By Ben Lightfoot
The Northumberland Senior Cup returns as Blyth Spartans face Newcastle United Under 23’s in the final at St James’ Park on Thursday, May 5th.
Last time out the Spartans defeated Curzon Ashton 1-0 after Lewis McNall’s early goal secured three points.
Tickets for the Northumberland Senior Cup Final on Thursday 5th May at St James’ Park will be sold on the at the turnstiles .
Entry via East Stand
- Adults – £7
- OAP’s – £3
- U18s – Free
Michael Liddle came off injured in the previous game and will be assessed for the match, this is our only new injury update.
Newcastle United Under 23 currently plays in the Premier League 2 Division 2, where they sit 8th in the league table.
Newcastle U23s have won just two of their last seven games in the league, with their most recent victory coming in their previous game.
They managed to beat Aston Villa U23s 2-1, as Tom Allan and Adam Wilson grabbed the goals to secure victory.
WHAT WE’RE SAYING
Speaking after the 1-0 win against Curzon Ashton, manager Terry Mitchell said: “The next game happens to be a cup final, so without a doubt, it will be going there to enjoy playing at St James Park.
“It’s a fantastic stadium, but we go there with the same mentality as every game as we want to win and it’s a great occasion for the fans since it’s a cup final.”
LAST TIME WE MET
The sides faced each other at the start of pre-season in August as Blyth put three past Newcastle United Under 23’s, as Robbie Dale, Dan Maguire and Lewis McNall all scored.
However, last time out in the Senior Cup, the teams met in the quarter-finals, where the Magpies beat Spartans 7-2 in February 2019.
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