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The games come thick and fast as Spennymoor Town are next up for Saints in a Tuesday evening league fixture under the lights at St James Park.
We came away from Guiseley with a 3-1 win on Saturday, Ethan Coleman and Wes York striking late to seal the 3 points after Shane Byrne had equalised. The turn-around brought only the second away win of the season that lifts us into 16th place on 11 points after 9 games. Those 9 games include 6 on the road so it will be good to get back to SJP for successive games, Tuesday’s encounter with Spennymoor being followed by Saturday’s visit of another North-East side, Blyth Spartans.
Jason Ainsley’s Spennymoor also won 3-1 on Saturday beating Curzon Ashton at The Brewery Field with 2 goals by Rob Ramshaw. Harry Flowers made a first appearance for Curzon having joined on loan and it was his header that gave Curzon a life-line in the game. The win leaves Spennymoor in 7th place on 15 points after 9 games. Away form for Spennymoor has been mixed with a win at Southport, a draw at Alfreton and a defeat to AFC Fylde in their 3 away performances.
Last season the sides twice drew blanks, the November and February games both ending goal-less. In 2018-19 Saints won the home game by 4-1 with Connor Hall, Jimmy Armson (2) and Dan Nti on the score-sheet, while Spennymoor won 2-1 in the April re-match, Glen Taylor getting the winning goal on that occasion.
Tuesday’s game is the first with spectators permitted in the ground. A limited allocation of 400 tickets is on sale through the TicketCo app. The league has ruled that away supporters are not permitted. However the game will be streamed live with commentary from 7.35pm – a match pass costs £4.99 and is available from the club website.
Supporters attending St James Park on Tuesday evening must have purchased a ticket using the app in advance. Everyone entering the ground will be temperature checked and anybody with a raised temperature will be turned away as strict government guidelines will be followed. There is no parking at the ground. Please arrive between 6.30pm (no earlier) and 7.30pm (no later) to ensure smooth entry to the ground. Face coverings must be worn on arrival. Please adhere to our Spectator Code of Conduct to ensure everybody stays safe.
We are looking forward to welcoming supporters back to St James Park.
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We travel to Guiseley on Saturday in a re-arranged National League North fixture, this originally being an FA Trophy Saturday.
Tuesday evening’s hard earned and well deserved point at Leamington was a fifth draw in 8 league games and leaves Kevin Wilkin’s side at the wrong end of the table.
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After Friday night’s tense FA Cup Rd 2 tie at League 2 Tranmere Rovers it is back to National League North action as Kevin Wilkin takes his side to Leamington on Tuesday evening.
Saints earned great credit from Friday night’s game matching the team playing 56 places higher all the way and bowing out only to a superb strike in a tight game of few clear-cut chances.
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The final weekend in November is traditonally FA Cup 2nd round weekend and for the third time in Brackley Town’s long history this year the team will again be competing for a coveted place in the 3rd round when the Premier League and Championship sides enter the famous old competition.
On Friday evening Kevin Wilkin’s side takes on EFL League Two side Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in a mouth-watering game to be shown live on BBC2.