Spennymoor Town were thumped 5-0 by Scottish Premier League new boys Hamilton Academical at The Brewery Field on Thursday night.
Moors played second fiddle to their full time opponents throughout, and despite there been only one goal between the sides at the interval, the visitors fitness and clinical finishing in the second half ensured the scoreline belonged to the Scottish Premier League side.
The Accies goals were scored by a hat trick from Mickael Antoine Curier, Eamonn Brophy and Danny Redmond.
1 Perella, 2 Groves, 3 McAndrew, 4 Dodds, 5 Tait, 6 P Johnson, 7 McReady, 8 Graydon, 9 Henderson, 10 Roberts, 11 Peacock.
Subs All Used:
Ball, Archer, Taylor, Stephenson, Jones, A Johnson
Spennymoor Town made it three wins from three after Liam Henderson’s 32nd minute goal proved decisive against last season’s Northern League Division Two Champions North Shields.
Henderson finished well past Jonny Ball who kept the visitors in it with a couple of top saves, and with Jason Ainsley rotating the squad it was another good workout in what was Spennymoor’s third game in five days.
1 Trialist,2 Groves,3 Johnson,4 Henry,5 Tait,6 Capper,7 McAndrew,8 Archer,9 Henderson,10 McReady,11 Peacock.
Subs All Used:
Graydon, Dodds, Roberts, Taylor, Stephenson.
Spennymoor Town made it two wins out of two in pre-season thanks to a three goal victory over Billingham Synthonia at Central Avenue.
Moors took an early lead when new signing Mikey Roberts scored to take his goal tally to three when he finished well following excellent work by Stephen Capper and Gavin Cogdon.
Moors had a couple of scares in the first half as Synners went close, but the second half was one way traffic especially when another new boy Lee McAndrew – making his first appearance – was allowed to advance into the area from the left and he fired past Williamson in the Synners goal. Moors stretched their lead moments later as former Celtic Nation defender Paul Johnson scored from close range to complete the scoring.
All in all it was an excellent workout with Moors once again impressing.
1 Hayes, 2 Stephenson, 3 Mason, 4 Dodds, 5 Tait, 6 Capper, 7 Roberts, 8 Graydon, 9 Taylor, 10 McReady, 11 Cogdon.
Subs All Used: Peacock, Johnson, Henderson, McAndrew, Ball, Archer
Spennymoor Town got their pre-season schedule underway with a 3-2 home win over Guisborough Town at The Brewery Field.
Played in baking hot sunshine, New signing Mikey Roberts took just five minutes to open the scoring against his former club as he met Lewis Dodds’ right hand side cross to volley home.
Moors handed debuts to five of the new signings who all played their part in a comfortable opening 45 minutes.
Roberts doubled Spennymoor’s lead moments after the re-start when he finished off a move brilliantly executed by Gavin Cogdon and Dan Taylor. Guisborough reduced the deficit when Nathan Mulligan curled in a free kick from the edge of the box, before Roberts then turned provider when he set up Taylor to tap home and re instate the two goal cushion.
The visitors made the score line respectable with their second goal as Anthony Hume capitalised on a mistake by trialist keeper Jonathan Ball who could only punch into the path of the Guisborough striker and he returned the ball into the empty net.
Roberts almost completed his hat trick but keeper Daniel Dixon produced a stunning save, as did Ball in the Moors goal from a strike by Mulligan who advanced into the area in the dying minutes.
1 Hayes,2 Johnson,3 Mason(c),4 Dodds,5 Tait,6 Stephenson,7 McReady,8 Graydon,9 Henderson,10 Roberts,11 Henry.
Subs All Used: Cogdon, Archer, Wyke, Bath, Ball