Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Altrincham

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BUILDBASE FA TROPHY THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND REPLAY
Venue: Croft Park, Blyth (NE24 3JE)
Date: Saturday December 10
Kick Off: 3pm

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ADMISSION
£10 – Adults (+1 under 10 free with every paying adult)
£5 – Concessions
£1 Extra – Entry to Port of Blyth Stand

TEAM NEWS
Blyth face Altrincham once again on Saturday, in their Buildabase FA Trophy replay – following a 2-2 draw at the J. Davison Stadium on Tuesday night. The winners of this tie will have a tricky home tie against Vanarama National League side Macclesfield Town.

Spartans twice fought back after going behind to force a replay, with goals from Jarrett Rivers and Sean Reid. Altrincham had lead in the original tie through a brace from centre half Jake Moult.

Alun Armstrong’s squad should be boosted by the return of captain Robert Dale and Stephen Turnbull, who were unavailable on Tuesday. Dan Maguire and Ryan Hutchinson both limped off early on Tuesday and news is awaited of his inclusion in the squad.

RECENT FORM
Blyth Spartans – LDWDD
Altrincham – LLLLD

IN THE AWAY DUGOUT
Matty Doughty ­– Acting manager who has taken over from Jim Harvey, after he was sacked as Altrincham manager on Tuesday. Matty has experience of playing in the Football League, both with Chester City and Rochdale.

DANGER MAN
James Lawrie – Northern Irishman Lawrie is leading the goalscoring charts for Alty this season from midfield. Coming through the youth system at Port Vale, James has been with Altrincham since August 2011.

LAST TIME WE MET
Altrincham 2 – 2 Blyth Spartans – Buildbase FA Trophy – Tuesday December 6 2016

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION
Played – 18
Won – 4
Drawn – 8
Lost – 6
Scored – 22
Conceded – 30

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