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Goals from Rob Ramshaw and Glen Taylor sealed Spennymoor’s first win of the season at second place Boston United.
Ramshaw stayed cool under pressure to open the scoring on 18 minutes, before Taylor drilled in his third goal of the season eleven minutes from time to seal the victory.
An impressive and resolute defensive performance saw Moors keep their second clean sheet of the season, with Brad Abbott missing the home sides best chance moments before the interval.
New arrival Shaun Tuton, who finalised his move from Chester on Thursday, went straight into the starting line-up, and he was one of three changes from the defeat against Telford.
Mark Anderson, who was unavailable, was replaced by Andrew Johnson, and Jake Hibbs came in for the injured Callum Williams at right-back.
The game got off to a subdued and scrappy start, with Boston reverting to several long throws in an attempt to grab the opening goal.
But, as the first half progressed, and the game settled into a pattern, Moors became more of a threat, and went ahead when Ramshaw scored his first goal since the final day of the 2017/18 season in April.
An innocuous ball over the top found the energetic midfielder who calmly slipped the ball under George Willis to score Moors’ first away goal of the campaign.
A Moors side now brimming with confidence almost doubled the lead two minutes later, but Willis was equal to Shane Henry’s long-range effort.
Ramshaw threatened again ten minutes later when he collected Hibbs’ throw-in before turning and firing towards goal, but Boston’s busy keeper kept it out with his legs.
The Pilgrims, who had previously won four out of their five games this season, were camped inside Moors’ half as the interval drew closer, going close through a Ben Middleton header.
With the first 45 minutes nearing its conclusion, Abbott missed a guild-edge chance to equalise and potentially turn the game on its head.
Nicky Walker escaped the attention of James Curtis before squaring the ball across the six-yard box to Abbott, who could only steer a shot wide of the post.
The second half began in the same manner as the first ended, with the home side dominating possession and forcing a cluster of corners, but The Pilgrims struggled to create clear cut opportunities.
As the home support became more frustrated, Moors capitalised on the growing anxiety around the stadium, and should have been two ahead when Rob Atkinson headed over from six yards.
But, with the momentum now in their favour, Taylor showcased his clinical finishing, drilling a low shot into the bottom corner.
Ramshaw and Henry both had chances to extend the lead in the final ten minutes, but Willis was there once again to keep the score line respectable.
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