Interview | McKeown on his first Spartans goal

Blyth Spartans forward Corey McKeown described his stunning second-half equaliser against local rivals Gateshead as a “great moment”. 

Still only 18, McKeown netted his first senior goal in sublime fashion with a goal of the season contender to earn Blyth a 2-2 draw against The Heed. 

Speaking about the goal, McKeown told “It just felt right! 

“I cut inside of the defender and as soon as I hit it, I knew it was flying in. 

“It was a great moment, one I’ve waited a long time for.” 

On the performance, where Blyth twice came from behind, McKeown added: “We definitely deserved our point. 

“I felt we had chances to win it but we dug deep against a good Gateshead side. 

“It was good to come away with something from a derby game. 

“It was great work by the lads, every single one on the pitch put a shift in. 

“Hard work is a big part of football and that is exactly what we did today.” 

Boosted by his first goal in Spartans colours, McKeown hopes it is the start of a regular place in the team. 

“It’s a quick turnaround to Darlington but I don’t mind it,” said McKeown. 

“I’m just hoping for as much game time as I can. That’s my main aim this season.

“Hopefully, the goal today, will help me to do that.”

Posted by Jordan Cronin