Club Statement | Northumberland Tier 3 restrictions

Following the announcement that Northumberland will be placed in Tier 3 when lockdown restrictions end on 2 December, it is with regret we confirm that fixtures at Croft Park will remain behind closed doors for the foreseeable future.

Elite football clubs based in Tier 1 and Tier 2 can open their gates to fans at a reduced capacity, however those with Tier 3 restrictions must continue to play without supporters in attendance.

Tony Platten, chairman of Blyth Spartans said: “We’re naturally disappointed that we must play without our supporters for a little while longer, however we remain committed to providing the next best thing – live streaming matches.

“The National League have informed the club that they will be holding a meeting on Friday to discuss today’s developments, which is likely to confirm that away supporters will not be permitted to travel between tiers.

“Rest assured, we will continue to plan for your return to Croft Park and look forward to welcoming back when safe to do so.”

Blyth Spartans host York City in National League Northon Wednesday, with live streaming details to be confirmed over the weekend.

Posted by Jordan Cronin