Blyth Town secure first Northern League win

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Blyth Town secured their first win in the Ebac Northern League with a 4-2 success at home to Billingham Town on Saturday.

There was a first start for Chris Lisle on the wing in the only change from team that dominated at home in the midweek 0-0 draw with Ryton.

Blyth started brightly with man of the match David Robinson breaking from deep and creating havoc, and he was the man who opened the scoring after a great ball by Herron set up Nolan whose cross was smashed in off the bar on seven minutes.

Blyth pushed forward but were hit by a counter attack with Luke Hogan scoring from a tight angle on the half hour mark.

Blyth regained the lead before half-time when the Billingham keeper brought down Robinson in the box and Nolan scored from the spot.

Billingham started the second half on the front foot and Dickinson scored an early equaliser.

But again Blyth were quick to counter and Herron headed home a Keenan cross.

After being denied by the post and the visiting keeper, Blyth secured all three points two minutes from time when Pearson scored from distance.

A delighted Town manager Mick Connors said: “We are in business. I asked for my attacking players to start busting a gut to get into the box to get on the end of the endless wasted crosses, and we did that, and to up the tempo, we did that.

“I was proud of the lads’ performance, we look like a team that’s starting to settle into their new surroundings.

“The frightening thing is we will only get better.”

Blyth Town entertain Norton & Stockton Ancients on Wednesday evening then on Saturday travel to Stockton Town.