Preview: Blyth Spartans v Moors

We turn our attentions to Bank Holiday Monday with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North visit to Croft Park.

Blyth Spartans v Spennymoor Town
National League North
Monday 28th August 2023, 3pm
Croft Park

The Opposition
Blyth Spartans have enjoyed a strong start to the new National League North campaign, tasting victory in three of their five outings so far.

After finishing perilously close to the bottom four last term, Graham Fenton has got his side playing some attractive football and getting results in the opening month of 2023/24.

A stunning 4-2 win over Gloucester City on the opening day was followed up by an impressive 2-0 success at newly promoted Warrington Town, while Hereford were also put to the sword at Croft Park last weekend.

A 3-0 reverse at Buxton on Saturday was a setback and now Fenton’s men will be keen to deliver a swift response when they welcome Moors to Northumberland on Bank Holiday Monday.

Previous Meeting
Moors did the double over Blyth Spartans in National League North last term, running out 3-1 winners on their last trip to Croft Park back on Boxing Day thanks to goals from Glen Taylor and Rob Ramshaw (2).

Ramshaw was also on target in the return fixture at The Brewery Field on New Year’s Day, with Reece Kendall scoring the other as Moors recovered from a goal down to win 2-1.

Team News
Jamie Chandler will hope to be able to call upon Michael Ledger for Monday’s game. The defender wasn’t risked during the victory over Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday as he recovers from a hamstring strain.

Match Officials
Helen Conley will be in the middle for Monday’s encounter at Croft Park, and she will be assisted by Stephen Beresford and Sam Bragg.

Moors fans can buy their tickets in advance online from Blyth Spartans Online Tickets Portal or pay by cash on the Croft Park turnstiles prior to kick-off on the day of the game.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Streaming
Monday’s game is being live streamed on National League TV meaning supporters all over the world can enjoy full coverage of the game by signing-up.

Click here now for all the information you need on accessing the live broadcast to watch Moors in action against Blyth Spartans.

Live Commentary
Fans can also enjoy full live commentary of Monday’s game at Blyth Spartans as we continue our coverage of every National League North game on Durham OnAir.

Mark Simpson will be live from Croft Park from 2.50pm to set the scene and run you through the breaking team news before describing all the action as it unfolds.

Click here for more information on accessing the live commentary.

Betting Odds
Blyth Spartans have been installed as marginal favourites for three points on Monday at odds of 11/8, while Moors aren’t far behind at 13/8 and the draw is priced up at 23/10.

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