PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Marine

PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Marine

Spennymoor Town play their third successive home game and second in four days when they entertain Marine AFC on Tuesday night at The Brewery Field.  Moors picked up a deserved point against second placed Buxton on Saturday, and can move within two points of the play-offs with a win against an out-of-sorts Marine side who have lost their last four games.


Match details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Marine AFC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Tuesday 21st February, Kick Off 7:45pm.

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

Turnstiles at Wood Vue open at 6:45pm 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 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:

Marine are one of the longest serving members of the NPL and are an established club at this level. Following an impressive start to the season when they topped the league at one point, and had a great run in the F.A.Trophy beating Darlington along the way before losing narrowly to Stockport County, the team has changed and so has their form as they currently lie in 19th position and find themselves in a relegation dogfight.

Moors needed a stoppage time equaliser from Graeme Armstrong to earn a point in the reverse league game after James Foley handed Marine an early lead in January.


Recent form:

Marine come into Tuesday's game on the back of 4 successive defeats, and with only one win (at Ilkeston) in their last nine games. Their latest set back was against Matlock Town on Saturday as ten men Marine conceded a late goal with the score level for most of the game.


Recent results:

Matlock Town 2-1 Marine

Marine 1-4 Whitby Town

Nantwich Town 4-1 Marine

Warrington Town 1-0 Marine

Marine 1-0 Stafford Rangers


Marine AFC current league form - DLWLLLL


One to watch:

Mike Grogan

The former AFC Telford United midfielder scored three goals against Moors in the FA Cup two seasons ago - the equaliser at The Brewery Field in stoppage time and two goals in the replay at the New Bucks Head.


The Gaffer says:

"Tuesday is now a must win game, which would edge us closer to the chasing pack and we must make it count.  This is one of our games-in-hand and we have to take the positives from Saturday and hopefully our luck will turn.

"These next few weeks are going to be relentless with games coming thick and fast, but as I have previously said, this gives us an opportunity to cement our position in the top five by putting a run together."