Whitley Bay to play Blyth Spartans in pre-season game

Whitley Bay have added a fixture against Blyth Spartans to their pre-season programme.

The two sides, who met twice in seven days 12 months ago, will play at Croft Park on Saturday, July 5, kick-off 3pm.

Blyth won both friendlies last season – 2-1 at Croft Park and then 3-0 at Hillheads.

The Spartans fixture takes Bay’s pre-season programme to five games.

On Thursday, July 3, Bay travel to Jarrow FC. Then on Saturday, July 12, it is Ryhope CA, away, followed by Chester-le-Street, away, on Wednesday, July 23, and then Blyth Town, away, on Friday, August 1.