Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Blyth Have Much Work to Do; FA CUP

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Blyth Have Much Work to Do; FA CUP

Article excerpt

BLYTH Spartans manager Tommy Cassidy admits his injury-hit side will go into tonight's FA Cup second qualifying round replay with Workington as underdogs.

Rob Dale, Sam Hodgson and Jordan Mellish are all out, meaning the number of available players is being stretched to its limits.

Mellish was the latest addition to the growing list after he suffered a facial injury in the early moments against Workington on Saturday.

Cassidy said: "We have a few injuries at the moment.

"Going to Workington is hard enough without these problems, but it's going to be a very different game and a massive ask for us.

"We lost a lot of players in the summer, it's been hard to replace them and I have to stick to the budget."

However, Blyth can take heart from a courageous performance on Saturday, when Tom Berj's equaliser in stoppage time cancelled out Will Vaulks' early deflected strike and capped a stirring second-half display.

Cassidy also knows a thing or two about life at Borough Park, where he managed Workington between 2001 and 2007. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.