Match Preview | United of Manchester v Blyth Spartans

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Venue: Broadhurst Park, Lightbourne Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 0FJ

Date: Tuesday 5th September

Kick Off: 7.45pm

 

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ADMISSION

Adults – £10

Concessions – £6

Under 18’s – £3

 

TEAM NEWS

Blyth look to extend their winning run away from home on Tuesday evening as they face United of Manchester at Broadhurst Park.

Spartans won the ultimate game of two halves on Saturday as they came away from AFC Telford with an impressive 3-2 victory. Blyth raced into a 3-0 lead at half time thanks to a Robbie Dale stunner, Dan Maguire’s tap in and a penalty from Dale Hopson. Telford hit back with strikes from Anthony Dwyer and Elliot Newby to make the finale tense.

United of Manchester fell to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Leamington on Saturday. Callum Gittings and Colby Bishop had put the Brakes into the lead before Scott Kay pulled a goal back for United.

Blyth currently find themselves just outside of the playoff positions in 8th position. United of Manchester occupy 20th position with 7 points from their 8 games so far this season.

 

RECENT FORM (League games)

United of Manchester – DLWWL

Blyth Spartans – WLWLW

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

Karl Marginson – As a player Marginson appeared in the football league for Rotherham United as well as spells in non-league with Macclesfield Town and Stalybridge Celtic amongst others. Appointed manager to FC United in 2005, Marginson has been in charge ever since.

 

DANGER MAN

Jason Gilchrist – The former Burnley youth product joined FC United after loan spells with Droylsden, Accrington Stanley and Chester. Joining FC United prior to the 2016-17 season, Gilchrist bagged 9 goals in his first season.

Posted by Sam Donovan