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Spennymoor scored another late goal to claim all three points against a dogged Kidderminster side courtesy of Glen Taylor’s bullet header.

Rob Ramshaw cancelled out Ashley Chambers’ first half opener, before the midfielder drove down the left before finding the head of Taylor to seal a vital three points.

However, injuries to Stephen Brogan, James Curtis, Jamie Chandler, and most worryingly, Andrew Johnson, who had to be stretchered off the field after the full time whistle, dampened the scenes at the end.

Jason Ainsley made one sole change to the side who beat Lancaster 5-0 in the FA Cup last weekend, opting to start Taylor instead of Adam Boyes following his quick fire double at Giant Axe.

It was Taylor who was heavily involved in the game’s first opening, and despite slotting past Tom Palmer from inside the area, the linesman raised his flag after a ball through from Roberts.

Kidderminster, who came into the clash on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Stafford Rangers in the cup, settled into the match after a nervy opening and almost profited from a Carl Magnay towards his own goal, but Matt Gould prevented an opener.

Harriers continued to grow into the game and came close to profiting from two loose passes from Moors. Ashely Chambers slipped in Jaiden White, who, after taking a touch past Nathan Buddle, opted to cut inside before seeing his shot blocked.

That pressure from the visitors eventually resulted in the opening goal midway through the half. A lofted ball forward found the unmarked Chambers who took a wonderful touch before drilling a shot into the top corner past Gould.

With Moors looking to respond quickly, Harriers took the sting out of the game when Berti-Brandon Diau tussled with Curtis before going down theatrically, before Ryan Johnson claimed he was elbowed after an aerial duel with Taylor.

Those breaks in play allowed Harriers to continue their professional first half display, but they were thankful for the quick reflexes of goalkeeper Tom Palmer when he got down to save Cliff Moyo’s inadvertant deflection towards goal.

Moors emerged from the tunnel after the break and began on the front foot, with Taylor taking a superb touch in the area before dragging a golden opening wide of the post.

What followed was another flare up in the centre of the field, with Milan Butterfield and Jamie Chandler going head to head before Moors were incensed with the behaviour of the Kidderminster midfielder, but the referee was unmoved.

Fired up by that incident and with a renewed sense of confidence, Moors drew level when Rob Ramshaw expertly lobbed a header over Palmer from a pinpoint Brogan cross, the midfielder’s first goal of the campaign.

That was to be Brogan’s last action of the game as he was forced off with an injury, depleting an already injury hampered defence, before Curtis was forced off with a head injury following a clash of heads with Berti-Brandon Diau.

With Dan Ward now playing right back and Jake Hibbs operating as a makeshift left back, the game looked destined for a draw as the full time whistle approached, but, after a powerful run by the imperious Ramshaw, he found the head of Taylor who scored his fourth league goal of the campaign.

Moors travel to Ashton in the Emirates FA Cup next Saturday.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Carl Magnay Defender 68'
3Stephen Brogan 12 Defender
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6James Curtis 17 Defender
7Ben McKenna Midfielder
8Robert Ramshaw Midfielder 54'
9Glen Taylor Forward 90'
10James Roberts 16 Forward
11Andrew Johnson Midfielder
12Jake Hibbs 3 Midfielder
14Ryan Hall Midfielder
15Mark Anderson Midfielder
16Adam Boyes 10 Forward
17Dan Ward 6 Midfielder
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Kidderminster

1Tom Palmer Goalkeeper
2Sam Austin Forward
5Cliff Moyo Defender
6Ryan Johnson Defender
7Declan Weeks Midfielder
8Milan Butterfield Midfielder
9Ashley Chambers Forward 25'
11Jaiden White Forward
13Cameron Gregory Goalkeeper
14Harry Higginson Midfielder
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
2
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor2Win
Kidderminster1Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season
28th September 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2019/20

Ground

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

Past Meetings

2018/19
Aggborough Stadium

Attendance: 1436
2018/19
The Brewery Field

Attendance: 575
2017/18
CNG Stadium

2017/18
Aggborough Stadium

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