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Spennymoor Town completed a memorable 3-0 victory over York City at the Brewery Field thanks to a goal from Stephen Brogan and a Glen Taylor brace to keep pace with the league’s top sides.

Stephen Brogan opened the scoring after winning possession on the edge of the Minstermen’s box and finishing smartly, before Glen Taylor’s razor-sharp reactions saw him head home a rebound from seven yards.

The scoring was then completed minutes from full time as Taylor finished off a powerful Spennymoor break.

Jason Ainsley made two changes from the side which drew 0-0 with Curzon Ashton on Saturday, recalling captain James Curtis to replace Rob Atkinson and Andrew Johnson in place of Shaun Tuton.

Stephen Brogan celebrates his first goal for the club.

York started firmly on the front foot, with a big early chance for Wesley York when he was slid through on goal.  Matt Gould was quickly off his line to deny the lively City attacker.

York continued to be a menace when he found space on the edge of the area on eight minutes and chipped a cheeky effort just over and onto the roof of the net.

Spennymoor had a penalty shout waved away on 16 minutes when a Robert Ramshaw break away found Mark Anderson inside the area. He turned away from former Moors defender Kallum Griffiths and went down under the right back’s challenge, but Mr Brown was not interested.

Moments later and Moors took the lead through an unlikely source.  Wesley York lost out to Stephen Brogan on the edge of his own penalty area and the left-back punished the visitors emphatically with a placed finish into the bottom right corner with his unfavoured right boot.

Spennymoor were buoyed and created another good opportunity when Ramshaw’s fizzed delivery from the right just evaded the arriving Andrew Johnson.

York thought they had equalised when Sean Newton fed Macaulay Langstaff to finish underneath Gould, but they were denied by the assistant’s offside flag.

Moors stretched their lead through top scorer Taylor from a wicked Brogan free kick into the area. Anderson hit an unmarked first-time volley straight at Adam Bartlett and Taylor showed his strikers instinct to stoop and nod home the rebound.

The second half started in dramatic fashion.  Firstly James Curtis looked to have picked up a bad injury, forcing him off for treatment. In the meantime, a long throw saw half-time substitute Jon Parkin smash the ball goalwards, striking Kris Thackray on the midriff to a chorus of York penalty appeals.  Again, Mr Brown was unmoved.

Glen Taylor wheels away as he nets his second of the game.

Anderson then sprung into life on the left of the York area, thrashing a left-foot piledriver off the top of the crossbar.

Shane Henry then had a go at out-doing his midfield colleague on 15 minutes, crashing a shot against the foot of the post from 25 yards.

York had another goal ruled out on 69 minutes as a deep Griffiths ball was headed home by Hamza Bencherif, but not before he’d climbed all over Jamie Chandler.

Then it was York’s turn to hit the woodwork on 76 minutes as a well-hit Josh Law free kick smashed off the face of the cross-bar and Adriano Moke fired the rebound wide from 20 yards.

That proved to be York’s last effort of note and it was left up to Glen Taylor to put the icing on the cake for a deserved Spennymoor victory.  Adam Boyes completely out-muscled Bencherif in the York area, before reversing a lovely pass for Taylor to slam into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

A significant victory for Moors both in score-line and the league table with leaders Chorley losing to Stockport.

Spennymoor

1Matthew Gould Goalkeeper
2Jake Hibbs 12 Midfielder
3Stephen Brogan Defender 18'
4Jamie Chandler Midfielder
5Kris Thackray Defender
6James Curtis 15 Defender
7Andrew Johnson 16 Midfielder
8Shane Henry Midfielder
9Glen Taylor Forward 25', 88'
58'
10Robert Ramshaw Midfielder 65'
11Mark Anderson Midfielder
12Robert Atkinson 2 Defender
13Christopher Elliott Goalkeeper
15Shaun Tuton 6 Forward
16Adam Boyes 7 Forward
Kevin Hayes Forward
  3 2

York

1Adam Bartlett Goalkeeper
2Kallum Griffiths Defender
3Sean Newton Defender
4Hamza Bencherif Defender
5Joe Tait Defender
6Russell Penn 14 Midfielder
7Alex Harris Forward
8Adriano Make Midfielder
9Jordan Burrow Forward
10Macaulay Langstaff 12 Forward
11Wes York 19 Midfielder
16Nathan Dyer Defender
12Josh Law 10 Defender
14Jake Wright 6 Forward 85'
15Tom Allan Defender
19Jon Parkin 11 Forward
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Clean Sheet
0
0
Goals
3
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Spennymoor213Win
York000Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season Attendance
30th October 2018 7:45 pm National League North 2018/19 1062

Ground

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