Preview | Chester (a) | National League North | 22/23

A Friday night trip to the Deva Stadium for Blyth Spartans as they face Chester FC in the National League North

Toby Lees last minute equaliser secured the Spartans a point last time out in a 1-1 draw against top-of-the-league Brackley Town.


All ticket information for Friday’s match can be viewed here. Blyth supporters will be situated in the West Stand.

Tickets prices are as followed:

  • Adults  £17.00  
  • Concessions  £14.00  
  • 18-21yo  £12.00  
  • 12-17yo  £3.00  
  • Under 12s  £0.00  


Lewis McNall, Nathan Buddle and Josh Gillies remain out. New signing Isaac Walker is in contention for a debut after joing from Redcar Athletic earlier in the week.


Chester currently sits in playoff positions in fifth having won three of their last five games.

Callum McIntyre saw his side win 3-1 away at Scarborough last time out after three second-half goals from Kole Hall, Charlie Caton and Kurt Willoughby.


Following a late surge to rescue a point against Brackley, Graham Fenton said: “Generally pretty happy with it, I say it was a solid seven or eight out of ten performance. 

“We could have scored a couple of more goals, we looked dangerous at times, I thought Cedric was brilliant in the first half running in behind caused problems, he just didn’t have the end product and we pushed and pushed to get the equaliser when they went ahead.

“Really disappointed with the goal again, it’s really a soft goal to give away and I’m so impressed with the lads with how they went about their business and we thoroughly deserved the equaliser, if not a winner.


After back-to-back away wins, manager Calum McIntyre said: “Were building all the time, improving all the time, I think you can see that in our games, our away form has been spoken about quite a lot, I think they showed the traits that we’ve established and we were solid, very hard to be at a place where I was told no-one has ever won.

“They come around quickly don’t they (Blyth fixture), so we’ll try and enjoy this, long journey home, get ourselves ready and Friday night just hope for a big crowd really.”


It was dismay last time the Spartans faced off against Chester, as The Seals won 3-1 back in April after they went 3-0 up after 50 minutes and a Sean Reid goal for Blyth was merely a consolation.

Blyth’s last victory against Chester came in August 2018 when the Spartans put eight past Chester in an 8-1 victory which saw a Dan Maguire brace and Nathan Buddle goal alongside many more


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

Posted by Ben Lightfoot