Pre-season 21/22 | Middlesbrough friendly confirmed

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to be welcoming Middlesbrough under-23s to Croft Park on Saturday, July 17th for a pre-season friendly. 

The visit of Boro is the first home friendly of the club’s pre-season programme as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Kick-off is 3pm.

It is hoped supporters can be present inside Croft Park for the first time since February 2020. Admission details will be announced closer to the time. 

Nelson said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to Middlesbrough for sending a team up to play us.

“We’ve maintained a good relationship with the club on the back of loaning Zach Hemming a couple of seasons ago.

“I look forward to seeing our lads test themselves against quality and promising opposition.”

Blyth last faced Boro four years ago, running out as 4-2 winners following goals from Dan Maguire, Robbie Dale, Dale Hopson and Jordan Laidler. 

Here are the confirmed friendlies (so far) in full: 

Saturday, July 10th: Marske United (A). 12pm kick-off. 

Saturday, July 17th: Middlesbrough U23s (H). 3pm kick-off. 

Wednesday, July 21st: North Shields (A). 7:45pm kick-off. 

Saturday, July 24th: South Shields (H). 3pm kick-off. 

Saturday, July 31st: Hebburn Town (A). 3pm kick-off. 

Tuesday, August 3rd: Morpeth Town (H). 7:45pm kick-off.

The club hopes to announce additional friendlies for Tuesday, July 27th and Saturday, August 7th in due course.


Supporters who purchase a 21/22 season ticket will gain free entry into all of our home pre-season matches.

To guarantee your place at Croft Park for the upcoming season, please click here to view the full details.

Posted by BSAFC Admin