Spartans U17s show their strength in depth

In what usually proves a tricky fixture against Newcastle Pinpoint, Blyth Spartans Under-17s’ strength in depth was tested when two unexpected injuries caused a re-think before kick-off.

However, Blyth dominated from the kick-off and the only surprise was there was only one goal in the first half from an unlikely scorer in James Golding.

The second half saw a second goal come courtesy of another defensive lapse when Liam Wall found himself totally unmarked bearing down on goal and he coolly lobbed the advancing goalkeeper.

The third goal came from great play started in the middle by Ayrton Browning, who fed Jordan Yeoman and his thunderous shot could only be parried into the path of Stephen Doris who slotted into the left hand corner.

An impressive performance from a team with title ambitions.