Category: Elite Phase

Elite News | Crooks brace wins top of the table clash

Two goals from Aidan Crooks gained Spennymoor Town Under 18s a vital win against high-flying Durham City to bolster their title ambitions.

Moors made a flying start and unsurprisingly took an early lead through Crooks’ sweet strike from 12 yards.

Despite Durham dominating periods of the game in the first half, Moors capitalised on their lack of cutting edge and doubled their lead via goals from Eltringham and Crooks in the second half.

The result means Moors bridge the gap between themselves and Durham at the league summit.


Elite Results | Last gasp Turnbull penalty earns three points for U18s

Rhys Turnbull kept his cool to convert a penalty as Moors Under 18s snatched a late win with the last kick of the game.

A sloppy start saw Spennymoor fall behind with two minutes gone after the defence failed to deal with a simple cross into the box.

After gaining some control in the game, Moors found themselves level after a slice of fortune saw Cieran Jackson’s shot defect of a defender and loop into the net.

Jackson showed his trickery when he beat two men before staying composed and finishing clinically to put Moors ahead on the hour mark.

With the match nearing its conclusion, Moors struggled to find the clinching third goal, and they were made to pay when the visitors equalised from a corner with two minutes of normal time remaining.

The game seemed destined to end in a draw, but deep into injury time, Hughes was dramatically brought down in the penalty area, allowing Turnbull to score from the spot and earn Moors the points.

UNDER 16 side come from behind to win

Spennymoor Town Under 16s recovered from an early set-back to record a deserved victory thanks to goals from Joseph Moore, Rhys Redpath and Tom Aldsworth.

Moors cancelled out the home side’s early opener when the in-form Moore struck, and, despite playing into a strong head wind, Redpath put his side ahead on 35 minutes.

It was 3-1 on the hour when Tom Aldsworth scored his third goal the season to make it two wins in a row for Moors Under 16s.


Elite News | U14s and U16s both suffer defeat

Both Spennymoor Under 14s and Under 16s suffered defeats at the hands of Darlington and Seaham Red Star respectively.

After a bright side from both sides, the Under 14s conceded a goal just before the interval against Darlington which proved to be the winner.

Seaham Red Star proved too much for the Under 16s, as, despite a debut strike from Gideon Kanyondo from the penalty spot, the home side scored a penalty of their own and a further three goals to seal the three points.

U18s | Four goal Moors overcome stubborn Washington

A comprehensive and dominant first half display saw Spennymoor’s Under 18s run out 4-2 winners against Washington.

Moors were 3-0 up at the break courtesy of goals from Crooks, Blackbourne and King, two of them via corners, and were in control of the game.

A sloppy start to the second half allowed the visitors to gain hope, and they reduced the deficit to two soon after the restart.

However, Moors retook charge of proceedings when a defensive mix up allowed Prudhoe to tap in and secure the three points, despite a late goal from Washington’s Chapman.

U16s | Redhouse CA too good for Moors

Spennymoor’s Under 16s succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Redhouse CA following a sloppy performance and a late penalty miss.

The away side controlled the majority of the game, in particular the first half, and were ahead just before the break.

A defensive error from Spennymoor allowed Redhouse to double their advantage in the second half, putting the game out of reach for Moors.

However, they had a great chance to set up a tense finale when they were awarded a late penalty, but Rhys Redpath low spot kick was well saved by the opposition keeper.

U18s | Ellison at the double as Moors stretch unbeaten streak

Two goals from Craig Ellison, who was recently called up to the first squad, saw off a spirited Darlington side as the Under 18s stretched their unbeaten streak to five games.

Moors dominated the majority of proceedings and were two goals ahead at the break courtesy of strikes from Ellison and Joseph Blackbourne.

Despite their superiority, Moors allowed Darlington back into the game when Calum Coleman reduced the deficit early in the second half.

However, their two-goal advantage was restored soon after when Ellison calmly finished for his second of the day.

Moors had the chance to increase their lead but squandered several opportunities, and they were almost made to regret those missed chances when Harry Gill made for a nervy conclusion.