Preview | Newcastle Benfield FC (H) | Newcastle Flooring Northumberland Senior Cup | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans turn their attention to the Newcastle Flooring Northumberland Senior Cup as they host Newcastle Benfield in the quarter-finals.

The Spartans reached the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup last season but suffered a 2-0 defeat against Morpeth Town.

In their last outing, the Spartans lost 3-1 to top of the league Tamworth.


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Jon Shaw mentioned that the squad he will be fielding will be heavily focussed on the under-19s.

However, the likes of Billy Gordon, Rio Joisce, Michael Hogan and Charlie Aitken are all set to receive valuable minutes.


Looking ahead to the Northumberland Senior Cup, Jon Shaw said: “The Monday game I’m probably going to shuffle the squad and look at the under-19s.

“I do respect the competition itself, but like you said the quick turnaround, the size of our squad with the injuries that we’ve had and the way we’re just trying to look after people, there’s a couple of perfect opportunities to get to see the young lads in the squad.”


Newcastle Benfield currently reside in the Northern Football League Division One, where they sit 16th in the league with 28 points.

In their last outing, Benfield lost 1-0 to Heaton Stannington through a Jordan Lashley strike in the third minute.


The sides last met in August 2016 in a pre-season friendly at Sam Smith’s Park where Blyth won 3-1 as Luke Armstrong, Alex Nicholson and Sean Reid all scored for Spartans, and former player Paul Brayson scored for Newcastle Benfield.

The sides also met three years prior in a pre-season friendly at Croft Park, where Blyth won 4-2.

However, in the Northumberland Senior Cup, the sides last met in November 2011 in the first round of the competition as Newcastle Benfield would go on to win 2-1 at Croft Park.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot