Preview | Leamington (h) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans return to Croft Park as they face Leamington FC in the National League North.

The Spartans suffered defeat at Latimer Park as they lost 4-2 against Kettering Town, where Rio Joisce scored his first senior goal.


  • 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 6:45 pm on a matchday.
  • Should you wish to sit in the Port of Blyth Stand, you should purchase in advance.


Nathan Buddle, Josh Gillies and Lewis McNall all miss out. While Alex Nicholson, Michael Liddle and Danny Barlow are edging closer to a return but Tuesday’s match will come too soon.


Leamington sits 12th in the league table, sitting on 21 points, but they have won just one in their last five league matches.

The Brakes drew their last match 1-1 away at Blackwell Meadows against Darlington FC.


Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, Graham Fenton said, “It’s really disappointing, they did a proper job on us to be fair. They were clinical, scored off two set pieces and two break away goals from our mistakes where we gave the ball away. We’re happy we scored two goals but we’ve got to do much, much better in certain situations at key points in the game.

There’s only us who can change it, only us who can turn things around. We need to turn OK performances in to clinical performances. We’re trying really hard to bring in at least two bodies in to strengthen the squad, we’re hoping to get a number of injured back in the next two weeks. Then hopefully it becomes a struggle to not only get in the team but in the 16, and that’s how successful teams are based.


Leamington did the double over Blyth last season as they won 1-0 at the Royal Windmill Ground and 2-0 o their travels to Croft Park.

Blyth last defeated Leamington in February 2019 as two early goals from Kieran Green and Dan Maguire were enough to outstand pressure from Colby Bishop as he scored and missed a penalty.


Unfortunately there’ll be no Blyth Live available, however, you can follow the game via our social media platforms.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot