VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Venue: The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6JN
Date: Monday 1st January 2018
Kick Off: 3pm
Concessions: £8 – Over 60’s.
Juniors: £3 – Aged 11 – 18.
SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY
Blyth Spartans travel to Spennymoor looking to gain revenge for their Boxing Day defeat against the same opponents.
An injury-ravaged Blyth Spartans were twice pegged back by Spennymoor Town, before they were denied their first draw of the season with a last minute Moors header, as they lost 3-2 at Croft Park on Boxing Day.
Nathan Buddle’s bullet header gave Blyth the lead on 22 minutes, before former Blyth striker Glen Taylor put Town level 16 minutes later. Kieran Green made the most of some awful defending to put Blyth back ahead just before the break, but Mark Anderson gave Spenny a deserved equaliser on 73 minutes.
With the game approached its conclusion, Christopher Mason headed home a 90th-minute corner to take first blood in the two sides’ festive Vanarama National League double header.
Both sides know that 3 points will be massive in trying to close the gap to the teams above them. Blyth would close to within 2 points of Brackley with a win, whilst Moors would climb above Spartans with all 3 points.
Blyth Spartans – WLWWL
Spennymoor Town – WLLDW
IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT
Jason Ainsley – A former Spartan, Jason was appointed manager in the summer of 2007 and has now managed the club in over 500 games winning 13 trophies.
Glen Taylor – The former Spartan needs no introduction to fans. Taylor was topscorer for The Moors last season and is currently leading the scoring charts again this term.