a finish.  Therefore, if the scores are level after 90 minutes, extra-time will be played and, if necessary, penalty kicks to decide the winner.

 

Visiting Supporters information:

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

 

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.

Away coaches will drop supporters off at The Moors Tavern, which is open from 10am and then be sent away to park at the council offices at Green lane, Spennymoor, DL16 6JQ which is only one mile away for the coaches to drive.

 

The Moors Tavern - (Max 200 internally with a 150 capacity to the rear)

King Street

Spennymoor

DL16 6QH

 

Other local pubs who will welcome away supporters are:

Spennymoor WMC

6 King Street

Spenymoor

DL16 6QG

 

The Brewers Arms

1 High Street

Spennymoor

DL16 6AG

 

Penny Gill

17 Cheapside

Spennymoor

DL16 6QE

 

With demand expected to be high for the game, supporters are encouraged to get to the ground early on Saturday. There will be no reservations on seats in the main stand for fan.  It will be on a first-come-first-served basis at no extra cost. 

 

All spectators are advised to arrive at least half an hour before kick off to avoid potential congestion at the turnstiles, which will open from 1:30pm for both sets of supporters.

 

Parking is limited and everyone is strongly advised to use public transport or utilise car sharing and give themselves plenty of time for travel.  Fans are requested to respect the surrounding areas and show consideration to neighbouring residents. The local police teams may ticket cars that are illegally or inconsiderately parked.

The main bar in the ground will be open from 1:30pm for supporters, but this is restricted in size.  Food and toilets will be available within the ground.


Refreshment area facilities will also be open and available from 1:30pm with Tea, Coffee and confectionery served inside and hot food served through the side window.

 

Any persons that are deemed to be intoxicated and are a cause for concern will be refused entry.  Footballs are also not permitted within the spectator areas for this game.

There will be a presentation after the game to the winners of the play off game.

 

 

The Visitors:

The Glassboys finished third in the league, just two points behind Spennymoor.  Much like Moors, they have been playing catch up in the league from January after reaching the Third Round Proper of the FA Cup.  They come into the game unbeaten in their last seven games and on a five game winning run.

 

The two games against Moors in the League have both ended in draws.  Drew Canavan snatched a point for the Glassboys in the 97th minute at The War Memorial Ground with a free kick after Mark Anderson had headed Moors into the lead.  At The Brewery Field, Moors had to come from behind after Stuart Pierpoint broke the deadlock, but goals from Rob Ramshaw and Graeme Armstrong turned the game in Moors favour, only for Chris Lait to fire into the top corner and earn a share of the points.

 

 

Recent Results:

Stourbridge 3-2 Workington (AET)

Stourbridge 4-2 Nantwich Town

Rushall Olympic 0-2 Stourbridge

Stourbridge 4-1 Frickley Athletic

Ilkeston 1-2 Stourbridge

Hednesford Town 1-1 Stourbridge

 

 

Stourbridge's current league form reads - WWWWWDDL

 

 

One to Watch - LUKE BENBOW

The League's Golden Boot winner with 32 goals this season, the hot shot also played a big part in helping The Glassboys reach the Third Round Proper of the FA Cup.

 

Previous Meetings:

 

17/12/2016 - Stourbridge 1-1 Spennymoor Town - NPL Premier Division

12/11/2016 - Spennymoor Town 2-2 Stourbridge - NPL Premier Division