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Monday, May 25th, 2015

Reece Kenney 2

Spennymoor Town have today revealed a new signing to the first team squad.

First team manager Jason Ainsley told us last night and said ‘Today we can announce that Reece Kenney has agreed to sign a contract with the club, he trained all last pre-season with us and looked a real prospect and the year he has had with Carl in the Wearside league has helped him develop both physically and mentally.

We believe Reece is ready to compete for a 1st team place and at 19 he has all the attributes to push on this season.  As a management team we have monitored him all season and it shows if you work hard and focus you will be given an opportunity.’

Carl Beasley, Reserve Team Manager added ‘Congratulations to Reece on signing his contract with the club as he thoroughly deserves it.  He has come through the youth set up from under 18s into the reserve team and gone from strength to strength.

In the two seasons he has been with me I can’t remember a training session he has missed and the hard work and dedication he puts into his football is paying off.  I have no doubt that he will make big strides next season and playing with more experienced players will bring the best out if him.

He was reserve team club captain last year and we have signed not only a top player but also a down to earth lad with a bright future ahead of him.’

 

 

Last Match Report

Darlington 1883 29th April 2015 Evo-Stik Play Off Semi Final

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Spennymoor Town’s season is over after a thrilling game with Darlington 1883 in the Play-Off Semi-Final that saw Moors come from behind to lead with just twelve minutes left, before two late goals sealed the tie for the home side in front of a near 2,000 crowd.

The first chances were to Darlington. Gary Brown crossed from the byline, Nathan Cartman dummied but Armstrong’s effort was mis hit, and a Cartman shot on the turn was narrowly over from 18 yards, before the game stepped up a level.  Andrew Stephenson hit the crossbar after quick footwork in the penalty area, and then Nathan Fisher was off inches off target with the keeper to beat from 18 yards after a quick breakaway by Gavin Cogdon.  But deep into injury time Darlington took the lead when Brown got to the byline again and delivered a pinpoint cross for Armstrong to powerfully head home.

Moors keeper Gareth Young had no chance of stopping the diving header, and in the early stages of the second half Armstrong went close again with a shot from distance, But thereafter Moors were on top, Quakers struggling to keep possession.  Striker Liam Henderson had a flicked header saved by Jameson, while Fisher was unfortunate with a shot on the turn that drifted narrowly over, but on the hour they got a deserved leveller.

Joe Tait scrambled home after Spennymoor’s fourth corner of the half, awarded after home keeper Peter Jameson fumbled the ball at the previous corner.  The keeper made a fine one-handed save from Stephenson, but Quakers couldn’t clear and Tait netted at close-range.

Moors sent on Michael Roberts for Fisher, and the momentum was with Spennymoor especially when Roberts scored with an exquisite finish.  His sharp turn on the corner of the penalty area was followed by a weighted finish over Jameson with 14 minutes to go, sparking a thrilling climax.

The onus was on Darlington to respond, so Gray sent on Hatch as Quakers waited to take a corner, their first of the half, and the sub immediately headed home Terry Galbraith’s delivery.  After two goals inside three minutes, right-back Kallum Griffiths was inches away from the goal of his life. He turned Adam Mitchell and unleashed a perfectly-hit volley from 40 yards which whacked off the crossbar.

It would have been a remarkable way to win any game, but there was still time for an explosive finish and it came thanks to Dowson’s composure.  Armstrong broke down the left and rolled the ball back to the sub, who squeezed a shot under the keeper at the near post.

Line-Up:

1 Young, 2 Griffiths, 3 Mason, 4 Dodds, 5 Tait, 6 Johnson, 7 Stephenson (Capper), 8 Henry, 9 Henderson, 10 Fisher (Roberts), 11 Cogdon(Ward).

Subs Not Used:

Briggs, Groves.

Att: 1987

Next Game

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Spennymoor Town Vs. Bolton Wanderers XI
Pre-Season Friendly

Evo-Stik Division One North League Table

Position Team Played Points
1 Salford City 42 95
2 Darlington 1883 42 91
3 Bamber Bridge 42 83
4 Northwich Victoria 42 82
5 Spennymoor Town 42 77

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