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Moors aiming for a first win

BOB Faulkner's men will be hoping to record their first win of the season tomorrow when Gainsborough Trinity visit Damson Park.

BOB Faulkner's men will be hoping to record their first win of the season tomorrow when Gainsborough Trinity visit Damson Park.

After a 3-0 opening day beating at Blyth Spartans, two late goals from the much-travelled Leo Fortune-West broke Moors' hearts as they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Alfreton on Tuesday.

All the pre-match talk in midweek was about Danny Davidson returning to Damson Park for the first time since his summer move.

But it was his giant strike partner Fortune-West who caused the damage as his two glancing headers rescued a point for the East Midlands side.

Tim Gould had opened the scoring after 25 minutes as he intercepted a back pass from pacy right-back Simon Marples, and coolly curled the ball home.

Darren Middleton doubled the hosts' lead - converting a penalty on 51 minutes.

At this stage Moors were cruising, but on 79 minutes Fortune-West rose above Lee Collins to pull one back.

A minute later the former Rotherham hot-shot grabbed the equaliser to leave the home support stunned.

It was a stark contrast to the previous outing on the opening say where three second-half goals killed off Faulkner's troops in the North East. Efforts from Gareth Williams, Simon Todd, and a penalty from Robbie Dale sealed their fate but the three points should have gone to the home side.

Speaking after the game, chairman Nigel Collins said he was disappointed with the result but encouraged by the performance.

"Fortune-West is a very experienced striker and tonight it was just unfortunate. We always seem to have a bad start to the season but there are a lot of positives that can be taken from tonight's game."

Moors are sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Danny Crane and defender Simon Travis ahead of tomorrow's home game. Both limped off against Alfreton with groin injuries.

 

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