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North Shields 17th July 2014 Pre Season Friendly

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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.

Line-Up:

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.

Billingham Synthonia 15th July 2014 Pre Season Friendly

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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.

Line-Up:

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

Guisborough Town 12th July 2014 Pre Season Friendly

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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.

Line-Up:

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

Guisborough Town 3rd May 2014 ENL Div. 1

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Champions Spennymoor Town brought the curtain down on their season with a 3-0 defeat at fourth top Guisborough Town which ended their 23 game unbeaten run.  Moors are heading for pastures new in the evo-stik league next season and their final Northern League game ended in only their fourth defeat of the season.
Moors made a bright start and Gavin Cogdon broke away but his shot was touched around the post by home keeper LukeCoddington.
Moors continued to dictate but too often they wasted opportunities when they got into the final third and this came back to bite them when the Priorymen took the lead on the half hour. Michael Roberts fired home with a shot from outside the area.
Lewis Dodds went close as Moors showed an instant response, but within minutes of the second half starting it was game over when Roberts broke away from a quickly taken free kick and he teed up strike partner Daniel Johnson who swept home.
Spennymoor had a golden opportunity to get back in the game when Cogdon was tripped by Luke Bythway but Liam Henderson’s weak penalty was easily saved by Coddington.
The home side deservedly made it three after going close on numerous times when Johnson took advantage of Moors backing off him when he burst into the box and he fired home at the near post despite Peter Jeffries getting a hand to the ball.
Moors manager Jason Ainsley said; “There was nothing in the game in the first half, and I thought both sides played some good football. We shot ourselves in the foot second half by giving the ball away from our setplays. Their two forwards were the difference, but our lads have been fantastic this season and deserve to be champions.”
Line-Up:
Jeffries, Griffiths, Mason(White), Dodds, Groves, Capper, Liddle(Walton), Graydon, Henderson, Cogdon, Dillon(Taylor).
Subs Not Used:
Peacock, Hayes.
Referee: Mr Michael Gillespie (North Riding FA)
Att: 417

Sunderland RCA 29th April 2014 ENL Division1

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

EBAC Northern League Champions Spennymoor Town ended their home fixtures with a routine 3-0 win over ten men Sunderland RCA on Tuesday night.

The result ensured Moors went the whole season unbeaten at home and totalled 100 points for the fourth time in five seasons. Moors have one game to play and will be keen to stretch the unbeaten run to 24 games as they bring the curtain down on a splendid promotion season.

Jason Ainsley made eight changes to the team that sealed the title on Saturday which included handing first starts to Danny Lambert and Daniel Dillon and they went close on numerous occasions in the early stages through Lambert, Daniel Taylor and Stephen Capper.

Moors opened the scoring midway through the first half when Lewis Dodds controlled a long pass by Wayne Phillips to fire a shot with the outside of his boot beyond RCA keeper Jonathan Carmichael.

Two minutes later and the lead was doubled as Gavin Cogdon saw a shot deflected beyond the RCA keeper for his 20th goal of the season.

RCA were given a mountain to climb as Gavin Barton was handed a straight red card for an alleged elbow on Dodds, as the RCA captain earlier escaped punishment for twice elbowing Alex White with the Moors defender having to change his blooded shirt.

The second half was non-existent as Moors never had to get out of second gear, but they went close through a good run by Lambert who cut inside but fired over.

The result was completed in the latter stages by Capper who had earlier moved into midfield and he ran onto sub Liam Henderson’s pass to coolly lift the ball over the diving Carmichael and into the net.

Moors play their final game of the season and their last in the Northern League on Saturday at Guisborough Town.

Line-Up:

Jeffries, Groves (Walton), White, Dodds (Henderson), Laws, Capper, Lambert, Dillon, Taylor, Cogdon, Phillips.

Subs Not Used:

Graydon, Griffiths, Archer.

Referee: Mr Chris Ellis (Durham FA)

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