Preview | Whitby Town (H) | Pre-Season Friendly | 2023/24

Our final pre-season game before the start of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League North is on Friday night as we host Whitby Town under the lights for a 7:30pm kick-off.

Blyth Spartans won a scrappy six-goal duel on Tuesday night in a 4-2 win against Marske United as Harrison Clark scored his first goal since signing for the Spartans.


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

  • Adults – £8
  • Concessions (over 65) – £4
  • 11-16 Years & Students – £4
  • Under-10s are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.


New signing Harry Arnison could be in contention to make his official debut for the Club having featured and impressed in last Saturday’s draw versus Hartlepool United.


After Tuesday night’s fixture, Graham Fenton said: “It was disappointing, I would say. Don’t get hung up on the results in pre-season, whether they’re positive or negative.

“So obviously the performance on Saturday, even though we didn’t win, it was pleasing and today even though we won it was disappointing. I guess I would describe it as a disjointed performance which is understandable as we have a lot of young players in there, a lot of players filling in different positions that they’re not used to and comfortable with.”

Watch the full interview here


Whitby Town currently plays in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division, where they finished 15th with 52 points last season.

So far in pre-season they lost their opening game 1-0 at home to Beverley Town, but have since won all four of their previous fixtures, including an 8-0 win against Whitby Fisherman’s Society, a 3-2 win against Redcar Athletic, a 2-1 win over South Shields and most recently a 4-0 away win against Bishop Auckland.


The sides’ last meeting was in 2017 in a pre-season friendly at Croft Park, the season after Blyth had just won the Northern Premier League, however, the Blues ran riot in a 3-0 win.

But in the 2016/17 Northern Premier League season the sides met each other in the league, where Blyth won 5-1 at Croft Park in April, but they sadly lost 2-1 on boxing day at the Turnbull Ground.


The catering trialling section situated between the Port of Blyth main stand and the Clubhouse will be in operation once again on Tuesday night.

  • £2.50 for pies
  • £3 for sandwiches
  • £1 for crisps and chocolate
  • £1.50 for tea and coffee


You can follow all of the action on Friday night via our social media platforms.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot