Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Kidderminster Harriers

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

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

Date: Saturday 7th April 2018

Kick Off: 3pm

 

ADMISSION

Adults – £12 (£2 Additional for Port of Blyth Stand)

Concessions – £6 (£2 Additional for Port of Blyth Stand)

 

TEAM NEWS

The Spartans welcome Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways after suffering heavy defeats to Salford City and Harrogate Town.

On Easter Monday, Blyth succumbed to Harrogate Town, losing 5-1. John McCombe nodded the hosts ahead, before Jake Wright powered home a header from a corner before Sean Reid pulled a goal back. Dom Knowles bundled home a third before the interval. George Thomson and Wright added a goal apiece in the second half to put gloss on the scoreline.

The Harriers were also in action on Monday as they came from behind to beat 3rd placed Brackley Town 2-1 at Aggborough. Dean had put the visitors ahead on 81 minutes but Kidderminster hit back as Fraser Horsfall rifled home from 35yrds and then Dan Bradley grabbed the winner in the 88th minute.

Blyth need the points to revive their playoff hopes and after the recent heavy defeats, try to boost their goal difference in the process.

 

RECENT FORM

Blyth Spartans – WLLLL

Kidderminster Harriers – WDWLW

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

John Eustace – Eustace was appointed manager of the Harriers in April 2016. In his first full season in charge he led the club into the playoffs. Best known as a player, Eustace appeared for Derby County and Watford amongst others.

 

DANGER MAN

Joe Ironside – The former Nuneaton Town striker is in fine form this season netting 16 goals. As a youth player, Ironside came through the ranks with Sheffield United before moving on to Halifax and Harrogate.

 

LAST TIME WE MET

Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Kidderminster Harriers 5 – 4 Blyth Spartans – Vanarama National League North

Posted by Sam Donovan