Report | Spartans suffer at Alfreton’s expense

11th August 2019

By Kieran Carr In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Motorama National League North Saturday 10th August, 2019 Alfreton Town 3-0 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans fell to their first away defeat of the season in a fairly one-sided affair at Alfreton Town’s North Street. It was a game fought mainly in midfield with the best chance for Blyth coming from Robbie Dale, who struck a free-kick off…

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Annual General Meeting

12th July 2019

The Blyth Spartans Association Football Club Annual General Meeting for shareholders will take place on Wednesday 7th August at 7pm at Croft Park. AGENDA Read and adopt the minutes of the previous A.G.M. Receive and adopt the Financial Report for the Y.E. 31st May 2019. Receive the Chairman’s Report. Read and adopt the Minutes of the E.G.M. held on Thursday 28th February 2019. Any Other Business. Any Other Reports. Any…

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Contract | Pearson makes Blyth stay permanent

12th July 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce that forward Dale Pearson has signed a contract with the club. The 24-year-old was one of Lee Clark’s first signings, joining from Newcastle Benfield on a league registration deal, but the potent forward has impressed during pre-season and earned himself a contract at Croft Park. The former Ashington, Morpeth Town and West Allotment Celtic striker netted twice in Blyth’s 3-0 win over North Shields on Tuesday…

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Arrivals | Clark strengthens with double swoop

12th July 2019

With four pre-season games completed, Lee Clark has moved swiftly to add yet more talent to his squad with midfielders Damen Mullen and Craig Spooner signing for the 2019/20 season. Mullen, 30, is no stranger to Croft Park having played for a number of years, surpassing 200 appearances for the club and was a vital cog in last season play-off contending side: “It’s been a long summer,” said Mullen on…

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Report | Football Manager-esque friendly ends in first XI victory

3rd July 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Friendly Tuesday 2 July 2019 Blyth Spartans 5-0 Reserves Second half braces from Scott Fenwick and Jake Orrell secured Blyth Spartans a comfortable 5-0 win over our reserves at Croft Park. A trialist had given Spartans the lead in the first period before Lee Clark introduced a wrath of new faces in the second period, with free-flowing…

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Retained | Wrightson joins quartet in staying at Blyth

28th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that FIVE of last season squad has re-signed for the club. Robert Dale, 34, returns to the club for the 15th consecutive season. Now the club’s record holder for appearances with 643 he’ll look to add to the impressive mark. Joining him in the Spartans dressing room will be central defender Ryan Hutchinson who returns after missing the entire 2018/19 season with a knee…

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News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

21st June 2019

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park. Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over…

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Arrival | Clark snatches Fenwick out of shop window

20th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signature of striker Scott Fenwick who joins after two season’s at National League South side Chelmsford City. Fenwick, 29, has a wealth of experience at this, and higher levels having played for Hartlepool United in League Two. Scott spent time within the Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough academies before joining Gretna in 2009. Soon after he joined Newcastle Benfield when he made his only…

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Arrival | Mark Foden is Clark’s latest addition

17th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Gateshead goalkeeper Mark Foden. Foden played one game for Blyth during the 2018/19 season when former manager Alun Armstrong brought him in on loan. And the former Ross County man is delighted to be at Croft Park, especially to work under Lee Clark. “Obviously he has managed at a very good level, and what he is trying to do here…

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Progress Report | Clark sets foundations for National League North campaign

14th June 2019

      Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark updated the club’s website on his first week in the job, with 10 players and physio Gary Neasham joining the club. Clark has re-signed Ryan Hutchinson, Lewis Horner, Jack Butler and Robbie Dale from the side that finished 6th last season and has worked hard to bring others through the door. So far Tom Devitt has joined from Gateshead, Anthony Callaghan from…

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