Arrival | Ex-NUFC midfielder Hunter joins

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of former Newcastle United central midfielder Jack Hunter.  The 21-year-old was released by the Magpies last summer, despite often captaining the under-23s, and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead for the 2018/19 season.  He soon established himself as a first-team regular at the International Stadium, appearing 37 times as The Heed just missed out on the National League play-offs. “I am delighted…

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Interview | Clark on Spennymoor defeat

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark believes the 5-0 defeat to Spennymoor Town was difficult to assess after Joe Robson’s 13th-minute red card.  James Roberts raced in-behind Robson with a tug on the shoulder from the defender seeing the Moors attacker fall to the ground and the referee show no hesitation in handing him his marching orders.  From the free-kick, Stephen Brogan directed his 20-yard effort past Mark Foden before Adam…

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Interview | Amantchi pleased with debut

8th September 2019

BY Jack Cunningham   Blyth Spartans’ latest signing Levi Amantchi is pleased to be back in the North East and hopes to help Lee Clark’s side climb the National League North table.  The former Wallsend Boys Club man joined on loan from Chesterfield on Friday before being handed his debut less than 24 hours later.  The 18-year-old impressed on his first outing – leaving the field to a standing ovation after…

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Loan signing | Amantchi joins from Chesterfield

6th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Levi Amantchi from National League side Chesterfield until January 2020. The 18-year-old started his footballing education in the North East at Wallsend Boys End before earning a move to Chesterfield following a successful trial period – where he scored against Sheffield Wednesday.  In October 2018, after spending time in The Spireites academy, Amantchi was offered a professional two-and-a-half contract…

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Hospitality | Guiseley (H)

5th September 2019

Blyth Spartans were delighted to welcome the following people to our matchday hospitality suite against Guiseley on Bank Holiday last month. Gavin & John Berry who travelled down from Glasgow for the day. 1899 Club winner Glenn Thomas Mick Page and family from Page Powder Coatings Ltd and (right) Track Suit Sponsor, Mick Hogan from L&M Plant Hire Now, YOU can take advantage of our affordable hospitality package as a…

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Darlo post-match | Stephenson: We need to fight for the badge

5th September 2019

Blyth Spartans assistant manager Paul Stephenson has called on his players to “fight for the badge” after a seventh defeat of the season at Darlington last night.  An early Callum Roberts goal on just his second appearance for the club had threatened a change in fortunes for Lee Clark’s side, however were instead pegged back just three minutes later through Adam Campbell.  For large parts of the game, the Spartans…

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Arrival | Ex-Pools man Hawkins joins Blyth

31st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United midfielder Lewis Hawkins. The 26-year-old, from Middlesbrough, becomes the second player in as many days to join Lee Clark’s side after Callum Roberts, formerly of Newcastle United, arrived on Friday morning. Following a loan spell with Whitby Town, Hawkins made his Pools debut in 2011 during a 0-0 draw at Walsall when the club was in League One,…

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Arrival | Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts signs

30th August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts. The 22-year-old joined the Magpies academy at the age of eight and moved up through every age group. On January 3, 2015, Roberts made his first-team debut during a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Leicester City as a second-half substitute. Soon after his senior bow, Roberts had a brief loan spell at Gateshead…

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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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