Blyth AFC are reportedly in serious danger of going out of existence.

Mark Carruthers for the New Post Leader reports that club owner Barry Elliott believes difficulty in returning to their hometown and a lack of support has made the club unsustainable. The club have been playing their home fixtures at Ashington’s Woodhorn Lane since February, having left their South Newsham ground due to concerns over the quality of their pitch.

Moves to head back to Blyth have been blocked by the local council and despite Elliott claiming he had approached National League North neighbours Blyth Spartans over a groundshare at Croft Park, Spartans have denied that any recent approach has been made.

Elliott said: “We didn’t really realise how little support we had until the first few games of this season. There were 80 supporters at our first home game and just over that at the second one and I put on a free bus to the FA Cup game (at Glasshoughton Welfare) but nobody took me up on the offer.”

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