Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Darlington

 

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE

Date: Saturday 28th October

Kick Off: 3pm

 

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ADMISSION

Adults – £12

Concessions – £6

 

TEAM NEWS

Blyth Spartans host Darlington in what is an eagerly anticipated North East clash in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday.

The Spartans will want to bounce back to winning ways after coming away from Brackley empty-handed last Saturday. Dan Maguire had fired Blyth into a first half lead, however, Brackley hit back with three goals of their own to run out 3-1 victors.

Darlington picked up 3 points as they dispatched Bradford Park Avenue 2-1. An own goal and Josh Gillies but the Quakers into a commanding two goal lead and it wasn’t until stoppage time that Bradford got on to the score sheet.

 

RECENT FORM (League games)

Blyth Spartans – LLWWL

Darlington – DLDLW

 

IN THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT

Tommy Wright – As a player, Wright came through the youth ranks at Leicester City before moving onto Barnsley and Aberdeen. Recently appointed as manager at Darlington following his decision to leave Nuneaton Town where he had been in charge since October 2016.

 

DANGER MAN

Josh Gillies – The former Spartan player is the current leading scorer for the Quakers with 5 goals from 15 appearances this season. After leaving Blyth, Gillies played for Whitley Bay, Gateshead and Carlisle before joining Darlington in July 2016.

 

LAST TIME WE MET

Monday 28th December 2015 – Blyth Spartans 0 – 1 Darlington 1883 – Evo-Stik Northern Premier League

 

HEAD TO HEAD (as current club).

Played: 6

Won: 1

Drew: 1

Lost: 4

Scored: 6

Conceded: 10

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