Spennymoor are looking for their fourth straight win when they head to Northamptonshire to play Kettering in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday afternoon.

After a slow start to the season, Moors have burst into life in recent weeks, and have won their last three matches, scoring thirteen goals in the process by 6-2 against Ashton United and by 5-0 against Lancaster in the FA Cup, and Kidderminster by 2-1 in the league.

Their FA Cup exploits have earned them an away draw at Chorley in the last qualifying round next Saturday, but now they want to improve on their current league position of 17th in the table. They are unbeaten in their last four league matches since they lost to Gateshead in early September.

Manager Jason Ainsley said; “I saw them play earlier in the season at Darlington, plus we’ve got a couple of reports on them, so we know a little about their strengths and weaknesses.

“Since they’ve played at Darlington, they’ve changed their manager, so we’re going into the unknown a little. They need the points to get away from the relegation fight. It will be a tough game on a tough pitch, because another club uses it.

“But we’re in a bit of good form at the moment, and we’ve scored lots of goals. In our last six games, we’ve scored 29 goals and conceded nine.

“The goals are certainly going in the end that we’re attacking, but we need to tighten up at the other end.

“We’re happy that we’re progressing in the Cup, but we need to make up some ground in the league now – a couple of wins will push us up the table.

“The main thing on Saturday is that we continue our good form.”

Ainsley will be missing Shane Henry, Stephen Brogan, Karl Magnay and Andrew Johnson, while Jake Hibbs and Ryan Hall are added to the squad.

Kettering are third bottom of the season with two wins to their credit all season.

They parted company with manager Nicky Eaden last month, after they lost to Sutton Coldfield in the FA Cup, and has been replaced by caretaker Steve Kinniburgh.

They no longer play in the town of Kettering itself, but in the nearby village of Burton Latimer.

In the BetVictor Premier, leaders South Shields are at Witton Albion, Whitby, who had a great FA Cup win at Gloucester on Monday, are at home to Warrington, and Morpeth face Basford.

In the BetVictor North West, Marske are at home to Marine, and in the DA Trophy, Dunston are at home to Ossett United.