Spartans’ Spots Stolen!
Northern Premier League club Blyth Spartans have been victim to a crime dubbed “the silliest in nonleague football.” Some opportunistic thief has stolen their penalty and centre spots!
Club chairman Tony Platten suspects the theft could be the work of either a disgruntled fan or someone with a grudge against the club. Speaking to the local paper, Mr Platten said:
“We have had a couple of break-ins and minor pilfering but nothing as illogical as taking the centre circle. This is just the sort of crazy thing that happens in non-league football. I doubt we will find out who did it. They might be in someone’s garden by now with flowers planted in the middle.”
Despite last week’s theft – which left big holes in the pitch – Spartans still managed to stage their NPL Premier Division match against AFC Fylde on Saturday, with the visitors netting a late equaliser – from a penalty!