Spartans rooted at foot of table

Southport 2Blyth Spartans 0Spartans’ slow start to the season continued as they suffered another defeat in a game that was hampered by injuries.

Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 6:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 1:08 pm
Jack Hunter.

Southport took the lead in the 66th minute when Zehn Mohammed got his head on the end of a corner.

Southport then doubled their lead in the 71st minute when they were awarded a penalty after Correira was brought down in the box. David Morgan stepped up to take it and hammered it past Harker into the bottom corner.

The defeat, Blyth’s ninth in 11 games, came on the back of a 5-0 loss at the hands of Spennymoor in midweek.

Spartans have yet to win a game and they now find themselves at the bottom of the National League North table with only two points, Bradford above them on six.

Manager Lee Clark is naturally frustrated at the situation and says: “We need to be better in possession and we must keep working at our game.

“We need to rekindle the desire and passion we showed in the recent Kidderminster fixture, get some luck and just keep going.

“We had a lot of changes in the squad over the summer and have had to make more recently, so it’s difficult , but we are what we are.”

Last week Clark made a new addition to his squad in the shape of former Newcastle United central defender Jack Hunter.

The 21 year-old was released by the Magpies last summer despite captaining the U23s and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead, where he made 37 appearances as The Heed just missed out on the play-offs.