VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE
Date: Saturday 9th December
Kick Off: 3pm
SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY
Blyth Spartans meet Alfreton Town on Saturday as they play their 3rd home game in a week. The Spartans will be looking to avenge following an opening day defeat in Derbyshire.
Blyth were unfortunate to taste defeat last Saturday as they went down 1-0 to league leaders Salford City. Jack Renshaw grabbed the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box by Peter Jameson.
Alfreton went down 3-1 at home to Bradford Park Avenue. Tom Platt put the hosts ahead at the Impact Arena before Adam Boyes levelled things two minutes into the second half. Shane Killock headed the visitors into the lead before Oli Johnson added a third.
RECENT FORM (League games)
Blyth Spartans – WLWWL
Alfreton Town – LLLWL
IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT
John McDermott – McDermott took over the helm at Alfreton in the summer after leaving his position of Director of Football at Cleethorpes Town. As a player, he played over 750 games for Grimsby Town, a club record.
Craig Westcarr – The 31 year old striker has experience in the football league with a host of clubs including Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Walsall. Currently leading the scoring charts for Alfreton with 10 goals this season.