FA Trophy | Spartans host Boreham Wood

17th December 2018

Blyth Spartans will host National League side Boreham Wood in the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.  Following goals from Michael Liddle, Dan Maguire and Jamie Holmes on Saturday, Alun Armstrong’s men saw off Evo-Stik Premier team Lancaster City in the previous round to set up a tie with The Wood in the last 32. This followed after Spartans beat Marske United 4-1 in the fourth round qualifying, which…


Alun Armstrong: Hopefully we’ll bring the fans back

25th November 2018

  By Liam O’Brien Alun Armstrong has challenged his Blyth Spartans players to maintain their winning mentality – and hopes the club’s three consecutive wins will entice fans back through the gates at Croft Park. Dan Maguire’s hat-trick and a record-breaking 198 goal from Robbie Dale – making him Blyth’s all-time second highest goal scorer – saw Spartans record a 4-1 victory against Marske United on Saturday. Blyth’s progression into…


Alun Armstrong: Southport game could have gone either way

27th October 2018

Alun Armstrong admitted Blyth Spartans’ huge win at Southport could have gone either way – believing it was a low-quality affair. Robbie Dale’s in-swinging corner on 52 minutes caught keeper Dan Hanford off guard in what proved to be the winner at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Prior to kick-off, just three points separated the pair in the bottom four of the table but Dale’s only goal of the afternoon lifted…


REPORT: Robbie Dale’s corner earns Blyth win at Southport

27th October 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Saturday, October 27, 2018 Southport 0-1 Blyth Spartans   Robbie Dale’s goal from a CORNER earned Blyth Spartans a massive victory at bottom-of-the-table Southport.  Just three points separated Alun Armstrong’s men to their hosts prior to kick-off, however Dale’s magical piece of intelligence on 52 minutes proved the crucial difference. Spartans, in the…


Blyth Spartans clubhouse hosting amazing “Don Patricio” film on Friday – October 19

16th October 2018

Blyth Spartans is proud to be opening its clubhouse doors on Friday evening (October 19) in honour of Patrick O’Connell – the man who saved Barcelona. For one night only in Blyth, the film “Don Patricio” will be streamed at Croft Park – and it’s something you simply can’t afford to miss. Born in Ireland in 1887, O’Connell began his footballing career at Sheffield Wednesday before a spell at Hull City opened…


Jarrett Rivers: Togetherness key in Altrincham victory

2nd September 2018

Match-winner Jarrett Rivers hailed the togetherness of the Blyth Spartans squad after securing their second victory of the season against Altrincham. Rivers’ first goal of the campaign could not have arrived at a better time as he fired Spartans into a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. It was all-square at the break when Sean Reid put Alun Armstrong’s men in front, though it took the visitors just…


Jordan Watson on loan spell: “I’m definitely improving”

29th August 2018

Jordan Watson is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland RCA and says he is “definitely improving” as he nears a full recovery from a THIRD anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender featured briefly in Blyth’s pre-season schedule, however, joined the Northern League Division One club on loan early last month in order to step up his recovery and begin playing competitive football again following NINE months out. Naturally, it has…


Peter Jameson: “All the lads are gutted but determined to put things right”

28th August 2018

Peter Jameson says the Blyth Spartans dressing room was “gutted” following their highly controversial defeat at York City but is determined to put things right after it ended in a fifth defeat of the season for Alun Armstrong’s side. The former Darlington keeper, who also admitted he is “desperate for a clean sheet”, was making his 50th appearance for the club and marked it with a flurry of outstanding saves that…


Match Report | Tireless Spartans undone by contentious penalty decision

27th August 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Monday, August 27 2018 York City 2-0 Blyth Spartans A tireless performance by an injury-hit Blyth Spartans was undone after Jon Parkin dispatched a highly contentious penalty, 11 minutes from time to break the deadlock at Bootham Crescent. Referee Ben Speedie adjudged Connor Oliver handled the ball from David Ferguson’s cross, much to the disbelief…


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

19th August 2018

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…