Preview | Curzon Ashton FC (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans face a second away trip in three days as they travel to the Tameside Stadium to take on Curzon Ashton in the National League North.

The Spartans have drawn all four of their last fixtures, most recently against Brackley Town as they drew 1-1 with JJ Hooper scoring the equaliser after 82 minutes.


Tickets can be purchased online here or at the turnstiles on the day using either cash or card. Prices are as follows:

  • 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 accompanied by a paying adult)


Alex Mitchell is expected to return to the starting line-up having missed Saturday’s fixture away at Brackley Town due to undergoing a minor procedure.

Jordan Hickey is expected to miss the trip to Tameside having been withdrawn due to injury at the weekend, however, it could be possible for Cedric Main to make a return to action.

No update has been issued on the status of Elliot Forbes’ rolled ankle.


After coming back in a hard-fought draw, Graham Fenton said: “It’s nice to score a late one than concede a late one, that’s obviously a bonus.

“I’ve just said to them lot, we can’t be any prouder with how they’ve gone with their business. 

“So we have got a few little niggles here and there and we’re building people up with game-time as Mika [Ndjoli] has not played a lot of football this season, [Lewis] Knight hasn’t, [JJ] Hooper hasn’t and there are other people having to do lots of work across to cover the lads who’ve been injured.”

Graham Fenton’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brackley Town


Following their win against Bishop’s Stortford, Craig Mahon said: “I feel really good. The challenge today was trying to back up our performance the other night against Spennymoor.

“I thought we were fantastic against Spennymoor and that was the challenge today, to come home and back up that performance, because this makes that victory even sweeter now because we’ve backed it up with another win.”

Craig Mahon’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford


The Nash currently sit seventh in the National League North table on 25 points but are just two points ahead of Blyth, who occupy 15th place.

Curzon Ashton have won two league games in a row, against Spennymoor Town and Bishop’s Stortford, but did fail to win any of the three previous league games before their current winning run.


In the last meeting, the points were shared at Croft Park as Cuzron came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 as Jimmy Spencer scored in the 82nd minute before Devon Matthews’ 93rd minute strike sealed a draw.

However, at the Tameside Stadium last season, the Spartans cruised to a 2-0 victory as Will McGowan scored a brace for Blyth in a game that saw Craig Hobson sent off in the 95th minute.


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

National League TV will also be streaming the tie – you can purchase a match pass here.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot