Pre-season | Spartans to host Hartlepool United

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United on Saturday, September 19 as a part of our pre-season schedule. 

Michael Nelson welcomes his former club to Croft Park, two weeks before the competitive season begins on October 3. 

Kick-off in Northumberland is at 3pm with the encounter, at present, set to take place behind closed doors. 

Should circumstances remain that way, the game will be live streamed via our media team. 

Supporters need no reminding of what unfolded last time Spartans met Hartlepool in December 2014. 

Stephen Turnbull’s free-kick and a late Jarrett Rivers winner ensured Blyth famously progressed to the third round of the FA Cup in a 2-1 win, live on the BBC. 

Nelson, who was playing for Cambridge United at the time, made over 300 appearances for Pools between 2003 and 2009. 

In pre-season so far, Spartans have faced Hebburn Town, Dunston UTS and Morpeth Town, with South Shields to follow this weekend.

Posted by Jordan Cronin