Grant admits Spartans ‘never got going’ against Buxton

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Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Conor Grant admitted that his side never got going as they surrendered their unbeaten run in 2014 with a poor show against Buxton.

A goal just before the hour mark condemned Tom Wade’s side to their first Croft Park defeat since October 26 with a lethargic show, which the former Gretna stopper admitted was “disappointing”.

“We were flat and we never got going,” he said.

“We thought we would grind it out first half and improve in the second half, but again we just never got going. It was very disappointing.”

With the Evo-Stik Northern League season heading towards the business end of the year, Spartans lie in seventh place, although they are level on points with play-off rivals Ashton United and FC United of Manchester.

However, with four points dropped in the last week they have missed two opportunities to push on in the play-off chase.

Grant feels that this coming weekend’s home game against AFC Fylde can not come quick enough.

“Everyone is very down and gutted,” he added.

“We never produced and never got going, we are very disappointed in ourselves.

“We are back here next week against Fylde and the sooner the game comes the better.”