Preview | Curzon Ashton (h) | National League North | 21/22

Now safe from relegation, Blyth Spartans host 14th placed Curzon Ashton on bank holiday Monday in their last home game of the season.

The Spartans are fresh off the back of a 1-0 win over second placed Brackley Town just 48 hours ago, thanks to a JJ O’Donnell overhead kick.

TICKET INFORMATION

  • Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online system.
  • If you do not have online access, you can purchase your ticket by ringing the club office on 01670 352373 and paying with a debit or credit card. Your ticket can then be collected from the social club on match day.
  • We will operate a cash turnstile. However, we strongly encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance.
  • Tickets purchased in advance must be printed or stored on your phone. Without proof of ticket, you will not be permitted into Croft Park.
  • Advanced tickets can be bought up until 2pm on a matchday.
  • Should you wish to sit in the Port of Blyth Stand, you should purchase in advance.

TEAM NEWS

Jordan Hickey is doubt, and Dan Maguire will be assessed following his early withdrawal last weekend against Kidderminster Harriers.

OPPOSITION

‘The Nash’ find themselves in mid-table, with 51 points from the 40 games played so far this season.

The opposition come into this game on back-to-back defeats at the hands of Leamington and Alfreton, with scores of 2-1 and 4-2 respectively.

WHAT WE’RE SAYING

Speaking after the 1-0 win over Brackley Town, manager Terry Mitchell said: “On Monday, this is our last home game. We’ve got to make sure we finish on a real positive for the fans.

“That’s where the vast majority of the fans are. I also said (to the players) you can now go and enjoy the Senior Cup final.

“Then we go to Gloucester and we can try and win as well, so we can really finish this season on a massive positive.

“I don’t want it to end just because we’ve stayed in the league. Blyth Spartans don’t want to be hanging on in this situation.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

After the 2-1 loss to Leamington, manager Adam Lakeland said: “I know we’ve only taken one point from the last three games, but I don’t think the players could have give any more.

“Not been awfully disappointed with the performance levels. Yes, we’ve given away some soft goals, and I’m incredibly disappointed with that, and the players are well aware of it.

“We’ve just to go and put in a performance, and eradicate those errors, and be a little bit more potent in both boxes. We’re going up there to try and win the game.”

LAST TIME WE MET

Late goals from O’Donnell and Sado Djalo were not enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat at the Tameside Stadium in January.

The home side took a three goal lead through goals from Jamie Cooke, Alex Curran and Craig Mahon.

The Nash’ last trip to Croft Park ended with the Spartans 2-1 victors, thanks to Robbie Dale achieving a brace in just eight minutes.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Join Niall Bromley and Anth Elliott on Blyth Live from 2:45pm.

You can also follow the match via our social media channels.

Posted by Luke Duden