Match Preview | Youthful Spartans face Magpies test

NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL

 

Venue: Whitley Park, Newcastle

Date: Tuesday February 5 2019

Kick Off: 7.30pm

 

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Blyth Live

 

ADMISSION

Adults – £4

Concessions – £2

 

After a bruising encounter against Leyton Orient on Saturday afternoon, Blyth Spartans return to action in the Northumberland Senior Cup to take on Newcastle United U23’s.

Alun Armstrong will rest the entire starting XI who played on Saturday – giving opportunities to several reserve team players along with first-teamers in need of game time. Darren Holloway and Neal Hooks will take charge of the fixture.

“Players will be rested,” said Armstrong, “the players gave their all at the weekend and this isn’t a priority competition for us – we need our players fully fit for our home game against Darlington on Saturday.”

The likes of Bradley Skirpan, Jack Butler and a number of others who have been developed by our reserve side set up in the summer of 2017 will have a chance to showcase their skills against Premier League academy opposition.

Posted by Stuart Dick