BLYTH Spartans will travel to York City having scored in all but one of their last 28 away games.

Aside from this season’s opening-day 2-0 defeat at Alfreton, Blyth have netted on the road in every other match since a 0-0 Evo-Stik Northern League premier division draw at Matlock back in October 2016.

This term, meanwhile, Alun Armstrong’s men have rattled in 25 away goals in National League North – at an average of just under three a match.

Only third-placed Harrogate Town, with 27, can better that tally although, with 20 having also been shipped by Spartans outside of their Croft Park base, their away games have witnessed more goals than those of any other club in the division.

Former Halifax striker Daniel Maguire is Blyth’s leading marksman on 13 goals in 20 matches, although he has not been on the scoresheet during the last eight contests – four of which he has missed due to a niggling injury problem.

In fact, Maguire has not completed a full 90 minutes since the first Saturday in October and his fitness struggles seem to have led to a less gung-ho approach by the north-east side in recent times.

Blyth are still yet to draw a game during 2017/18, winning 14 and losing nine of their fixtures in all competitions but, in their last five home and away games, which have resulted in four victories, only seven goals have been scored and two conceded.

Three clean sheets have been kept during that period, in which the only loss was a competitive 1-0 reverse to runaway leaders Salford City.

Promoted as Evo-Stik Norther League champions last term, Blyth currently lie fourth, but are five points off the top-three pace.

Armstrong will be hoping former Accrington Stanley left-back Michael Liddle is available again after missing Tuesday night’s 1-0 FA Trophy triumph over Telford.

But midfielder Jordan Watson has been out since August with a knee injury and defender Chris Bell has not featured all season.