Preview | Scarborough Athletic (H) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans are set to host Scarborough Athletic at Croft Park under the lights on Tuesday night in the National League North.

During their longest away trip of the season, Jon Shaw’s men picked up all three points on the road as JJ Hooper’s 72nd-minute strike allowed the Spartans to beat Gloucester City 1-0.


You can buy tickets with cash or card at the gate on the day or online here. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £15 standing
  • Concessions (over 65) – £9
  • 11-16 Years & Students – £6
  • Under-10s are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

To be seated in the Port of Blyth main stand, an extra £2 cost will be incurred for each category. 

There will be no segregation at Croft Park for visiting fans.


Harry Arnison, Alex Mitchell, Joe Oliver and JJ O’Donnell remain out of action due to injury; Arnison however is edging closer to a return increasing his activity in training and one-to-one sessions.


After their victory against Gloucester, Jon Shaw said: “They worked so hard for it [the win], that’s what I’m happy for more than anything.

“The fans have come down again and shouted and screamed from behind the goal, but I’m so happy for the players, genuinely I am.

“We’ve talked about discipline now, we’re talking about patience without the ball and then the quality we have with the ball and if we can get that balance right, we’re a match for anybody.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Gloucester City


The Seadogs currently sit third in the National League North, having won 15 of their 29 National League North matches; they sit seven points and eight places above Blyth.

Scarborough have lost just one of their last nine league fixtures, most recently they were held to a 1-1 draw with Peterborough Sports


Following a draw with Peterborough Sports, Jonathan Greening said: “I’m disappointed with the result, obviously we wanted to win the game, especially being at home. But I think we probably didn’t deserve to win the game if I’m being brutally truthful.

“The first half was a bit scrappy, obviously the wind played a massive factor, but I thought we started the game okay and got into some good areas and probably the final ball, final pass, final cross, final shot let us down a little bit.”

Jonathan Greening’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Peterborough Sports


At the Flamingo Land Stadium in August, the Seadogs managed a 1-0 victory through Harry Green’s 93rd-minute winner. 

Last time at Croft Park, Blyth suffered the same fate as a late winner provided Scarborough the victory through Lewis Maloney as his penalty put the Seadogs 2-1 up.


You can follow all of the action on Tuesday night via our social media platforms and BlythLive on Mixlr from 7:30pm.

There will also be live coverage on National League TV. You can purchase a match pass here.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot