BY Stephen Burton
Next up for Blyth Spartans is a tricky Tuesday night trip to the Brewery Field as they take on Spennymoor Town.
Spartans were punished for not taking their chances at the weekend as they slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Hereford.
The Moors meanwhile are fresh from an impressive 2-0 win away at Southport.
Moors boss Jason Ainsley has led his side to a decent start so far this season, sitting in third place with 11 points.
Saturday’s win at Southport was their first victory on the road this season, with goals from Adam Blakeman and Glen Taylor capping a dominant first half performance, and goalkeeper Dale Eve saving a second half penalty.
WHAT WE’RE SAYING
Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, Spartans boss Michael Nelson said, “We created some clear cut chances and got into some good areas, and up until the first goal went in we were right in the game.
“We’ll take the positives, but we’ll go in and look at the negatives as well and correct them. So we’ll go into Tuesday, set the lads up and give it a good go.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Assistant manager Tommy Miller was full of praise for Moors, particularly with Eve, after his side kept their first clean sheet of the season: “I’m delighted for him and the back four, they worked ever so well.
“We needed a clean sheet, we’ve been conceding too many goals. But with Dale, not just with his penalty save, but his overall presence and his handling was excellent as well.”
LAST TIME WE MET
Last season’s trip to the Brewery Field was a dismal one. Joe Robson was sent off early on for Spartans before the hosts ran riot, ending up 5-0 winners.
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