Blyth Town come from behind to beat Tow Law

Blyth Town FC manager Mick Connor. Picture by Bob Smith
Blyth Town FC manager Mick Connor. Picture by Bob Smith

Goals from Ian Lee and Gary McRoberts saw Blyth Town come from behind to beat Tow Law Town on Saturday.

It was the visitors who took the game to Blyth with Matthew Crook making a great save in the first two minutes.

This was repeated again in the 13th minute as Tow Law completely dominated the opening stages and it was no surprise when a shot was deflected in to make it 1-0 after 20 minutes.

This seemed to put Blyth into overdrive with Liam Gillespie making the keeper tip a 20-yard effort onto the bar, and the equaliser was soon to follow with Lee glancing a header in to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Blyth Town came out of the blocks and forced the visiting keeper to make four brilliant saves and had one cleared off the line.

With 20 minutes remaining, Town manager Mick Connor brought on Chris Lisle and McRoberts, and it was the latter who made the breakthrough.

Dean Walker’s shot was somehow saved but the ball fell to McRoberts 22 yards out and he beautifully curled one into the bottom corner.

Tow Law were on the ropes and only some poor decisions in the final third kept the score down resulting in a 2-1 victory to Blyth Town.

Man of the match was new signing Gillespie with a dynamic midfield performance.

Blyth manager Mick Connor said: “I do finally think we have finally found our feet in this league, which is so competitive with teams at the bottom easily being able to beat teams at the top.

“We seem to be settling into our system of play and the squad seems to be settling down so, so far, so good.

“We are going into a big week with Alnwick Town on Tuesday and Whickham on Saturday, both away.

“We are fortunate enough to be welcoming Doug Thorburn back to the club as first team coach and I’d like to thank previous coach Simon Harris for his efforts to date.

“I would also like to wish McRoberts and Andrew Keenan the very best of luck in their new ventures as the squad is changing and maybe we will continue to do so as we look to cement a title push.”