Preview | Brackley Town (h) | National League North | 22/23

Blyth Spartans return to Croft Park as they host Brackley Town in the National League North.

The Spartans secured their third win in four games after Will McGowan scored his first two goals for the club in a 2-0 win away to Curzon Ashton.


  • Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online system.
  • If you do not have online access, you can purchase your ticket by ringing the club office on 01670 352373 and paying with a debit or credit card. Your ticket can then be collected from the social club on match day.
  • We will operate a cash turnstile. However, we strongly encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance.
  • Tickets purchased in advance must be printed or stored on your phone. Without proof of ticket, you will not be permitted into Croft Park.
  • Advanced tickets can be bought up until 2pm on a matchday.
  • Should you wish to sit in the Port of Blyth Stand, you should purchase in advance.


Nathan Buddle, Lewis McNall and Josh Gillies are all missing and while Michael Liddle is getting closer to a return, Saturday’s match may be too soon.


The Saints currently sit top of the league on 39 points, two points ahead of second place Kings Lynn Town.

Brackley lost their last match as they suffered a 1-0 defeat in the Isuzu FA Trophy away at Braintree Town.


Following a second win on the bounce, Graham Fenton said: “It’s a funny old game, I guess thats what I can say, we’ve been much better in lots of games this season and got beat, today we wern’t at our best in possession.

“I thought we were very good out of possession at times and produced two moments of quality to win the game.  We defended our box exceptionally well, and like I say, they were probably the better team in between the two boxes and vice-versa we were the better team in the boxes.”


After their elimination to Braintree in the FA Trophy, Roger Johnson said: “​It was important to give the lads who haven’t been playing some minutes and it was important to rest some players.

“Everyone put a shift in, I can’t fault the effort and there were some good performances. I thought we deserved to go to penalties but we lacked a bit of cutting edge.”


Blyth experienced joy last time out against Brackley as they managed a 1-0 win at St James Park Brackley thanks to a second-half winner by JJ O’Donnell.

Earlier at the start of the season in September the sides faced one-another at Croft Park in a 0-0 draw.


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Posted by Ben Lightfoot