PREVIEW | Blyth Spartans vs Chester

    The Blues head to the North East this weekend looking to find an important three points with just 12 games now remaining this season.

    Blyth Spartans are the hosts, a side who sit one place and one point below the Blues in the National League North table.

    Despite an encouraging second half performance last Saturday, Steve Watson’s side failed to take their chances and went down 2-1 at home to Chorley. Marcus Dackers’ penalty made it three goals for him since he joined on loan from Salford City in January.

    George Waring and Anthony Dudley are both expected to miss out after not training on Thursday evening, but the remainder of the squad are anticipated to be available for selection. The squad has also be bolstered by the signing of Matty Waters this week, who returned to the club on an initial one-month loan from Curzon Ashton.

    Chester will take encouragement from the reverse fixture back in September, as a spectacular second half display saw five goals lead the Seals to victory.

    JJ O’Donnell struck in the first half for Blyth, before second 45 goals from Declan Weeks, George Waring, Anthony Dudley, Matty Williams and Jack Redshaw saw us take all three points.

    Kick off this Saturday afternoon is 3pm.



    Blyth Spartans | 19th in NLN. W:8 D:3 L:18. F:26 A:53

    Last four results…

    vs Kettering Town (h) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Robbie Dale

    vs Southport (a) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: Patrick Almond, JJ O’Donnell, Lewis McNall

    vs AFC Fylde (h) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None

    vs Darlington (a) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

    Chester | 18th in NLN. W:7 D:7 L:16. F:47 A:57

    Last four results…

    vs Hereford (h) | Lost 2-3 | Scorers: Harrison Burke, Matty Williams

    vs Spennymoor Town (h) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None

    vs Leamington (a) | Lost 0-3 | Scorers: None

    vs Chorley (h) | Lost 1-2 | Scorer: Marcus Dackers (pen)


    The match at Croft Park this Saturday is a 3pm kick off and the postcode for the ground is NE24 3JE.

    We have been advised of the following…


    Tickets are on sale via There will be a cash turnstile but supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid queuing.


    Standing: Adults £12 / Concession (Over 65) £7 / 11-16 & Students £5 / Under 10s £3

    Seating: Adults £14 / Concession (Over 65) £9 / 11-16 & Students £7 / Under 10s £2


    From Tyne Tunnel take A19 signposted Morpeth.

    At the second roundabout take A189 signposted Ashington.

    From A189 take A1061 signposted Blyth.

    At the first roundabout follow A1061 to Blyth.

    Go straight across the next two roundabouts following Town Centre/South Beach.

    At the next roundabout, turn left on to A193 to Blyth and go straight across the next roundabout.


    Supporters are advised that some streets surrounding the ground suffered damage as a result of recent storms and some are still closed to traffic.


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