Announcement | Additional Stewards and Turnstile Operators required for National League North Campaign

23rd July 2017

Ahead of the 2017/18 Vanarama National League North campaign, Blyth Spartans are looking to recruit a number of additional turnstile operators and stewards for matches at Croft Park. With former league sides including York City, Stockport County and Kidderminster Harriers on the schedule for the Spartans this season, along with local derbies on the fixture list, recruitment of new stewards and turnstile operators is a necessity. The roles both include…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI

22nd July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 22 2017 Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI Blyth Spartans recorded their second successive victory of pre-season, with a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough XI on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Maguire opened the scoring after just eight minutes, before Robert Dale smashed home Spartans’ second 13 minutes later. Dale Hopson scored his first goal for the…

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Departure | Spartans Defender Atkinson’s Gone to Iceland

22nd July 2017

Right-back David Atkinson has decided to leave Blyth Spartans – after agreeing a deal to join Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The ex-Middlesbrough trainee defender originally joined Spartans on loan from Carlisle United last December, before signing permanently when he left the League Two side by mutual consent a month later. Although the latter part of his season was marred with injury, Blyth boss Alun Armstrong had seen enough to offer…

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Arrival | Midfield Maestro Horner Swaps Caley Thistle For Spartans

21st July 2017

Blyth Spartans have captured the signature of former midfielder Lewis Horner for a second spell at Croft Park. The 25-year-old featured for the club during the early part of the 2013/14 season – after impressing for Newcastle Benfield in a pre-season friendly. His blistering form not only earned him an England C call-up during his time at Blyth, but it also paved the way for him to join then-Scottish Premiership…

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Arrival | Shaun MacDonald Signs For Blyth

20th July 2017

Goalkeeper Shaun MacDonald has made a return to Croft Park to sign for Blyth Spartans. The 20-year-old stopper originally joined the club on loan from Vanarama National League Premier side Gateshead towards the latter part of last season, but an injury crisis at the International Stadium saw the youngster recalled before he could make his Spartans debut. However, after being released from the Heed earlier in the summer, MacDonald made…

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Guest Photos | Blyth Spartans 3-2 Sunderland XI

20th July 2017

Five photographers from the Shadow Catchers Photo Group attended the pre-season friendly between Blyth Spartans and the Sunderland XI on Tuesday evening. The photo shoot was part of their Sports Action photography project which has become an annual feature of the groups programme. They first attended a Spartans game in July 2015 with the Friendly against Blackpool and 2016’s pre-season friendly between Newcastle Benfield Saints and Blyth Spartans. Sean Stephenson…

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Match Day Hospitality Special Offer Sees Spartans Slash Sponsors Price By 10%

20th July 2017

To celebrate Blyth Spartans’ return to the Vanarama National League North, the club has decided to offer a 10% discount for hospitality packages for the opening two games of the season. For the visits of York City and Tamworth on Tuesday August 8 and Saturday August 12 respectively, sponsors places are available for just £36 per head. With the normal rate for this season being priced at £40 per head,…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 3-2 Sunderland XI

19th July 2017

  By Ross Jackson In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 18 2017 Blyth Spartans 3 – 2 Sunderland XI David McTiernan stole the show, as his hat-trick ensured an impressive victory over a Sunderland XI at Croft Park. In a frantic eight-minute period in the second half, the midfielder turned a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead with a clinical display of…

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