Blyth Spartans 6 Hinckley United 1 (Match report)

Saturday 17th October 2009
Blue Square North
Attendance 462

Blyth Spartans
Mark Bell, Stephen Harrison, Kenny Boyle, Michael Tait, Gareth Williams, Darren Craddock, Chris McCabe (sub Simon Todd 67 mins), Mark Doninger, Paul Brayson (sub John Alexander 71 mins), Ian Graham, Robert Dale (sub Josh Gillies mins).
Subs not used - Adrian Webster & Jack Norton

Hinckley United
Wayne Connolly, James Mace, Stuart Giddings, Richard Lavery, Lee Collins, Paul Lister (sub Chuki Eribenne 46 mins), Andrew Hall (sub Dan Dillon 59 mins), Andrew Gooding, Adam Webster, Matt West (sub Alex Taylor 46 mins), Neil Cartwright,
Subs not used – Jack Roberts & Louis Hamilton

Spartans were quite awesome – blowing away the in form Hinckley team.

The score could have been at least double figures. When considering they even missed a first half penalty!!

Goal 1 – 22 minutes
Throw in on the right Mark Donninger finds Rob Dale inside the area, good touch and shot only parried by Connolly, for Mick Tait to turn home from 10 yards.

34 minutes – Paul Lister foul on Paul Brayson, penalty – Dale pulls his spot kick wide.

Goal 2 – 39 minutes
Throw in left side, Kenny Boyle finds Ian Graham who switches play to right wing, Stephen Harrison cuts inside and a left foot curling shot passed Connolly.

Goal 3 – 43 minutes
Brayson sets up Donninger, edge of the penalty area, shooting home.

Goal 4 – 45 minutes
Harrison, Donninger linked with Brayson – his effort is saved but Graham follows up.

Goal 5 – 49 minutes
Well weighted pass from Donninger finds Brayson inside the penalty area, Brayson’s first effort blocked by Connolly only for Brayson to follow up and score from 6 yards.

Goal 6 - 81 minutes
Harrison’s cross from the right sought out Graham, ridiculously wide of the goal to the left. Ridiculously? Not to him, as he gymnastically volleyed back across goal with the outside of his boot, and in.

Hinckley’s consolation on 75 minutes came from the head of Alex Taylor.