Maguire feels Spartans let their standards drop

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Blyth Spartans striker Dan Maguire was quick to admit that the 3-1 home defeat against Kings Lynn Town was down to his side not performing to the standard they expect.

And he felt that the previous week’s destruction of Skelmersdale United had gone to waste.

A poor show from Spartans meant that they could not carry on their good run of form, something Maguire described as “disappointing”.

“It feels like last week has gone to waste a little bit with that defeat,” he said.

“We really let our standards drop and that’s not good enough.

“They took their chances well and their keeper has made some excellent stops to keep them in front. It’s disappointing.”

Spartans have a chance to put the defeat against the Linnets as soon as possible when Frickley Athletic come to Croft Park on Tuesday night, opposition that gives them the chance to complete their first league double of the season.

A 1-0 win in Yorkshire in September was a high point of Spartans’ season and Maguire feels it is an ideal chance to make amends for Saturday’s defeat.

He said: “We have Frickley on Tuesday and it’s a chance to focus on getting three points with a better performance to make sure we get back on track.”