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Glen Taylor’s second half winner earned Moors a big three points as they moved into the National League North play-off places at a packed-out Brewery Field.

Taylor drilled a low effort in from the edge of the area to separate two organised sides, claiming his 14th goal of the season in the process.

Jason Ainsley made one change to the side who drew 0-0 at Brackley on Tuesday evening, with Ben McKenna missing his first game of the season and being replaced by Mark Anderson on the left wing.

The first chance of a chilly afternoon at The Brewery Field fell to Southport defender Dean Winnard who saw his header from a deep corner cleared off the line via a combination of Spennymoor bodies.

A scrappy opening between two sides who cancelled each other out in the opening twenty minutes featured little in the way of goalmouth action, with Spennymoor struggling to carve open a well drilled Sandgrounders defence.

Much like Tuesday nights contest at St James Park, it was a case of two well drilled and organised sides coming head to head and proving why they are the two in-form outfits in the division.

David Morgan, fresh from being named October’s National League North Player of the Month, saw his snap shot fly wide of the post, before Anderson had to time look up and try his luck from distance, but Charlie Albinson collected the effort comfortably.

The second half followed the same pattern as its predecessor, with both teams struggling to find their cutting edge in the final quarter of the pitch.

Morgan had a chance to test Matt Gould from a free-kick after he was brought down by Anderson, resulting in a yellow card to the Moors man, but the Southport man drifted a harmless shot wide.

It took till the hour mark for Moors to create their first true opening of the contest, and it was a move started by the superb James Curtis. He drove forward and slid the ball down the line to James Roberts, but when he teed up Anderson, he could only drag an effort past Albinson’s far post.

That phase of play jolted Spennymoor and the big crowd around the stadium into life and Moors took a crucial lead twenty minutes after the restart. Taylor, who was marshalled well up to that point by the Southport defence, found a yard of space on the edge of the box before firing a low shot past the outstretched arm of Albinson.

Taylor, the difference in a tight game, almost doubled Moors’ lead when he was quickest to react to a ball in the area, but Zehn Mohammed got a foot in to divert the shot wide for a corner.

From the resulting corner captain Christopher Mason came within inches of scoring a rare goal on two separate occasions. After having a close range stab of the bar cleared off the line, the defender then swiped a shot over the bar from six yards.

Taylor tested Albinson’s alertness soon after with a snapshot at his near post, before Zehn Mohammed had two headed attempts denied, first by Gould then by his own player.

Moors ground out a professional performance and moved up to 5th in the table ahead of the visit of Boston United on Tuesday evening.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Jake Hibbs Midfielder
3Christopher Mason Defender
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6James Curtis Defender
7James Roberts 14 Forward
8Shane Henry 16 Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward 65'
10Robert Ramshaw Midfielder
11Mark Anderson 15 Midfielder 54'
12Stephen Brogan Defender
14Gavin Cogdon 7 Forward
15Ryan Hall 11 Midfielder
16Adam Boyes 8 Forward
17Dan Ward Midfielder
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Southport

1Charlie Albinson Goalkeeper
2Zehn Mohammed Defender
3Jack Doyle Defender
4Dean Winnard Defender
5Ryan Astles Defender
6David Morgan Midfielder
7Kieran Glynn 12 Midfielder
8Russell Benjamin Midfielder
9Devarn Green Midfielder
10Raul Correia 15 Forward
11Bradley Bauress Midfielder
12Connor Woods 7 Midfielder
14Andy Parry Defender
15Jack Sampson 10 Forward
16Dan Hanford Goalkeeper
 
Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
1
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor011Win
Southport000Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
9th November 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2019/20 1333

Ground

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

Past Meetings

2018/19
The Brewery Field

Attendance: 660
2018/19
Merseyrail Community Stadium

Attendance: 821
2017/18
The Brewery Field

2017/18
Merseyrail Community Stadium