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Blyth benefit from team effort
The aim for Blyth Town at the start of the season was to push for promotion and after covid, they kept the core of their team and added to it, including having five or six Under-
This proved to be fruitful as Blyth Town emerged as winners of the Northern Division in the North East League, getting the better of Chester-
Blyth got off to a really good start, beating Bishop Auckland 5-
From that point, they went on a ten-
Alex Henry is manager, with Laura Dodds as captain and leading goalscorer is Steph Ord with 31 goals in 15 games (she is also top goalscorer in the division).
Defence was key for the team this season as they finished with the most clean sheets and best goals against record in the division and this really helped in close games. Four players finished with seven or more assists, including Laura Dodds who finished with 18. Steph Ord was critical in scoring important goals but overall, having a small, settled squad with loads of togetherness pulled the team over the line.
Blyth Town squad: Katie Archbold, Emily Ashby, Olivia Bruce, Shannon Carlin, Laura Dodds, Alysia Donnison, Samantha Garcia, Katie Glendening, Emma Haley, Jessica Hennessy, Rebecca Henry, Abigail Herron, Sophie Hollis, Steph Ord, Isabel Richards, Ailsa Swinburne, Amber Witson, Kodie Wren.