Blyth fall to league leaders
King’s Lynn Town 3Blyth Spartans 0A hard-working Blyth Spartans fell to a 3-0 defeat at National League North leaders King’s Lynn Town in a hearted performance at The Walks.
Lee Clark’s men battled throughout against a team unbeaten in their previous eight games, but were undone by goals from Chris Henderson, Michael Gash and Adam Marriott.
However, there were plenty of positives to take ahead of the trip to Stockport County in the FA Trophy next Saturday.
There wasn’t much between the two sides in the first half, with a mistake and a moment of quality giving the league leaders a 2-0 advantage at the break.
A ball into the area from the right-wing was sliced by Rhys Evans in the worst possible area – Henderson poking the loose ball home from close-range.
King’s Lynn added an all-important second with a terrific worked goal. Ross Barrows feeding Henderson in the channel – putting it on a plate for Gash from six-yards out.
Blyth almost reduced the deficit moments later when Roberts crossed into Scott at the back post, whose header was deflected over.
In the second half there were chances at both ends in the opening stages, but the game started to become stretched.
Goalkeeper Zach Hemming was on top form to deny the hosts on several occasions, but King Lynn’s were able to round-off the scoring one-minute from the end through Marriott after Ryan Hawkins took advantage of an Anthony Callaghan slip to find the striker in the box.