Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley wants his players to be more switched on at setpieces when they go to Farsley in the Vanarama National League on Saturday.

Moors were beaten 3-1 at Guiseley in midweek, conceding all their goals from setpieces, which infuriated Ainsley after all the pre-match work and preparation.

“Our defending from setpieces must be better today,” he said.

“Our defending in open play was quite good at Guiseley on Tuesday, but we were done by a corner and two long throws. Guiseley have improved since last season, but in general play they didn’t hurt us, it was only from setpieces. The goals we conceded were sloppy and should have been eradicated.

“We talked about their setpieces before the game and look what happened. There’s no point in Tommy Miller going to watch Guiseley games and talking about how dangerous they are at setpieces, and writing everything we know on a board in the changing room if the players aren’t going to take it on to the pitch.

“We talked about Guiseley and knew where the threats would come from, and we haven’t taken responsibility for them, despite the experienced players that we had out there. They should have been able to deal with the dangers.

“However, I’d be more worried if teams were carving us open in general play, which they’re not.”

Moors therefore go into today’s game at the Citadel looking for their first league win of the season at the third attempt – they drew 2-2 at Hereford on the opening day.

“Because of the break we had, the Guiseley game felt as if the season was starting all over again, there was a bit of a strange feeling.

“But I’m not getting carried away by not winning either of our two games – it took us five games last season before we got going. Having said that, I don’t want to be waiting forever before we win a game.”

Midfielder Rob Ramshaw is still serving a suspension, while defender Stephen Brogan will be included in the squad after returning from holiday.

Farsley, meanwhile, beat Darlington in their first game of the season and then drew with York City, but in their last two games have lost to Chester and Southport.

In the BetVictor Northern Premier League, South Shields, who lost in the play offs last season, begin away to Radcliffe. Newly promoted Morpeth are at Warrington, while Whitby are at home to Witton Albion.

In the newly formed North and West Division, Marske United are at home to City of Liverpool, while newly-promoted Dunston head across to Merseyside in order to play Marine.