Spartans started the poorer of the two sides, but then started to come into the game and apply pressure which led to an opening in the scoring. Lewis Parker on the right wing, with plenty of time on the ball, looked up and placed a perfect pass through the Cullercoats midfield and defence to find Lewis Best in the box. He had plenty of space and time to turn and he placed the ball into the bottom left corner to give the keeper no chance. Spartans soon made it 2-0 when Tom Marshall played a long ball out of our half into the Cullercoats box. Best couldn’t quite get his head to it as it dropped over him, but it fell to a Cullercoats defender who then turned it past his keeper. The second half saw more pressure from Cullercoats which was handled well by both Marshall and John Paul Megson in defence, although there were also moments of last ditch defending when bodies were got in front of the ball and big kicks to clear. Daniel Brown in goal pulled off some excellent saves in this half when called upon as Spartans soaked up the pressure. As the game drew to a close Best switched into the centre of midfield where he put pressure on the Cullercoats defence as Spartans went looking for another goal. The best chance came when Parker got past his man on the right wing and from the byline he placed a ball across the box which Kieron Garrett narrowly failed to connect with as he advanced at the back post. John Paul Megson was Man of the Match as his defensive game keeps on improving.