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Two phenomenal strikes from Glen Taylor helped Spennymoor claim a comprehensive victory over National League Sutton United.

Taylor hit a sweetly struck volley midway through the first half to give Moors the lead then doubled the advantage shortly after the hour, powering in a half volley from a tight angle past the impressive Karlo Ziger.

Andrew Johnson, who made a habit of scoring in the FA Trophy last season, rounded off a memorable day for Jason Ainsley’s side after adding a third nine minutes from the final whistle.

Ainsley said: “That’s as good as it gets. I thought we were exceptional from the first minute to the last. If it wasn’t for their keeper, who I thought was outstanding, then it could have been four or five.

“Considering we have had so many games in a short space of time, the football we played and desire we showed was excellent. That’s one of the best results I have seen during my time at Spennymoor.”

Ainsley made two changes to the side who beat Kidderminster 2-1, bringing in Rob Ramshaw and Jamie Chandler, who were both previously missing due to injury, for Shaun Tuton and Kris Thackray.

In a scrappy opening phase, it was the visitors who has the clearest sight of goal, but Kenny Davis’ free kick went wide of Matt Gould’s right-hand post.

A sporadically heated contest, which featured six yellow cards, burst into life when the exceptional Stephen Brogan saw his wicked free-kick tipped behind by 17-year-old Chelsea loanee Ziger.

From the resulting corner Moors took the lead via a perfectly stuck volley from the left foot of Taylor.

The chances began to follow for Spennymoor as the The U’s retreated. First, James Curtis had a swipe at goal saved, before Taylor tested the wrists of Ziger again, but the youngster denied the striker a second before the break.

A dominant second half performance was to follow from Moors, who, despite applying their trade in the league below Sutton, should have scored more than the three they managed.

Johnson was denied by the alert Ziger immediately after the restart, before Taylor headed wide of the post from the resulting corner.

However, Moors didn’t have to wait long for their killer second goal, and it arrived via a Marco Van Basten-esque strike from the imperious Taylor.

Brogan’s deep delivery evaded Rob Atkinson, but when the ball dropped to Taylor on the bounce, he arrowed a fizzing strike into the top corner to take the game away from Sutton.

It was the striker’s 20thgoal of the season in all competitions and arguably his finest strike.

Only the brilliance of Ziger kept the score line respectable as he made a tremendous double save from the head of Taylor and a close range rebound from Johnson, but the latter was to have the last laugh as he poked in from a tight angle at the second attempt.

The draw for the Third Round of the FA Trophy is made on Monday afternoon.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Callum Williams Defender
3Stephen Brogan Defender 24', 62'
20'
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Robert Atkinson Defender
6James Curtis Defender
7Ryan Hall 15 Midfielder 81'
8Shane Henry Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward 24', 62'
71'
10Robert Ramshaw 14 Midfielder
11Andrew Johnson 16 Midfielder 81'
12Kris Thackray Defender
13Christopher Elliott Goalkeeper
14Shaun Tuton 10 Forward
15Alex Kempster 7 Forward
16Adam Boyes 11 Forward
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Sutton United

1Karlo Ziger Goalkeeper
2Dale Bennett Defender
4Dean Beckwith Defender
8Kenny Davis Midfielder 39'
10Jonah Ayunta Forward 41'
15Craig Eastmond Midfielder 74'
16Nicky Bailey Midfielder
19Harry Beautyman Midfielder
22Bradley Pearce Defender
25Brandon Thomas-Asante Forward 20'
27Darren McQueen Forward
7Tom Bolarinwa Forward
18Wayne Brown Midfielder
30Jude Mason Defender
  4
Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
3
0
Assists
3
0
Yellow Cards
2
4
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor123Win
Sutton United000Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
12th January 2019 3:00 pm Buildbase FA Trophy 2018/19 760

Ground

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