Curtis ready for Pitmen test

Curtis ready for Pitmen test


Spennymoor Town defender James Curtis is eager to help Moors bounce back from Monday's disappointing defeat at Corby Town when they face Hednesford Town at The Brewery Field on Saturday.

Curtis has been a lynchpin in the Moors defence this season and admits Monday was a day to forget for himself and the team.  But Saturday can’t come quick enough for the 34-year-old former Gateshead man. He joined Moors last summer after ending 13 years at the International Stadium and has made 27 appearances so far this season.

James said: "Monday was disappointing from a defensive point of view and simply not good enough for the levels we have set ourselves, but it's gone now and we must remain positive and look to bounce back quickly - starting against Hednesford on Saturday.

“There are no easy games in this league as Monday showed, and we must be ready for the challenges that lie ahead as we’re entering the business end of the season.”

Curtis is also no stranger to the Northern Premier League.  He helped Gateshead to promotion via the play-offs in 2008 with a 2-0 win over Buxton and believes Moors can emulate the Tynesiders’ success.

"There are similarities between the Gateshead squad of then and the current Spennymoor team now as the squad here is more than good enough to be playing at a higher level.  It's a great club that is ran professionally from top to bottom and with the league wide open it's up to us to put a run together and challenge for the title.”

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