McRoberts stars against Blyth Spartans

14 Jul 2019 in News

McRoberts stars against Blyth Spartans McRoberts stars against Blyth Spartans

Despite a very good first half, the Star lost this friendly 4-1 against Blyth Spartans. Young Nathan Greenwood gave Seaham a first half lead. Second half pressure saw Lee Clark's Blyth score 4 goals without reply.

Seaham Red Star walk away disappointed after the loss today against Blyth Spartans in their duel this week.
Seaham Red Star were knocking on the door, but a strike by Nathan Greenwood was a little tame and easily caught by the Blyth Spartans keeper. 
Seaham's young striker, Nathan Greenwood picked up the ball collected the ball in the penalty area and slotted it past the Blyth Spartans goalkeeper. The keeper had no chance in the 12th minute to open the scoring.
A clean hit from Josh Winthrop in the 23rd minute was blocked by the visiting goalkeeper and Blyth Spartans managed to get rid of the ball after a good spell of possession for Seaham Red Star.
The Blyth Spartans manager decided to introduce some fresh legs with a substitution in the 32nd minute.
It had been coming. After a sustained period of pressure, Blyth Spartans scored a well deserved equaliser, after some good work down their right flank on 48 minutes.
Changes in the 49th minute for Seaham Red Star as Nathan Greenwood is replaced by Michael Chilton.
A shot from Dan Wilson in the 50th minute was tipped away by the Blyth Spartans goalkeeper.
Goal for Blyth Spartans in the 61st minute. Referee Haines awarded a penalty for a challenge by Young on Wrightson. Scott Fenwick hammered home from 2 yards giving home keeper Bannon no chance.
Blyth Spartans continued to work tirelessly, and were rewarded with their 3rd goal of the afternoon on 79 minutes. again the move started on the right flank before Orrell was picked out in the area, His quick feet created space for him to slide the ball past Bannon.
Changes in the 84th minute for Seaham Red Star as Chris Bannon is replaced by Matty Wilkinson .
More sustained pressure from Blyth Spartans brought about a fourth goal.. Wilkinson blocked a shot from Wrightson but substitue Scott fired the rebound home on 86 minutes.
 
Man of the Match: Sean McRoberts
 
Red Star : Bannon (Wilkinson), Young, Hailes, Gillesphey, Myers, Tumiltey, McRoberts, Fry, Wilson, Greenwood (Chilton), Winthrop.

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