Match Preview | Salford City v Blyth Spartans

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Venue: The Peninsula Stadium, Moor Lane, Salford, Greater Manchester, M7 3PZ

Date: Saturday 10th March 2018

Kick Off: 3pm

 

ADMISSION Adults: £10

Concessions (Over 60’s, Students with valid ID): £5

Children: £5

Under 5’s: Free

 

TEAM NEWS

On Saturday, the Spartans travel to the league leaders Salford City in a crucial match for both sides.

Following the Southport postponement last weekend, Blyth have had a two week break after they saw their mini winning run come to a grinding halt against Leamington as Daniel Udoh scored the only goal of the game to seal the points for the Brakes. Sean Reid saw his penalty saved as Spartans were denied a share of the points.

Salford were in action in midweek and were fortunate to come away with a 2-1 victory over Tamworth. Aman Verma had headed Tamworth into the lead before Anthony Dudley fired the hosts level. The drama was saved until the final moments as the Salford ‘keeper Crocombe saved a penalty from Zach Kotwica. Salford responded and it was their leading scorer Jack Redshaw who grabbed the stoppage time winner.

Salford returned to the summit of the table on Tuesday evening but are 3 points ahead of Harrogate Town who have a game in hand. Blyth know that victory could close the gap on third placed Brackley Town to 3 points as well.

 

RECENT FORM

Salford City – LLWDW

Blyth Spartans – LWWWL

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson – The duo were appointed in January 2015 after they left Ramsbottom United. Last season they guided the Ammies to 6th place in the National League North before losing the in the Play Off semi-finals.

 

DANGER MAN

Jack Redshaw – The former Man City trainee is in his second spell with the Ammies following a transfer to Morecambe in 2012 where he made over 100 appearances for the League 2 club. He has 32 goals in 57 appearances for Salford.

 

LAST TIME WE MET

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Blyth Spartans 0 – 1 Salford City – Vanarama National League North

Posted by Sam Donovan