Buddle’s joy in watching Spartans’ attack

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Prolific finishing was the order of the day at Croft Park as Blyth Spartans put six past Skelmersdale United.

And defender Nathan Buddle paid tribute to his side’s attacking players.

Ash Davis and Dan Maguire got on the scoresheet whilst Arron Wearmouth was a constant menace during the first half before succumbing to an ankle injury.

Far from being able to relax, though, the visitors defence had to contend with the youngster’s replacement Robbie Dale who played a part in every Spartans goal.

Buddle said: “I don’t think I’ve ever played a half of football like that.

“It was strange that it was so one-sided, and obviously they’ve just gone for it, but it was easy to deal with.

“For the back four we just sat there and watched our forward players cause havoc, it was a joy to watch and I am sure it was for the supporters.”

There have been many observers who feel that this Spartans side is improving but maybe lacks a little bit of belief as they settle into life at Croft Park.

However, Buddle believes that as they progress both belief and confidence is growing and that will only see positives as the season carries on.

“It just shows how good we are when you have Maguire, Wearmouth and Davis starting then you have Robbie Dale to come off the bench,” he said.

“Now we have to believe we can do it, we are young lads but the belief and the confidence is there.

“We know now we can give anyone a game and we will show that as the season goes on.”

Whilst much of the attention will go to the goals, scored Buddle took great satisfaction at keeping a clean sheet.

A rock solid display from the Spartans back four snuffed out an attack which had put four past them just seven days earlier.

And Buddle marvelled at an “unbelievable save” from keeper Michal Misiewicz that denied last week’s match winner Ken Strickland a consolation goal for the visitors.

“It’s a massive positive taking a clean sheet and we need to get more,” he said.

“Michal has made an unbelievable save late on. From where I was it just flew over my head and I thought it was in but he has produced a world class save that shows how good he is.”