Interview | Lee Clark thanks fans for continued support

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has thanked fans for their continued support following the win over Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  While the 47-year-old admitted to real tough times for those on the terraces this season, Blyth fans has stuck by their team with an average of 884 attending Croft Park so far.  And yesterday, an excellent 721 braved the blustery conditions to cheer on their side from the first whistle…

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Interview | Lee Clark heaps praise on Robbie Dale

12th January 2020

Lee Clark has heaped praise on club legend Robbie Dale after his brace helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton on his 672nd appearance.  The 35-year-old rolled back the years with another Spartans rescue mission – striking twice in eight minutes to secure an invaluable three points in the context of the National League North table.  And assessing how big of a win it was for Spartans,…

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Interview | Lee Clark hails players’ fighting spirit

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hailed his players’ fighting spirit after they came from behind to beat Curzon Ashton in the must-win encounter at Croft Park.  Had Connor Dimaio’s 60th-minute opener for The Nash proved to have been the winner, Spartans would have found themselves seven points from National League North safety.  However, courtesy of a double from Robbie Dale and another resilience display by Clark’s men, the gap has…

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Arrival | Thackray signs on permanent deal

10th January 2020

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce Kris Thackray has signed on a permanent basis until the end of the season following a successful loan spell.  The 31-year-old initially joined a month’s loan from our Northumberland counterparts Morpeth Town but has instantly become a key figure at Croft Park.  Since his debut in the FA Trophy tie at Stockport County, the former Newcastle United youngster has appeared in all six of…

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Departure | Hutchinson departs after seven seasons at Spartans

10th January 2020

Blyth Spartans are sad to announce the departure of popular defender Ryan Hutchinson who is joining Morpeth Town.   The 26-year-old spent seven seasons at Croft Park having first joined from Seaton Delaval in 2013.  Initially arriving as a midfielder, Hutchy made his debut at Matlock Town in April 2014 before netting his first goal during a 2-1 win over Halesowen Town in August of the same year.  Hutchy was a…

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Departure | Mouanda recalled by South Shields

7th January 2020

Blyth Spartans can announce Ursene Mouanda was recalled from his season-long loan spell on Monday. The former Rangers midfielder moved to Croft Park in the summer and went to make 12 appearances in Blyth colours. Upon his return to the South Shields, Mouanda agreed a permament deal with BetVictor West side Dunston UTS. We wish Ursene all the very best for the future.

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Arrival | Wilson joins on loan from Burnley

3rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce its second signing of the day with defender Scott Wilson joining on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. Earlier this afternoon, we announced midfielder Mark Waddington, who has worked with manager Lee Clark at Blackpool and Kilmarnock, has joined us for the remainder of the campaign from Barrow.   Alternatively, Clark had been left light in defence at centre-back and left-back following…

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Arrival | Ex-Stoke and Blackpool midfielder Waddington joins on loan

3rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of midfielder Mark Waddington from Barrow until the end of the season.  Waddington moves to Croft Park having worked under Spartans manager Lee Clark on two separate occasions at Blackpool and Kilmarnock.  The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at the League One side and made his senior debut aged just 17 during a Carabao Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town in…

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News | Ritson and Amantchi return to parent clubs

2nd January 2020

Blyth Spartans can confirm Lewis Ritson and Levi Amantchi have returned to their parent clubs following their respective loan spells.  Ritson returns to Hull City having made 21 appearances since his arrival in August – most frequently forming a defensive partnership with Tom Devitt. “It was tough but a good experience for me to get some games in a competitive league,” Ritson told blythspartans.com “All the lads are quality and…

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Departure | Dylan McGlade returns to Ireland

29th December 2019

Blyth Spartans have agreed to terminate the contract of Dylan McGlade after the player asked to return to Ireland due to homesickness. The 24-year-old rejoined the club at the beginning of November having previously had a short spell at Croft Park during the 2017/18 campaign.  This time around, McGlade appeared six times for Lee Clark’s side – including a goal scored against Alfreton Town in the FA Trophy Third Round…

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