Preview | Warrington Town (A) | Isuzu FA Trophy | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans turn their attention to the FA Trophy on Saturday as they face an away trip against Warrington in the second round.

The Spartans suffered a 3-1 defeat last time out against Curzon Ashton as JJ Hooper scored a consolation in the 90th minute following a brace from Stefan Mols and a goal from Jimmy Spencer for The Nash.

In the FA Trophy last season, the Spartans reached the third round before suffering a 5-0 defeat away to York City.


You can buy tickets with cash at the gate on the day or online here. There is also a £1 booking fee for online purchases. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £12 online – £15 turnstile price
  • Concessions (over 65 and Students) – £8 online – £10 turnstile price 
  • Juniors – £3


Cedric Main is progressing his fitness in training and could potentially make the matchday squad away in Warrington.


Following a defeat on the road, Graham Fenton said: “It’s pretty much a really disappointing evening.

“It’s hard to sum up really, just nowhere near the levels we need, nowhere near this level of football.

“We had little spells of five/ten minutes here and there, which isn’t good enough. We got beat off a better team today.”

Graham Fenton’s post-match assessment of Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat away to Curzon Ashton


Warrington Town won promotion to the National League North via the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division play-offs and currently sit 11th in the National League North.

The Yellows have lost just one of their last eight and have won both of their last two matches against Gloucester City and Rushall Olympic.


Looking ahead to the FA Trophy fixture against Blyth, defender Tom Hannigan said: “It naturally gives us an incentive to right the wrongs of the league defeat.

“I believe they played us at the right time, as I seem to remember that was when Luke Duffy signed for Macclesfield and Matty McDonald pulled out in the warm-up, so we weren’t accustomed to how we were lining up.

“That’s not to say they’re not a good team. They like to play a passing style of football with good technical players, so it should be a good game.”

Read the full interview here


The sides met back in August on the second match day of the National League North as Blyth were 2-0 victors on their travels to Warrington.

Both JJ Hooper and JJ O’Donnell scored that day as each side were handed red cards with Jack Bodenham and Bohan Dixon received their marching orders respectively.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot