Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue) v Blyth Spartans

23rd August 2019

By Liam O’Brien Blyth Spartans travel to the Horsfall Stadium to take on Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday with Lee Clark’s side looking to win their first points of the campaign. A tough start for Spartans sees them without a win in the opening four games, however can take the positives from their first-half performance at home to Hereford last weekend. But Clark and co will feel this is a…

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Community Director | Jonny Thompson appointed

23rd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonny Thompson as Community Director. Jonny takes over the role vacated by Mike Coulson earlier this month as the club looks to establish a pathway for young players from the localcommunity to step up to senior football. Jonny will be looking to develop this pathway, strengthen links between the first team, our reserve side and our juniors as well as expanding…

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Arrival | Ritson signs on loan from Hull

21st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of Hull City defender Lewis Ritson on loan until January 2020.  The 20-year-old joins having captained The Tigers at every level – most recently the under-23s – and has appeared on the bench for the first-team at the start of 2019 during their Championship fixtures. Ritson, a South Shields-born lad, has been with Hull since the age of 16 but will head…

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Hospitality | Slane celebrates 50 years since first Spartans appearance

21st August 2019

Blyth Spartans were delighted to welcome club legend Brian Slane and his family to our hospitality suite for the home game with Hereford FC. Hospitality is available all-season round, so why not plan ahead by taking a look at our fixture list HERE? Don’t delay, book now to save disappointment! Legendary Striker Brian Slane celebrating 50 years since his first appearance for The Spartans with his grandchildren. Match ball sponsors and…

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Club Statement | Trio leave Blyth Spartans

19th August 2019

Blyth Spartans can confirm Dale Pearson, Craig Spooner and Jack Butler have left the club by mutual consent.  Pearson and Spooner joined from Newcastle Benfield and North Shields, respectively, in the summer and made five National League North appearances between them.  Butler, who graduated into the first-team from the reserves, featured eight times for Spartans and spent the majority of last season loan at Ashington.  The former England Schoolboys forward…

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Interview | Clark confident points will arrive soon

19th August 2019

Lee Clark is confident Blyth Spartans will soon be up-and-running in National League North and was pleased with Saturday’s first-half performance against Hereford. Spartans were on top in the first-half and were unfortunate to be behind at the break after Mike Symons’ opener on 24 minutes  However, in the second 45 minutes, Clark admits his side fell short, and believes the “fear factor” kicked in longer as Blyth trailed 1-0. …

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Volunteer | Distributing posters

16th August 2019

Blyth Spartans AFC is looking for volunteers to distribute posters advertising our home games to retail outlets, pubs and business units etc throughout the Blyth and surrounding areas. Would anyone who is interested in helping out, with what may take an hour or so every few weeks, depending on how many posters you agree to distribute, please contact me; generalmanager@blythspartans.com. We are extremely grateful to those volunteers that helped with this…

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News | Foden joins Consett on short loan

15th August 2019

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Foden has joined Northern League Division One side Consett AFC on a short loan. Foden, who joined from Gateshead in the summer, played every game in pre-season before picking up a hip injury on the eve of the campaign. The 23-year-old was expected to be out for longer than anticipated, hence the arrival of Nathan Harker from Newcastle United. Instead, Foden has made a swift recovery…

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Sponsorship | SOS Group

15th August 2019

Copy, print and scan management company, SOS Group, has just been announced as the new Spartans’ sleeve sponsor and the firm is thrilled to be associated with the club at such a pivotal point in its long history. John Behan, director at SOS Group, says: “We’re very proud to see our logo on the Blyth match shirts. “This is a club with a long and proud history and we’ll be…

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Departure | Nearney departs due to work commitments

15th August 2019

Blyth Spartans have agreed to cancel Josh Nearney’s contract after a change in work commitments. Nearney became one of Lee Clark’s first signings in the summer, having played for the likes of Hartlepool United and Whitby Town. He featured throughout pre-season and made his competitive debut during Tuesday’s defeat to York City as a second-half substitute. Due to recent a change in circumstances, going forward, the defender would find it…

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