Preview | Farsley Celtic (a) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans are set to face relegation rivals Farsley Celtic on Tuesday night after the initial tie on Easter Monday was postponed.

The Spartans missed out on three crucial points on Saturday as they drew 2-2 with Curzon Ashton.


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There are no new injury concerns following Saturday’s game. Finn Cousin-Dawson will return after he was suspended for the match against Curzon.


Farsley currently sit just outside the relegation zone in 20th place, three points ahead of the Spartans.

Farsley also had a chance to move four points clear of the drop zone as they were 2-0 up within 22 minutes against Chester, but a recovery from Chester caused the game to finish 2-2.


After a draw to Curzon, Graham Fenton said: “It’s hugely disappointing when you’re 2-0 up to not see it out.

“A couple of things really, we had the chances to make it three, possibly four and then I’m really disappointed with the goals we gave away because it was a case of just working harder to stop crosses from coming into the box.”

Looking to the remainder of the season, he added: “We’ve got three games to try our best and get nine points from.”


Looking ahead to the Blyth match, Russ Wilcox said: “We’re in a lot better position than we were this time last season, when only one went down and we were bottom.

“We’ve got our heads above the water at the moment, it’s down to us and it’s in our hands.

“We spoke saying that we know every game is massive from here on in, but we just play our normal game.”


The sides last played each other in September at Croft Park, with Lewis McNall scoring an injury-time equaliser as the game finished 1-1.

In what is hopefully a positive omen for Monday, the sides also met last Easter, with JJ O’Donnell heading in a late winner to secure a 2-1 win and a vital three points that helped Spartans avoid the drop.


Full match commentary will be available on Blyth Live either via Mixlr (technology dependent!) or via a Twitter Space from 7:30pm.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot