BLYTH Spartans fans have not had much to cheer about of late.

Seventeenth in National League North, the Croft Park outfit have yet to pick up a point this month - and have not won in the competition since the back end of August.

Unsurprisingly, Blyth sit bottom of the form table for the last six matches with two draws followed by four defeats on the bounce.

Top scorer JJ O’Donnell gave them a glimmer of hope in their last match, on Monday night at Bradford (Park Avenue), when he fired in to an empty net - after Dan Maguire had rounded the keeper and played him in - to give them a half-time lead.

But two goals in 11 minutes turned the game on its head and the Spartans sunk to a 2-1 defeat.

Prior to that, Blyth were thumped 5-1 at Chester before going down 2-0 and 1-0 at home to Chorley and Boston United, respectively, with a 1-0 FA Cup third round qualifying defeat at Guiseley thrown in for good measure.

Blyth’s last win in any competition came in the round before that, striker Connor Thompson’s double securing a 2-0 victory at FC United of Manchester in a second round qualifying replay.

In the summer, former City striker Maguire rejoined Blyth after two seasons away. Hampered by injury and struggling with the step up to full-time football, he never got going with Steve Watson’s side, but is a hero at Croft Park.

‘Nippa’, as he is affectionately known, scored 159 goals in 310 appearances in the green and white after first signing in 2012.

He has not yet added a league goal to that impressive tally from his nine appearances this term.

More than half of Blyth’s nine league goals this season have come from O’Donnell.

In 14 league appearances for Blyth, O’Donnell, who played under Watson at Gateshead, has found the net six times, five of those coming this season.