Spennymoor won't be sending a team to Leek Town tonight in the UniBond League - and now they are facing possible expulsion.

Moors have been charged with failing to fulfil their fixtures against Bridlington last Thursday and Radcliffe Borough on Saturday, and yesterday chairman Benny Mottram told the league that they won't be sending a team to Staffordshire for the game against Leek - a game that had been re-arranged for tonight because Moors failed to play there last month.

The stumbling block is the goalkeeping position. Moors are unable to find a keeper for tonight's game, and Mottram said: "I have again asked the league if we can sign a keeper under special circumstances, but we can't. Therefore, we're not sending a team to Leek tonight."

Mottram is adamant that he won't pull the club out of the league, and said: "We'll play it day by day this week. We're supposed to be playing Blyth on Thursday, so we'll see what happens."

Spennymoor's fate will probably be decided next Sunday at an emergency meeting of the UniBond League which Mottram has been asked to attend and explain why the club has failed to fulfil their recent games. The league may even decide to suspend or even expel Moors.

Even if Moors continue, they are now in the bottom four of the Premier Division after the results on Saturday.

Gateshead have now gone above them after a 2-1 home win over Matlock, David Colvin scoring a late winner after Ben Cattanach's goal was cancelled out.

Blyth are also above Moors now after a 1-0 home win over Marine, Christian Graham scoring after 55 minutes.

At the top, Whitby are third with games in hand on the two teams above them, after they won 2-1 at Bamber Bridge, Liam Gildea getting the winner. Scott Nicholson had earlier put Whitby into the lead.