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The Brewery Field witnessed an upset as Spennymoor Town breezed past Solihull Moors to reach the Third Round of the FA Trophy.

A goal in each half from Mark Anderson and Andrew Johnson rounded off a composed and dominant showing in a game which was dubbed ‘Battle of the Moors’.

Jason Ainsley made three changes from the side that beat Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday night, most notably brining in Jordan Porter for Shane Bland in goal.

Joe Tait made his start since November 18th, while Ryan Hall was rewarded for his goal four days previously.

Mark Anderson taps in his third goal in five appearances. Photo by David Nelson.

Evidently buoyed by four consecutive victories, Spennymoor started the brightest, with David Foley testing Max O’Leary in the Solihull net.

The National League strugglers came back into the tie, and after putting Moors under a spell of pressure, they tested Spennymoor’s backline.

The outcome of the game could have been very different had Porter, making his first start since November 18th, not made a tremendous double save, first, tipping Jamey Osborne’s shot round the post, before clawing away a header from the resulting corner.

With chances at a premium, it was evident a mistake or moment of magic would be required in order for the game to open up, and ten minutes before the break, it was the latter that arrived.

Andrew Johnson seals Moors’ passage to the Third Round. Photo by David Nelson.

Solihull keeper O’Leary spilled an innocuous cross to the feet of Anderson who tapped into an empty net.

It was the attacking midfielders third goal in five appearances and was a reward for his positivity early in the game.

The goal solidified Spennymoor’s grip on the game and they continued to showcase their superiority in the second period, going close through Rob Ramshaw and Glen Taylor.

The killer goal arrived ten minutes from time, and it was substitute Andrew Johnson who sealed Spennymoor’s passage to the next round.

O’Leary once again fumbled, this time kicking out a loose pass, allowing Johnson to race through and squirm a shot into the net.

Spennymoor

Mark Anderson Midfielder 34'
Andrew Johnson Midfielder 79'
90'
Shane Henry Midfielder 60'
  2 2

Solihull Moors

Jamey Osborne Midfielder 88'
  1

Spennymoor

Mark Anderson Midfielder 34'
Andrew Johnson Midfielder 79'
90'
Shane Henry Midfielder 60'
  2 2

Solihull Moors

Jamey Osborne Midfielder 88'
  1
Goals
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor112Win
Solihull Moors000Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season
13th January 2018 3:00 pm Buildbase FA Trophy 2017/18

Ground

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