- Ramshaw scores two and sets up Chandler in first half
- Chandler’s first goal since October 2019
- Taylor hits second half hat-trick
- Back to back clean sheets as Moors climb to 4th
Attendance: 1331 (31 away fans)
Ramshaw 14, 40
Taylor 56, 60, 80
Farsley Celtic 0
Spennymoor put in a collectively dominant and quality-laden performance to thrash Farsley Celtic and move up to fourth in the National League North table.
Rob Ramshaw, who was excellent throughout the afternoon, scored two and assisted Jamie Chandler to send Moors 3-0 up at the interval.
Glen Taylor grabbed a second half hat-trick to seal Moors biggest margin of victory since a 7-1 win at Alfreton Town in December 2018.
Tommy Miller named the same starting eleven and substitutes bench which began the 2-0 win at Hereford a week previous, but it was Farsley Celtic who began the brighter of the two sides.
Both sights of goal came from set-pieces, with a free-kick flashing across the goalmouth, before Danny Ellis’ header was saved by Dale Eve from the resulting corner.
But, it was Moors who struck the first blow, taking the lead just before the quarter of an hour mark.
High pressing in Farsley’s half saw Moors win the ball back, allowing John Lufudu to find Rob Ramshaw with the help of a defensive slip. Moors’ number 10 set himself before finding the bottom corner and out of the reach of Tom Donaghy.
Ramshaw wheeled away to celebrate his third goal of the season in what was an otherwise flat opening thirty minutes interspersed with flashes of quality.
As the clock ticked beyond thirty minutes, Ramshaw held off two Farsley defenders to spin away and drive into space in the box.
Despite having an opportunity to have a shot at goal, he opted to square the ball to Jamie Chandler, who was able to take a touch before cooly slotting into the bottom corner.
It was Chandler’s first goal since October 2019 against Gloucester, coincidentally also assisted by Ramshaw.
Moors’ growing dominance and control of the contest was further enhanced five minutes before the break when Farsley’s attempt to play an offside trap failed.
A through ball was collected by the rampaging Ramshaw, who cut inside the attempted challenge of Adam Burton before slotting in with ease past a helpless Donaghy.
Moors showed no intentions of resting on their lead early in the second half, with two brave blocks from Farsley defenders denying Taylor and Brad Abbott certain goals.
Taylor didn’t have to wait long to get his name on the score sheet, and it was a goal all of Farsley’s own doing.
A sloppy and loose back pass allowed Moors’ number nine to advance towards the box, and after the ball popped into the air via Donaghy, Taylor kept his eye on the ball to volley into an empty net.
The striker and Spennymoor as a collective were not content with four goals, and soon Donaghy was picking the ball out of his net yet again.
Inticiate build-up play on the edge of the area eventually found Chandler who played a smart ball inside to Taylor. He took a touch before hammering an effort underneath Farsley’s goalkeeper.
Five became six ten minutes from time when a deep cross to the back post found the head of Taylor, who, despite not generating a huge amount of power on his header, managed to squeeze the ball in to the far corner.
Spennymoor Town: Eve, Lufudu, Curtis (c), Tait, Magnay, McLean (Thompson 70), Chandler, Abbott (Anderson 70), Moke (Kennedy 81), Ramshaw, Taylor.
Subs not used: Flatters, Hall.
Farsley Celtic: Donaghy, Richards, Hayhurst, Clayton, Barton, Ellis (C), McKenna (Fox 85), Walton, Parkin (Fialdini 85), Hanson (Longbottom 70), Atkinson.
Subs not used:
Subs not used: Bett, Westcarr