Spennymoor look to extend their winning league run to four matches when they start a hectic fortnight with a visit to Alfreton in the Vanarama National League North today.

Moors begin a spell of five matches in the next two weeks with a trip to Derbyshire today, then on Tuesday they have a re-arranged match against Brackley.

Next Saturday they’re at home to Southport, then on Tuesday week they’re at home to Boston. They then have another long trip to Telford United on 16th November before the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy on 23rd November.

“We’re going there full of confidence at the start of a really tough month,” said Ainsley.

“Alfreton are a good side and have their own style of play. If we can keep the back door closed, then we’re always likely to score goals. It’s important that we keep clean sheets.

“We are getting better as the season has gone on, certainly we’re a lot better than a month ago. We are a lot more solid than we were at the start of the season.

“We have a big month ahead of us, and we’re going to face some really tough teams if we want to climb the table. We must start this period in a positive manner.

“We have a good idea on how Alfreton are going to play, but after our recent run, we’re in a better frame of mind to take them on.

“We won 7-1 at Alfreton last year – I’ll be happy to settle for a 1-0 win this time.”

Moors are currently thirteenth in the table, just two points behind the play offs, but they’ve won just once away from home this season.

Alfreton are sixth in the table, three points ahead of Moors, with four home wins to their credit this season.

Defender Callum Williams and striker Andrew Johnson are both missing because of injury, but defender Stephen Brogan is added to the squad after missing last week’s win over Gloucester.

In the BetVictor NPL, league leaders South Shields are at home to Lancaster City. Whitby, who are eighth, are at home to Nantwich, and Morpeth, who are 15th, face Witton Albion.

In the North West Division, Marske United are at home to Runcorn Linnets, and Dunston are at home to Widnes.