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A ruthless spell of finishing in the second half from Gavin Cogdon and Andrew Johnson saw off a Shildon side who had previously led on two separate occasions.

The introduction of Cogdon and Johnson on the hour mark saw Jason Ainsley’s side take the game away from the Northern League outfit, with the pair both scoring braces in quick succession.

Ainsley handed a start to new signing Carl Magnay and gave Glen Taylor his first start of pre-season following a 45-minute appearance last Saturday at Tadcadster.

In an entertaining first half Moors started the brighter of the two sides, going close through several long range strikes, all of which were dealt comfortably by the excellent Shaun Newbrook.

But, it was Shildon who took the lead through a low effort into the bottom corner by Nathan Steel, denting Moors’ early momentum and possession.

One became two three minutes later following a swift counter attach from the home side. A cross was poorly dealt with from the right hand side, resulting in the ball falling kindly for marauding left back Matty Robson, who slammed a fierce effort past Gould.

The scoreline did little to deter a free flowing attacking Moors side who created chances at will, but were unable to force their way past Newbrook.

However, Shildon’s resistance was broken four minutes after they had doubled their lead. Good work down the right from Hall found the chest of Taylor. In typical fashion, the striker steered the ball into the bottom corner to get Moors back into the game.

After a sustained spell of pressure which failed to muster an equaliser, Spennymoor were presented with the opportunity to equalise after Taylor was hauled down inside the area.

Newbrook had initially made a ludicrous one handed save to deny James Roberts from close range, but he could do little about Taylor’s penalty which found the corner via the post.

The pattern of the game continued into the second half with both sides deciding that attack was the best form of defence, and it was Moors who blinked first as Shildon retook the lead through their skipper Ben Trotter after headed past Gould.

Daniel Moore’s side led for less than a minute following a swift response from Moors, with Hall putting the finishing touch on a Roberts wriggle inside the area.

Ainsley made his customary barrage of changes on the hour mark, brining on Cogdon and Johnson, both of who were to have a massive effect the on the match.

First, Cogdon calmly slotted into the bottom corner from just inside the area after a scintilaiiotng run from Johnson, before the latter was taken out moments later resulting in Moors’ second spot-kick of the evening.

Cogdon stepped up to bury his second in the space of three minutes, firing out of Newbrook’s reach. Johnson soon added Moors’ sixth with a powerful header before converting the rebound from a penalty he had previously won following another reckless Shildon tackle.

Moors continue their pre-season schedule with a trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday afternoon.

Shildon

3Matty Robson Defender 17'
10Nathan Steel Forward 13'
Ben Trotter Midfielder 51'
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Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould 13 Goalkeeper
2Callum Williams Defender
3Stephen Brogan Defender
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6Carl Magnay Defender
7Ryan Hall 16 Midfielder 52'
8Dan Ward Midfielder
9Glen Taylor 17 Forward 21', 39 (pen
10James Roberts 14 Forward
11Ben McKenna 18 Midfielder
12James Curtis Defender
13Trialist 1 1
14Gavin Cogdon 10 Forward 69', 72 (pen
15Shane Henry Midfielder
16Andrew Johnson 7 Midfielder 75', 77'
17Adam Boyes 9 Forward
19Jake Hibbs Midfielder
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
3
7
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Shildon213Loss
Spennymoor257Win

Details

Date Time Competition Season
16th July 2019 7:45 pm Pre Season 2019/20

Ground

Dean Street
32 Dean St, Shildon DL4 1HA, UK