Halesowen Town vs Blyth Spartans – Match Preview

EVOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION
Venue: The Grove, Halesowen (B63 3TB)
Date: Saturday 30th August 2014
Kick Off: 15:00

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ADMISSION
£10 – Adults
£7 – Concession
£3 – under 16’s
FREE – under 12’s with paying adult

TEAM NEWS
A long haul trip to Halesowen is up next for Spartans as we look to get our first win on the road this season. With us sitting 13th in the league after 4 games, manager Tom Wade will be hoping that his team can continue to push on towards getting higher and games like Saturdays will really assist.

Danny Parker was taken to hospital on Monday with a broken jaw so he will be out of action for the close future, as will Matthew Wade. Conor Grant made his first appearance of the season in goal against Whitby on Bank Holiday Monday with Peter Jefferies away on holiday, so he will be hoping that he has kept his place between the sticks. Jarrett Rivers also started on Monday on the right wing and will also be hoping to be in Tom Wade’s starting line up, with competition of Arran Wearmouth and Robinson awaiting their call up.

DIRECTIONS
– Head southbound down the A1
– Turn off at junction 35 exit for Sheffield/M1
– At roundabout take 3rd exit to Sheffield/M1
– Merge onto M18 and then merge onto M1
– Turn off at junction 23A exit onto A42 for M42/Tamworth/Birmingham
– Continue along M42
– Take the M6 (N) exit for Birmingham (Central, E, N & W)
– Merge onto M6
– At junction 8, exit onto M5 for Birmingham (W&S)/ West Bromwich
– At junction 3, take A456 for Kidderminster
– Take the 3rd exit onto Manor Way/A456
– Next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Grange Road/ A456
– At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Whitehall Road
– Next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Grammar School Lane
– Continue 0.2 miles and the ground is on your left

IN THE AWAY DUG OUT
John Hill – joined September 2012, won promotion from the Evo Stik Northern League D1 South last season.

DANGER MAN
Daniel Bragoli – scored 2 goals for Halesowen so far this season, including a last minute equaliser at Skelmersdale on the opening day.

LAST TIME WE MET
Blyth Spartans 2-1 Halesowen Town – 11th October 2003 (FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round)

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION
Played – 1
Won – 1
Lost – 0
Drew – 0

Scored – 2
Conceded – 1

MUTUAL FRIENDS
None Known

OFFICIALS
Referee: Stuart Eagland
Assistants: James Kerrigan and Jonathan Bell

Posted by Michael Soulsby