Preview | Spennymoor Town FC (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans are set for a trip to The Brewery Field as they face Spennymoor Town in the National League North.

The Spartans faced late drama in their last outing as they rescued a point in the 95th minute in a draw with second-place Scunthorpe United.


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  • Adults – £15 
  • Concessions (over 65) – £10
  • Under 18s – £5


Oli Thompson and Harry Gardiner are set to miss out on the fixture at Spennymoor, as Michael Liddle, JJ O’Donnell and JJ Hooper will too.

Jordan Cook and Alex Mitchell will be eligible to be included in the matchday squad.


Following a late goal to salvage a draw against the Iron, Jon Shaw said: “Well look, they had a lot of the ball, which we knew they would.

“But our shape, our discipline, the game plan for the majority I think worked. You know we struggled a little bit, but we’ve got Charlie Aitken, a young lad on the right side, Harry Gardener down the middle, who’s not the biggest forward of centre-forwards Oli [Thompson] on the left-hand side, probably the youngest, oh Devi said it there probably the youngest forward fine the league by a mile backed up by the biggest number 10 the league Will McGowan.

“And we still tried to play our way, we had no choice, it’s not like we can just keep sticking it up there, but yeah, the shape, the discipline was unbelievable for huge spells in the game and I thought in the second half we grew into the game a little more,”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United


The Moors currently sit 18th in the National League North and have won just one of their last 14 fixtures in all competitions.

In their last match, the Moors lost 2-1 to Chorley as ex-Spartan loanee Mika Ndjoli opened the scoring for Spennymoor, but two second-half goals from Carlton Ubaezuonu and Mike Claveley allowed Chorley to pick up the three points.


Following a defeat against Chorley, Graeme Lee said: “Well like you’ve just said frustrating.

“The first half I thought we were very good against a team who have just gone fourth top and I thought first half we were by far the better team.

“We created many chances, probably could have come in two or three up and then it’s a different game, but the second half, we started alright and the first goal killed us.”

Graeme Lee’s post-match assessment of Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Chorley


Most recently, Blyth managed a 2-0 victory over Spennymoor Town in August as Nicky Deverdics scored a penalty with the last kick of the first half and Will McGowan doubled the lead in the 68th minute.

Last season at The Brewery Field, Spennymoor won from behind as Issac Walker scored after eight minutes, but goals from Reece Kendell and Rob Ramshaw led the Moors to victory.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot