Matchday Live: Halesowen Town 1-2 Blyth Spartans (FULL TIME)

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Final score: Halesowen Town(Tilt 84) 1-2 Blyth Spartans(Maguire 44, Hutchinson 86)


Halesowen Town: Sargeant, Green, Charlton, Forde(Mackenzie 45), Hull, Tilt, Bragoli(Thompson-Brown 67), Tonks, Christie, Haseley, Till(Turner 13) Subs: Kettle, Pearson

Blyth Spartans: Jeffries, Nicholson, J Watson, Buddle, I Watson, Hooks, Hutchinson, Hawkins, Dale, Maguire, Wearmouth Subs: Bell, Robinson, Cummings, Sayer, Rivers

Referee: Stuart Eagland

FULL TIME: Ryan Hutchinson’s first Spartans goal gives Tom Wade’s side their first away win of the season here at Halesowen Town. That is the hosts’ first defeat in fifteen games

90: A short corner from Maguire finds Dale and his shot from the edge of the area is cleared off the line by Tilt

86: GOAL SPARTANS But Spartans are back ahead with a wonderful goal from Hutchinson. Played into the edge of the area and Hutchinson curls home from the edge of the D. That is Hutchinson’s first for the club HTFC 1-2 BSAFC

84: GOAL an equaliser for the hosts as Tilt heads home from inside the six yard box after Thompson-Brown flicked a long punt into the area back from the byline HTFC 1-1 BSAFC

82: Wonderful stuff from Maguire as he nutmegs Hull and finds Ian Watson but he screws a shot wide from just inside the box

Spartans having to resist heavy bombardment here from the long throws of Tonks

69: A fantastic chance for the Yeltz as Mackenzie’s whipped cross from the left evades three players at the back post when the slightest touch would have taken it into the net

68: Final sub for the hosts as Thompson-Brown replaces Bragoli

63 A long throw into the Spartans area finds it’s way to Elliott Turner fires at goal from point blank range but it’s saved by the feet of Jeffries

61: Big let off for the hosts as Dale’s free kick from the left finds Wearmouth at the far post but he fails to get any contact on the ball

58: Dale plays Maguire into the left hand side of the area but his rising shot from an angle is parried over by the hosts keeper

50: Big chance for Halesowen as Haseley gets in behind the back four but his wild effort from the edge of the area goes harmlessly wide

The teams are back out and Spartans will get us underway here at The Grove. The attendance has been confirmed as 448, including a noisy bunch of Spartans supporters

HALF TIME: Dan Maguire’s second goal of the season gives Spartans the lead at the interval

45: Second sub for the home team as Mackenzie replaces the injured Forde

44: GOAL SPARTANS a period of pressure pays off as Robbie Dale drives into the area and his cross is controlled by Maguire and the striker then rolls home from six yards out

40: Two quickfire Spartans chances for Spartans and both fall to Maguire but both are saved by Sargeant. First on his right foot from twelve yards and then he is played in by Hawkins but his left foot angled shot is saved

33: A good chance for Arran Wearmouth sees a ten yard shot blocked by Hull after Hawkins pull back

Spartans struggling to make the ball stick up front and it’s putting pressure on the back four. As yet the hosts are unable to take advantage but are undoubtedly on top

30: The hosts should take the lead from a Tonks corner but Hull scoops over the bar from point blank range

15: First chance for Spartans as Ian Watson tries his luck from twenty five yards but it whistles past the left hand post

13: HTFC Sub Elliott Turner on for the injured Peter Till

6: Tonks breaks in behind the Spartans back four after a flick from Haseley but can only fire over under pressure from Ian Watson

2: First chance for the Yeltz as Daniel Bragoli volleys just wide of Jeffries right hand post from the edge of the box

KICK OFF: The Hosts get us underway here at The Grove

The teams are out at the Grove with Spartans in the famous Green and White. The hosts wearing their usual all blue kit.

Team News: There is a Spartans debut for former Sunderland U21 defender Jordan Watson, he partners Nathan Buddle at the heart of the Spartans back four in place of the injured Danny Parker. Ryan Hutchinson and Arran Wearmouth replace Ben Sayer and Jarrett Rivers. Peter Jeffries returns in goal in place of Conor Grant.

Posted by Mark