McKee nets a late winner

THE Blyth School Under-13s played their first competitive game since October and stunned unbeaten Chantry Middle with a late goal to earn a 3-2 away win.

As well as being unbeaten, the Morpeth side are in the County Cup semi-finals, so Blyth knew they faced a tough test.

In wintry conditions, Chantry went close before Blyth responded when a Jordan Wright cross saw Matthew Greene’s header superbly saved.

The home side missed a one-on-one before the visitors took the lead through Liam McKee.

The game came to life in the second half and it was the home side who pegged Blyth back with an equaliser.

But Blyth kept their heads up and with Marc Grey and Ainsley Foster getting them going they regained the lead when McKee was denied by the keeper but Greene was on hand to fire home the rebound.

Back came the home side and keeper Henderson was given no chance when they once again reduced the deficit.

Just as it appears to be heading for a draw a moment of genius from McKee brought the winner.

After tussling with a defender he turned his man and lobbed the keeper. A superb effort to end an entertaining game.

The Blyth School: L Henderson, J Weatherby, J McDonnell, M Grey, K McLean, J Wright, A Foster, J Young, L McKee, C Crisp, M Greene, M Sharples, O Sharack.

Man of the match: Karl McLean.