FA CUP THIRD ROUND
Blyth Spartans 2 Birmingham 3
An emphatic second-half fight-back spared Birmingham city’s blushes and ended Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup dream at Croft Park this afternoon.
A third-round giant killing was on when hosts Blyth went 2-0 up in the first half thanks to a brace from Robert Dale.
But Birmingham came out firing after the break and three goals, in less than 20 second-half minutes, turned the tie on its head.
Blyth had two good chances at the death, but were unable to find an equaliser.
More to follow.