PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Ashton United

PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Ashton United

Spennymoor Town return to the Brewery Field on Saturday for a re-arranged league fixture with Ashton United.  Moors are looking to bounce back after losing their last two games on their travels against Nantwich Town and Workington - their first back to back defeats this season.

Saturday is the first of two games in a week against Ashton United, with the return league fixture at Hurst Cross the following weekend.


Match Details:

 Spennymoor Town v Ashton United

Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 26th November, 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 2:30pm.


The Opposition:



Joint managers Jody Banim (right) and Will Haining (left) took over from the departed Paul Phillips and Steve Halford, who left for Stalybridge Celtic in September.  The pair have also been regular players during this transition period after Ashton lost key players to Stalybridge.  Moors fans are well-aware of Banim after his goal-scoring exploits against Spennymoor for Flixton and Radcliffe Borough.


The Squad 

The Robins started the season strong and were unbeaten in their first six games, however, since Phillips and Halford left their form has dipped and a number of changes in personnel have resulted in them dropping to mid-table and five points adrift of the play-off places.  The Robins have recently signed Robson Buckley following the former FC United of Manchester midfielder’s return from a spell in Australia.


Recent Form

With only one league win in their last 7 fixtures, the Robins are also looking for their first away win since the 10th September after beating Stafford Rangers.

Ashton drew 3-3 with Corby in their last game in Northamptonshire despite leading twice in the game. Their stand out results this season inlcude taking 4 points off Hednesford Town.

 The Robins’ Current form table reads - DLDLWLD


One to watch

Lee Gaskell - Joined from Darlington in the summer and continued where he left off with a number of goals this season. The 31-year-old is a former Evo-Stik League Golden Boot winner with Ramsbottom United.