Spennymoor Town FC v Darlington

Wednesday 1st January 2020, 3pm
Vanarama National League North


Spennymoor Town FC:
The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, Spennymoor, DL16 6JN
Tel: 01388 827248

History: Spennymoor Town FC was formed in 2005 out of the collapse of UniBond Premier Division club Spennymoor United and a merger with Northern League club Evenwood Town FC. The club was originally formed in 1904, United went on to be six times Northern League champions, four times winners of the old North Eastern League, and 16 times winners of the Durham Challenge Cup. Their FA Cup record includes a third round performance against West Bromwich Albion in front of a 23,000 crowd in 1937. The club's hopes in the Unibond League were shattered by an arson attack on Christmas Day 2003, leaving the club with no income and by 2005 the club could not fulfil its fixtures and was removed from the league, with the club folding. Evenwood Town moved to the Brewery Field and took the name Spennymoor Town FC, playing in United’s black and white stripes. The club was reborn under the name of Spennymoor Town after the merger with Evenwood Town who also folded that year. Moors won the Northern League over three successive seasons, and were in an epic fight with Darlington for the title in 2012/13, which included a memorable midweek victory here for the Quakers and a play-off defeat. The same season, despite finishing runners-up, there was the consolation of a FA Vase win. But they have since sealed two promotions themselves to join Darlo in Conference North and ensure a local derby - and finished an excellent fourth last season, losing to Chorley in the play-off final.
Capacity: 2,400 (300 seated)
Last season: 4th (play-off finalists)
Record attendance: 2,670 (v Darlington, Feb 2013)
Honours: Northern League Champions - 2013/14, 2011/2012, 2010/11, 2009/2010; Northern League Div 2: 2006/07. FA Vase winners 2013.
Nickname: Moors
Colours: Black and white stripes
Manager: Jason Ainsley
Managing director: Tony Wilson

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Ticket prices (2019/20 - category A game) Adults - £14; concession - £9 juniors - £4; Under 10s – free with a paying adult. We imagine it's likely to be all ticket with segregation, with Darlington fans to enter by Tees Crescent turnstiles.

From the North (14 miles from Darlington): Take the A167 north. At Thinford roundabout take the first exit onto the A688 towards Bishop Auckland. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Saint Andrew's Lane, and then into King Street and left into Durham Road.

Parking: Extra parking provision has been made but it is still limited and everyone is encouraged to use public transport, taxis and group up as much as possible. If you are bringing the car then it's recommended that you use the Town Hall and the Kingfisher car parks both of which are just a short walk from the ground. Fans are asked to respect the surrounding neighborhood . A warning though not to use the Iceland/Home Bargains car park as you are liable to get a fine or clamped after a couple of hours.

Darlington FC Supporters' Club
Coach Contact: Darlington FC Supporters Club, 01325 243911 Payment for each coach trip must be either paid for in full before travel, or a 50% non-refundable deposit paid in advance. Anyone wishing to travel on the coaches must join before the day of travel. Membership £5 per season.

TBC 01325 243911 or book via the club shop in person or by text to 07717 345004. All texts will be acknowledged.

K&T Taxis Tel: 01388 812111
Ian's Taxis Tel: 01388 814744
Amber Travel Tel: 01388 812614

The nearest railway station is Bishop Auckland, nearly five miles away.

The Number 8 bus from Darlington (Prebend Row, stand F) to Spennymoor (High Street) will take you there, although it takes an hour.


The official Spennymoor Town FC website is OK for basic information.

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At the ground:

Spennymoor Town has a bar is located in the main stand towards the far end of the ground. But for this match it is not available to Darlington supporters due to segregation. A temporary bar will be available elsewhere inside the ground for Darlo fans. Hot and cold, food and drinks are also available beyond the main stand. Facilities in the ground are an outside bar, Clems Fish Bar wagon and extra toilet facilities for Darlington supporters.

Town centre:

The Frog and Ferret, Coulson Street, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 7RS
Around a mile from the ground. CAMRA-recommended freehouse, promising four regularly-changing real ales.

Real ale/surrounding area:

The Black Horse, 4 Attwood Terrace, Tudhoe, nr Spennymoor Co Durham DL16 6TD
Has a choice of real ales. On the B2688 north.

The Ship Inn, Middlestone, south of Spennymoor
Award-winning real ale pub overlooking the Cleveland Hills, with a range of six beers. Open from 12 noon. No food at lunchtime. Three miles from the ground.

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