Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

"We Have to Give It a Go; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

"We Have to Give It a Go; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH

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THEY have a mountain to climb, been written off. Blyth Spartans captain Wayne Buchanan knows that, knows his side's chances of escaping relegation from Blue Square Bet North - of which they are bottom, 14 points from a position of safety - are slim at best, writes STEVE BROWN..

But as Croft Park plays host to Histon tonight and survival remains a mathematical possibility, more so after Saturday's win at Colwyn Bay, the Blyth skipper says he and his team-mates cannot afford to adopt such a defeatist attitude.

Do so, and they are as good as down already. Instead, he adds, they have no choice but to "give it a go", hope to rack up the points and "give ourselves a chance".

And, Buchanan says, they must do it now. "We drew 2-2 with Histon in the first game of the season down there," said Buchanan, who has taken over the captaincy from striker Graeme Armstrong. …

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