Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Harrogate Town

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE

Date: Monday 28th August

Kick Off: 3pm

 

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ADMISSION

Adults – £12 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand)

Concessions – £6 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand)

 

TEAM NEWS

There is a quick turnaround for Blyth Spartans as they welcome the league leaders Harrogate Town to Croft Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Blyth got back to winning ways on Saturday as they fully deserved their comprehensive 3-0 victory at Curzon Ashton. After a scoreless first half, Spartans took control in the second, an own goal from Matt Regan put them ahead before Dan Maguire fired home and Sean Reid slotted home a penalty.

Our visitors today have started the season in fine form and remain unbeaten. Five victories have been secured from their six games with a single draw coming against Stockport County. On Saturday, Town were victorious over Tamworth. A hat-trick from Simon Aigne gave them all three points.

 

RECENT FORM (League games)

Blyth Spartans – LWWLW

Harrogate Town – WDWWW

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

Simon Weaver – Approaching his 10th season in charge of the club, the former Doncaster Rovers and Kidderminster player guided Town to 11th place last season.

 

DANGER MAN

Simon Aigne – The former defender signed from Bradford Park Avenue in the summer of 2016. He was moved into a forward position quickly and finished top scorer last season with 24 goals.

 

LAST TIME WE MET

Monday 9th April 2012 – Harrogate Town 0 – 0 Blyth Spartans – Blue Square Bet North

 

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION

Played – 18

Won – 7

Drew – 3

Lost – 8

Scored – 31

Conceded – 29

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