With a new football season just around the corner, it means a new wave of optimism. While for Newcastle Blue Star that optimism has only increased after an impressive set of showings during the summer friendlies.
Friendlies that have been overseen by the club’s new management team and with the next chapter of Blue Star’s history now being penned by Brian Smith and his duo of trusted cohorts, supporters will be hoping that this chapter contains promotion at the end of it.
While although results did not always go Blue Star’s way during pre-season, the performances were rarely with fault and from those showings alone, excitement has been cultivated within the club’s fanbase.
Excitement that will certainly carry over to this weekend, as we entertain Percy Main at Scotswood and with manager Brian Smith recently suggesting that Saturday’s visitors are going to be in the title mix, it certainly makes for an interesting afternoon in NE15.
One that although will go no way to defining who will be champions at the end of the season, is also one that would allow either team to make a true statement. A statement that comes in the shape of potential maximum points.
If they can be earned for either outfit, then the perfect start to the campaign is subsequently underway and with momentum being so important at any level of the league pyramid, that is what both Blue Star and Percy Main will look to possess by the end of Saturday’s encounter.
With the first team squad being put through their paces last weekend at Dunston UTS, the 3-0 reverse certainly offered a considerable test and one that even in defeat, will have set the players in good stead for their upcoming challenge.
One that should see an entertaining clash between the two and although Blue Star ran out 4-0 home winners last season, it would be unfair to suggest the same foregone conclusion will unfold in just a few days.
A big welcome to Percy Main and their supporters on Saturday. A bigger welcome to those lending their support to the hosts. Make sure to lend your voice, as the first team look to get their promotion bid underway in ideal fashion.