Report | Spartans draw 4-4 at Kettering

Blyth Spartans surrendered a 3-0 half-time lead to draw 4-4 with Kettering Town in National League North. 

A double from Callum Roberts and a volley from Ryan Hutchinson had Lee Clark’s side cruising at half-time until an indescribable second-half unfolded. 

Kettering unnerved the Spartans defence from two corners as Michael McGarth and Luke Graham bundled the ball home. 

Roberts soon completed his hat-trick – running the full length of the field – to give the visitors a two-goal cushion. That should have killed the game off. 

However, back the hosts came. Lindon Meikle making it 4-3 before substitute Dre Mitford levelled proceedings in the 90th-minute. 

More to follow soon. 

Kettering: White, Stohrer, Skarz (Richens, 60), Graham, McGrath, Milnes (Mitford, 83), Carta (Nti, 45), O’Connor, Kennedy, Meikle, Kelly. Subs not used: Solkhon, Sebbeh. 

Goals: McGrath (59), Graham (67), Meikle (74), Mitford (90)

Blyth Spartans: Foden, Evans, Callaghan, Hunter, Devitt (Hutchinson, 11), Ritson, Hawkins (Mullen, 85), Scott, Sweet (Amantchi, 75), Roberts, Dale. Subs not used: McGlade, McKeown.

Goals:  Roberts (27, 45, 69), Hutchinson (37)

Referee: Richard Holmes 

Attendance: 810

Posted by Jordan Cronin