MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Nantwich Town

MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Nantwich Town

Two in-form sides go head-to-head on Saturday when fourth place Spennymoor Town welcome second place Nantwich Town to The Brewery Field in a top-of-the-table clash as the race for the play-offs approaches a Grandstand Finish.


Match Details:

Spennymoor Town FC v Nantwich Town FC

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 1st 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.


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:

Formed in 1884 and F.A.Vase winners in 2006, The Dabbers are in their ninth season in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.  Last season they reached the FA Trophy semi-final before losing to eventual winners Halifax Town, and narrowly missing out on the play-offs finish with an eighth place finish on 75 points. This season, Nantwich are looking to build on last season's success with the best away record in the league.  They have secured 12 away wins so far this season, and are through to the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup next Wednesday against Crewe Alexandra.


Recent Form:


The Dabbers suffered their first defeat in 14 games last weekend against Whitby Town, a run which has seen them hold on to second place for a number of weeks.  Nantwich come into the game without a win in their last three against title and play-off contenders, and have failed to score a goal in their last two games - this despite being the third highest scorers in the league.  Scorer of the only goal of the game in the last meeting between Moors and The Dabbers, Sean Cooke (pictured), has hit 17 league goals himself this season.



Recent Results:

Nantwich Town 0-0 Matlock Town

Nantwich Town 0-2 Whitby Town

Nantwich Town 2-2 Blyth Spartans

Ilkeston 2-3 Nantwich Town

Nantwich Town 3-0 Coalville Town

Nantwich Town's current league form reads - DLDWWWD


One to Watch - John Johnston

On loan from Salford City, where he made 14 appearances this season in the National League North and scored 2 goals, the traditional right winger has made an instant impact for the Dabbers.  He has scored 4 goals since arriving in February, a record which meant he was March's top scorer.



The Gaffer says:


"This is going to be our biggest test for a long time and one where we will have to be at our best to get a result.  The preperations couldn't have been better after a fantastic performance and result at Warrington on Tuesday, so it's extremely important we continue where we left off and there's no better incentive than potentially moving into second with a win".


Previous Meeting:

19/11/2016 - Nantwich Town 1-0 Spennymoor Town


Nantwich Town:1 Parton,2 White,3 Touray,4 Jones,5 Harrison,6 Bell,7 Hancock (c) (Brooke 68′),8 Riley,9 Mwasile,10 Cooke (Sanders 87′),11 Abadaki (T. Stair 80′).

Subs not used: Walker, J. Stair.


Spennymoor Town:1 Rafferty,2 Griffiths,3 Mason (c),4 Gott,5 Tait,6 Curtis,7 Chandler (Anderson 63′),8 Ramshaw (Henry 16′),9 Armstrong,10 Mitchell,11 Johnson (Taylor 75′).

Subs not used: Lowson, Watson.