Match Previews

Match Preview: Blyth AFC vs West Auckland Town

By Andrew McDonnell

Blyth AFC will be looking to continue their fine start to the season as they play host to West Auckland Town at Woodhorn Lane.

The Braves come into the game off the back of their first ever Emirates FA Cup victory, while West beat Washington 4-0 in the same competition.

Jon McDonald and Ian Skinner will both know how tough the test will be, but it will give the team an indication as to where they are after tonight.

This is the first time in history that the two sides have faced off and it’s sure to be an entertaining match.

Northern League Division One

Venue: Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FW

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kick-Off: 7:45pm

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The Opposition

West Auckland are tipped as one of the hot favourites for the Northern League Division One title this season.

Manager Gary Forrest has brought in real quality this summer, like defender Tom Price and former Whitby Town captain, Steven Snaith.

Last seasons Division One top-scorer Nathan Fisher is with West for another season and will be one of the major threats in the game.

The Manager’s Views

Joint-Manager Jon McDonald said: “Tonight will be a great test for us. West Auckland have a strong squad and we’re all looking forward to the challenge. 

“We’ve started well, winning our first three games. We have prepared well and will be doing everything we can to get a positive result and continue our good start to the campaign.”

Admission Information

Admission for the game is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions and kids get in free with a paying adult. Programme’s are £1.50.