Darlo game a 2,400 sell-out

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SPENNYMOOR TOWN have confirmed their Ebac Northern League first division clash with Darlington tonight is now sold out.

Town have issued important information to fans of both sides, who are all being strongly advised to give themselves plenty of time.

With 2,400 tickets sold, all spectators are advised to arrive at least an hour before the game kicks off (at 7.45pm), with turnstiles open from 6pm.

Moors general manager Steve Lawson said: “There is segregation in place and spectators must enter the ground which is stipulated on their ticket – Wood Vue for Spennymoor fans and Tees Crescent for Darlington fans.

“Extra parking provisions have been made but it is still limited and everyone is encouraged to use public transport, taxis and group up as much as possible.

“We’d ask all fans to respect the surrounding areas and show consideration to neighbouring residents.”

Northern League chairman Mike Amos says the fixture will bring back memories of huge derby day attendances of the 1950s.

“A 2,000-plus gate is unprecedented in the recent history of the Northern League, though quite common in the former glory days of the 1950s,” said Amos.

“Friday’s game promises to have everything. Both clubs have had marked success, a high-profile and enjoy an enthusiastic and vociferous following.

“It’s going to be like one of those derby days in the 1950s - an occasion to be greatly relished.”

Town have issued the following information for fans of both sides.

The game is strictly all ticket – so no match ticket, no entry.

No cash turnstiles will be in operation on the evening and the game is sold out.

Both turnstiles open at 6pm in Wood Vue (Spennymoor) and Tees Crescent (Darlington).

Entrances stated on ticket must be used. If entry is tried via the wrong entrance then you will be refused entry and sent to the correct turnstile.

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