Town and Spartans prepare to battle to represent Blyth in Senior Cup final

Blyth Town FC manager Mick Connor. Picture by Bob Smith
Blyth Town FC manager Mick Connor. Picture by Bob Smith

Blyth Town entertain local rivals Blyth Spartans in the semi-final of the Northumberland FA Senior Cup on Wednesday, February 22.

The Northern League division two side will be looking to cause an upset against the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League leaders.

The game takes place at Town’s South Newsham ground, kick-off 7.30pm.

The winner will take on holders North Shields in the final at St James’ Park after they beat Newcastle United U23s 10-9 on penalties last week.

Blyth Town manager Mick Connor said: “This derby match is a big deal for Blyth – two teams in two very different leagues battling it out to make it to the final.

“Spartans were the first team I ever went to watch with my dad and we respect them a lot as a club, and being at the top of their game three leagues above us will prove to be a tough match for us.

“However, we have a strong team with a hell of a lot of determination and fight in us, so it will promise to be gripping to say the least.

“Even to be at this stage of the competition is a fantastic achievement for us and we wish Spartans all the very best for the rest of the season.”

Blyth Town currently sit sixth in their first season in the Northern League.

The gates for the game open at 4.45pm.

Pre-tickets are available by contacting info@blythtownfirstteam.co.uk or pay at the gate – adults £6, concession £3.

A fully licensed bar and food is available at the grounds.