Defender Nathan Buddle expressed his delight as Blyth Spartans stunned Stockport County to keep their play-off dream very much alive, but insists they’ll need maximum points from their next three games to have a chance of the play-offs.

Dan Maguire scored the only goal of the game as Spartans secured a memorable 1-0 win away at Edgeley Park to stay in eighth place, just three points from the play offs.

“That’s massively up there,” said Buddle. “It’s always a tough place to come, such a big crowd and one of the best grounds in the league by a country mile.”

And he was full of praise for his fellow defenders who restricted Stockport to few chances – the same Stockport side that hammered Chester 6-0 in midweek.

“We had to work hard at the back which was inevitable, but we took our chance brilliantly with Nipper (Dan Maguire) and then the back four and two in front just defended brilliantly all game and we came away with a well-deserved three points.”

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