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Ward Signs for the Moors

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Spennymoor Town First Team Manager Jason Ainsley announced a new addition to the squad last night. He said:

‘I am pleased to announce the signing of Ian Ward from West Auckland.

Wardy will give us a good physical presence and the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into the game which we miss when Liam Henderson is unavailable.

He will certainly add a different dimension to us and allow the other strikers to feed off him and bring the midfield lads into the game.

He played against us many times for Durham and was always a real handful for our defenders and caused us lots of problems. He proved he can make the step up at Darlington where he scored 5 goals in 7 appearances and is a player who wants another opportunity at playing at a higher level and proving himself again.

I’ve seen most teams in this league now and he will certainly cause problems to them.

We wish him every success at the club.’

Ian added ‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and to play for my hometown team was a massive factor in the move, however I would like to thank west for the cooperation in the transfer process and Anth Smith in particular who has been tremendous with me since him and Rushy came in.’

Kieran Green

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Young midfielder Kieran Green had made a work experience move to Spennymoor Town in order to build on his experience of senior football.

The teenage star has linked up with the Moors and will go straight in to the squad for Saturday’s home game against Droylsden.

Highly-rated Green worked hard during the summer to earn a First Team breakthrough at The Vic and was rewarded with a senior debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy against Sheffield United last month.

The promising young midfielder joined Pools from Stockton Town at Under 14 level and has made great strides during his time at Victoria Park.

His first class attitude and determination to succeed is allied with a real composure on the ball and a tough competitive edge.Green impressed enough during pre-season to be included on the First Team’s trip to Spain for a training camp in July and he went on to make his senior debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Sheffield United in October.

Manager Jason Ainsley said tonight ‘First of all I would like to thank Paul Murray and Sam Collins for letting us have Kieran on loan. Kieran is very well thought of at Hartlepool and hopefully it will benefit all parties. I spoke to numerous people about Kieran and everyone had glowing reports to say about him. To play in the 1st team at 17 is a tremendous achievement and when I spoke to him his excitement was evident. We wish Kieran well with his time with us’

A Night on the Town III hailed a huge success

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Friday 21st November sees the most successful event yet in the Night on the Town series which is a gala fundraiser for the club.

Over 300 paying guests will attend a glittering dinner at the Ramside Hall which sees Alexander O’Neal top the bill.

At £1000 plus VAT for a table the dinner will raise a significant amount for the club.  The event is being attended by existing, new and future sponsors who we welcome from all over the UK so we are looking to make a good impression.

In addition to the entertainment we have a fantastic range of Auction and Raffle prizes on offer.

Raffle Prizes

 1st Prize

2 night Stay at Rockcliffe Hall on 9th and 10th January 2015 for 2 people

2nd Prize

1 night stay at Seaham Hall on Saturday 13th December 2014 for 2 people

3rd Prize

1 night stay at Ramside Hall Hotel on date of choice for 2 people

 Auction Prizes

 Football

  • Matt Busby
  • David Beckham
  • Gordon Banks & Pele “The Greatest Save”
  • Pele Brazil Shirt

Boxing

  • Floyd Mayweather Jnr Glove

Formula 1

  • Michael Schumacher Cap & Display

Golf

  • Tiger Woods Cap & Display

Miscellaneous

  • Only Fools & Horses Cast

Chairman Brad Groves said this evening ‘We have changed the format for the Gala dinner from twice a year to an annual event and we have really pushed the boat out this time.  What we have on offer for this event has made sure that the tickets sales have surpassed even our expectations.  We have guests travelling from all over the country and we have a good mix of existing, new and future sponsors taking tables’

DOODSON SPORT LEAGUE CUP

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

2nd Round Draw

The Doodson League 2nd Round draw was made earlier and is as follows:-

TUESDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Barwell v Gresley FC

Belper Town v Ilkeston FC

Brighouse Town v Spennymoor Town

Droylsden v Kendal Town or Marine

Farsley FC v Curzon Ashton

Harrogate Railway Athletic or Goole AFC v Frickley Athletic [Mon 1st Dec if Harrogate RA]

Lancaster City v Witton Albion

Lincoln United v Buxton

Newcastle Town v Sutton Coldfield Town

Northwich Victoria v Padiham or Bamber Bridge

Salford City v Ramsbottom United or Burscough

Spalding United v Coalville Town

Stourbridge v Leek Town

Stafford Rangers v Rushall Olympic

Workington v Warrington Town

WEDNESDAY 3RD DECEMBER

Whitby Town v Sheffield FC

Ties to be played to a conclusion with penalties after 90 MINUTES to decide a winner.

FA Vase hero signs for Morpeth

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Spennymoor Town legend Keith Graydon has today completed the paperwork to join Northern League club Morpeth Town following his recent transfer request in a bid to secure regular first team football.

Rasher will always be remembered at the Moors for the goal that secured the FA Vase at Wembley on the 4th May 2013.

Keith is dead ball specialist who regularly found the net as he has scored some memorable and vitally important goals, and has also played for the previous Spennymoor United team. A former Republic of Ireland player who started his career with Sunderland then moved to Scarborough, Blyth Spartans, Gateshead and Durham City and was voted last season’s Supporters Player of the Year who has completed more than 200 games for the club.

Moors First Team Manager Jason Ainsley said tonight ‘  Today we have sadly parted company with Keith Graydon (Rasher) to Morpeth Town. Keith has been an integral part of the success we have achieved over the years and will not only be a miss on the field but also off it.

Selfishly I wanted rasher to stay and fight for his place but I completely understand at the age he is his decision on wanting to play week in week out which is something I couldn’t guarantee him especially with the run the lads have been on, I still felt rash had a lot to offer us during the season but we did not want to stand in his way.
Rasher has left many memories throughout his time with us most  notably his performances in the vase winning season and the winner at wembley and will be a legend at the club forever. Players come and go at clubs but not as many who have made an impact like he has. We wish him well at his new club and hope to see him still attending our games when he’s not playing.’
Keith added ‘I would just like to say a massive thank you to the fans, players and staff of Spennymoor Town FC for an unbelievable time at the club.  I take away some fantastic memories with me as we have won some major trophies in my time with the club, roughly 15 but who is counting.

I have made some great friends in and around Spennymoor and I wish the club all the best in the future and hope the players achieve promotion.

All the best, Rash’

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