Southport H | The biggest game in over 40 years for Spartans

Saturday is a massive day in the history of Blyth Spartans – for the first time the club has the chance to reach the play-offs of the National League North, and potentially reach the National League.

This is the biggest game for Blyth in over 40 years.

The support for the team has been fantastic this season – and those who travelled to FC United of Manchester on Easter Monday are a credit to themselves and a credit to this club.

It is the fans that are the lifeblood of this club, and there is no better place to watch football at Croft Park when the stands are packed to the rafters, something I would love to see this Saturday when we host Southport.

Contrary to popular belief, myself and the executive committee are eager for this club to progress up the pyramid, and promotion through the play-offs would be the ideal situation for us to end this wonderful season.

We need your support this weekend more than ever – a huge crowd will help the team sent out by Alun Armstrong to continue their unrivalled form, and they deserve as many people through the gate as possible on this six-match winning run and nine-game unbeaten streak.

Can we approach the 3,644 that attended the Birmingham City FA Cup game? Perhaps that’s a pipe dream but we appreciate every supporter who comes through those turnstiles and supports the side.

Look forward to seeing as many of you at Croft Park on Saturday as possible and thank you once again for your support this season.

Tony Platten

Posted by Stuart Dick