Competent display earns Blyth Spartans U17s the win

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Blyth Spartans Under-17s continued from where they left off last week in dominant fashion with a 3-1 win at North Shields.

However, similar to the previous week it was the home side that took the lead when a Blyth player was adjudged to have brought down the North Shields striker in the box and they scored from the spot.

But with the midfield of Ayrton Browning, Jordan Duffy, Jake Whisson and James Gillie controlling the game an equaliser came just before half-time when a through ball by Kyle Mills fell to Alex Robinson who in turn fed Gillie who made no mistake from four yards out.

The second half started in frantic fashion and Blyth had the defence of James Golding, Kyle Mills, Jordan Armitage and Connor May to thank for keeping the score level with tireless effort all afternoon.

Blyth’s breakthrough came midway through the second half when Samuel Johnson ran onto a Duffy through ball to fire high into the left hand corner.

They secured the win with around ten minutes to go after a well taken corner by Browning saw Armitage score a rare goal.

A competent performance against a well organised team, who as soon as next week have a chance for revenge in the return fixture.