- Ramshaw opens scoring ten minutes before interval
- Thewlis levels up for rejuvenated visitors
- Hall on the pitch two minutes before netting late winner
Spennymoor Town 2
Ryan Hall emerged from the bench to net a late winner as Moors secured a vital three points against Guiseley.
The Lions had Spennymoor pinned back for large parts of the second half following Rob Ramshaw’s first half opener, deservedly equalising via Jordan Thewlis’ effort just past the hour mark.
Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley introduced Hall with fifteen minutes to go and were rewarded almost immediately when the winger slotted past Owen Mason following a superb backheel from Glen Taylor.
A Moors side featuring debuts for Jude Oyibo and Ethan Pye began in an unfamiliar 4-4-2 set-up, with Brad Abbott returning from suspension and Scott McLean lining up on the right of midfield.
Chances were at a premium in a cagey opening, with Lions striker Josh Stones coming the closest when he almost turned a corner in from close range, however, Dale Eve was alert enough to parry the ball away.
Abbott had Spennymoor’s most glaring sight of goal, fizzing an effort over the bar following the recycling of a corner kick.
The game came to life shortly past the half hour mark when the electric Oyibo flashed past Hamza Bencherif with ease before his low cross found Ramshaw via a flick from Taylor.
Moors’ number 10 slid in at the back post from four yards out to convert his fifth goal of the campaign, signalling a dominant ten minute spell for the home side.
He almost claimed a second minutes later, with only a last ditch sliding challenge denying him a clear shot on target from eight yards.
The visitors returned for the second half a new side and created chances on a regular occurrence, with substitute Adam Haw flashing a near post effort wide.
The dangerous Thewlis had one shot blocked from Tait before eventually securing a leveller for the Yorkshire outfit, bundling into the area before chipping a shot over an exposed Eve.
At that stage it seemed only one side would go on to win the contest, with the side who started the afternoon in 19th position posing a constant threat to Moors’ backline.
Only a series of blocks and tackles prevented a turnaround, but, following a trio of changes, Moors found a winner which could prove pivotal in their season.
Taylor was the architect, holding off a defender before backheeling an inch perfect pass to Hall, who, after composing himself, slid a caressed shot into the bottom corner.
Spennymoor Town (4-4-2): Eve, Lufudu, Richardson, Tait, Pye, Chandler, Abbott (Spokes 64), Oyibo (Hall 75), McLean (Moke 71), Ramshaw, Taylor.
Subs not used: Anderson, Mulhern.
Guiseley (5-3-2): Mason, Cantrill, Nicholson, Ekpolo, Bencherif, Mbeka, Hollins, Brown, Stones (Haw 45), Thewlis, Hutchinson.
Subs not used: Metcalfe, Spencer, Kellett, Hey.