Blyth AFC travelled to play the second placed and unbeaten Hebburn Town in a fixture that would give joint managers Mick and Andy a gauge on the progress Blyth AFC have made to date.
As Blyth AFC started the better team and created a host of early chances, soon Blyth became wasteful time and time again but in the 8th minute this all changed as Robinson robbed the Hebburn centre half smashing the ball into the top corner to make it an early score of 1-0 Blyth AFC.
This should have been two with Ben Richardson forcing a wonderful save from the Hebburn keeper. This became the story of the first half but as the game entered the final 10 minutes of the first half, an effort was made by Hebburn’s Chow just wide with Bannon pulling off a point blank save at the back post.
The second half started with Hebburn Town on the front foot. First, Channon North glanced a header wide then Chow had a goal chalked off for offside. Blyth were struggling to find any rhythm so McRoberts and Day came on to try to spark some life into what was becoming a lacklustre performance only to see Chow equalise with a chip over the advancing Bannon.
Blyth then quickly came to life with a number of balls just failing to connect and one cleared off the line. At the final whistle the score was 1-1.
Manager’s blog by Mick Connor –
“It is always a difficult place to go especially against a Hebburn team who are realistic challengers this season but that being said, the feeling of the game should have been over by halftime.
“Yes, we could have easily lost it as Hebburn created some good opportunities but we were wasteful in front of goal and chose wrong options too many times.
“Special praise has to go to Robinson and Richardson who showed great quality on and off the ball and Bulford for his constant pressing.”
MOTM – Robinson