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Spennymoor won their first home game since 15th August as goals from Shane Henry and Joe Tait overcame an in-form Alfreton Town.
Alfreton, who went into the game on a seven-game unbeaten run, almost took the lead in the first minute, but Ricardo German’s effort was well saved by Jordan Porter.
Moors responded with Matthew Dixon and Glen Taylor both going close, and their pressure was rewarded when Henry, starting only his second game of the season, headed in from a corner.
Alfreton should have equalised immediately, but Kegan Etherington somehow headed an effort onto the post from a yard out after German’s shot looped over Porter.
The chances kept on coming, and with ten minutes of the half to go, Taylor’s attempted chip was foiled by the sprawling Christopher Elliott.
Taylor then narrowly missed the far post when he curled a spectacular shot goal wards from the edge of the box.
After a frenetic first period the game settled into a more even affair in the second, with both sides being restricted to few efforts.
David Foley went close ten minutes after the restart, cutting in from the left-hand side before fizzing a rasping shot that stung the palms of Elliott.
Moors doubled their lead six minutes from time when Rob Ramshaw was brought down in the penalty area by Ryan Jennings. Joe Tait stepped up and sent Elliott the wrong way for his third goal of the season.
A late header from Thomas Allan, following Jenning’s shot which struck the bar, made for a nervy ending, but Spennymoor held on for their second consecutive league victory.
More to follow.
Spennymoor Town (4-2-3-1): Porter, Griffiths, Mason ©, Tait, Chantler, Dixon, Henry (Chandler 84), Foley, Anderson (Fewster 67), Ramshaw (Johnson 86), Taylor. Unused subs. James Curtis, Dan Lowson
Alfreton Town (4-4-2): Elliott, Topliss, Wood, Etherington, Shiels, Allan, Jennings, Disley (Marshall 67), German (Sharp 55), Westcarr (Robertson 77), Daniels. Unused subs: Ellis Evans, Andre Johnson
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