Preview: Moors v Blyth Spartans

We turn our attentions to the weekend’s action with a full and in-depth preview of Blyth Spartans’ National League North visit to The Brewery Field.

Spennymoor Town v Blyth Spartans
National League North
Saturday 17th February 2024, 3pm
The Brewery Field

The Opposition
Blyth Spartans will arrive at The Brewery Field in good heart this weekend off the back of a creditable 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United last time out after Will McGowan’s dramatic late leveller.

Jon Shaw is the new permanent boss at Croft Park after stepping up from assistant following Graham Fenton’s departure and he has drafted in former Moors manager Lewis Dickman as his number two.

Spartans hit top form during Christmas and into New Year when they took 12 points from a possible 15 to make big strides up the National League North table.

Results have been a little trickier to come by in more recent times though and the Northumberland outfit have lost three of their last four, including a shock 5-2 defeat at play-off chasing Hereford.

Previous Meeting
Blyth Spartans enjoyed a 2-0 triumph when the sides met at Croft Park at the end of August as goals from Nicky Deverdics and Will McGowan ensured the three points stayed in Northumberland.

Team News
New signing Matty Dolan will come into contention for a Moors debut after the midfielder completed a permanent move to The Brewery Field on Thursday following his departure from Hartlepool United.

Front man Glen Taylor remains sidelined though as he continues his recuperation from a knee injury.

Match Officials
Jonathan Maskrey will take charge of Saturday’s game against Blyth Spartans at The Brewery Field, and he will be assisted by Waqar Ahmad and Karl Parker.

Saturday’s game is segregated but both home and away supporters are encourage to buy tickets online in advance to save time on queuing on matchdays.

Blyth fans can buy from general sale online but make sure to enter via Gates 1 and 2 on the Tees Crescent side of The Brewery Field.

Click here for full ticket information.

Live Commentary
Don’t worry if you can’t make it along to The Brewery Field on Saturday – because we’ve got you covered with full live commentary of the game on Durham OnAir.

Mark Simpson will be live behind the mic from 2.50pm to guide you through the afternoon’s action so make sure you join him to keep right up to date with the latest.

Betting Odds
The bookies are struggling to split the two sides ahead of Saturday’s game with both Moors and Blyth Spartans rated a 21/10 shot for three points, while a draw is priced up at odds of 5/2.

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