Recap: Blyth Spartans 1-1 Harriers

Recap from the 1-1 draw with Blyth Spartans at Croft Park…

Blyth Spartans 1-1 Harriers [07-09-19]

INJURY-HIT Harriers were held to a 1- 1 draw at Blyth Spartans in National League North.

John Pemberton’s men lost goalkeeper, Cameron Gregory, in the warm-up and also saw Jamie Sharman withdrawn through injury during the first 45.

After a relatively quiet first period, in which Harriers finished the strongest, Alex Prosser broke the deadlock for the visitors with his first goal for the club.

The lead should have been doubled before the hour when Peniket was played in by Chambers, only to drive off target.

Spartans netted on 64 thanks to an expertly-taken free-kick from home skipper, Robbie Dale, that left Tom Palmer with no chance. Harriers looked to have responded within seconds, only for a Correy Davidson goal to be ruled out for what looked to be an incorrect offside call.

While the hosts had a spell on top, it was still Harriers who, in terms of clear chances, had the best opportunities to win it. Davidson, Austin, Chambers and Johnson were all denied – the latter with the best chance of the bunch; a header that was superbly saved by keeper Foden.

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