Keeping with the rather tedious FA Cup theme (I’ve written a book you know!), Blyth Spartans are a famous team from the competition’s history, and even reached the fourth round this season.
A two night run in Blyth earlier this month meant I was able to take in Croft Park and I hit lucky in that the club seemed to be open during the day.
That meant a quick peak inside and it’s a wonderfully loveable ground. Decked out in the club colours of green, it’s a very decent sized stadium with four covered stands. Three terraces with the Port of Blyth an all-seater affair.
Overall I was impressed. I’m not too sure how much will be visible if the ground is locked – I suspect it all depends which side you visit from – but on a random Tuesday afternoon it provided excellent value. Thumbs up.
Woodhorn Lane Update
A hugely exciting week for Blyth’s Northumberland rivals. First up was the installation of what is presumably a lift shaft, although it seems odd that that’s the first thing to go in. But hey, I’ve never built a football stadium. The following day saw the beginning of the steelwork going up and it’s safe to say it’s looking pretty good all of a sudden!
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