Spennymoor United F.C.

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Spennymoor United A.F.C.
Full name Spennymoor United Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Moors, The Tigers, Spenny
Founded 1877
Dissolved 2005
Ground The Brewery Field
Ground Capacity 6,000
League n/a

Spennymoor United A.F.C. was an English association football club based in Spennymoor, County Durham.

In 1905, they joined the Northern League and won the league title six times in their history. In the 1936–37 season, they reached the third round of the FA Cup, where they lost to top-flight side West Bromwich Albion. They also reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy in 1978. However, misfortune struck the club in 2005 when they folded, causing controversy over unfulfilled fixtures.

The club was reborn as Spennymoor Town, replacing Evenwood Town whose own future was in severe doubt and played at the Brewery Field albeit several leagues lower than previously. The "new" Spennymoor won the Northern League Division Two in the 2006–07 season after a late winner against Penrith for a 1–0 victory and earned promotion to Division One.

John Collins, the father of comedian Frank Skinner, played for Spennymoor United just before the Second World War.

Honours[edit]

  • Northern League
    • Champions: 1967-68; 1971–72; 1973–74; 1976–77; 1977–78; 1978–79

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