By Luke Duden
Blyth Spartans return to Croft Park for their National League North Fixture against Chester on Saturday 12th March.
The Spartans suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat away to Darlington last time out, and will be hoping to improve from three successive home defeats in the league.
- 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.
There are some injury concerns amongst the squad, as both Michael Liddle and Robbie Dale made early exits against Darlington.
A win would see the Spartans leapfrog 18th placed Chester in the league table. Chester have earned 28 points in 30 games so far this season.
They have only managed one away win so far this season, on their trip to Telford on Boxing Day. The Seals travel to Blyth having won zero points in their last five games.
WHAT WE’RE SAYING
Spealing after the loss to Darlington, Spartans manager Terry Mitchell said: “Without the ball we’re pleased. Obviously, we’ve conceded the one goal, but in general our all-round play out of possession (was good). We knew they were going to be strong in wide areas. We’ve worked on it, we got out wide and defended well. Delighted with that, apart from the goal, obviously.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Chester manager Steve Watson, after his sides loss to Chorley, said: “We have to believe, and I do believe, that we can go to Blyth and win next week. That’s all we can think about now.”
LAST TIME WE MET
In the reverse fixture this season, Chester came out as 5-1 victors. An early J.J. O’Donnell goal was not enough after a second half rout by Chester.
The last time the sides faced at Croft Park ended up in a 2-2 draw in 2019.
Having lost three and drawing one, Blyth have only won one of their last five league fixtures with Chester (losing three), an 8-1 smashing at Croft Park in 2018.
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