Match REPORT: Moors overcome Yellows for crucial away win

Match REPORT: Moors overcome Yellows for crucial away win

 

A goal in each half from top scorer Glen Taylor sealed a crucial midweek away win for Spennymoor Town over play-off rivals Warrington Town.

 

Moors moved up a place to fourth with two games in hand over the teams above them thanks to a spirited performance to make it five games unbeaten and with only one defeat in their last 10.

 

Manager Jason Ainsley made three changes to the team which was held against Halesowen on Saturday.  On-loan FC Halifax Town full back Isaac Baldwin was handed his debut, Saturday's scorer Rob Ramshaw returned to the starting line-up and Taylor partnered Graeme Armstrong in attack.

 

Moors made a bright start and Mark Anderson had the game’s first chance when he saw a shot tipped over by home goalkeeper Tony McMillan.

 

After forcing a number of corners, Spennymoor made their pressure count and broke the deadlock in the 15th minute.  Ramshaw ran onto a quickly-taken free kick to get to the by-line and, under pressure from a Yellows defender, he brilliantly crossed to Taylor, who rose highest to head home.

 

Moors continued to dictate proceedings, but for all their possession they couldn't grab a second goal and Warrington almost levelled when Ruben Jerome saw a shot pushed around the post by Moors ‘keeper Dan Lowson.

 

Warrington ended the half on the front foot and were buillding up momentum, but within two minutes of the second half starting Moors doubled their lead.

 

Anderson was the creator this time when he crossed from the left for Taylor, who finished brilliantly on the volley for his 16th goal of the season.

 

Warrington perhaps should have done better when Michael Monaghan fired straight at Lowson from a good position, but on the break Spennymoor schemer Jamie Chandler had two opportunities to put the game beyond the hosts.  First, he hit the outside of the post from McMillan's clearance, then after broke away but fired too close to the Warrington stopper.

 

The game was stretched and James Curtis had to produce a magnificent block to deny Monaghan, then Jay McCarten met a corner but his header bounced off the woodwork with the Yellows trying to force a way back into the game.  The night was ultimately Spennymoor's on what was their first ever win at The Drivers Direct Stadium.

 

Spennymoor Team:

 

1 Dan LOWSON

2 Kallum GRIFFITHS

3 Chris MASON (c)

4 Jamie CHANDLER

5 Isaac BALDWIN

6 James CURTIS

7 Rob RAMSHAW

8 Shane HENRY

9 Glen TAYLOR

10 Graeme ARMSTRONG (14 David DOWSON)

 11 Mark ANDERSON (15 Andrew JOHNSON)

 

Subs Not Used:

 

Joe TAIT

Connor SMITH

Adam MITCHELL

 

Referee: Mr R. Holmes

 

Att: 308