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Match Preview: Brackley Town vs Blyth Spartans

Blyth Spartans in their recent 1-1 draw against Kidderminster Harriers at Croft Park

Blyth Spartans visit promotion chasing Brackley Town looking to take a step closer to survival in the National League North.

Blyth head into the game currently sat in 19th, four points above the drop zone. If Blyth manage to win three points and fellow struggles Guiseley lose, Blyth will survive for another season.

The Spartans may be fighting for their own survival, but also they may possibly be looking to hand there North East counterparts, Gateshead, a favour. As Brackley Town are currently sat two points behind league leaders Gateshead with three games remaining.

Recent Form

Brackley enter the game in not what you would say was title winning form, with them only having won 8 points out of a possible 15.

However they are in slightly better form than Blyth who have managed 6 points in the same amount of games.


The two sides last met back in September, with no goals able to separate to the two sides.

However Brackley will be confident of securing a result as they are unbeaten in there last six games against Blyth, scoring 17 goals.

Team News

Blyth striker Dan Maguire is a doubt after hobbling off with an injury, last Saturday against Kidderminster.

Kevin Wilkin, Brackley Town manager, will hope to have players available again after taking a severely depleted squad to Darlington last weekend.

Match Information

Brackley Town vs Blyth Spartans, 30th April, 3:00 kick off at St James Park