Spennymoor Town v Rushall Olympic - MATCH PREVIEW

Spennymoor Town v Rushall Olympic - MATCH PREVIEW

Spennymoor Town welcome Rushall Olympic to The Brewery Field on Saturday for their penultimate home game of the season. Moors are currently in second place and three wins from their remaining games will guarantee them runners-up spot and home advantage in the play-offs.

 

Match Details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Rushall Olympic FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 15th 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.

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:

 

 

Managed by Chairman John Allen, The Pics were one of the early season favourites to mount a serious promotion challenge and led the table for a number of weeks in December. However, a run of 8 straight defeats - coupled with the loss of top scorer Alex Reid who moved to Fleetwood Town in January - saw them slip away from the play-offs and are currently in 13th place.

  

Recent Form:

The Pics come into the game with one win from their last eight games, and despite having six defeats these have come by the odd goal. Rushall picked up a point at home to Marine on Tuesday night thanks to a second half goal from former Stourbridge defender Joe Hull (pictured above).

 

Recent Results:

Rushall Olympic 1-1 Marine

Grantham Town 2-1 Rushall Olympic

Rushall Olympic 0-1 Blyth Spartans

Matlock Town 2-1 Rushall Olympic

Barwell 1-1 Rushall Olympic

 

Rushall Olympic's current league form reads - DLLLDLL

 

One to Watch - Jose Veiga

 

The 40 year old Goalkeeper has been ever present this season. Portugal born Jose is a vastly experienced stopper having started his career with Benfica and played 130 games in Spain for Levante before moving to England and playing for Hereford, Macclesfield and a host of non-league clubs. Jose also has 14 international caps for Cape Verde.

   

The Gaffer says:

 

"We are in the driving seat for second place which is our target with three games left, and we must keep the pressure on the chasing pack who will be waiting for us to slip up. Rushall are a good side who will be organised and difficult to beat, but it's all about us and the way we go about our business on the day, as there's no better time to finish the season on a high and have home advantage in the play-offs".

 

Previous Meeting:

10/09/2016 - Rushall Olympic 1-5 Spennymoor Town

Rushall Olympic: 1 Veiga,2 Christophorou,3 Martin,4 Forde,5 Eze,6 Kettle(c),7 Walters,8 Partodikromo,9 McKenzie,10 Fitzpatrick,11 Reid

Subs: Whitall, Mor Diop, Mugisha, Antonio, Keates.

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

Subs: Henry, Armstrong, Fisher, Swain, Rafferty.