Jordan plays a key role in win

AFTER being drafted in to replace injured centre back Carl Jones, Blyth Spartans defender Jordan Mellish played a key part in the 3-1 win over Matlock.

The former Hartlepool United man was named man of the match and even managed to grab an assist when his ball found Ash Davies, who crashed home Spartans’ first goal.

However, Mellish feels his side have to start games better after a poor first half show.

He said: “First half we were sluggish and slow, basically we were still on the bus and it’s been that way for most of the season.

“Then in the second half we played much better and got it wide and caused problems.

“We got at them and we need to do it for all of the game not just the last 20 minutes.

“There was no shouting or bawling, we were just told it had to be better both individually and as a team.

“We know we needed to be better and things came right second half,” he said.

As said Mellish even played a part in the first goal that started the comeback and was pleased to play a key role.

“I saw Craig (Farrell) and played it in but it went over his and their lad’s head and fell to Ash (Davies) who finished really well.

“It’s great to get another away win and obviously Matlock wanted the win in front of their fans but it’s credit to the lads to get the win.”