Preview | Scarborough Athletic (h) | National League North | 22/23

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans end the August bank holiday weekend on Monday as they host newly promoted side Scarborough Athletic at Croft Park.

Graham Fenton’s side enjoyed a second win on the bounce on Saturday as two late goals from Alex Nicholson secured a dramatic victory away to Buxton.


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Toby Lees is definitely ruled after suffering a fractured cheekbone last weekend. There’ll be checks over a number of players who featured in Saturday’s match.


Scarborough Athletic, who are a newly promoted side, currently sit in sixth place in the league with eight points, having won two and drawn two of their first five games.

There last match was a 1-1 draw at home to Boston United, with Lewis Maloney getting on the scoresheet for the hosts.


Speaking after Saturday’s win, Fenton said, “Obviously with 10 minutes to go and you’re 1-0 down you’d settle for a point, but I’m delighted with the determination and resilience of the group.”

Looking ahead to Monday he added, “We’ll just have to assess them, there’s a couple of little niggles in there but hopefully we’ll be alright to field a strong 16 whoever is starting and whoever is on the bench.”


Following their 1-1 draw against Boston, manager Johnathan Greening said: “I thought the boys showed real character and real desire and didn’t get bullied. 

We’re down to bare bones really. We’ll have a depleted squad (for Monday), I’ve just said to the boys that they’ve just got to show the character they showed today. I might have to play players out of position but I know for a fact that they’ll give their all on Monday.”


This will be the first meeting between the two sides, as they have never played each other in a competitive match before.

Spartans did however enjoy success the last time they played the original Scarborough FC back in Conference North, running out 1-0 winners on New Years Day 2007.


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Posted by BSAFC Media Team