Johnson scores three in excellent team display

Action from Blyth Spartans Under-16's win over Newcastle East End Under-16s.
Action from Blyth Spartans Under-16's win over Newcastle East End Under-16s.
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NEWLY promoted Blyth Spartans Under-16s produced a coming of age performance with a 4-1 win at Newcastle East End.

Blyth proved what a force they can be this season as they started the game with authority attacked from the start.

Spartans’ quick front pairing tormented the opposing defence from the opening whistle.

Within ten minutes, following a sublime pass from Ayrton Browning, Alex Robinson coolly slotted home for Blyth’s first.

Their second followed soon after as Samuel Johnson collected the ball just outside box and beat one defender then a second before letting loose with a thunderous shot into the back of the net.

With Blyth firmly in control, and seemingly comfortable, Newcastle reminded the visitors there were two teams in the game as they reduced the arrears.

However, with half-time looming, Jake Whisson crossed to Browning and he set up Johnson who coolly lobbed the advancing keeper to nestle the ball into the bottom right hand corner for his second and to make it 3-1 at the break.

The second half was a tighter affair with Newcastle’s instructions very much to keep the score down, however, an eye-catching performance from James Golding saw him create the space for James Gillie who in turn fed a perfect pass to Johnson to complete his hat-trick.

A solid and assured team performance with Johnson being voted Blyth’s man of the match.