Fenwick suffers injury blow

Blyth Spartans can confirm Scott Fenwick suffered significant ligament damage during the 4-0 win over Heaton Stannington last Wednesday.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 6:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 3:39 pm
Scott Fenwick.

The striker was stretchered off three minutes into his injury comeback after coming on as a half-time substitute – his first appearance since October 10.

Fenwick was swiftly taken to hospital after appearing in agony inside the Heaton Stan penalty area. It is understood he got his foot locked in the turf. An x-ray revealed there is no fracture, however there is damage to the anterior talofibular ligament and a huge amount of swelling.

An initial assessment suggests Fenwick will be ruled out for two months but will be re-assessed once the swelling eases in around one week’s time.

Spartans swept a resilient Heaton Stannington aside as they scored two goals either side of half-time.

Spartans dominated the entire game and could have scored more if they were more clinical in front of goal.

Lewis Hawkins got his first goal for Spartans when he opened the scoring after 13 minutes.

Olly Scott tapped home on the half-hour mark to double the advantage and in the second half captain Robbie Dale got in on the act with a solo goal after 77 minutes. Michael Sweet sealed the deal as he slotted home the fourth after 82 minutes.

Saturday’s away game against Boston was postponed and Spartans will next be in action this coming Saturday (November 2) when they face Farsley Celtic at home in the league. Farsley currently sity third in the National League North table.