Preview | Chorley (a) | National League North | 22/23

Blyth Spartans are back in action this Tuesday as they make the trip to Chorley.

Spartans, led by interim coaches Gary Neasham and Ian Aitken, fell to a 2-0 defeat at King’s Lynn on Saturday. 

TICKET INFORMATION

  • Admission Adults £15 | 65+/Adult concessions £12 | 17-20s £7 | 12-16s £5 | u12s FREE
  • Tickets In advance online | at the turnstiles (cash) or club shop (card)
  • Parking FREE in most town centre car parks after 5pm

*Proof of age needed for 65+/12-16s/17-20s tickets

**Adult Concessions (NHS/Police/Fire/Armed Services) & disabled carer tickets are not available online; please call the office on 01257 230007 or email shop@chorleyfc.com with relevant documentation

TEAM NEWS

Danny Barlow remains doubtful through illness, but Matty Cornish is set to return after receiving his international clearance. 

OPPOSITION

Andy Preece’s side are winless after their opening two matches – a 1-0 defeat at Telford and a 1-1 draw at home to Darlington. Chorley did come close to getting all three points against the Quakers after Connor Hall struck on the hour mark, only to be denied as Darlington grabbed an equaliser five minutes from time.

WHAT WE’RE SAYING

Speaking after the match, Neasham said, “First and foremost we’re clearly disappointed. Two very poor goals if I’m honest. I think the other reflection is that we had too many unforced errors, but when we did play, we played very well. 

Then on the prospect of a new manager for Tuesday, “We’ll go through the process, there’s quite a few candidates. Hopefully it’ll happen sooner rather than later. Whether that happens before Chorley, that’s questionable, but if it doesn’t then me and Ian will go again.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Preece told his side’s website, “It’s all positives for me today, obviously the only negative being we didn’t get the three points.

The conditions were difficult, it’ll have taken a lot out of us but it’ll be the same for Blyth. They beat us here last year in what was a tough game, and one they deserved to win. We know we’ll have to play at least as well as we did today to get a result.”

LAST TIME WE MET

Spartans last trip to Victory Park came in March 2019 where a second-half goal from Robbie Dale secured Blyth a surprise win against the play-off chasers.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Join Craig Dobson and Phil Castiaux on Blyth Live from 7:30pm.

Posted by Stephen Burton