Preview | Chorley (A) | National League North |21/22

By Luke Duden

Blyth Spartans travel to Victory Park for their National League North fixture against Chorley on Saturday 12th March.

The Spartans suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Guiseley on Tuesday, and will be hoping to improve after back-to-back away defeats following their win at Southport.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets can be booked online here or on the gate on the day.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £15
  • Concessions: £12
  • Young adult (18-21): £7
  • Youth (12-17): £5
  • Under 12s: Free with an adult

TEAM NEWS

There were no new injury concerns following the Guiseley match, but Connor Thomson and Michael Liddle will be assessed.

OPPOSITION

Promotion challenging Chorley currently find themselves fifth in the National League North, and will be coming into the fixture off the back of two wins in their last three games.

Only three teams boast a better defensive record than the Magpies, who have conceded 34 goals in 29 games so far this season.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Chorley manager, Jamie Vermiglio, after his sides win vs Southport said: “Whether it’s Blyth coming here, Kiddy, Brackley or whoever. We want to try and win a game and next week will be no different with Blyth.”

“They’re a very, very tricky team. They’re one of the best footballing teams in the league and shift the ball particularly well, especially at home.”

“I think that their form away from home is not fantastic and it’s probably been their sticking point, but it’s going to be a tough game.”

“It will bring a new set of challenges for the lads and a new set of challenges that we want to overcome.”

LAST TIME WE MET

Two defensive errors from Blyth saw Chorley 2-0 victors in the reverse fixture in October of last year.

The Spartan’s last trip to Victory Park came in 2018, with two second half goals from Jamie Holmes helping Alun Armstrong’s men to a 4-2 win.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Join Craig Dobson and Phil Castiaux on Blyth Live from 2:45.

Alternatively you can follow the match on our social media channels.

Posted by Luke Duden