BY Aaron Hindhaugh
In association with:
ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA
Chartered Management Accountant
Vanarama National League North
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Spennymoor Town 5-0 Blyth Spartans
Blyth Spartans were put to the sword by Spennymoor Town as the Moors put five past the away side.
Spartans were down to 10-men after 13 minutes which set the tone for the remainder of the game as Blyth still look for their first win of the season.
Stephen Brogan gave Spennymoor Town the lead after 14 minutes via a free-kick.
The home side doubled their lead three minutes later after Adam Boyes slid the ball underneath Mark Foden.
Spennymoor added a third after 51 minutes through Andrew Johnson.
Five minutes later the hosts added a fourth as James Roberts smashed home.
Johnson got his second of the match finishing from close range after 83 minutes.
After 13 minutes Blyth were reduced to 10-men when Joe Robson pulled down James Roberts just outside the penalty area.
From the resulting free-kick, Brogan bent one away from Foden and into the top corner to give Spennymoor the lead.
Hanani Amantchi looked to lay the ball back to a teammate but instead played in Adam Boyes from the halfway line and Boyes was left with a simple task to finish past the onrushing Foden.
Johnson cut in from the left-hand-side before curling an effort beyond Foden from 23-yards out to put the game beyond doubt.
Ten minutes into the second-half and Spennymoor had doubled their first-half lead as Boyce crashed a header off the bar before Roberts fired home the rebound on the volley.
Gavin Cogdon almost made it five for the Moors when he struck a side volley from the edge of the box ten minutes from time, thankfully Foden saw it smash back out off the post.
However, the hosts did make it five through Johnson as he reacted quickest to a loose ball in the area before smashing home emphatically for his second of the evening.