Clinical Moors hit nine past Pickering

Clinical Moors hit nine past Pickering

Spennymoor continued their strong start to pre-season after they hit nine in a devastating win over Pickering Town.

It rounded off a successful first week of pre-season, with Moors winning all three of their games, scoring 17 and conceding none in the process.

David Foley opened the scoring on seven minutes when he tapped in Kallum Griffith’s cutback. It was from that moment that the floodgates opened as Moors showed their quality and gulf in class.

Their lead was doubled two minutes later when Glen Taylor collected Rob Ramshaw’s pass and fired a fizzing shot past a helpless keeper.

Taylor added his second soon after, guiding a header past the keeper and a Pickering defender on the line after brilliant work down the right from Griffiths and the speedy Ryan Hall.

It soon became apparent that Spennymoor could score at will when it became 4-0 inside twenty minutes. Rob Ramshaw chested down a ball from 25 yards and fired an unstoppable into the top corner to add a layer of gloss to his man of the match performance.

The midfielder doubled his personal tally five minutes before the break when he smashed a shot past Pickering's frustrated goalkeeper.

Full back Griffiths got on in the act immediately after, slotting in after good combination play with Hall.

Moors wasted no time in adding to their tally in the second period, as Foley coolly slotted home after a pinpoint through ball from Ramshaw 30 seconds after the restart.

Seven became eight ten minutes later when Glen Taylor completed his hat-trick from the spot after Hall was upended. Foley had earlier been denied a clear spot-kick after he was chopped down in the box so there was an element of justice in the award.

Jason Ainsley made four changes to freshen things up and rest his star performers on the hour mark, and one of the replacements made it nine with fifteen minutes left.

Andrew Johnson delicately lobbed the keeper to round of a comprehensive and ruthless display from Spennymoor.

Moors travel to Morpeth Town on Tuesday night as their pre-season schedule reaches its half way point.