Spennymoor caretaker manager Jason Ainsley certainly tasted the bittersweet life of football management at Rossendale on Tuesday night.

Ainsley, who was appointed caretaker when Peter Quigley was sacked after the 5-4 victory over Workington at the weekend, saw his team settle for a point after leading 3-1 at one stage in the first half.

"I told the players that they were playing for themselves, and they responded well. Unfortunately, we gave away one or two bad goals which has been the problem for a while.

"I was quite enjoying management when we were leading 3-1, but it soon got tougher."

Ainsley will be in charge again when Moors travel to Chorley on Saturday. It's unlikely that Moors will appoint a successor until later next week.

Whitby Town will set off on Monday lunchtime for their FA Cup replay at Plymouth on Tuesday night.

"We've decided to do the journey over two days," said manager Harry Dunn.

"We'll travel for five hours on Monday, stay overnight at a hotel, then complete the journey on the Tuesday.

"We don't want to go straight there on the Monday, otherwise we'll have a situation where the players are getting bored.

"When we played last Saturday, everything seemed to be a rush, there were loads of things to do, and that helped fill the time in for everybody."

Dunn is already without two players for the replay, as Craig Veart and Ian Williams are both unavailable.

Bishop Auckland's League Cup tie with Spennymoor, which was postponed a month ago because of Moors' Durham Challenge cup commitments, will now be held on Wednesday, December 5 at Kingsway.