Preview | Curzon Ashton (a) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

After four goals from Cedric Main in the FA Trophy, Blyth return to league action as they travel to Tamside Stadium to face Curzon Ashton.

The Spartasn advance into the next round of the FA Trophy thanks to four goals from Cedric Main against Buxton in a 4-2 win. The draw will be announced of Tuesday 22 November at 3:15pm.


All ticket information for Tuesday’s trip to Curzon are as followed:

  • Adults: £15.00
  • Concessions: £10.00 (Over 65)
  • Students: £10.00 (ID must be shown on entry)
  • 16’s to 18’s: £5.00
  • Under 16’s free (Must be with Full paying Adult)


Nathan Buddle, Lewis McNall and Josh Gillies remain out, as does Michael Liddle.


The Nash currently sits 19th in the National League North table with 20 points and they are the lowest side in the league with a positive goal difference of +1.

Curzon won their second round tie of the FA Trophy against 3-1 against Southport, which also puts them in the hat for this afternoon’s draw.


After advancing in the Isuzu FA Trophy, Graham Fenton said: “I said to the lads before the game I basically dont care how we get he job done, can we get the job done and get into the hat and I thought again they were good, really disappointed with the goal we gave away, cheap goals but im delighted with the flip side.”

Speaking on Main, he said: “He looked like a proper number nine, so whoever that was shouting for us to get a number nine, is that not a number nine’s performance today.”

Cedric Main also spoke after his four-goal haul and said: “Obviosley I was looking for a goal for a long time, so I’m happy to score not even one but four, so it’s a good day for me today.”


After his side win 3-1 against Southport, manager Adam Lakeland said: “We were disappointing in the first half thats for sure, probably the last thing I said to the boys before they went out was I cant remember us having a bad performance this season, I know we’ve lost games but I dont particularly poorly in any game that I can remember.

“We certainly were more like ourselves in the second half, we played with more tempo and we were on the front foot, we controlled the ball much better and thought second half we were tremendous and byfar the better team.”


The Spartans have a very strong head-to-head record against the Nash having won 10 of the last 13 matches between the sides since 2014, loosing just once.

Delight for Blyth last time out against Curzon Ashton as Lewis McNall’s early opener was nough for Blyth to take the three points back in May.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot