Spennymoor Town FCGainsborough Trinity
1 - 1Full Time
KO KO 10 36 (pen), FT
Joe Tait scored at both ends as Spennymoor recorded their third consecutive 1-1 draw at home to Gainsborough Trinity.
Moors’ skipper attempted to pass the ball back to Dan Lowson but the centre back misjudged his kick, resulting in the ball rolling agonisingly over the line.
He made amends later in the half to earn Spennymoor a point, clinically burying a penalty after David Foley was brought down by Nathan Stainfield.
Glen Taylor had a great chance to win it late on, but ultimately both sides had to settle for a point after a hard-fought contest.
The visitors, who started the day in 19th position in the league, began the brightest, and they were rewarded on ten minutes when Ashley Worsfold chased down Joe Tait resulting in the centre back over hitting his back pass to Lowson.
It took until the 25th minute mark for the home side to forge an opening. Andrew Johnson, who began the game through the middle but was shifted out wide, beat his man and crossed for Taylor who sliced his attempted shot wide.
Johnson’s positional change, along with a switch to a more traditional 4-4-2 formation with David Foley upfront, saw Moors start to apply more pressure which resulted in an equaliser ten minutes from the interval.
Rob Ramshaw floated a ball into the feet of Foley who was brought down by Stainfield. The referee pointed to the spot much to the dismay of Gainsborough and a perplexed Dave Frecklington in the dugout.
Tait fired the resulting spot-kick past the despairing dive of Henrich Ravas to draw Moors level.
Taylor had the chance to add to his tally of five goals this season early in the second half, but he saw his header from a corner cleared off the line by Alex Simmons.
In an evenly contested second period, Jason Ainsley brought on new signing Bradley Fewster with around an hour played, and he was involved immediately, almost seeing his cross loop in over the head of Ravas.
With the game petering out to a draw, Taylor had one final chance to seal Moors first win in three games, but he couldn’t steer his header on target after he connected well with Griffiths pinpoint delivery.
Spennymoor Town (4-2-3-1): Lowson, Griffiths, Tait, Curtis, Chantler, Dixon, Chandler, Ramshaw, Johnson (Orrell 71,), Foley (Fewster 63,), Taylor. Subs not used: Christopher Mason, Jordan Porter, Shane Henry
Gainsborough Trinity (4-4-2): Ravas, Richards, Storey, Collins, Stainfield, Jacklin, Wafula (Gordon 81), Simmons (Clarke 65,), Jarman, Worsfold (Wells 71,), King. Subs not used: Louis Jones, Charlie Gatter
|2nd September 2017||3:00 pm||National League North||2017/18|
|The Brewery Field|
|156 Wood Vue, Spennymoor DL16 6RH, UK|