Spennymoor Town Football Club is a football club based in Spennymoor, County Durham, England. They currently compete in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, and play their home matches at the Brewery Field.
The club began playing in the Northern League in 1931–32 as Evenwood Town, reaching the first round of the FA Cup in the 1956–57 season. In 2005, the club merged with Spennymoor United, who had folded earlier that year, and collectively changed their name to Spennymoor Town.
Spennymoor United was reborn under the name of Spennymoor Town, after a merger with Evenwood, who were on the verge of folding in the same year. Out of the gloom, people were working hard and managed to get the club together for the start of 2005–06. Headed by Alan Murray the fans rallied round and formed an independent supporters group, initially with the aim of running the club themselves. Both groups submitted their bids with the local council, but after a meeting held at the Penny Gill pub in Spennymoor, it was agreed to stand down and let Alan Murray’s plan go ahead. The application proceeded with the name change to Spennymoor Town, the club were accepted into the Northern League Division Two.
Northern League (2005–2014)
Division Two (2005–2007)
On Saturday 13 August 2005, the first league game as Spennymoor Town was to be played at home against Darlington R.A, which was met with a major attraction from the town. The official attendance for that first game was 511 people, in which the newly formed Spennymoor Town were victorious with a 3–2 win. The following Tuesday, The Moors carried on their winning ways, beating Guisborough 3–1. In the first four home games under the new name, one of those including The F.A Cup Preliminary Round, the club attracted over 1300 people to The Brewery Field.
In their first season, the club got off to a good start under then manager Ken Houlahan. In January 2006,