AFTER the success of last season, Blyth Spartans Under-16s started life in their new league at the weekend, where they found themselves up against a side playing two divisions higher than them last season.
But Blyth entered the game against Ellington full of confidence.
With early chances for both sides the breakthrough came midway through the first half when Jake Whisson from the wing fed Sam Johnson whose through ball found Alex Robinson in the centre and he fired hard and low into the bottom corner.
Just before half-time a lack of concentration by Blyth resulted in Ellington equalising.
At the start of the second half Blyth dominated for long periods with half chances being plentiful, however, neither side could find a way through and it finished 1-1.
Early days but a decent start to Blyth’s campaign and special mention went to debutants Jordan Duffy and Connor May, whose performances bode well for the coming season.