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Blyth Spartans 1-1 Peterborough Sports: Ten-man Spartans denied by late Turbines equaliser

Josh McCammon scored a late equaliser to deny 10-man Blyth Spartans a much needed victory over Peterborough Sports at Croft Park.

Cedric Main’s low-driven shot in the third minute to give Spartans the perfect start before Michael Spellman was sent off early in the second half.

Peterborough pushed for an equaliser and got it with 10 minutes to go through McCammon’s effort just inside the box to share the points.

Blyth made the perfect start to the game after just three minutes, as Main made a driving run down the left before his effort squirmed under Pete Crook and into the net.

The Turbines’ lacked any real quality in the first half, with their best chance coming from a Jordan Nicholson free kick, which was excellently saved by Alex Mitchell.

However, just after half-time, Spartans’ job was made even harder after Spellman, who had been booked in the first minute for simulation, was shown a second yellow for a foul on Isaiah Bazeley and talking back to the referee.

Peterborough Sports pushed for an equaliser after the red card and, despite Blyth’s best efforts defensively, they got their leveller late on as a loose ball found its way through to McCammon, who clinically slotted past Mitchell to earn a point.