Watson feels Matlock draw a fair result for Spartans

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Blyth Spartans left back Ian Watson felt neither side did enough to win Saturday’s game against Matolck Town.

A Dan Hawkins goal put Spartans ahead right on half-time, but they were pegged back by a header by Danny Holland in the second half.

And former Whitley Bay man Watson felt his side would have settled for a point pre-match.

“Both teams had their fair share of possession and it was quite a tough game to play in,” he said.

“The pitch wasn’t great and it was quite compact. There was a lot of long ball stuff and we couldn’t get our game going, but we would have taken a point pre-match and I think it was a fair result.”

It was a memorable day for Hawkins as the striker notched his first competitive goal for the club with a cool finish as he latched on to a smart through ball from Dan Maguire.

Watson hopes it will be the first of many for the former Bishop Auckland player.

The defender said: “It’s great for Dan to get off the mark and hopefully it’ll lead to more for him.

“It was a great ball from Dan Maguire and to be honest he never looked like missing.”