Preview | Chorley FC (H) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans return to National League North action on Tuesday night as they host Chorley at Croft Park.

In their last outing, the Spartans advanced to the third round of the Isuzu FA Trophy as they beat Warrington Town 3-1 thanks to goals from Mikael Ndjoli, Cedric Main and Nicky Deverdics. Blyth will face Chorley at Victory Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023.


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. 


Cedric Main made a return to action on Saturday afternoon as he got half an hour under his belt following a spell out injured and managed to get himself on the scoresheet too.

Rhys Evans, JJ Hooper and Elliot Forbes were missing from the matchday squad at the weekend and it remains uncertain as to whether the trio will be involved on Tuesday night.


After Blyth’s victory against Warrington, Jon Shaw said: “Obviously extremely proud of the boys. They’ve come to a tough place and you know I’ve been here a lot over a few years and it is an extremely tough place to come and get a result.

“I thought we were excellent in the first half especially, we obviously changed shape and had to bring a couple of players in and the lads that came in did excellent for us. So yeah, it was a really good performance.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Warrington Town


The Magpies currently sit fifth in the National League North, six points away from top of the league Tamworth.

In their last league outing, Chorley trashed Darlington 8-0 at Victory Park as Billy Whitehouse scored a second-half hat-trick and four other Chorley players were on the scoresheet alongside an own goal from Quakers midfielder Adriano Moké.

In their last game, Josh Popoola’s 53rd-minute strike allowed Chroley to advance to the third round of the FA Trophy where they host Blyth Spartans on Saturday, December 9, 2023.


Following advancing to the third round of the FA Trophy, Andy Preece said: “We want to be in the competition and we want to do well, we’ve seen some results today where a number of teams have gone out from our league, especially towards the top – they’ve probably rested a few.

“We made some changes but were still strong. It’s all about getting through to the next round and we did that in a tough game in difficult conditions.”

Andy Preece’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Scarborough Athletic


The sides last met in February, where Blyth lost 2-1 at home after Cedric Main opened the scoring, but the Magpies pulled it back through Willem Tomlinson and Jack Sampson.

At Victory Park last season, the sides were held to a 1-1 draw after second-half goals from both teams shared the points on the day.


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

Posted by Ben Lightfoot