Blyth Spartans are through to the 3rd round of the FA Cup as they got a last minute winner against Bournemouth and won the game 1-0 last night at Croft Park.
Ged Dalton – last minute goal-scorer – bring on Blackburn!
The heroes from Blyth now meet premier club Blackburn in a home tie in the 3rd round in early January, and it seems they want to play that game at Croft Park.
The goal was scored by 18 tear-old Ged Dalton, 18, who came on as a second-half substitute, and put the famous Blyth Spartans side into the third round for the fourth time in their terrific history.
The home side started out well in the first half, but their big break came in the second half, when on 59 minutes, when Bournemouth substitute Brett Pitman was given a straight red card for a late challenge on Paul Watson.
The 20-year-old received his red card just three minutes after coming on.
Blyth were unlucky not to score immediately after that, after some good play by Shaun Reay – Blyth’s two-goal hero from the first-round win at Shrewsbury – but Robert Dale shot wide and could have done better.
But then on 90 minutes Blyth got the all important goal, before any extra time was needed, and Dalton was on hand to send the 4,200 home fans at Croft Park off to the moon, as wild celebrations were witnessed by all.
Hey – did someone score? 😀
The game was televised live around the world again, so the Blyth boys will be known from Toronto to Timbuktu.
Well done lads, you have all done just great – now to take apart Blackburn Rovers, who will hardly be looking forward to a visit to Croft Park in early January.