Late goals sees Spartans Under-16s lose cup tie

Action from Blyth Spartans Under-16s' game against Montagu Under-16s.
Action from Blyth Spartans Under-16s' game against Montagu Under-16s.
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BLYTH Spartans Under-16s played in there second cup competition in two weeks, and this time were again pitted against first division opposition.

After a fine start to the season, confidence was certainly not in short supply and they took the game to Montagu, creating half chance after half chance.

Montagu were a threat but with Liam Hann making his debut between the sticks they were finding him hard to beat.

In fact the best chance in a goalless first half came when Alex Robinson fed Samuel Johnson, who in turn bore down on goal, rounded the keeper, only to slip as he went strike the ball, allowing the defence to clear.

After the break much of the same happened with Luke Watson and Jame Golding pulling the strings in midfield.

Then came the breakthrough. After a promising move by Blyth, started by James Gillie, Blyth found themselves robbed on the edge of the box, and in four quality passing moves Montagu took the lead with a thunderous shot that left the keeper with no chance.

This left Blyth’s spirits broken, and they conceded three more before the final whistle.

However, they can take great heart from this game, that for more than an hour they held a top first division team.

Samuel Johnson was voted Blyth’s man of the match.