Top of the table Blues tackle Blyth

Whitby Town are on the road at Blyth Spartans tonight
Whitby Town are on the road at Blyth Spartans tonight
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Whitby Town take on Blyth Spartans this evening (Tuesday) hoping to cement their position at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.

Darren Williams’ men currently sit in pole position following Saturday’s 4-0 demolition of Stourbridge, and the Blues boss is aiming to build on that positive start.

“There were a lot of positives on Saturday, but we can play better and we’ll be looking to do so at Blyth,” he said.

“We’ve got off to a good start to the season and we need to try and carry that on.”

Town should be at full-strength for their trip north, with no serious injury concerns to worry about.

“Hopefully we’ll have everyone available,” Wiliams added.

“There are a couple of little knocks we need to check on, but I don’t anticipate anyone having to miss out.

“It’s always different playing away from home so we may look at changing a few things, but things went well on Saturday so there isn’t really any need to be altering too much.”

Spartans, who got their season underway with a 1-0 win at Barwell thanks to a late strike from Stephen Turnbull, have bolstered their ranks with a couple of signings ahead of Whitby’s visit.

Former Sunderland academy defender Andrew Cartwright and German goalkeeper Fabian Otte – an ex-Bayer Leverkusen under-23 player – will both be in contention to take on the Blues.

Town are unbeaten in five games against the Spartans, drawing 2-2 in the corresponding fixture at Croft Park last season thanks to a brace from Ste Snaith.

A supporters’ bus will leave the Turnbull Ground for Blyth at 2.30pm today. Contact chairman Graham Manser on 07966 241344 to book a place.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm.