Spennymoor Town welcome Hendesford Town to The Brewery Field on Saturday in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division looking to avenge the opening day defeat at Keys Park back in August.
Moors started 2017 with a defeat at Corby Town, which ended a five-game unbeaten run of four wins and a draw in their last five league games - seeing them finish 2016 in fourth place.
Spennymoor Town v Hednesford Town
Northern Premier League, Premier Division
The Brewery Field, Saturday 7th January, 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.
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 neighbour’s 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 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 Pitmen were the bookies’ early season favourites following relegation from the National League North and they started the season by winning their opening two games against Moors and Stourbridge. Then only one defeat in their next eight games saw Hednesford into third place at the end of September.
Manager Liam McDonald left the club to take over at National League side Solihull Moors in November. Following the appointment of Manager Paul Casey (pictured above) and the departure of a number of players who followed McDonald to Solihull, a transformation period is in full swing. The Pitmen have only three players remaining from the opening day of the season win over Spennymoor.
Curently in eighth place (their lowest position this season), the Pitmen have spent most of the campaign in the top five. However, four defeats in their last six league games have resulted in them dropping down the table.
They are still well-positioned to get themselves back into the promotion race and if they can reproduce performances like their away win at Workington in early December then there's every chance of achieving this.
Hednesford's current league form reads - LLWWLL
One to Watch
Cohen Bramall - The 20-year-old attacking left back has recently spent time on trial with Premier League Arsenal and there are rumours the Gunners are about to offer him a deal.
The Gaffer’s View
Jason Ainsley said: “Games are coming thick and fast and Saturday's game against Hednesford gives us a great opportunity to bounce back from the disappointment of Monday. Our home form this season has been excellent and this will need to continue if we want to challenge at the top of the table.
“Hednesford have ambitions, like ourselves, of finishing in the top 5 and will be another tough test, but one I am looking forward to as we look to kick-start our season.”