Whitby Town beat Blyth Spartans 7-0

Gazette & Herald: Whitby Town beat Blyth Spartans 7-0 Whitby Town beat Blyth Spartans 7-0

WHITBY Town savoured their best performance of the season when they routed North-East hosts Blyth Spartans 7-0.

The Easter Monday demolition was comfortably the Blues’ most emphatic Evo-Stik League premier division win this term. It was also a case of old boys haunting their former stamping ground.

Ex-Spartans stars Graeme Armstrong and Craig Farrell each weighed in with a two-goal haul, Armstrong’s brace swelling his tally to 29 goals this term.

Another Blyth favourite returning to Croft Park, Lee Mason, was also on target with a long-range blast.

Whitby’s walloping of the Spartans was completed by goals from Tom Portas and Adam Rundle to the delight of manager Darren Williams, the former York City and Sunderland midfielder.

The 7-0 win followed on from a spirited 1-1 draw at home to promotion-chasers Chorley. The Lancastrians led 1-0 at half-time, but Armstrong ensured a share of the spoils when he chested home from close in three minutes into the second half.

Ahead of the final outing at home to Stafford Rangers on Saturday (3pm), Williams said: “We were the better footballing side.”

Easter fortunes were mixed for Scarborough Athletic in the first division south.

A 2-0 conquest of hosts Gresley on Saturday was underpinned by second-half strikes from Andrew Milne and Jordan Thewlis.

Two days later, Goole spoiled the holiday when they countered from a 16th-minute opener from the Seadogs’ Ryan Blott to win with goals from Mitcham Husbands and James Cottingham before half-time.

Seventh-placed Athletic go to Sheffield tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm) and Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday (3pm).

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