Spennymoor Town manager Jason Ainsley wants his players to take their chances in their home game against Chester on Saturday.

Moors only had themselves to blame for not claiming their first league win of the season when they drew 1-1 with Curzon Ashton on Monday, and so today they’re looking for their first win of the season at the sixth attempt, although the former Football League club will be tough opposition, as usual.

“We dominated the game at Curzon on Monday and had more than enough chances to win the game,” said Ainsley.

“It just goes to show how weird this league is. We were so comfortable, looked good when we took the lead, and then they went and scored for the equaliser from virtually their only chance of the game.

“We had what looked like a good goal disallowed and hit the post. They were two points thrown away.

“Putting that aside, I was happy with our performance against Curzon, just as I was happy with our second half performance against York last Saturday. Even then, if we’d scored at 3-1 against York, then the result could have been very much different.

“I thought that the players were excellent at Curzon, and more like what we expect. The pity is that we went from euphoria when we scored to desperation when we conceded.

“It was almost the perfect away performance; we just need now to start taking our chances.”

Moors haven’t won so far this season in the league to leave them in an unlikely second bottom position, and Ainsley said; “Yes, we’re still waiting for our first win, but I believe that we’re on the right road now. I’m more confident now after our last two games.

“None of us are happy about our start to the season, but I don’t think we’re far away.

“Chester will be a very tough game. They’re third in the table, but we’ve played teams near the top before and done very well. Chester know that they’ll have a tough game as well.”

Midfielder Rob Ramshaw is doubtful with a back injury, while defender Scott Harrison is still struggling with a knee injury and is at least a fortnight away.

Moors’ home game against Blyth Spartans has been re-arranged for Tuesday 10th September, kick off 7.45pm.

In the BetVictor NPL, South Shields are at home to Bamber Bridge, while Morpeth go to FC United and Whitby travel to Grantham.

In the North West Division, Marske United are looking for their fourth win from four league games at home to Widnes, while Dunston face Runcorn Linnets.