Spennymoor Town are our latest N&R Road to Wembley team, and they have a huge fixture away at managerless MK Dons on Saturday. Here are 10 things you never knew about The Moors:
1) They play at Brewery Field. The ground used to belong to ‘Tower Brewery’, which was located on King Street, hence the name ‘The Brewery Field’
2) Spennymoor’s local rivals are considered to be Bishop Auckland, one of the oldest members of the Northern League
3) Comedian Frank Skinner’s Dad once played for Spennymoor
4) Manager Jason Ainsley took charge of his first game in 2006
5) They play in black and white stripes, like fellow north east team Newcastle
6) Spennymoor Town are based in County Durham
7) They were originally called Spennymoor United
8) But during the 2004-2005 season, they were deducted 24 points after failing to fulfill their fixture list due to not being able to field a side. The club resigned from the league after 33 games that season and later folded.
9) Spennymoor United was reborn under the name of Spennymoor Town, after a merger with Evenwood,who were on the verge of folding in the same year. Headed by Alan Murray the fans rallied round and formed an independent supporters group, initially with the aim of running the club themselves. Both groups submitted their bids with the local council, but after a meeting held at the Penny Gill pub in Spennymoor, it was agreed to stand down and let Alan Murray’s plan go ahead. The application proceeded with the name change to Spennymoor Town and the club were accepted into the Northern League Division Two.
10) This is the furthest The Moors have ever been in the FA Cup
Good luck to our Road to Wembley boys on Saturday