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

By Ben Lightfoot

Blyth Spartans travel to the Flamingo Land Stadium as they face Scarborough Athletic in the National League North on Tuesday night.

The Spartans were unfortunate not to come away with three points on Saturday after their 0-0 draw with third-placed Kings Lynn Town.


All ticket information for Saturday’s fixture can be viewed here

Away supporters have been allocated the Section E standing terrace and a block of seats in Section F.


Troy Chiabi is in line for his Blyth debut after signing earlier this week. Spartans still have plenty of injury concerns with the likes of Nathan Buddle, Lewis McNall, Alex Nicholson and Michael Liddle all out injured.


The Seadogs, promoted to the National League North last season, are currently sixth in the league and are pushing for the playoffs at the end of the season.

Scarborough suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Hereford last time out as Orrin Pendley and Miles Storey scored at Edgar Street.


Following Saturday’s draw against Kings Lynn, Graham Fenton said: “Generally good, generally pleasing a lot of aspects of our performance today, you know commitment, endeavour, really improved on defending the box compared to the Spennymoor game, had lots and lots of really good counter-attacking opportunities to make something better which we didn’t do. 

“I think we had four cleared off the line, so obviously give them credit for defending really well and obviously, you’re playing against a team who’ve done well in the FA Cup, so they’re obviously doing well in the league and the cup for a reason because they’ve got good players and we’ve limited them to very little today which was pleasing.”


After a defeat at Hereford, National League North manager of the month for December, Jonathan Greening said: “Poor performance probably by most of the players, I think we were outplayed, outfought and it’s a real bad day in the office, it’s not like us at all, you know we’re usually on it.

“I think today Hereford wanted it more than us which is not acceptable, I’ve just said that to the players in there, I think it was a disappointing performance, especially in the first half, tried to rally them up at halftime and then we conceded a goal 10 seconds into the second half which absolutely killed us.”


The sides met back in August in a game that Scarborough won in the final stages after a Lewis Maloney penalty in the 88th minute allowed the Seadogs to take away all three points.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot