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Preview | Spennymoor (A)

By Rowan Lee


Gloucester City travel to The Brewery Field today where they face Durham based Spennymoor Town who currently sit 18th in the Vanarama National League North. (KO 3pm)


City head into the game following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Bradford Park Avenue on Monday night, a game which saw Matt McClure net the only goal for Steven King’s men. Spennymoor also go into this game on the back of a 0-3 home loss to Chester on Tuesday night so both teams will be wanting to get back on track.


Despite a gap of nine points between the two sides, City know there’s no easy games in this unforgiving league and will be aiming to do everything they can to take all three points back to the TigerTurf.


Here are the statistics ahead of City’s 17th league game of this current season:


Form:


As mentioned above City go into this game after a 2-1 loss away at Bradford PA on Monday. However, despite the scare on Halloween, recent results have been positive for Steven King’s side with City beating league leaders King's Lynn Town 2-1 last weekend, which sees them sit in a healthy position of fifth in the overall standings.


Spennymoor on the other hand have no win in their last three games with their last victory coming against Banbury United last month. However, with home advantage today, Jason Ainsley's side will be itching for a win and send their supporters home happy.


It’s no secret that all three points for City is imperative in their ongoing quest to climb higher up the league.


Key Players:


City’s defence will have to watch out for Spennymoor centre-forward Glen Taylor who has bagged six goals so far this season as well as Durham-born attacking midfielder Mark Anderson who has scored two goals in nine appearances for the Moors.


As for City, Matt McClure's goal at Bradford PA was his tenth of the season so far and has moved the striker into joint first position on the National League North top scorers chart. There are several players on the injury list for Steven King's side at the moment, with Kennedy Digie and Sion Spence long-term absentees and various others continuing to be assessed. The club can also confirm that Kevin Dawson is not part of the manager's plans for the rest of the season and has been placed on the transfer list.


Previous Meetings:


2021/22

26th February: Spennymoor 0-0 Gloucester

4th December: Gloucester 2-0 Spennymoor


2020/21

7th November: Spennymoor 2-2 Gloucester


2019/20

1st February: Gloucester 1-2 Spennymoor

26th October: Spennymoor 5-1 Gloucester

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