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Moors were forced to settle for a point after conceding two second half goals from corners in an entertaining clash with King’s Lynn Town.

Adam Boyes and James Roberts both scored after being handed starts, but headers from Adam Marriott and Rory McAuley either side mean Moors have won just one of their opening eight games.

There were four changes from the side who began the game at Gateshead, with Carl Magnay, Shane Henry and strikers Roberts and Boyes coming in.

The absence of Glen Taylor after he was ruled out for three to four weeks due to an ankle injury meant Jason Ainsley opted to play two strikers in a 4-4-2 formation.

Moors began with a spring in their step and looking like a side with a point to prove following a 1-0 loss at Gateshead on Tuesday.

From the first whistle Spennymoor were sharp and alert and came close when Roberts stung the palms of Alex Street on two seperate occasions in quick succession.

But, the best chance of the opening five minutes was still to come when Dan Ward chipped a ball into the box for Boyes, but he sent a free header over the bar with the goal gaping.

Boyes was involved on the fifteen minute mark as King’s Lynn, who looked miles away from their status as league leaders, struggled to clear a corner, but the Moors striker couldn’t get a decisive touch.

Roberts tested Linnets’ keeper Street once again midway through the half with an acrobatic effort, but his shot lacked pace and the chance went begging.

The pressure continued to mount and Moors got a deserved opener after 25 minutes of constant pressure. A throw-in was flicked on by Rob Ramshaw into the path of Boyes who drilled a volley past the arm of Street for his first of the season.

It was no more than a superb Moors performance to that point deserved, but the visitors, despite not creating anything almost equalised as Michael Gash and Marriott both hit the post in the space of two minutes.

The combination of Boyes and Roberts, who were playing together for the first time, continued to cause huge problems for King’s Lynn, with the former drilling a low shot inches wide of the post after the latter’s cut back.

King’s Lynn came close as the half drew to a close, with Henry making a last ditch goal line clearance to deny McAuley.

After a scrappy start to the second half it was the visitors who forced their way back into the game when Marriott flicked in from a few yards out following a corner.

Moors, who were down to ten men for the set-piece after Henry collided with his own teammate, once again conceded from a set-piece, a recurring theme this season.

But that equaliser only spurred Moors on and they retook the lead when Boyes turned provider, slipping in Roberts who kept his cool and slotted past Street from a tight angle.

Boyes was involved in the thick of the action minutes later when he netted his second, but he was adjudged to have been offside following a ball by Ward.

Despite seemingly wrestling the play back from the visitors, the same set-piece issues were awoken when McAuley rose unmarked to head past Matt Gould.

Moors host Blyth Spartans on Tuesday evening.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Callum Williams Defender
3Shane Henry 15 Midfielder
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Carl Magnay Defender
6James Curtis Defender
7Dan Ward 14 Midfielder
8Robert Ramshaw Midfielder
9Adam Boyes Forward 25'
10James Roberts 16 Forward 65'
11Ben McKenna Midfielder
12Christopher Mason Defender
13Joe Atkinson Goalkeeper
14Gavin Cogdon 7 Forward
15Stephen Brogan 3 Defender
16Andrew Johnson 10 Midfielder
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King’s Lynn Town

1Alex Street Goalkeeper
2Aaron Jones Defender 37'
3Nathan Fox Defender
4Ryan Jarvis 15 Midfielder
5Ryan Fryatt Defender
6Rory McCauley Defender 76'
57'
7Michael Clunan Midfielder 22'
8Alfie Payne 14 Midfielder
9Michael Gash Forward
10Adam Marriott Forward 54'
11Chris Henderson 16 Midfielder 57'
12Ross Barrows Defender
14Sam Kely 8 Midfielder
15Jordan Richards 4 Midfielder
16Sonny Carey 11 Midfielder
17Nathan Stewart Midfielder
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
2
2
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
4
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor112Draw
King’s Lynn Town022Draw

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
7th September 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2019/20 1063

Ground

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