Valencia get a harsh lesson

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BLYTH Rangers Valencia Under-16s got their first taste of what the top flight would be like as division one high flyers Wrekenton Nou Camp showed there capabilities with an 8-3 League Cup win.

The home side were quick and are a good passing side with powerful forwards.

But Blyth were not intimidated and gave there all, creating chances with Josh Carr almost giving them a shock lead on two occasions.

But they fell behind from a good strike, and this was followed by a second when Blyth appealed for a foul on keeper Alex Robertson and then two errors you would expect to be punished for from a well disciplined team.

In the second half Blyth started brightly, showing why they were third in league three with good touches and passing which had Wrekenton players chasing the game.

And it was Jack Young who got the goal which made it 4-1.

More good passing got Blyth back into it again with Young getting his second.

This kick-started Wrekenton and they made it 5-2 before Young provided Robert Goodall the chance to make it 5-3. He reacted coolly by rounding the keeper to score.

In the final 15 minutes the home side scored three more as Blyth pushed forward.

The scoreline flattered Wrekenton and afterwards their players and management were full of admiration for a good Blyth side who held there own for long periods of this game.

Wrekenton’s management named Blyth keeper Alex Robertson man of the match, who was fantastic throughout with a number of fine saves.