Ashington 28th September & Consett 25th September 2010
Spennymoor bounced back to winning ways after they thumped Ashington 6-2 at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. Moors ended their hosts eight game winning run with their best performance of the season. Three players who missed Saturday’s defeat – Craig Turns, Kallum Griffiths and Stephen Capper -returned to the team who turned on a master class display in front of the watching Bedlington Terriers ahead of this weekend’s F.A.Vase tie.
Moors took a deserved lead on 12 minutes when a corner by Chris Moore wasn’t cleared and Gavin Cogdon fired home from close range. The lead was doubled minutes later when Moore got away down the left and his delightful cross picked out Michael Rae who hit a stunning volley into the bottom corner of the net.
Spennymoor’s lead was pegged back just a minute later when former Whitley Bay striker Phil Bell lashed a half volley into the top corner from 25yds to leave Turns with no chance.
This spurred Moors on, and Moors restored the two goal cushion when Lewis Dodds won the ball in midfield to play a perfect through ball to Rae who rounded keeper Karl Dryden and slotted into the empty net.
Every time Spennymoor attacked, a goal looked inevitable. However, beanpole striker Bell for Ashington proved to be a big threat and Leon Ryan & Chris Mason had to be alert on numerous occasions to keep out the danger.
Any chance Ashington had of a comeback in the second half ended when Griffiths finished off another excellent move when he curled the ball home into the top corner. Moors brought on Steven Richardson, Anthony Peacock and Tommy English who replaced Gavin Cogdon, Michael Rae and Lewis Dodds respectively. Richardson scored Spennymoor’s fifth when he ran onto a through ball to lift the ball over the head of the advancing Colliers keeper and into the net. Moors then scored their 6th goal with still almost twenty minutes to go when the brilliant Capper crossed for Richardson to slam home at the far post. Richardson had a chance to complete his hat trick but his header was saved by Dryden, while Peacock, Hubbard and Moore all saw shots saved. Griffiths left the field with an injury to leave Moors playing with ten men, as all three substitutes were already used, and it was still Spennymoor who looked the most likely to score out of the two teams. In stoppage time, Ashington pulled a goal back when Bell charged down a clearance from Turns with the ball falling kindly to Ashington’s Scott who rolled the ball into the empty net to end a highly entertaining game.
1. Craig Turns, 2. Kallum Griffiths, 3. Chris Mason, 4. Lewis Dodds, 5. Leon Ryan©, 6. Stephen Capper, 7. Chris Moore, 8. Michael Laws, 9. Michael Rae, 10. Gavin Cogdon, 11. Craig Hubbard.
Anthony Peacock on for Gavin Cogdon.
Steven Richardson on for Michael Rae.
Tommy English on for Lewis Dodds.
Simon Bishop, Matthew Welch
Spennymoor suffered their first home defeat of the season, and their first league defeat of the season with a poor performance against league leaders Consett on Saturday.
Moors were 3-0 down inside the opening half an hour after Andrew Cuthbertson and a brace from Lewis Teesdale made it an embarrassing start for a much changed Spennymoor team without Craig Turns, Kallum Griffiths and Stephen Capper.
The visitors were worthy winners, although Moors could have got an undeserved share of the points in the second half after hitting the woodwork twice. Tommy English scored the goal of the game to reduce the deficit with a tremendous 25yd free kick into the top corner. With regular keeper Turns unavailable due to work commitemnets, Craig Shields deputised and after picking up an injury in the game, had to be replaced by another injury victim Simon Bishop at half time. To sum Spennymoor’s afternoon up, Paul Stephenson was sent off in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.
Line-Up: 1. Craig Shields, 2. Michael Laws, 3. Chris Mason, 4. Lewis Dodds, 5. Leon Ryan, 6. Paul Stephenson©, 7. Chris Moore, 8. Craig Hubbard, 9. Michael Rae, 10. Anthony Peacock, 11. Gavin Cogdon.
Simon Bishop on for Craig Shields.
Steven Richardson on for Anthony Peacock.
Tommy English on for Michael Rae.
Not Used: Chris Lawther, Matthew Welch