Match Preview | Chorley v Blyth Spartans

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Venue: The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, Duke Street, Chorley, PR7 3DU

Date: Saturday 14th April 2018

Kick Off: 3pm

 

ADMISSION

Adults – £12

Concessions – £9

Student (Valid ID Required) – £7

Children 12 – 16 – £5, U11’s – Free

 

TEAM NEWS

The Spartans travel to playoff hopefuls Chorley on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways after suffering heavy defeats to Salford City and Harrogate Town.

Blyth were in action on Saturday as they faced Kidderminster Harriers at Croft Park. The hosts knew that a win was crucial in their race for the playoffs.

However, it was the Harriers who left with all three points. Ryan Croasdale and Emmanuel Sonupe put the visitors ahead. Sean Reid grabbed his 50th Spartans goal in the 87th minute, however, it was to be no more than a consolation.

Chorley visited AFC Telford United on Saturday and left New Bucks Head with all 3 points, as goals from Alex Newby and Marcus Carver put the Magpies ahead. Elliot Newby converted a late penalty for Telford to give them hope but it was Chorley who claimed the points.

 

RECENT FORM

Chorley – LWDWW

Blyth Spartans – LLLLL

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

Matt Jansen – More well-known perhaps as a player Jansen played for Crystal Palace, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers amongst others. In the summer of 2015, he replaced Garry Flitcroft.

 

DANGER MAN

Marcus Carver – The striker joined from Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2016 following a successful loan spell. He is topping the scoring charts for the Magpies this season.

 

LAST TIME WE MET

Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Blyth Spartans 2 – 0 Chorley – Vanarama National League North

 

RECORD AGAINST OPPOSITION

Played – 15

Won – 10

Drew – 1

Lost – 4

Scored – 29

Conceded – 18

Posted by Sam Donovan