Blyth AFC on verge of closure

Football report
Football report

Ebac Northern League Division One club Blyth AFC could be just days away from folding.

Club owner Barry Elliott has blamed a lack of support, a struggle to make the club sustainable and problems finding a home ground as the key reasons behind his decision to consider the club’s future.

The Braves are currently in the top four of the Division One table after an impressive summer of recruitment, including the signings of former FA Vase winners Curtis Coppen and Adam Forster.

They have won all four of their league games so far and are set to travel to Knaresborough Town in the Preliminary Round on Saturday with just under £3,000 up for grabs for the winners of the tie.

That tie will go ahead but Elliott revealed that no timeframe has been placed on a date of closure but did say that it could come as soon as early as next week.