Alun Armstrong | Blyth’s support at Leyton Orient is the best i’ve seen

2nd February 2019

Alun Armstrong has heaped praise on the travelling Green Army – admitting it’s the best he’s ever seen as Blyth Spartans manager.  The excellent 289 Blyth fans were dealt a cruel blow in the 84th-minute as Jamie Turley headed home a Leyton Orient winner,  preventing a FA Trophy last 16 replay at Croft Park on Tuesday. The away supporters out-sang the Orient-faithful throughout the afternoon before passionately showing their appreciation…


REPORT: Hereford end Spartans’ 14-game unbeaten run

26th January 2019

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 26, 2019 Blyth Spartans 2-3 Hereford Blyth Spartans’ 14-game unbeaten run came to an end following a below-par display against Hereford. Admittedly, Alun Armstrong’s men did have their chances to snatch a draw but overall the visitors’ deserved their victory on the balance of play. It had taken just eight minutes…


Peter Jameson: Bradford PA shows how far we’ve come

20th January 2019

Peter Jameson believes Blyth Spartans’ 1-1 draw at Bradford Park Avenue is a sign of their progression in recent months – although admits Steven Drench’s late penalty save was “a kick in the teeth”.    A second-half – where Alun Armstrong’s men led courtesy of Sean Reid’s 26th-minute header – was largely uneventful before the game burst back into life in the final quarter of an hour. Jameson and co…


REPORT: Robbie Dale breaks all-time appearance record in Bradford PA stalemate

19th January 2019

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 19, 2019 Bradford (Park Avenue) 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans extended their unbeaten to 14 matches – but were denied all three points following a last-minute penalty save from Bradford Park Avenue goalkeeper Steven Drench. Drench guessed right from Robbie Dale’s 93rd-minute penalty to prevent the Blyth captain from marking his…


Fewster: “I didn’t want to celebrate”

30th December 2018

Blyth Spartans striker Bradley Fewster explained why he opted not to celebrate his dramatic 83rd-minute winner against York City on Saturday afternoon. Fewster, introduced as a substitute, 20 minutes from time in place of Connor Oliver, netted the winner as Alun Armstrong’s men extended their impressive unbeaten run to 10 games. It followed in thrilling circumstances as ex-Blyth loanee Macaulay Langstaff thought he had won the game for York, only…


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…