Barwell 0Blyth Spartans 2

An impressive display from Matty Pattison helped Blyth Spartans to get the better of Barwell.the midfielder's two rockets illuminated an otherwise far from sparkling Evo-Stik Premier League encounter.The flame-haired winger fired home on 21 minutes with a ferocious free-kick, before he continued his hot streak with his second just after the hour '“ following some calamitous goalkeeping from Liam Castle.Barwell huffed and puffed in the dying embers of the game, but were powerless to prevent the visitors from allowing their unbeaten run to soar to eight games on Bonfire Night.Spartans welcomed Pattison, captain Robert Dale and Nathan Buddle back into the starting lineup following injury, while on-loan Newcastle United goalkeeper Paul Woolston made his debut between the sticks at Kirkby Road.And the 18-year-old was called straight into action within the first two minutes, when Barwell captain Brady Hickey shot across the England youth keeper. Woolston got down well and was able to hold onto the ball, to snuff out the early danger.A scrappy opening from both sides ensured, but Dale created Blyth's first chance with a deep cross towards the back post on five minutes.The talismanic winger looked to pick out Daniel Maguire at the back post, but the ball flew just over the striker's head.The visitors had nearly converted from a right wing cross and Barwell went close themselves from a similar position a minute later.Owen Story found the head of Luke Barlone at the near post, but his header was collected comfortably by Woolston.Barwell continued to apply the pressure and were only denied an opening goal on 16 minutes thanks to a quality save from the debutant Blyth stopper.Montel Gibson had picked out Story with an inch-perfect through ball into the box, through a crowd of Spartans' bodies. Story's shot seemed destined to find the top corner, but a strong instinctive hand from Woolston palmed the ball behind for a corner.If Barwell had been left frustrated by that wasted chance, then it was only compounded when

Monday, 7th November 2016, 9:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:08 pm