Preview | Peterborough Sports (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans travel to Lincoln Road to face Peterborough Sports on Saturday afternoon on Non-League Day.

The Spartans won their second game in a row on Tuesday night when they beat Buxton 3-2 as Zanda Siziba socred a brace on what would be the final game of his loan spell from York City as he was recalled to his parent club on Thursday evening.


Ticket prices for Saturday’s game have been reduced for Non-League Day, they are as follows and it is pay on the gate only:

  • Adults – £10
  • Concessions – £8
  • Students – £6
  • 13-17 years – £6
  • Under-13s – Free

Peterborough Sports will also be holding a raffle in their Clubhouse, with the England game being screened following full-time.


Michael Liddle was withdrawn early in the first half of Tuesday night’s victory over Buxton; his injury remains to have a timeframe on return and is very much a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Peterborough Sports.

Olii Thompson and JJ O’Donnell remain injured, while Zanda Siziba was recalled by parent Club, York City, on Thursday evening from his initial one-month loan spell at Croft Park.


After a second consecutive victory in a row, Jon Shaw said: “I’m happy for the lads, I really am.

“You know, they have been my mainstay comment throughout the whole run. They’ve been playing well, giving us everything, they deserve more than they’ve had up until this point over the last 10 games till Saturday.

“And now they’re just getting what they really deserved. I’m really proud of them and really happy for them, obviously, I’m really happy for the supporters as it has been a tough run and they’ve stuck by us right up until last Tuesday and I know it was a derby so it was a little bit tastier, but yeah I’m really happy for them.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Buxton


The Turbines are winless in their last five games in all competitions with their last win coming on February 27th against Banbury United in a 3-0 win, leaving them 17th in the league, two places behind the Spartans.

Their last outing saw a 1-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon during their trip to Blackwell Meadows as Cameron Salkeld’s 74th-minute goal separated the two sides.


The sides faced each other in September at Crfot Park as the Turbines would win 3-2 from an 86th-minute winner from Dion Sembie-Ferris after the Spartans completed a comeback from 2-0 down to level the scoring.

At Lincoln Road last season, Peterborough Sports ran riot in a 4-0 victory which started through a Dan Lawlor penalty after 10 minutes and was eventually topped off by Dan Jarvis scoring the fourth goal in the 89th minute.


You can follow all of the action on Saturday afternoon via our social media platforms and BlythLive on Mixlr from 2:45pm.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot