95 goals scored in all competitions. 39 players used in 43 games. These are just some of the numbers behind Moors’ season so far.
With all football currently on hiatus, we have delved into the stats to take a closer look at some of the numbers behind Spennymoor’s 2019/20 campaign to date.
It’s been a campaign lit up with some memorable goals and moments, and there has been plenty of them in the National League North, with Moors racking up 63 goals, the joint most along with King’s Lynn Town.
In terms of goals per game, Spennymoor’s total of 63 in 34 games reveals an impressive 1.85 per match, and if you broaden that further to all competitions, it’s 43 in 95, an average of 2.20 per game.
It will come as no surprise at to who’s scored the most. Glen Taylor has netted 24 in all competitions, with the striker scoring 17 in the league, six in the FA Cup and one in the FA Trophy.
Taylor has scored three braces against Lancaster, Kettering and Hereford, as well as scoring four times in one game against Ashton United in the FA Cup.
James Roberts and Adam Boyes have both contributed 13% of Moors’ total number goals this season, netting 12 times each.
However, the pair have contrasting records in terms of which competitions they scored their goals in. Roberts has 10 league and two cup goals, while Boyes has four league and eight cup goals, with half of them arriving in the same game against Sunderland RCA.
Surprisingly, Moors have benefited from just one own goal this season, with George Sykes-Kenworthy’s unluckily intervention at Guiseley in just the second game of the season yet to be followed up.
In terms of penalties, Moors have been involved in 13 penalties this season, winning six and conceding seven. Taylor has scored four and missed two, while Matt Gould has saved one of the seven he has faced, with James Armson skying the other one for Brackley in November.
The current record is identical to the final total of penalties that Moors were involved in over the course of the 2018/19 season, with 13 overall. Six were won and seven were conceded, with Taylor claiming a 100% record from the spot.
Of the seven spot kicks faced, Gould saved efforts against Chester, Leamington and Chorley, earning him a success rate of 43% from penalties faced.
The Brewery Field has been a fortress this season, with Spennymoor boasting the best home record in the National League North.
39 points from a possible 54. 45 goals scored in 18 games at an average of 2.5 per game, which is also the most out of the 22 teams in the division. Fans have certainly got value for money in 2019/20, with a total of 66 goals being the most witnessed at a National League North ground since August.
When leading at half-time in league games this season, Moors have gone on to win nine times and draw on three occasions, with Jason Ainsley’s side yet to lose from a winning position at the break.
It’s been a mixed bag when Spennymoor have been level at the interval, winning four times, drawing four times and losing four times come the final whistle.
There has been two occasions when Moors have been behind at half-time, only to turn things around in the second half and claim all three points, and both arrived in similar circumstances.
Moors were 1-0 down against Chester and Kidderminster at home earlier in the campaign, with early second half goals from Andrew Johnson (51 minutes) and Rob Ramshaw (54 minutes) making it 1-1 respectively.
Both games were level until injury time, until Taylor scored beyond the 90th minute to seal two comeback victories.