MATCHDAY LIVE: Blyth Spartans 1-1 Skelmersdale United

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LATEST SCORE: Blyth Spartans (Quinn 34) 1-1 Skelmersdale United (McIntosh 78)


Spartans: Jeffries, Nicholson, Watson, Buddle, Hutchinson, Rivers(Wearmouth 79), Hooks, Hawkins(Wade 79), Quinn, Mullen, Dale Subs: Wearmouth, Dixon, Cummings, Wade, Parker

Skelmersdale United: Fearon, Strickland(Bryne 45), Wisdom, McIntosh, Brodie, Kirkbride, Thompson, Fernandes, Mitchley, McCarthy (Summer 59), Ince(Golding 45) Subs: Mooney, Simpson

Referee: Daniel Woodward

79: Double change for Spartans as Wade and Wearmouth replace Rivers and Hawkins

78: Summer races on to a loose ball but his angled drive is tipped over by Jeffries. From the resulting corner an unmarked McIntosh heads home from ten yards via a deflection BY Dale

72: Let off for Spartans as Thompson’s cross finds an unmarked Mitchley who can only head over from eight yards

62: Quinn’s ball in behind Byrne releases Dale down the right. He cuts in on his left foot but his shot is blocked. The rebound falls to Hooks on the edge of the area and his volley goes just past the left hand upright

57: Final sub for the visitors as Josh Summer replaces Connor McCarthy

Attendance tonight is 328

48: Dale releases Quinn into the right hand side and he tries to find the left hand side of the goal with a low drive but Fearon tips away

And we are underway with the visitors making a double change. Golding and Byrne on for Ince and Strickland

HALF TIME: Jonathyn Quinn’s home debut sees the on loan Newcastle United striker give Spartans the lead at the interval

44: Rob McIntosh booked for Skelmersdale United after he was beaten to the ball by Jarrett Rivers and cleared out the Spartans winger

35: The visitors almost hit straight back as Ince is played into the left hand side of the area by Mitchley but he lashes well wide across goal

34: GOAL SPARTANS On his first start for the club Jonathyn Quinn races on to Jarrett Rivers through ball and coolly rolls past Fearon BSAFC 1-0 SUFC

29: Robbie Dale’s flick releases Quinn in on goal but Fearon stays on his feet and the striker can only hit the legs of the visitors keeper

19: Dale finds Hooks twenty five yards out. He dummies his way past Kenny Strickland and tries to curl into the top right hand corner but Martin Fearon parries it to safety

6: A break from Spartans sees Jonathyn Quinn find space on the right side of the area. His dink to the far post aimed at Robbie Dale but Valtan Fernandes gets in ahead of the winger who would have had a simple finish

The teams are finally out here at a chilly Croft Park. Pre-match presentations are being made for two separate Player of the Month awards. Neal Hooks wins the award for August and Jarrett Rivers wins it for September. So we are all set for Spartans first home league game since the Buxton clash in early September

Due to the late arrival of Skelmersdale United kick off is delayed until 8pm

Team News:
Stephen Turnbull is unavailable for Spartans once again and also missing with a slight knock is striker Dan Maguire. Jonathyn Quinn makes his first start for the club and Damen Mullen replaces Matthew Wade who is amongst the substitutes. Also on the bench making a welcome return is Danny Parker, who appears on the teamsheet for the first time since the August Bank Holiday Monday clash with Whitby Town.

Posted by BSAFC Admin