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Defensive crisis deepens for Spartans

Alun Armstrong was left ruing “the worst injury list” he’s ever seen after Aaron Cunningham suffered an ankle injury in Saturday 3-1 defeat at Alfreton Town. The Hartlepool United loanee – who has impressed during his three game in the side – was forced off with the score at 1-1 early in the second half, forcing a re-jig of the side. “It’s looks like he’s rolled his ankle,” suggested Armstrong…

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Armstrong: “I’m down to the bare bones”

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong is baffled by the ‘longest injury list he’s ever see after Spartans lost a fourth centre-half of the season in side’s 3-1 defeat to Alfreton Town. Hartlepool United loanee Aaron Cunningham – who put in a man of the match performance on Wednesday evening at Darlington – suffered an ankle injury early in the second half with Spartans level with The Reds adding to a…

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Peter Jameson: “We can’t keep making mistakes”

Peter Jameson admitted Blyth Spartans cannot keep making mistakes or they will get punished following a 3-1 defeat at Alfreton Town. Two goals in as many second-half minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt quickly put the game out of reach for Alun Armstrong’s men, who had gone into half-time level after Robbie Dale equalised from the penalty spot to cancel out Denton’s earlier opener. Moments before Denton struck to…

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Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Match Preview | Alfreton Town (A)

By Ryan Burr This Weekend Spartans travel south once more; this time making the considerably further trip to the East Midlands to face Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong and his men will be hoping to continue their decent form as of late against an Alfreton side, who like Blyth, have also enjoyed a mixed start to the season- also sitting on four points from the opening four games. Given the varied…

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Aaron Cunningham: “We deserved our point given how hard we worked”

Aaron Cunningham is settling in well at Blyth Spartans and believes they deserved their point against Darlington based on how hard they worked. Cunningham, on loan from Hartlepool United until January, played his second consecutive 90 minutes in which the Quakers had two goals disallowed, hit the woodwork twice and directed a few chances inches past the post. However, after being under the cosh for virtually the full second-half, Cunningham…

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Armstrong: “Last year we’d have lost this game”

Alun Armstrong praised his side’s work ethic and commitment after a ‘backs to the wall’ second half against Darlington FC in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. Spartans took the lead through a Dan Maguire strike after five minutes, before Reece Styche equalised three minutes before the break. A second have deluge on the Spartans’ goal came to nothing – with Armstrong’s side coming away with a point. “A well…

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Match Report | Spartans throw bodies on line to earn a point at Darlington

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday, August 15 2018 Darlington 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans drew for only the third time this year – throwing their bodies on the line to deny Darlington a second-half winner and earn a point their commitment merited. There was perhaps an element of luck to Alun Armstrong’s side dogged performance as the…

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Arrival | Spartans sign forward Andrei-Vasile Ardelean

After a trial with the club, forward Andrei-Vasile Ardelean has joined Blyth Spartans from Team Northumbria. The young forward has impressed Spartans’ boss Alun Armstrong in training, earning a deal with the National League North club. Andrei is available for selection for tonight’s match away at Darlington.

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Match Preview | Darlington (A)

The Midweek fixture this week sees Alun Armstrong and the lads travel away to Blackwell Meadows to face fellow North Easterners Darlington. Darlington, who Like Blyth achieved their first win of the season last week- against Brackley Town, will be hoping to improve upon their relatively disappointing finish of 12th place last season. Spartans however, buoyed by their fantastic result this weekend, will travel away hoping to continue their goal…

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