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Glen Taylor’s last gasp header sealed a deserved victory for Moors to keep hopes of a third-place play-off finish alive, and in the process, heavily dented Chorley’s bid to win the league title.

Spennymoor created the stronger openings and chances throughout a dramatic contest, with Stephen Brogan and Taylor striking the post, while Ryan Hall had a close-range effort charged down by Matt Urwin.

However, Chorley could have claimed a much-needed win when Kris Thackray fouled Marcus Carver in the penalty area, but Matt Gould made a crucial save from Adam Blakeman’s resulting spot kick. 

Moors went into the game looking to apply pressure onto Brackley for third place, while Chorley knew a win, combined with Stockport dropping points at home to Curzon Ashton, could land them the league title.

Rob Ramshaw opened the chance tally early on, taking a shot from 25 yards out with Chorley keeper Urwin diving to the ground and pushing the ball out for a corner.

Alex Newby then received a header down from Carver and struck a sweet volley, but Gould was equal to it.

Chorley were guilty of being clumsy at the back on several occasions, with Magpies defender Courtney Meppen-Walters giving it away to Ryan Hall who had faced a one and one with keeper Urwin, who saved his attempt.

A ball into the box from Robert Ramshaw was then headed back across goal by Taylor, but good defending from Scott Leather stopped a certain goal.

As the half hour mark approached, Urwin made a great save from Taylor’s shot, and when the re-bound fell to Brogan, his follow up effort hit the post.

After a slow start to the second half, Urwin rescued his defence when he smothered Hall’s shot after excellent work from the pacy winger.

Moors’ pressure levels increased further when Ramshaw threaded a pass through to Hall, but he dragged his shot wide by a matter of centimetres.

The chances started to mount up for Moors, and it felt like the elusive goal was unlikely to arrive when Taylor struck an audacious overhead kick from outside the box which hit the post.

After surviving waves of Spennymoor pressure, the referee gave a penalty to Chorley after Thackray caught Carver inside the area, but Blakeman’s penalty was too central and Gould claimed his fourth penalty save of the season.

With the game entering its final seconds, Brogan’s inswinging corner was met by Taylor who nodded past Urwin for his 30thgoal of the season, giving Moors a crucial victory and breaking Chorley hearts.


1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
3Stephen Brogan Defender 90'
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Scott Harrison Defender
7Ryan Hall Midfielder 88'
8Shane Henry Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward 90'
10Robert Ramshaw Midfielder
14Jake Hibbs 2 Midfielder
16Adam Boyes Forward
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1Matt Urwin Goalkeeper
2Matt Challoner Defender
3Adam Blakeman Defender
4Andy Teague 16 Defender
5Scott Leather Defender
6Courtney Meppen-Walter Defender
7Alex Newby Forward
8Jake Cottrell Midfielder
9Marcus Carver Forward 76'
10Josh Wilson 12 Forward
11Elliott Newby 15 Midfielder
12Louis Almond 10 Forward
14Dale Whitham Midfielder
15Josh O’Keefe 11 Midfielder
16Stephen Jordan 4 Defender
17Adam Anson Defender
Clean Sheet
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Date Time Competition Season Attendance
22nd April 2019 3:00 pm National League North 2018/19 1261


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