Preview | King’s Lynn Town (a) | National League North | 22/23

Blyth Spartans are back in action on Saturday in their first away game of the season, as they make the long trip to Kings Lynn.

Last time out, Spartans fell to a narrow 1-0 loss away to promotion favourites Kidderminster Harriers, thanks to a second-half strike from Ashley Hemmings.

TICKET INFORMATION

The Away Terrace – uncovered (capacity 985) is split between the Tennyson Road Stand and the North Terrace.

We have a small seating area available for away fans (capacity150) located in Section A of the Tennyson Road End stand.

Prices for standing/seated tickets are as follows:

  • Adults £17.00/£19.00
  • Concessions, Seniors (65+), £15.00/£17.00
  • Juniors 16 & Under £5.00/£10.00

Disabled Facilities:

Our wheelchair user facilities are in the home section of the Tennyson Road Stand. We charge the relevant age-related price for both ambulant disabled supporters and for wheelchair users. Where disabled supporters require assistance, their helpers will be charged at the concessionary rate for the relevant area.

 Disabled tickets can be booked 24 hours in advance of kick-off by contacting our Ticket Office Manager Zoe Sandle via email to zoe.sandle@kltown.co.uk or in person at the Ticket Office on the day.

TEAM NEWS

There are no fresh injury concerns, although there are doubts over the availability of Danny Barlow (illness) and Matty Cornish who is awaiting international clearance.

MILESTONE

Toby Lees is in line to make his 50th appearance for Spartans.

OPPOSITION

Kings Lynn kicked off their season with a 1-0 win away to Bradford (PA) with Gold Omotayo grabbing the only goal of the game ten minutes from time.

The Linnets find themselves back in National League North this season following two seasons in non-league’s top flight. Current manager Tommy Widdrington has been in charge of the club since December 2021.

WHAT WE’RE SAYING

Vice-captain JJ O’Donnell was positive about his side’s showing against Kidderminster on Saturday, “We matched them, so it’s a bitter pill to swallow. They’re going to be up there by the end of the season so we’ve got to take the positives out of today.

It’ll be a tough test (against Kings Lynn), they came down from the National League so they’ll be a good side. Hopefully we can replicate our performance today, If we keep the squad fit and the lads play to our potential there’s no reason why we can’t have a good season.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Looking ahead to Saturday’s match, Widdrington was look to kick on after a promising start to eh season. “The work and diligence (on Blyth), we’ve done. We feel we know certain trends we stick to and hope to try and exploit them with our strengths.

We’re in a good place, we were ready to at Bradford, and having got the good result now we’re looking to build on it.”

LAST TIME WE MET

Spartans last trip to The Walks was a 3-0 defeat in December 2019, with Blyth suffering another 3-0 defeat just a month later in the return fixture at Croft Park.

MEDIA COVERAGE

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

Posted by Stephen Burton