Spenny Boss Ainsley: There's Moor Where That Came From!

Jason Ainsley believes the quality in his Spennymoor Town side meant they had to end their poor start to the season at some point.

The Moors failed to win in their opening five games of the new season, taking just one win in their first seven.

But since then, they've been on a red-hot run of form that's seen them shoot up the table to fourth.

They're now 11 games without defeat in the league and have only lost once in all competitions since September 3.

"We had a bad start to the season, like we did last year. We’re playing catch-up now," Ainsley explained.

"We didn’t win a game in the first five which was disappointing. Football is about momentum regardless of the level you’re at. But we’ve got a good group here and we knew we’d turn the corner at some point because our luck had to change.

"There’s going to be some tough battles in this league. We’ve had some good battles over this run but we’re not getting carried away, we’re just happy to be where we are at the moment as we push on."

So what has been the secret to their purple patch?

Ever-present striker Glen Taylor is on nine goals while at the other end of the field, just six goals have been conceded since mid-September.

"We’ve got a solid back four but plenty of goals at the other end too," Ainsley added. "That’s been the key, we’re not leaking as many goals and with the quality going forward, we know we’re always likely to score at least once.

"When you’ve got a forward like Glen Taylor, he’s worth his weight in goal. But the team isn’t all about him, the lads put it on a plate for him at times.

"The lads have got a good team spirit and if you’ve got that mixed with good players, it’s a recipe for success really."

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