The Non-League Football Paper - - EVO-STIK NPL PREMIER - By Jeff Bowron

SPEN­NY­MOOR Town bounced back from their shock de­feat at bot­tom club Corby Town with an im­pres­sive win at the Brew­ery Field.

The Moors, the league’s lead­ing scor­ers, have been im­pres­sive on home soil this sea­son and scored twice in each half here.

For vis­i­tors Hed­nes­ford, who have trans­ferred left­back Co­hen Bra­mall to Arse­nal for a size­able fee, it was a fifth-straight de­feat.

It could have been dif­fer­ent for the Pit­men had young striker Tony Clarke not missed a fourth-minute sit­ter, with Spen­ny­moor ahead three min­utes later.

Back in the game at 2-1 and kick­ing down the slope, a howler from goal­keeper Lloyd Ran­some gifted the Moors a third goal. That floored the Mid­lan­ders and Nathan Fisher’s sec­ond of the game sealed a fully de­served win for Ja­son Ains­ley’s side.

There was still time for Hed­nes­ford sub Vinny Muk­endi to score his sec­ond header of the half in in­jury time – but that was too lit­tle, too late for the Pit­men.

“We let our­selves down badly at Corby. We weren’t

at the races and the min­i­mum you want is ef­fort and com­mit­ment," said Moors boss Ains­ley.

“We got that here. It was a tough game against a de­cent side, but we al­ways looked a threat and the two lads up front did very well.

“You have to keep the back door shut and it’s dis­ap­point­ing to con­cede two headed goals but it was a great re­sult for us.”

Shane Henry headed home Kal­lum Grif­fiths’ cross to give Spen­ny­moor an early lead, Joe Tait dou­bling the ad­van­tage with a 41st-minute penalty.

The lively Fisher had been fouled by Dan Bre­nan but the Pit­men were back in it when Muk­endi headed home Dave McDer­mott’s 53rd-minute cross.

Ran­some’s poor clear­ance, how­ever, was pun­ished by Fisher, who made it four from Tay­lor's cross be­fore an­other Muk­endi free header com­pleted the scor­ing.

Dis­ap­pointed Hed­nes­ford boss Paul Casey be­lieved his side shot them­selves in the foot against a strong Spen­ny­moor out­fit.

“We were right in the game at 2-1 and then a mis­take by our goal­keeper has gifted Spen­ny­moor a third goal and it killed us,” he said.

“We should have taken an early lead and I didn’t think it was a penalty.

“We were on top in the sec­ond half but let Spen­ny­moor pull away – it’s frus­trat­ing.”

TOUGH TUS­SLE: Spen­ny­moor’s Shane Henry bat­tles to shield the ball

HIGH FIVE: Spen­ny­moor play­ers show their de­light af­ter Joe Tait scores from the spot

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