PATIENCE IS VIRTUE FOR ACE JOHNSON
SPENNYMOOR earned a vital three points against an in-form Chorley side after a second-half goal from Andrew Johnson.
Johnson, who scored twice during the week for Moors in the Durham Challenge Cup, took his personal tally to seven this season.
In a first half that featured little in the way of goalmouth action, Jason Walker went closest for the visitors, but his close-range header hit the bar.
Chorley started brightly after the interval and tested Jordan Porter on several occasions through Marcus Carver and Walker, with the latter expertly chesting down Josh Wilson’s cross before being denied by Spennymoor’s shot stopper.
The home side carved out their best opportunity when a rampaging run and cross from Christopher Chantler found the feet of Johnson. He took a touch before firing his effort straight at Matt Urwin.
However, Johnson wasn’t denied moments later. Glen Taylor played in Jamie Chandler, who crossed for Mark Anderson and his guided header was brilliantly saved by Urwin. When the ball fell loose, Johnson pounced to slam home the rebound.
David Foley had a chance to double the lead ten minutes later, but he could only strike the bar. STAR MAN: Shane Henry (Spennymoor) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★