(Picture: Mike Petch Photography)
By Sam Elliott
You would have thought the Ainsley household would be the place to be today, but not everyone is in such a bubbly mood!
Dad Jason guided Spennymoor to a fantastic 3-0 win at Boston United last night and being a teacher, school holidays means he can sleep off a very late night.
Daughter Jade, meanwhile, is celebrating her 28th birthday and family time is guaranteed.
But the Moors manager managed to not only secure a third win of the season at York Street on Tuesday night – he managed to tick his wife off too.
Ainsley explained: “I’m in the dog house because I forgot my keys. I was picked up to get on the team coach and I left them at home.
“The wife text me during the day and told me I’d left them on the table. She then said she would set her alarm for 2am and let me in. She didn’t sleep much.
“She is quite safety conscious and a bit of a worrier so it wasn’t a case of leaving a key under the doormat. I’m not Mr Popular again!”
Try telling that to the Spennymoor fans, who have seen their team make a fantastic start to life in the National League North.
This was win number four already after beating Stockport County, FC United and Bradford PA before last weekend’s loss at early pacesetters Brackley.
Last night’s match was originally scheduled for August 12 but after suffering on the motorway when their coach broke down it was re-arranged for Tuesday night.
“We were exceptional at times and I’ve got to say what a privilege it was to watch us play such great football at such a wonderful stadium against a big club like Boston,” Ainsley said.
“It was a big three points, even at this stage of the season. It’s been a very encouraging start.”
Pilgrims counterpart Adam Murray couldn’t argue with the result.
“They were excellent and all credit to them,” the Boston manager said after the one-sided match. “Spennymoor were the better side and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”
Hear more from the Spennymoor manager in Sunday’s Non-League Paper!