Preview | Farsley Celtic (h) | National League North | 21/22

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans kick off the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on Good Friday at 3pm as they host Farsley Celtic at Croft Park in the National League North.

In our last game, Spartans were denied the three points from a late AFC Telford United goal as the game finished 2-2. 


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  • Should you wish to sit in the Port of Blyth Stand, you should purchase in advance.


Robbie Dale and Karl Byrne are expected to return, with Rhys Evans and Dan Maguire to be assessed. The match will come too soon for Jordan Hickey but Cameron Painter returns to the squad following his loan spell Billingham Synthonia.


Farsley Celtic currently sit one place above Blyth in the National League North in 20th, where they currently have 33 points.

Farsley have lost just one game in their last seven, winning three and drawing three, only losing 3-1 to AFC Fylde since Match 5th.

Last time out, Russ Wilcox saw his side draw to Kettering Town 1-1 at The Citadel, as Jimmy Spencer helped his side gain a point.


Speaking after the draw, manager Terry Mitchell said: “We are obviously all disappointed as that we had the lead, but I’ve got to say thought the lads were magnificent.

“We’ll prepare exactly the same as we do every week, I’ll review this game, then we’ll watch Farsley and train, so we will be well prepared for when we come to Croft Park.”


The sides last met in August in a 1-1 draw at The Citadel as Robbie Dale scored our only goal and Cameron Painter saw red.

The last time the teams battled at Croft Park was in November 2020 in another 1-1 draw as Paul Blackett’s 89th minute goal reduced a point for the Spartans.


Join Niall Bromley and Phil Castiaux on Blyth Live from 2:45.

Alternatively, you can follow the game via our social media platforms.

Posted by BSAFC Media Team