The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Jack Franks

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: ★★★★★

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