Fenwick plots Blyth Spartans downfall

THREAT: Blyth striker Dan Maguire
THREAT: Blyth striker Dan Maguire

SCOTT Fenwick may be cup tied for Hartlepool United’s FA Cup clash with Blyth Spartans but it won’t stop him plotting the non-league side’s downfall.

The 24-year-old Pools striker aims to be Paul Murray’s spy in the camp and use his knowledge of Spartans to help his new side to victory live in front of the BBC television cameras.

Fenwick recently signed for Pools from Northern League side Dunston UTS and he has never lost any of the matches he played against Tom Wade’s side over the years.

Gateshead-born Fenwick, who also played for Durham City, admits it will be a tough battle.

But he will be providing any help he can to Murray in the build-up to the highly-anticipated second round tie at Victoria Park.

Fenwick told SportMail: “Unfortunately I am cup tied for the Blyth match, which is such a shame because I would have loved to have played in that match.

“I have played against them a few times over the years – and never lost.

“The gaffer knows about Blyth’s Dan Maguire from his days at Oldham and he was unlucky not to be offered something having trained with them last year.

“I will provide any help I can with the rest of the team to the gaffer in the build-up to the match.

“They have some good players so it won’t be an easy battle.

“But this is the FA Cup, a competition that everybody dreams of.”

Fenwick, who played for Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough’s academies as a youngster, had been on the radar of a number of league clubs after impressing in non-league circles at Durham City and Dunston.

Pools took the plunge and signed Fenwick, becoming Murray’s third signing since he took charge.

He will be watching from the stands though when Blyth Spartans visit early next month, with a place in the potentially lucrative third round at stake.

It is the first time Pools have been selected for live television coverage in the FA Cup since they hosted Premier League West Ham United back in January 2009.

Murray’s side made it into the second round of the cup competition after beating East Thurrock United 2-0 while famed cup giantkillers Blyth, from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, beat Conference Premier side Altrincham 4-1.