Preview | Scunthorpe United (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans are set for their final away game of the season as they travel to Glanford Park as they face Scunthorpe United

The Spartans suffered a 2-1 defeat to Rushall Olympic last Saturday as they now sit level on points with Farsley Celtic, who occupy the final relegation place in the National League North.


You can buy tickets online here. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £18
  • 65 plus, Students and 18-21s – £14
  • Under 18s – £8
  • Under-12s free


Jordan Cook will be unavailable for Saturday’s encounter against The Iron alongside Will McGowan who is suspended following two yellow cards and being shown his marching orders last weekend against Rushall Olympic.

Jordan Hickey will be available for the trip to North Lincolnshire.


After a 2-1 defeat at home to Rushall Olympic, Jon Shaw said: “It’s a quiet changing room, a tough one to take.

“I feel a bit like a stuck record. We came out quite bright, spent a lot of time in their half and then the work that you do through the week becomes undone by a bit of sloppiness.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Rushall Olympic


The Iron sit second in the National League North having secured a place in the playoff places as Tamworth were crowned National League North champions.

Scunthorpe defeated Hereford 4-1 last time out as Cal Roberts, Maxim Kouogun, Liam McAlinden and Alfie Beestin all scored for the Iron on Saturday.


Following a sublime second half in a 4-1 win against Hereford, Jimmy Dean said: “It felt good in the second half. A fantastic performance from the lads and the substitutes impacted, It went really well.

“The reaction from them in the second half was fantastic, and the halftime team talk went really well and we have to acknowledge the first half was miles from where we want it to be.”

Jimmy Dean’s post-match assessment of Saturday’s 4-1 win against Hereford


The sides met for the first time in February at Croft Park where it finished 1-1 as Billy Gordon nicked the Spartans a point with a 95th minute equaliser.


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

Posted by Ben Lightfoot