BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Matlock Town

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Matlock Town

Spennymoor Town entertain fellow play-off chasers Matlock Town at The Brewery Field on Tuesday night in a top of the table clash. Moors return to home comforts for the first time since their victory over runaway league leaders Blyth Spartans three weeks ago, and are looking to build on back to back away wins over Halesowen Town and Mickleover Sports.  Another win would see Moors move into fourth place as they look to piece together a late-season charge.


Match Details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Matlock Town FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Tuesday 21st March, 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:

The Gladiators are having one of their best seasons for years under new joint-managers Craig Hopkins and Glenn Kirkwood, after reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy (after knocking Spennymoor out).  The Blues are also through to the final of the Derbyshire Senior Cup and are one of the favourites to reach the play-offs in the league.



Recent Form:

The Gladiators come into the game in 10th place after a slight dip with one win in their last six games, and three consecutive away losses.  Matlock, however, are just three points from 5th placed Workington with a game in hand, so they will be coming to The Brewery Field looking to climb back into the play-off spots.



Recent Results:

Ashton United 1-0 Matlock Town

Matlock Town 3-0 Stafford Rangers

Matlock Town 0-0 Coalville Town

Stourbridge 5-3 Matlock Town

Frickley Athletic 1-0 Matlock Town


Matlock Town's current league form reads - DLLDWL


One to Watch - Marcus Dinanga

On loan from Championship club Burton Albion, the 19-year-old striker has scored 20 league goals this season for the Gladiators.


The Gaffer says:


"Tuesday's game is massive against a side who, like ourselves, have ambitions of finishing in the top five.  So it's extremely important we build on Saturday's excellent performance and take that momentum into the game.  I'm hoping for a good crowd too.  When the Spennymoor fans get behind us, they can be the difference and now we're at the business end of the season, this will be vital."


Previous Meeting:

29/10/2016 - Spennymoor Town 1-2 Matlock Town - F.A.Trophy 1st Qualifying Round

Lineups from that day

SPENNYMOOR TOWN: 1 Dan Lowson 2 Kallum Griffiths 3 Chris Mason(c) 4 Jamie Chandler 5 Joe Tait 6 Ian Watson 7 Rob Ramshaw 8 Shane Henry 9 Tom Craddock (12 Andrew Johnson 69) 10 Graeme Armstrong (15 Nathan Fisher 44), 11 Mark Anderson (14 David Dowson 76).

MATLOCK TOWN: 1 Phil Barnes 2 Liam Marsden 3 Jake Green 4 Joe Doyle Charles 5 Adam Yates(c) 6 Dwayne Wiley 7 Niall McManus 8 Alex Pursehouse 9 Curtis Morrison 10 Marcus Dinanga 11 Jamie Yates (12 Nico de Girolamo 86).