Blyth Spartans U17s deservedly held by Berwick

Blyth Spartans Under 17s in their new kit which has been sponsored by Miller Homes. Picture by Steve Miller.
Blyth Spartans Under 17s in their new kit which has been sponsored by Miller Homes. Picture by Steve Miller.
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In a game that swung one way then the other, Blyth Spartans Under-17s were held to a 3-3 draw by Berwick.

Blyth got off to a lacklustre start against a hard working Berwick side and their usually resolute defence had an afternoon to forget.

As early as the tenth minute Berwick were awarded a penalty, but it was saved by the ever reliable Reece Dobie.

But the visitors did not have to wait much longer for the breakthrough when a well taken corner found an unmarked striker on the left who rifled the ball in.

It got worse for Blyth as they went two down when a hesitant defence allowed a loose ball to be lobbed over the advancing keeper.

Blyth rallied just before the break when a corner swung in by Ayrton Browning was met with a powerful header from Samuel Johnson.

The second half started as the first finished with Jordan Yeomans finding the net for the second week running.

The two sides then traded attack after attack without much penetration until around five minutes from time when Samuel Johnson won the ball and rounded two defenders before beating the advancing keeper for a 3-2 lead.

However, in what probably was the fair result Berwick had the last word when a defensive mix-up allowed them to equalise in the last minute.

A wake up call indeed to a team who have had things very much their own way in recent weeks.