Yes you read that headline right folks, Blyth Spartans gained a massive win over the 2009 Southern League Champions, Corby Town in their Blue Square Bet Conference North game at the Rockingham Triangle ground yesterday.
Blyth came out wearing their new away strip for the first time yesterday and certainly looked like the away side early on as both teams struggled to play football on a shockingly lifeless pitch… not so much 3G as 3p!
Maybe Corby had one eye on their FA Cup First Round game against Luton Town next week as Blyth took the lead on the half-hour with a 30 yard screamer from Phil Cave. Fans had hardly stopped celebrating when John Alexander added a second and Neal Hooks slotted in a third just before half-time.
It’s not too hard to work out was was said in the Corby dressing room at half-time as they came out all guns blazing and had equalised within 15 frantic minutes. Unbelievably though Corby took their collective feet of the gas and Blyth started to play with confidence again and it was no surprise when Brayson added a fourth for the Spartans. Corby seemed to wilt and Brayson could easily have bagged a hat trick as the home keeper made same good saves. A 4-3 away win sees Blyth up to 8th and above Corby Town who until yesterday hadn’t lost at home.
Anyone wishing to visit Corby Town’s existing ground (why on earth would you) or wanting to visit the new (looks very nice) ground next season can book travel and accommodation at http://www.visitscotland.com/