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The visitors, buoyed by their recent strong form in the league and in the FA Vase, lined up with Spennymoor legend Lewis Dodds in their midfield, as well as former Moors employees Adam Mitchell and Rhys Greenwood.

Andy Lowe, who has been a permanent fixture in the dugout during Moors’ Durham Challenge Cup run this season, named a strong side with nine first team players in the starting line-up.

Only David Webb and Charlie Hindson represented the academy on a mild night at The Brewery Field.

The action on the field was uneventful for the majority of the opening stages of the game, with Gavin Cogdon’s tame header from close range the only chance of note.

As the half grew on it was West Auckland who began to find their feet and grow in confidence, going close when Anthony Bell found space on the edge of the area before zipping a shot over the bar via a deflection.

A drab first 45 minutes was forgotten about when Moors took the lead two minutes after the restart.

A deep ball to the back post wasn’t dealt with by West Auckland’s defence, allowing Andrew Johnson to cross for Cogdon who tucked away his seventh Durham Challenge Cup this season.

The lead only lasted for seven minutes as the game suddenly sprung to life. Joe Atkinson’s poor clearance was capitalised upon by Liam Hegaerty, and after he beat Chris Mason to the ball, he squared it to Amar Purewal who tapped in from a yard out unopposed.

Moors attempted to hit back quickly and almost retook the lead when Boyes’ header was well saved, before Johnson cut in and tested Flynn’s reflexes again.

In a game low on quality, one for the contests bright sparks, Bell, struck the post with 15 minutes remaining, before Mark Anderson hit a shot from distance over the bar.

Spennymoor

1Joe Atkinson Goalkeeper
2David Webb Midfielder
3Stephen Brogan Defender
4Mark Anderson Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6Christopher Mason Defender
7Gavin Cogdon Forward 47'
9Adam Boyes Forward
8Shane Henry Midfielder
10Andrew Johnson Midfielder
11Charlie Hindson 14
12Aidan Fletcher
13Jack Nicholson
14Reece Wilkinson 11
16Jordan Harker
15Corbyn Mitchell Midfielder
  1

West Auckland

9Amar Purewal Forward
  1
Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor01Draw
West Auckland01Draw

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
21st January 2020 7:45 pm Durham Challenge Cup 2019/20 376 (41)

Ground

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

Past Meetings

2019/20
The Wanted Metal Stadium