Match Preview | Blyth Spartans (H) | Northumberland Senior Cup

The opposition: Blyth Spartans

Nickname: The Spartans

Founded: 1899

Ground: Croft Park

Capacity: 4435

Daren Persson Stadium to Croft Park: 9 mile

Twitter: @Blyth_Spartans

Third time lucky? Tomorrow night see’s the Robins change their attention away from the league to Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup as they take on Blyth Spartans at the Daren Persson Stadium.

Under the helm of no other than one of Robins fans favorites Graham Fenton, who guided the Robins to Senior Cup Success back in 2016, defeating Blyth Spartans 3-2 at St James Park.

The Spartans enter the competition at this stage as the current holder’s of the trophy. An away fixture in the semi-finals against Heaton Stannington await the winner.

Both teams come into the contest having hit similar good runs of form of late, both teams only tasting defeat once throughout the course of February, our visitors winning their lasts three games 1-0.

We hope you can join us to cheers on the lads and book ourselves into the semifinals, if not you can follow our updates on twitter @NorthShieldsFC

How to find us

By Car

The postcode of the stadium is NE29 0SS. Some limited parking spaces can be found at the stadium and there is plenty and free street parking on West Percy Road adjacent to the stadium.

By the Tyne & Wear Metro

Tyneside is well served by a light rail system known as the Tyne & Wear Metro. North Shields is easily accessible from Newcastle City Centre from Monument station where trains to the Coast go via North Shields. The Daren Persson Stadium is served by two stops, Meadow Well (5 minutes’ walk) or North Shields (10 minutes’ walk).

By Bus

The 306 & 310 bus service from Newcastle City Centre (Haymarket Bus Station) to Tynemouth runs within close proximity to the stadium. The stadium is located off Waterville Road (East).

Car Parking:

We have a car park in front of the ground to accommodate Players and Officials, parking for spectators is on the streets surrounding the ground.


  • Adults £9
  • Concessions (Senior Citizens) £6
  • Children (Under 16’s) £3

Season Tickets are NOT valid for this gameAll payable at the turnstiles except where games are deemed all-ticket. Please note our turnstile is cash only.