Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spartans Keep It Clean at Guiseley

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spartans Keep It Clean at Guiseley

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Byline: JEFF BOWRON

BLYTH SPARTANS recorded their first clean sheet of the season and picked up their second point after a battling goalless draw at newcomers Guiseley last night.

The Spartans restricted the Yorkshire outfit to mainly long-range efforts, but are still finding goals at the other end hard to come by. Blyth, who named a three-man attack at Nethermoor, have scored only two goals in their opening four games.

Manager Mick Tait made only one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Corby Town on Saturday with Ian Graham replacing Nicky Deverdics.

Robbie Dale, making his 250th appearance and approaching 100 goals for the club, played alongside Graham and Paul Brayson up front in a game of few chances.

Tait said: "Two points out of 12 is really disappointing, but we played very well and I saw things that I've been looking for in our performances.

"We were the better side by a mile in the first half without creating clearcut chances and we expected to come under the cosh at some time. …

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