AFTER finally breaking three figures in terms of goal scoring for Blyth Spartans in the defeat at Witton Albion, Robbie Dale put personal issues aside and insisted that his side would improve.
A 14th minute chip from Dale got Spartans back on level terms but a last minute penalty for the home side meant Spartans came away with nothing.
“Dale, pictured, said “We did ok first half and it was a fairly even game, but second half they were better and we just got overran.
“We had some half chances but a bit of sloppiness has cost us the game.”
Dale’s hundredth goal for the club was a long time coming according to the man whose first Spartans goal came in a 5-2 home win over Wakefield-Emley in March 2005, on a day when he hit a hat-trick.
Commenting on his historic goal, he said: “It’s took a while, finally there and I’m really happy to have got it and I just want to get more for the club this season.”
Many of the home fans and officials were speculating as to whether Dale meant his perfectly executed chip from a narrow angle, but when asked if it was indeed intentional, Dale simply replied “Yes, of course I meant it.”