Point as Blyth draw a blank

Bradford (Park Avenue) 0Blyth Spartans 0Blyth Spartans squandered several late chances to snatch all three points away to Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.

Friday, 23rd August 2019, 4:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 12:23 pm

Lee Clark’s men started brightly in the first and second half but could not get their first win of the season.

Spartans could have taken the lead inside two minutes when Adam Wrightson smashed a half volley straight at Rhys Taylor who pushed the effort away.

Bradford Park Avenue squandered a glorious chance when Riccardo Calder found himself free in the box but miscued his header and did not trouble Harker after five minutes.

Despite dominating possession and getting into some good attacking positions, the home side failed to capitalise in the first half.

Spartans had the ball in the back of the net after half an hour through Scott Fenwick, but he came back from an offside position to tuck the ball away.

Spartans started the brighter of the two sides in the second half putting the home side under pressure from the off and pressing high up the pitch.

Fenwick should have scored his first goal for the club when Wrightson picked him out unmarked after 74 minutes, but the striker could only glance his header narrowly wide of the goal.

Bradford PA had a chance to win it five minutes from time as Joseph Chidyausiku had a shot from six yards out but Olly Scott slid in to make a magnificent block on the line, which would have been a certain goal.

There were chances in added time but none were taken.