Preview | Buxton (H) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans are set to face Buxton on Tuesday night at Croft Park in the National League North.

The Spartans picked up their first win since January 20, 2024, as they beat Southport 3-2 through a JJ Hooper double which was topped off by Jack Bodenham scoring the third.


You can buy tickets with cash or card at the gate on the day or online here. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £15 standing
  • Concessions (over 65) – £9
  • 11-16 Years & Students – £6
  • Under-10s are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

To be seated in the Port of Blyth main stand, an extra £2 cost will be incurred for each category. 


JJ O’Donnell and Olli Thompson are Spartans’ only injury concerns ahead of Tuesday night’s fixture against The Bucks.


After their 3-2 win over Southport on the road, Jon Shaw said: “The lads gave everything, played some unbelievable football as they have done in the previous 10 games.

“They’ve deserved to score a few goals, but as you say you do need the edge which we were missing and have missed in a couple of games I would say.

“And JJ [Hooper] obviously in the first half, he offers that and as we know since we’ve talked about JJ before.

“If I can get him on the pitch, I know that there is goals in there.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 3-2 win over Southport


The Bucks currently sit 14th in the National League North with 54 points, having finished 11th in the league last season.

In their last outing, they were defeated 2-0 at home to South Shields following a Paul Blackett brace.


Following a 2-0 defeat at home to South Shields, Craig Elliot said: “I thought we played well today, in particular, the first half.

“I thought we pressed really good and we limited them to hardly any chances and I thought we created three or four really good chances of our own.”

Craig Elliot’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to South Shields


The sides met in August at The Silverlands in a 3-0 defeat to Buxton as Samuel Osborne scored twice and Jake Wright was also on the scoresheet.

At Croft Park last season, the Spartans again suffered the same fate with a 3-0 defeat. Samuel Osborne scored the opening goal in the first half and Bradley Jackson bagged a brace in the second half.


You can follow all of the action on Tuesday night via our social media platforms and BlythLive on Mixlr from 7:30 pm.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot