SPENNYMOOR Town manager Tommy Miller said tonight's FA Cup replay win over AFC Fylde was a statement of intent from his side. 

Glen Taylor's first half penalty was the difference in a 1-0 win at the Brewery Field that sent Moors into the third qualifying round where they'll face Southport at home. 

Spennymoor dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead on 26 minutes through Taylor's penalty. However, Jim Bentley's side came out in the second period with resurgence and threw the kitchen sink at the home side. Miller's side hung on to seal a safe passage through to the next round and seal a fifth win out of eight in all competitions. 

Miller said: “We looked at it in pre-season and it was important to have a cup run. We haven’t in the last few years for all sorts of reasons but when the draw was made, Fylde away, it’s probably the toughest draw we could have got on paper.

“I said to the lads before the game tonight, don’t let Saturday’s work go to waste. You’ve earned the right to get them back here for the replay and I thought we were outstanding from minute one.

“We swarmed all over them and stopped them playing.

“They’re a very good football team. They move you around and they pass the ball well but tonight they didn’t.

“First half especially, we were on top of them. We were the one’s who had more of the ball, we had most of the chances. Like I say I’m proud and delighted that we’ve got through because they are a very good team.”

Moors next face Kettering in the league on Saturday.