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

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans host Curzon Ashton at Croft Park as Blyth continues to battle for survival.

It was a day of frustration for Spartans in their last outing as they drew 0-0 with North East rivals Darlington at Croft Park, despite twice hitting the woodwork.


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The Clubhouse will be open from 12pm where we’ll be showing Aston Villa vs Newcastle (12:30 KO).


There are no new injury concerns however Finn Cousin-Dawson will be suspended after his red card against Darlington.


Curzon Ashton currently sits 11th in the National League North on 60 points, four points off the playoff places.

In their last match, they beat Spennymoor 1-0 after a Tom Peers penalty after 38 minutes sealed a victory for The Nash.


Speaking after last Friday’s game, Graham Fenton said, “It was decent to a point. I thought we competed really well and showed good intensity for a lot of the game. 

“But we just couldn’t get it over the line unfortunately, we had two one-on-ones with the keeper and hit the bar twice. 

“Our decision making wasn’t as good as we’d hoped, so it wasn’t even the quality today, it was the decision making and being able to pick that pass to give us that goal and get ahead.”


Following a win against Spennymoor, Adam Lakeland said: “Resolute, gritty, we defended incredibly well in that second half and we were made to.

“The opportunities I felt they did have were all from distance and Chris [Renshaw] was equal to them, there was a couple that stood out, one down to his left, another down to his right where he pushed a good hand on it to get it out wide to safety.

“Outside of that I don’t think for the amount of playing territory they had, especially in that second half, I don’t think they bombarded the goal by any stretch.”


At the Tameside stadium in November, Blyth beat Curzon Ashton 2-0 after Will McGowan scored twice and Curzon’s Craig Hobson saw red.

At Croft Park last season, Blyth won 1-0 after an early goal from Lewis McNall in the 16th minute.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot