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A second half penalty from Jordan Sinnott cancelled out Glen Taylor’s 28thgoal of the season as Moors’ winless run stretched to five games.
A dominant spell of pressure from the visitors paid off when Stephen Brogan brought down Thomas Platt with fifteen minutes to go, allowing Sinnott to earn the in-form Alfreton a worthy point.
Taylor’s effort from 20 yards in the first half had given Spennymoor a deserved advantage, but they were unable to build on that promising spell.
Jason Ainsley brought in Jack Diamond and Lewis Hawkins after the pair signed on loan on Friday, and also opted to replace Callum Williams with Jake Hibbs at right-back.
Shane Henry, who started on the bench against Bradford (Park Avenue), came in for the injured Mark Anderson, while Rob Ramshaw missed out through suspension.
The game’s first opening came to the visitors and almost saw one of the goals of the season scored by the lively Sinnott, as he fired a free-kick against the bar from 30 yards, before Matt Gould stopped Richard Peniket’s follow up.
However, it was Moors who would soon be ahead as Taylor showed his class and quality yet again this season. The striker stuck a sweet shot from distance which found its way into the bottom corner via the hand of Sam Ramsbottom.
One almost became two when Shane Henry headed against the bar following a neat cross from the impressive Hawkins, before the equally exciting Diamond wriggled his way through a sea of bodies before teeing up Jamie Chandler who fired wide.
Ryan Hall missed a big chance to effectively end Alfreton’s afternoon when his shot from a tight angle was smothered by Ramsbottom, allowing The Reds to come back into the game in a one-sided second period.
Declan Bacon, who had only just replaced Penikett, saw his effort saved by the alert Gould after the striker was played through one-on-one, but just ten minutes later Billy Heath’s side were level.
After Thomas Platt’s run was halted by the challenge of Brogan, referee Andrew Kitchen allowed Sinnott the chance to equalise, and it was an offer the striker took with an assured spot-kick.
The last laugh almost went to a lacklustre Spennymoor side when Taylor’s superb was saved by Ramsbottom, but in the end, the points were shared.
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|23rd March 2019||3:00 pm||National League North||2018/19||1083|