Resurgent Rebels romp past Spartans
BLYTH SPARTANS 0 FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 3
BLYTH Spartans’ mini-revival shuddered to a halt as a resurgent FC United romped to victory.
The Red Rebels scored three goals and would have doubled but for Blyth keeper Peter Jameson and profligate finishing.
Two goals inside two first half minutes put the Red Rebels in the driving seat.
Kurt Willoughby grabbed the opener on 19 minutes. A Rebels’ counter-attack left Willoughby on-on-one with Jameson and the striker made no mistake.
It was soon two, good wing play from the electric Elliot Simoes producing a headed debut goal from Tom Peers.
Both sides traded chances at the start of the second period, Robbie Dale and Simoes both missing great chances.
Only a magnificent Jameson save from Willoughby prevented further damage.
Spartans went for broke but FC United held firm, defender Nathan Buddle picking up a yellow card that could have been a red.
Blyth, just outside the drop zone, ran out of ideas and were put out of their misery by Lewis Mansell with impressive FC United’s third.