Glasshoughton face one of the tougher games in the FA Cup this weekend going up against Blyth AFC. They play in the Northern League first division after being promoted from the second division last season, writes Mitchell Radford.
The Northern League is renowned for having strong sides so Glasshoughton will have to be at their best if they want to progress to the next round! Blyth have won their opening two games since being promoted, those coming against Seaham Red Star and Ashington 2-1 and 4-3 respectively.
Glasshoughton had a mixed bag of results, firstly losing to East Yorkshire Carnegie 4-1, then playing the same team a few days later winning 3-2. As expected Glasshoughton joint Manager Lee Vigars says the club ‘can’t wait’ “ everyone connected with the club – players, management, committee and our supporters cannot wait for this Saturday’s FA Cup tie against AFC Blyth.
“It’s been a fair few years since Glassy qualified for the competition so we will all enjoy the occasion and hopefully come 5pm we’ll be in the draw for the next round. From experience, teams from the North East are always hard to play against as more often than not they pose a real physical test along with being technically sound.
“We’re under no illusions just how difficult this game will be and will have to be at the very top of our game to compete. Our visitors won promotion from the Northern League second division last year and have started their first ever season in the top flight with two wins from their opening two games so travel down to Castleford full of confidence.
“We’ll need to show the quality and fighting spirit that brought us the win against EYC on Tuesday night and who knows what could happen.”