Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Spennymoor Town put one hand on the Northern League Title following a 4-1 home win over Team Northumbria at The Brewery Field in front of a bumper 627 bank holiday Monday crowd.
Moors relegated their visitors with a routine win and they now need just one point from their final three games for the Championship, and promotion to the Evo-Stik league.
Boss Jason Ainsley made two changes to the team that lost the Durham Challenge Cup Final on Friday as Lewis Dodds replaced Chay Liddle and Joe Walton came in for Andrew Stephenson.
Moors started strongly and took the game to their opponents. A Keith Graydon corner was met by Dan Groves, who volleyed over from close range, then another Graydon corner this time from the left was headed on by Andrew Johnson but cleared off the line, and Walton followed up but his rasping shot was hacked off the line by a Northumbria defender.
Moors were edging closer when a pin point Kallum Griffiths cross from the right was flicked on by the head of Johnson but keeper Andrew Jennison was equal to it with a diving save.
Spennymoor took the lead in the 13th minute when Johnson closed down a clearance from Louis Storey and the ball spun over Jennison and into the back of the net from 25yds. A bit fortunate but the Moors striker reeled away with delight.
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