Spennymoor Town

News: Moors launch girls academy courses

Moors launch girls academy courses

The successful youth academy at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Spennymoor Town has launched its first ever training programme exclusively for girls.

Developed from scratch over the last three years by the EVO-STIK NPL Premier Division club, coaches at the academy are hoping to create their first girls side within the next two months.spennymoor

The academy, which already has 20 teams playing in age groups from U7s to Under 18s, is set to continue its growth following the surge in the popularity of the women’s game and increasing numbers of calls from the community for them to act.

Kicking off on Wednesday 25 January at the Spennymoor Leisure Centre, the sessions will be free for at least the first two months and the Moors say their DBS-checked staff are keen to see as many girls as possible from all age groups from four upwards attending. (more…)

News: FA Cup First Round draw made

FA Cup First Round draw made

Merstham will face Oxford United at home when they appear in the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time after the draw was made on Monday evening

The Surrey club play in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football.

Southern League Chesham, also from the seventh tier, face a trip to League One club Peterborough United.

Ninth-tier Westfields will face the winners of Monday’s replay between York City and Curzon Ashton, with ties to be played on the weekend of 5-6 November.


News: Moors release ten players

Moors release ten players

Spennymoor Town Manager Jason Ainsley has today given us details of the players being released by the club. The players leaving the club are as follows:

Anthony Peacock – Released (End of Contract)
James Risbrough – Contract Cancelled by Mutual consent
John McReady – Released (End of Contract)
Lee Moore – Released
Liam Henderson – Released (End of Contract)
Mark Bell – Contract Cancelled by Mutual consent
Paul Johnson – Released (End of Contract)
Priestley Keithley – Released
Reece Kenney – Contract Cancelled by Mutual consent
Stephen Capper – Released (End of Contract)

Moors boss Ainsley didn’t want the departure of some of the players to pass without comment so he gave me some of his thoughts on the matter.

Stephen Capper – “Unfortunately due to work and personal commitments Stephen will be leaving us with immediate effect. He has been instrumental in the success of Spennymoor Town FC during his 7 seasons with us.

Not only has he been an outstanding and consistent player year in year out but he is an Arms-spennymoorabsolute top lad to go with that. Stephen is comfortable with either foot and has the brains and know how to play anywhere on the pitch but it is at left back (or should I say wing) that he shines.

On behalf of the management team I cannot thank Stephen enough for his spell with us and wish him well in his chosen destination. He will go down as a true legend at this club”

Anthony Peacock – “I am gutted to see Anthony leave but due to work commitments, which have been a major factor in his lack of appearances the latter part of this season, we have agreed to let him go by mutual consent. Anthony has been with me for over 8 seasons and has been an absolute pleasure to manage over those years. He has been pivotal into how I like to play the game and his ability and technique is second to none.

The relationship he developed with Stephen Capper on the left was as good as anything in nonleague during the past 7 years and at times the football he produced was frightening. Anthony is another one who is a true Spennymoor legend and he can take massive pride in what he has achieved at the club. He will be welcome back at any time and we wish him all the very best”

Liam Henderson – “Due to work commitments it is with deep regret that we are parting company with Liam. Liam has been an ever present in the team during the 3 years he has been with us and has played a massive part in in our success. In his 1st season with us Liam was unplayable at times and was a major factor in our promotion to the Evo-Stik league. I would like to wish Liam all the very best in his new venture and I’m sure he will be a success”

Paul Johnson – “Due to work commitments we have agreed by mutual consent to let Paul leave the club. Paul has been a true professional since he arrived at the club and put in some heroic performances in his 2 years with us.

He has had to be patient at times with the form of Chris Mason and Joe Tait but every time he has been asked to play he has given 100% and will be a massive loss not only on the field but in the dressing room as well. Wherever Paul ends up playing they will have a superb player, who is commanding in the air and also a winner.

I wish Paul all the very best in the future and thank him for helping us achieve our promotion”

Chairman Brad Groves added “I would like to thank all of the players who are leaving us for their great service whether it be for a few months or in some cases eight years. They have given great service to the club and leave us with some fantastic memories and I’m sure everyone would join me in wishing them all every success for the future”

Source: Spennymoor Town FC

News: Spennymoor Town announce free entry deal for under 16’s

Spennymoor Town announce free entry deal for under-16s


Spennymoor Town are offering anyone under the age of 16 free admission to the next three home games as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.

The adult can either pay on the gate or be a season ticket holder.

Chief Executive Brad Groves said today ‘This is a great opportunity to get kids along to a game to see what we are all about. The future is bringing in new young supporters to the club and anything we can do to actively encourage them can only be good for the club’

The offer runs for the Prescot Cables game on Saturday 12th March, Mossley on Tuesday 15th March and Burscough on Saturday 19th March

Turnstiles are open from 1.30 on Saturdays and from 6:45 on Tuesdays. The bar will be open and hot food is available throughout the games

Source: Spennymoor Town FC

News: Moors thanked by league rivals after striker collapses

Moors thanked by league rivals after striker collapses

Brighouse Town have thanked Evo-Stik Northern Premier League rivals Spennymoor Town for coming to the aid of Craig Billington when the striker collapsed during their midweek Integro Doodson Sport Cup clash.

The 25-year-old centre-forward has undergone tests in hospital and is now recovering and awaiting the results after collapsing on the pitch on Tuesday night at Brewery Field.

The Halifax-based player, who also manages the First Division North club’s ladies development side, collapsed in the 40th minute of the first round tie and was immediately attended to by Spennymoor’s physio and coaching staff before being rushed the five miles to Durham Teaching Hospital.


News: Moors Chairman unveils big plans

Moors Chairman unveils big plans

Spennymoor Town fans are looking forward to a newly redeveloped stadium, a new community clubhouse and confirmation that a long lease has been secured on their EVO-STIK Northern Premier League club’s training ground.

Moors chairman Brad Groves unveiled the three major developments to secure the club’s long term future to delighted fans attending a meeting of the Spennymoor Town Supporters Association.


News: Moors transfer list Risborough

Moors transfer list Risborough

Spennymoor Town have announced that James Risbrough has been placed on the transfer list.

Manager Jason Ainsley told us earlier ‘The system we have been playing lately has made it difficult for James to fit in the team which is unfortunate for him as he certainly has a lot to offer but we can’t guarantee him games at this present moment.’

All interested clubs must not speak to the player direct but contact the club.

Source: Spennymoor Town FC

Match Report: Harrogate Railway – Spennymoor Town (Mark Doherty)

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Resilient Railway take Spennymoor to cup replay

Harrogate Railway and Spennymoor Town drew 0-0 in a game of few chances last Saturday afternoon to take the FA Cup tie to a Tuesday night replay at Brewery Field.

Lee Ashforth made four changes to his Railway side from Monday’s defeat to Scarborough and handed Nathanial Pells a debut in the heart of defence. (more…)

Match Report: Spennymoor Town 1 Harrogate Railway 1 (Hal Boxhall-Dockeree, Mark Doherty)

Spennymoor Town 1 Harrogate Railway 1

Harrogate Railway produced an impressive performance on Tuesday night to gain a deserved point at Spennymoor Town.

After a defensively solid first half showing had frustrated the hosts, Lee Ashforth’s side got onto the front foot and took the lead through Dan Thirkell. (more…)