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A dominant Spennymoor side were made to pay for missing a number of clear chances as Curzon Ashton struck late to claim a point.
In a match controlled from start to finish by Moors, Glen Taylor finally broke the deadlock twenty minutes from time with a close range finish.
However, the home side responded within six minutes when substitutes Jack Banister and Callum Saunders combined, with the latter turning in from a yard out.
Jason Ainsley made four changes to the side who were comprehensively beaten by York on Saturday, brining in Carl Magnay, Dan Ward and Gavin Cogdon, as well as Rob Ramshaw who returned from a four-match suspension.
A Moors side full of urgency and energy began brightly and almost took the lead in spectacular fashion when Taylor’s halfway line effort dropped narrowly wide of Cameron Mason’s post.
Stephen Brogan then went close with a free-kick which zipped over the bar ten minutes later, before a cross was scuffed wide by the lively Taylor.
Ramshaw, who made a difference upon his return, tested the palms of Mason ten minutes before the break, before Taylor came close again, firing wide from the edge of the area.
Moors thought they had finally broken Curzon’s resistance right on half time, but Nathan Buddle was adjudged to have fouled his man after heading in from James Curtis’ cross.
Despite a fast start to the second half from Mark Bradshaw’s side, it was Moors who continued to carve out chances.
The best of those arrived seven minutes after the break when Brogan’s cross was met by the onrushing Ward, but Mason somehow managed to tip the ball onto the bar from a matter of yards out.
At that stage it seemed the opening goal would never arrive, but Moors continued to drive forward and took the lead when Cogdon robbed Andrew Halls before squaring to Taylor. The striker netted his second goal of the season via a deflection.
Matt Gould remained a passenger for the majority of the game, but, despite scarcely deserving an equaliser, Curzon found a way through thirteen minutes from time.
Olly Thornley’s cross field pass found Banister who escaped the attention of Brogan, before the winger drilled a ball in which Saunders converted.
The result leaves Moors second from bottom in the National League North having collected two points from the first five games.
Chester visit The Brewery Field on Saturday afternoon.
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|26th August 2019||3:00 pm||National League North||2019/20|