(By Niall Bromley) Simon Heslop believes Blyth Spartans played well in patches during the defeat to York City but admits it is not good enough.

Blyth lost 3-0 to the Minstermen at Croft Park on Wednesday night in National League North – their first game in 17 days.

City opened the scoring after ten minutes through Michael Woods but the home side squandered a number of chances to level before half-time.

One chance in particular stood out when Paul Blackett found Connor Thomson unmarked from six yards out, but the forward’s hesitation allowed former Spartan Pete Jameson to save.

Speaking to blythspartans.com after playing against the club he lifted the FA Trophy with in 2017, Heslop said: “I think we’ve done OK at times in the game but we said the same thing last game as well.

“Ultimately, we’ve come away with another 3-0 defeat.

“I think in the first-half, we created York some problems and if we get that equaliser, again we said this last match, then it could have been a different game.”

Read more: http://www.blythspartans.com/interview-heslop-reacts-to-york-city-defeat/

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