Blyth Town U17s take the honours in derby

Blyth Town (white) take on Blyth Spartans in their Under 17 clash last Sunday. Picture by Steve Miller.
Blyth Town (white) take on Blyth Spartans in their Under 17 clash last Sunday. Picture by Steve Miller.
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Blyth Town Under-17s came out on top in their derby game with Blyth Spartans on Sunday.

In a tight first half, a Spartans side ravaged with injury managed to give as good as they got.

And with ten minutes gone a through ball by Jordan Duffy found Jake Whisson on the wing who in turn set up Alex Robinson and he bore down on goal and slotted into the bottom right corner of the net to put Spartans ahead.

But Town quickly replied twice in succession to take a 2-1 lead.

Spartans replied not long after when James Golding fed James Giliie who played in Robinson and he was upended by the keeper. Robinson coolly took the resulting penalty to make it 2-2.

As the first half was drawing to a close it was again Town who took the lead, however, refusing to be outdone, Spartans went into the break level when the ever impressive Robinson received the ball from Stephen Dorris and fired towards goal where Samuel Johnson was on hand to make sure for 3-3.

The second half was a very different affair with a lack of bodies and players carrying niggling injuries the heavy pitch began to take its toll on Spartans, and although the defence were worked hard, Kyle Mills, Jordan Yeomans and Connor May frustrated Town.

But with around 15 minutes to go Town found the breakthrough to edge ahead and they found the back of the net another twice for a well deserved win.

Blyth Spartans need to take heed from this game as they have done well in both the league and the cups this season but with a fixtures back log all there good work could be derailed.