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Spennymoor’s slow start to the campaign continued as they were heavily beaten by league leaders York City at The Brewery Field.

Jason Ainsley made two changes to the side that began the game at Farsley Celtic, with Callum Williams replacing the stricken Carl Magnay, while Mark Anderson replaced the previously ever present James Roberts.

On a sweltering August afternoon in front of a crowd of over 1500, Spennymoor were playing on their new state of the art pitch for the first time.

Spennymoor began brightly through the lively Ben McKenna when he set up Glen Taylor, but the striker put his shot over bar.

Mark Anderson then had an effort, which was goal bound, cleared away by Joe Tait. That signalled the start of the away sides dominance as they began to heap the pressure on Moors’ backline.

They took the lead on 18 minutes through a stunning free-kick from Sean Newton following a challenge from Jamie Chandler on Kieran Green.

Newton whipped the ball around the wall and into the top corner, leaving Matt Gould routed to his spot.

Two goalies clearances prevented further York goals, with Jamie Chandler and Stephen Brogan clearing from Green and Jordan Burrow efforts respectively.

But, with the pressure constantly cranking up, York did eventually find their second of the afternoon when James Curtis turned Tait’s fired cross into his own net.

Two became three as a shellshocked Moors side failed to recover, former Spennymoor defender Kallum Griffiths firing in from distance after being allowed to gallop forward uncontested.

However, Moors gave themselves a welcome lifeline before the interval when Andrew Johnson’s cross on the byeline was turned in by the vibrant McKenna.

A flat Brewery Field was given some encrouagment in the early stages of the second half as Moors created a number of guilt-edge chances.

First, a corner was headed into the path of Shane Henry, who from eight yards out, blasted the ball marginally over the bar, before Johnson connected with a Williams cross, but he could only fire wide.

Moors were made to pay for squandering those opportunities when Adriano Moke expertly curled the ball into the top corner fifteen minutes from time.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Callum Williams Defender
3Stephen Brogan Defender 28'
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6James Curtis Defender 9'
25'
7Ben McKenna Midfielder 44'
8Shane Henry 12 Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward
10Mark Anderson 15 Midfielder
11Andrew Johnson 14 Midfielder
12Dan Ward 8 Midfielder
13Joe Atkinson Goalkeeper
14Gavin Cogdon 11 Forward
15James Roberts 10 Forward
16Adam Boyes Forward
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York

1Pete Jameson Goalkeeper
2Kallum Griffiths Defender 43'
3David Ferguson Defender 37'
4Sean Newton Defender 18'
5Steve McNulty Defender
6Joe Tait Defender
7Adriano Make Midfielder 77'
8Andy Bond Midfielder
9Jordan Burrow Forward
10Kieran Green 16 Midfielder
11Alex Kempster 15 Forward
12Wes York Midfielder
14Harry Spratt Midfielder
15Macaulay Langstaff 11 Forward
16Nathan Dyer 10 Defender
18Ryan Whitley Goalkeeper
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
1
3
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor101Loss
York314Win

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
24th August 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2019/20 1563

Ground

The Brewery Field
156 Wood Vue, Spennymoor DL16 6RH, UK

Past Meetings

2018/19
Bootham Crescent

Attendance: 2871
2018/19
The Brewery Field

Attendance: 1062
2017/18
Bootham Crescent

2017/18
The Brewery Field