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A goal at the start of each half from Glen Taylor saw Spennymoor Town grab their first away league win of the season against 10-man Kettering Town at Latimer Park.

It took Taylor just six first-half minutes to grab his twelfth goal of the season.

Some fantastic play down the left from Ben McKenna gave the winger space to clip a ball onto the head of Taylor who made no mistake in heading past Paul White.

The Poppies regrouped well after going behind, however their afternoon got worse midway through the first-half when Jay Williams was shown a straight red card by referee Tom Kirk.

The 19-year-old was adjudged to have jumped up with his arms high when challenging Rob Ramshaw in the air, leading to the on-loan Northampton Town defender’s dismissal.

The tempo of the play changed very little after the red card though, but thankfully Kettering Town lacked the firepower up top and rarely threatened the Spennymoor backline.

The stroke of half-time saw huge controversy.

McKenna was shown a yellow card following an aerial duel with Stohrer; however, Kettering players were livid that he wasn’t shown red, especially after Williams’ earlier dismissal.

Jason Ainsley would’ve been disappointed that his side failed to take advantage of the man advantage, having failed to build on their early goal.

However, Moors did get a second just two minutes after the restart, and unsurprisingly the goal came once again through Taylor.

Like the first goal, a ball came in from McKenna and towards Taylor who lashed a volley past White to net his ninth goal in four games.

Kettering Town heads dropped after conceding the second and you could see that confidence was lacking in a side who dropped into the relegation zone with this result.

Taylor had a chance to seal back-to-back hat-tricks, however his effort just dragged wide of the target.

Moors saw out the second-half incredibly well, and their first away win of the season in the league lifts them to fourteenth in the table.

Kettering Town

1Paul White Goalkeeper
2Gary Stohrer Defender
3James Brighton Defender
4Luke Graham Defender
5Jay Williams Defender 24'
6Ben Milnes Midfielder
7Daniel Nti 14 Forward
8Connor Kennedy Midfielder
9Tre Mitford Forward
10Lindon Meikle Forward
11Marcus Kelly Forward
12Brett Solkhon Defender
14Joel Carta 7 Midfielder
Javan Vidal Defender
Michael McGrath Defender
Sam Cartwright Defender
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Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Carl Magnay Defender
3Christopher Mason Defender
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6James Curtis Defender
7Dan Ward 14 Midfielder
8Robert Ramshaw Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward 5', 47'
10James Roberts 15 Forward
11Ben McKenna Midfielder 45'
12Callum Williams Defender
13Joe Atkinson Goalkeeper
14Mark Anderson 7 Midfielder
15Gavin Cogdon 10 Forward
16Adam Boyes Forward
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
1
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Kettering Town000Loss
Spennymoor112Win

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
12th October 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2019/20 752

Ground

Latimer Park
Burton Park Country Club, Polwell Ln, Burton Latimer, Kettering NN15 5PS, UK