EVOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION
Venue: Croft Park, Blyth (NE24 3JE)
Date: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Kick Off: 19:45
£10.00 for Adults
£5.00 for Concessions
£1 entry into the Port of Blyth Stand
Croft Park will be hosting its first tie of February tonight as we welcome last season’s playoff finalists Ilkeston FC. Last season saw the visitors take three points as they scored late in the game to run out 1-0 winners. This season, with new management, they’ve been in the top half of mid table for the majority of the campaign. Spartans have only dropped eight points from a potential 39 at home this season which, alongside an impressive away record, sees us top of the table with the fans counting down the games.
Sean Reid returned against Workington last Tuesday and played his first 90 minutes after coming back from injury. Nathan Buddle officially became a Blyth player once again last week. Tonight will be his first appearance as a fully registered player this season, after making a handful of performances during January as a loanee from Gateshead.
Damen Mullen will miss the game through injury while Alex Nicholson and Andrew Cartwright face fitness tests. Danny Parker and Ryan Hutchinson come back in to contention but Daniel Maguire will, once again, miss out.
IN THE AWAY DUG OUT
Andy Watson – Took charge in October 2015 after Gavin Strachan left, currently getting the Robins up to 10th in the league.
Lindokuhle Ndlovu – Side’s top league goalscorer with 12 goals, including two in January.
LAST TIME WE MET
Blyth Spartans 0-1 Ilkeston – Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Blyth Spartans’ Match Report
RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION
Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost – 5
Drew – 3
Scored – 18
Conceded – 18
Referee: John Matthews
Assistants: Mark Ryan & Lewis Game