Blyth Spartans succumbed to an Emirates FA Cup shock of their own on Saturday - as Shaw Lane AFC profited from their persistent time-wasting to score in second half stoppage time and claim a 2-1 win at Croft Park.
Daniel Maguire’s 37-minute hat-trick inspired Spartans to a third successive victory in the Vanarama National League North - as Blyth beat Boston United 5-2 in a seven-goal thriller at Croft Park on Saturday afternoon.
Ashington lost their unbeaten tag following their sixth Ebac Northern League game of the season on Saturday when Sunderland Ryhope CW – whom they had knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup on the opening day of the campaign – turned the tables at Woodhorn Lane.
Ecstatic Harmison lauds praise on his Ashington squad
Ashington FC joint manager Steve Harmison praised his entire playing squad after they had picked up their third win of the season from four outings with a late win against Bishop Auckland at Heritage Park on Wednesday night.