Arrival | Experienced defender Nelson joins Blyth

26th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United defender Michael Nelson on a deal until the end of the season.  The experienced defender joins having left his assistant manager role at League Two side Stevenage earlier this month.  Nelson had a successful career in professional football with the likes of Bury, Hartlepool, Norwich City, Scunthorpe, Kilmarnock, Bradford City, Hibernian, Cambridge and Barnet.  He spent six years…

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Funeral arrangements | Mark Lynn and John Gunn

24th February 2020

Funeral arrangements have been made for lifelong supporter Mark Lynn and former director John Gunn.  Blyth Spartans held a minutes silence for the pair before our home game Altrincham earlier this month following their sad passings. Our thoughts are with their families and friends as they are laid to rest. Mark LynnDate: Wednesday, March 4Time: 12:45pmFuneral location: St Cuthbert’s Church, Blyth, followed by a private family burialWake location: Commissioner’s Quay…

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Interview | Lee Clark: ‘We’ve got to fight’

23rd February 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has urged his players to fight for every last ball and keep believing in the final 10 games of the season.  The 2-0 defeat to Farsley Celtic means Spartans remain six points adrift from National League North safety with other clubs holding up to four games in-hand.  But Clark, while admitting each game is getting bigger and bigger, insists he is not giving up, nor…

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Interview | Lee Clark assesses Farsley defeat

23rd February 2020

Lee Clark was left disappointed as Blyth Spartans failed to use the windy conditions to their advantage in the first-half during the 2-0 defeat at Farsley Celtic.  Spartans had the wind in their favour during the opening 45 minutes, however instead allowed Farsley a lead at the break following Dave Syers’ 39th-minute strike.  Jimmy Spencer then scored on the hour-mark for the hosts, leaving Blyth with a mountain to climb…

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News | Addition to Executive Committee

21st February 2020

Blyth Spartans can announce Stephen Durrant has joined our Executive Committee. Stephen joins Blyth Spartans Executive Committee with over 25 years experience in football in various roles. This includes Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, managing in the Northern League and managing league rep sides to Newcastle United and Sunderland. Additionally, Stephen has a coaching licence and qualifications, business degree and professional qualifications, plus over 40 years of business experience running large…

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Departure | Sweet joins Shildon on loan

20th February 2020

Michael Sweet has joined Northern League Division One side Shildon on loan for the remainder of the season.  The 25-year-old joined Blyth Spartans last summer having scored 128 goals in four seasons for Consett AFC.  Sweet has led the Spartans attack regularly this term with 30 appearances to his name with a goal return of five.  However, Spartans have agreed to loan the former England Schoolboys striker to the Railwaymen…

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Hospitality | Altrincham (H)

20th February 2020

Blyth Spartans welcomed sponsors and supporters into our matchday hospitality for the home game with Altrincham. Key Sponsors Lennon Properties, founder Martin Trinder and friends joined us. Supporters Conor McClay and his girlfriend were also present. We thank them for their continued support. You can book your place in our matchday hospitality suite by contacting Antony Seghini, General Manager on 07703 665311 or email generalmanager@blythspartans.com. Packages Include: Entry into the Tom…

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News | General Manager appointed

17th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are delighted to welcome back Mike Coulson from Gateshead, who will be taking up the position of General Manager.  Spartans advertised for a new GM after Anthony Seghini decided to step down after three seasons in the role at the end of the season.  Mike will work along Anthony over the next few weeks before taking over fully at Croft Park.  Mike previously fulfilled the role at Community…

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Interview | Clark: Keep believing and stick together

17th February 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has called on everyone to keep believing and stick together following Saturday’s defeat to Altrincham.  The 3-0 scoreline means Spartans are six points adrift from National League North safety with some clubs holding as many as three games in-hand. Blyth’s home game with Altrincham was one of two games that survived the weather at the weekend with Storm Dennis causing havoc across the country.  Clark…

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Arrival | McIntosh signs on loan from Wrexham

14th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of forward Leighton McIntosh after receiving international clearance.  The 27-year-old becomes the second player to move to Croft Park today, following in the footsteps of Aaron Cunningham in joining until the end of the season.  McIntosh, capped for Scotland at under-19s level, is a well-travelled figure, though has predominantly spent his career in his homeland. He began his career at Scottish…

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