Wade pleased with Spartans’ win but not performance

Blyth boss Tom Wade was pleased with the three points his side picked up on Saturday against Halesowen – despite his team not being at their best.

He said: “I thought we were poor in the first half. In fact it was probably the worst we’ve played for a long time.

“Mind you we still created chances before the break but couldn’t convert them.

“It was a typical bank holiday Saturday match. Players have had a day off work and their body clocks were all to pot.

“We were going to change the side from Tuesday’s and, with hindsight, we should have done.

“After half-time they died and we stepped it up a bit, although we didn’t play at as high a tempo as we like to. It was just tiredness, really.

“We are going to hammer someone one day. We can play well against good sides, and Halesowen weren’t a bad side.”