Preview | Peterborough Sports (h) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans host Peterborough Sports in the National League North in the second of three consecutive league home fixtures

The Spartans suffered an unfortunate 2-1 defeat on Tuesday after Cedric Main’s opener was cancelled out after goals from Chorley’s Willem Tomlinson and Jack Sampson.


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Spartans remain without Nathan Buddle, Lewis McNall, JJ O’Donnell.
Michael Richardson and Rhys Evans are nearing a return but Saturday’s
match will likely be too soon, Toby Lees however, is set to return.


The Turbines place 13th in the National League North having two of their last seven league fixtures.

Peterborough won 2-0 at home to fourth-placed Brackley Town after two second-half goals from Abduramane Sani and Jordan Crawford.


Following a 2-1 defeat to Chorley, Graham Fenton said: “It’s obviously a disappointing result it goes without saying. We generally felt comfortable in the first half, played some good stuff, I thought we penetrated and made some really good movements behind and could have got in a couple of times if the pass was a little bit better but those penetrating movements were good.

“I was happy with them and we obviously scored a really good goal on the counter and for some reason, at the end of the first half, it’s a really pathetic goal away. 

“There were about three different instances where we have to defend it better and we haven’t done it and it ended up in the back of the net. 

“Look Will McGowan has been brilliant since he’s come in and he made a mistake, so hopefully it’s just a learning curve for him and I hope that pass doesn’t happen again.”


The first league-ever meeting between the two sides came in September at Lincoln Road, this was Blyth’s first meeting against Peterborough Sports due to them being promoted to the National League North for the first time ever.

However, the travelling Spartans fans would have quickly forgotten the trip down as Peterborough thrashed Blyth 4-0.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot