Injury will not stop Spennymoor skipper celebrating

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Spennymoor captain reveals final heartache


Wembley Stadium
Saturday, 4 May
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Spennymoor Town's injured captain Daniel Moore says he will "crawl" up the Wembley steps to lift the FA Vase if they win Saturday's final.

Moore will miss the game against Tunbridge Wells after fracturing his ankle in a league fixture.

"I'll make it, nothing will stop me going up there if we win," Moore told BBC Look North.

"I'm sure the lads will put every effort in, not just for me but for everybody involved."

Moore picked up the injury amid a flurry of games as Moors whittle down a league fixture backlog exacerbated by poor weather and their Vase commitments.

Ashington were the opponents, and the subsequent goalless draw meant a double blow for the Moors and Moore, as their slim hopes of catching league leaders Darlington were all but ended.

"I suffered a fractured ankle last Thursday but thought it was a knock until Sunday until I realised something was wrong," Moore said.

"I went to Accident & Emergency, and then attended the fracture clinic on Monday where it was confirmed.

"I was devastated, but it's not just about me, it's the town, the club and the players who have got us there."

Manager Jason Ainsley has said he wants Moore to lead the players out at the national stadium, despite his unavailability.

The 29-year-old has played in every round of the Moors run to the final.

"He's our leader, our captain, and he's been a big part of us," he added.

"It's gut-wrenching for the lad, gut-wrenching for the team but we've got top make sure we lift the cup and Danny is part of it."

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