Preview: Blyth Spartans v Moors

We turn our attentions to the Boxing Day action with a comprehensive preview of Moors’ National League North trip to Croft Park.

Blyth Spartans v Spennymoor Town
Monday 26th December 2022, 3pm
National League North
Croft Park

In Opposition
Blyth Spartans have shown flashes of better form in recent weeks and will be hoping to round-off 2022 in positive fashion when they host Moors on Boxing Day.

Graham Fenton’s men enjoyed a fantastic 4-2 FA Trophy triumph over Buxton and followed it up with an encouraging 2-0 win over Curzon Ashton in National League North.

However, they lost 1-0 at Chorley last time out in the league and were soundly beaten by York City in last Tuesday’s Third Round FA Trophy tie against The Minstermen.

They currently lie second bottom in the table ahead of kick-off against Moors but can move back within three points of Jason Ainsley’s side if they were to taste victory on Boxing Day.

One To Watch
Cedric Main swapped South Shields for Blyth Spartans in September when he completed a permanent move to Croft Park.

The front man was actually born in Holland and kicked-off his career with Dutch outfit FC Groningen before a short spell in Spain prior to his move to FC United of Manchester two years ago.

Main has shown a keen eye for goal during his brief time with Spartans, netting all four goals in their 4-2 win over Buxton in the FA Trophy back in November.

Head To Head
Moors have a good recent record against Blyth Spartans having celebrated victory on five of the last eight occasions that the clubs have met.

However, last term’s National League North encounters both went with home advantage.

On The Whistle
John Mulligan will be the man in the middle for our Boxing Day encounter with Blyth Spartans, and he will be assisted by Sam Parnaby and Mark Bell.

Moors fans can buy their tickets in advance by heading to Blyth’s Online Ticket Portal.

However, visiting supporters can also buy on cash turnstiles prior to kick-off at Croft Park.

Click here for full information on tickets for this afternoon’s fixture.

Live Coverage
If you can’t get to Blyth this afternoon, then make sure to join us for full live and uninterrupted commentary from Croft Park on Durham OnAir and you won’t miss a kick!

We’ll be live from 2.50pm tonight with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.

Blyth have been installed as slight favourites for three points at odds of 6/4, while Moors are available at 29/20 and you can back the game ending in a draw at a price of 85/40.

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