Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Tamworth

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE
Date: Saturday August 12
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
Blyth welcome Tamworth to Croft Park on Saturday, as the hosts look to register their first points of the season.

The Spartans tasted their second defeat in four days on Tuesday evening – as FA Trophy holders York City left with all three points. Goals from Jon Parkin and Sean Newton gave the visitors a 2-0 victory. Blyth were unlucky to have not been ahead before the opening goal, however, after good chances fell the way of Dan Maguire and Macaulay Langstaff.

Tamworth also succumbed to an opening day of the season loss, with Bradford Park Avenue claiming the spoils the Lamb Ground . On Tuesday, this weekend’s visitors travelled to newly-promoted Leamington and claimed a 2-1 win, thanks to goals from Andy Burns and Aman Verma.

RECENT FORM (League games)
Blyth Spartans – DWWLL
Tamworth – WWWLW

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT
Andy Morrell – Appointed manager of the Lambs in September 2014. Previous to this, Morrell was player-manager of Wrexham and guided the Dragons to FA Trophy success in 2013.

DANGER MAN
Reece Styche – The former Gateshead and Kidderminster Harriers forward is a full international for Gibraltar and has been with Tamworth since 2016.

LAST TIME WE MET
Saturday March 14 2009 – Tamworth 1-1 Blyth Spartans – Blue Square North

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION
Played – 5
Won – 0
Drew – 2
Lost – 3
Scored – 2
Conceded – 10

Posted by Sam Donovan