Preview | Boston United (a) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans travel to the Jakemans Community Stadium as they face Boston United in the National League North

The Spartans were unable to play their last league game on Tuesday against AFC Fylde due to a waterlogged pitch.


All ticket information for this weekend’s match can be viewed here.


Spartans remain without Nathan Buddle, Josh Gillies and Lewis McNall.


The Pilgrims currently sit 19th in the league table on 17 points, having won two of their last three games.

Boston won on Tuesday night after they beat Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 thanks to a brace by Scott Pollock.


After our last league match, Graham Fenton said: “I’m really happy with the performance and result, we’ve had games where we’ve been on top, been the better team and not turned it into three points.

“That was difficult today, they’re not easy to play against, they’re very direct, pretty athletic and to keep a clean sheet is really pleasing and on the flip side, we’ve produced moments of quality, which in some games previous to this we haven’t managed to do.”

New signing Curtis Round said: “Three points was the important thing, but then 3-0 as well, you cannot complain really, involved in a couple of fo the goals as well, so it’s a perfect start really.”


After his side secured a second home win in a row, manager Ian Culverhouse said: “The boys were excellent, they really were, they put in a hell of a shift. They stay with the game plan as well, mid-block so we tried to keep it in front, but there was one bit where they scored and that was really it.

“It was a good break and a hell of a ball by Tom Solanke through the lines and Scott pollock does what Scott Pollock does, his timing of the run is first class and tucked it away, so that’ll do him a world of good.”


The teams last faced each other in a 1-1 draw in April at the Jakemans Community Stadium where a Lewis McNall goal was thought to be enough for the three points until a 90th-minute equaliser from Scott Duxberry shared the points.

At Croft Park earlier in the season Boston managed a 1-0 win after a Michael Liddle own goal seized the three points for Boston.


Unfortunately there’ll be no Blyth Live available, however, you can follow the game via our social media platforms.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot