By Ben Lightfoot
Blyth Spartans are on cup duty this weekend as they enter the Emirates FA Cup in the Second Qualifying Round as they host Northern Premier League side Guiseley AFC.
During their last match, Blyth drew 1-1 with Farsley Celtic after Lewis McNall scored a 92nd minute equaliser to share the points at Croft Park.
- 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.
Corey McKeown remains doubtful due to a thigh strain, with Toby Lees definitely missing as he continues his recovery from a fractured cheekbone.
Last season Guiseley reached the First round of the FA Cup, where they lost 1-0 away at League Two side AFC Wimbledon after a goal from Ollie Palmer in the 44th minute.
Guiseley, who were relegated from the National League North last season, currently sit 15th in the Northern Premier League having won one of their first four league games.
WHAT WE’RE SAYING
Speaking ahead of our first cup game of the season, Graham Fenton said: “Yeah absolutely (looking forward to the FA Cup) that is what this football club is all about.
We’ve had a really good run previously. We are just really looking forward to it, we want to have a cup run this year.
Ultimately it’s an opportunity for the lads to play and stick themselves forward and say I’ve got an understanding of what myself and Andy want. We’ve got to be a little more patient with them and understand it takes a bit of time but Saturday is another opportunity to go and win the game and get in the hat.”
LAST TIME WE MET
Blyth Spartans faced Guiseley last year in the FA Cup third qualifying round last year at Nethermoor Park where the Spartans were defeated 1-0 and knocked out of the FA Cup.
Being in the same league as Guiseley they also faced The Lions twice in the National League North, where Blyth won 1-0 at Croft Park, but suffered a 3-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at Nethermoor Park.
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