Preview | Chorley (a) | Emirates FA Cup Third Round Qualifying | 22/23

Blyth Spartans continue their FA Cup campaign as they travel to Victory Park to face Chorley in the Third Qualifying Round.

The Spartans left Blackwell Meadows without any points on Tuesday after a 94th-minute winner from Ben Liddle allowed Darlington to win 1-0.


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Lewis McNall will be assessed after missing the Darlington match on Tuesday, as will Alex Nicholson who has missed the last two for Spartans. Toby Lees and Danny Barlow are also ruled out.


Chorley struggled in their first FA Cup second-round tie against Liversedge with a 1-1 draw away from home, but the replay match was another story as The Magpies won 9-0 at home.

In their last match, Chorley drew 2-2 at home to Chester FC after a late goal from Jack Sampson rescued Andy Preece’s side a point.


After our loss to Darlington, Graham Fenton said: “It’s a cruel game at times, Saturday we deserved to get beat as we weren’t good enough and today we didn’t deserve to get beat.

“Did we do enough to win it, possibly not as we weren’t clinical enough and we weren’t ruthless enough in the final third, but in between boxes we played some good stuff, created some good situations.

“And now that’s the next part of it, keeping that standard in terms of defending, work rate as a team and adding on with a bit of quality at the top end and we’ll turn it around.”


After their late goal that secured a draw on Tuesday, manager Adam Preece said: “It’s another point but it could have easily have been three. 

“We dug deep to get that goal at the end and could still have gone on and won.”


This will be the second time in quick succession the two sides have faced off against each other at Victory Park as on matchday three of the league season, the Spartans travelled to Chorley in a match that finished 1-1, which was Fenton’s first match in charge.

Last season at Victory Park, Blyth picked up a 1-0 win on the road as Robbie Dale scored the crucial goal that secured three points.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot