Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Spennymoor Town went top of the EBAC Northern League First Division for the first time this season after a superb 2-0 away win at Dunston UTS on Monday night.
Michael Laws opened the scoring in the 2nd minute against his former club before top scorer Liam Henderson completed the win near the end to stretch Moors’ unbeaten run to 20 games.
Moors made one change from Saturday’s 1-0 win over Consett as Laws came in for the unavailable Joe Walton, and the decision paid dividends instantly as Moors got off to a dream start when Laws headed in a corner inside two minutes.
Spennymoor had penalty appeals turned down by the assistant referee when Andy Johnson was pulled down in box, and continued to press as Lewis Dodds went close to adding a second but his effort at the back post hit the woodwork, before Johnson raced away but his shot struck the outside of post. Moors keeper Kyle Hayes preserved the lead by pulling off a tremendous save from a 25yd volley by Andrew Bulford.
The second half was similar to the first with Moors in control, although the game soon turned scrappy. Moors made changes with Sonny Andrews and Dan Taylor entering the fray to try and force the second. Andrews made a good run into the box and tried to set up Taylor but his effort was blocked. Henderson went even closer to adding a second when he met a cross from left but glanced his header wide.
As the game entered the final stages, Moors wrapped up the three points when Henderson picked up on a pass from Dunston defender Ben Cattanach to take a touch a drill beyond keeper Liam Connell and send the Moors to the summit and move another step closer to the league title and promotion to the evo-stik league.
Hayes, Groves, Mason(c), Dodds, Laws, Capper, Stephenson (Andrews), Graydon, Henderson, Johnson (Taylor), Peacock (Liddle).
Subs Not Used:
Referee: Miss Helen Conley (Durham FA)