Full house for Moors’ Darlo crunch

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TONIGHT’S crucial Ebac Northern League First Division game between second top Spennymoor Town and leaders Darlington 1883 at the Brewery Field is a sell-out.

All 2,400 tickets have been sold and spectators are advised to arrive early. Turnstiles open at 6pm.

Moors’ general manager Steve Lawson said: “Segregation will be in operation and spectators must enter the ground which is stipulated on their ticket.

“Extra parking provision has been made at St Charles RC School and the club strongly recommends that the facility is used as parking is restricted around the ground.”

League chairman Mike Amos said the fixture brings back memories of huge derby day attendances of the 1950s.

“A 2,000-plus gate is unprecedented in our recent history, though it was quite common in the glory days in the 50s,” said Amos.

The Quakers have a 15-point advantage over their rivals, but Spennymoor have seven games in hand and are the only unbeaten side in the two divisions.

H Chester-le-Street, in conjunction with Durham County Council, are holding a six-week football course for Year One children.

The course will be held on the all-weather pitch at Chester-le-Street Riverside Sports Complex.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Dave Winter on 07787 132847 or email interdave@sky.com.