Preview: Warrington Town vs Blyth Spartans

It promises to be a historic day for Warrington Town on Saturday as Blyth Spartans visit the town for the club’s first-ever home game in the National League North.

The UNIS Compliance Stadium will play host to two teams who enjoyed memorable wins on the opening weekend of the season – the Yellows running out impressive 4-0 winners away at Southport and Blyth beating Gloucester City 4-2.

Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.

Team news

Photo credit: Sean Walsh

Jordan Buckley will be assessed after suffering an ankle injury late on during last weekend’s win at Haig Avenue.

Captain Josh Amis (knee) and midfielder Jay Harris (groin) remain sidelined, but recent recruit Aaron Bennett is in contention to make his Yellows debut after joining the club last week.

Mark Beesley preview

Manager Mark Beesley has urged casual supporters in the town to come along to the UNIS Compliance Stadium and help make Saturday an unforgettable experience for everyone associated with the club.

The Yellows haven’t tasted competitive football on home soil since beating Bamber Bridge 1-0 in the Northern Premier League play-off final at the beginning of May.

“For me, there should be loads of supporters there giving the players a rousing ovation for the first home game after promotion,” he told the Warrington Guardian.

“It will be good to see a full ground as best we can. We’ve got unbelievably talented footballers at this club – in my opinion, it’s the best there’s ever been here given the level we’re at. Come and join us – come and watch them.

“It’s not going to be perfect every week and there’s going to be bumps in the road, but come and enjoy it with us.”

Mitch Duggan preview

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Defender Mitch Duggan admits morale is through the roof after last week’s impressive opening-day win.

Making their National League North debut, the Yellows swept aside mainstays of the division in their own back yard to finish the weekend top of the table.

Reflecting on that triumph, he said: “It was nice to start with the result that we did, and a clean sheet is a nice bonus, especially with the type of threat Southport posed from long throw-ins and direct play.

“The win on Saturday will show the lads that we can compete at this level, so hopefully it’s given everyone a boost of confidence.

“The two back-to-back home games will be good tests against two strong sides, so we’ll need to be ready and hopefully follow up Saturday’s result, hopefully with a good crowd at both games as well.”

Read the full interview!

Match information

Saturday’s National League North fixture at Cantilever Park kicks off at 3pm. Match tickets, available to buy online or at the turnstiles, are priced as follows:

Online ticket prices – 

  • Adults: £12
  • Concessions: £8
  • Under 16s: £3

*There is a £1 booking fee per transaction.

Turnstile admission prices –

  • Adults: £15
  • Concessions: £10
  • Under 16s: £3

For supporters who cannot attend, live audio coverage will be available via the Yellows Mixlr channel

Buy your tickets for Saturday’s game against Blyth Spartans!

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