Preview | Brackley Town (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans travel to St James Park as they face Brackley Town on Saturday afternoon in the National League North.

The Spartans were involved in a manic 3-3 draw in their last outing against Southport, where Blyth both scored and missed a penalty as well as Southport missing one, however, scoring the rebound, but after 90 minutes of action, the points were shared.


All ticket information can be viewed here. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £15 standing
  • Concessions – £10
  • Under 18s – £5

On Saturday for their Remembrance Day game, Brackley Town are offering free tickets to all armed forces personnel. More information about this can be viewed here.


Graham Fenton stated post-Southport that Cedric Main is still seven-10 days away from making a return to action but baring the York City loanee’s absence as well as Elliot Forbes’ absence who missed Tuesday’s fixture at Croft Park, Spartans have a full squad to choose from.


After drawing against Southport, Graham Fenton said: “It’s pure frustration as we can put a solid 45 [minutes] together and then capitulate.

“We just contribute to our downfall too often, I mean look at the goals we have conceded today, they are absolutely disgustingly bad, all three of them.

“How are you meant to win games of football like that.” 

Graham Fenton’s post-match assessment of Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with Southport


Brackley Town currently sit seventh in the National League North with 23 points, having played 16 games this season, however, they are just one point ahead of Blyth, who sit in 12th.

In their last outing, the Saints suffered a 1-0 defeat on the road against Hereford through Yusifu Cessay Cessay’s sixth-minute strike.


Last season both games at Croft Park and St James Park finished in a 1-1 draw with late goals from each side recovering a point. At St James Park, Levi Amantchi scored a penalty in the 98th minute to level the scoring for Brackley, whilst at Croft Park Toby Lees scored in the 89th minute for Blyth.

The season prior, Blyth were victorious at St James Park as JJ O’Donnell’s strike just after the hour mark allowed Spartans to bring three points back to the North-East.


You can follow all of the action on Saturday afternoon via our social media platforms and BlythLive on Mixlr from 2:45pm.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot