Battling Birmingham end Blyth’s FA Cup dream

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FA CUP THIRD ROUND

Blyth Spartans 2 Birmingham 3

An emphatic second-half fight-back spared Birmingham city’s blushes and ended Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup dream at Croft Park this afternoon.

A third-round giant killing was on when hosts Blyth went 2-0 up in the first half thanks to a brace from Robert Dale.

But Birmingham came out firing after the break and three goals, in less than 20 second-half minutes, turned the tie on its head.

Blyth had two good chances at the death, but were unable to find an equaliser.

More to follow.