Preview | AFC Telford United (a) | National League North | 21/22

By Luke Duden

Blyth Spartans travel to New Bucks Head for their National League North fixture against AFC Telford United on Saturday 9th April.

The Spartans conceded an agonising late equaliser against Boston last week, and will be hoping to turn one point into three in Shropshire.


Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

AFC Telford do not take cash payment at the turnstiles. For those who do want to pay on the day, you can purchase via card at the ticket office which is open on a match day between 12:30 and 3:15.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £14
  • Concessions (over 65 – ID may be required): £10
  • Youth/studen (16-19 – ID may be required): £5
  • Under 16s: £1


Rhys Evans will continue to be assessed after missing the last few games with an ankle injury. Dan Maguire will also be a doubt after being forced off in Saturday’s draw with Boston.


After finding themselves rock bottom just months ago, Telford find themselves in 19th place after losing only two of their last ten – and none in their last five.

Last week a late winner from Irish left back Ryan Burke secured a 2-1 win for the Bucks against Gloucester.


After the draw to Boston, Terry Mitchell said: “We go away next week to Telford. Again, same sort of application and we’ll be fine. We’ll be fine.

“I know it’s a cliché but that’s what we’ve got to focus on. We’ve got two sessions this week to prepare. We asked for application and attitude today and I think we got both of them in abundance.”


Speaking after the win against Gloucester, Telford manager Paul Carden said: “It’s tough for everyone concerned when you’re bottom of the league. You’re feeling it and each game is huge.

“I’m obviously delighted with the win today, but nothings achieved yet. We need to keep going, we’ve got a massive game next week.”


In the home tie this season, Spartans came out as 2-0 victors thanks to a late Robbie Dale goal and an own goal from Theo Streete.

Dale’s 86th minute strike was his first since competitive goal since coming out of retirement


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Posted by BSAFC Media Team