Arrival | Ian Watson Returns to Blyth Spartans For Second Spell From Spennymoor

26th May 2017

Blyth Spartans have made their first signing of the summer – as defender Ian Watson returns to the club from Spennymoor Town. “Busted” originally signed for Spartans from Northern League side Whitley Bay back in 2013 and went on to make 44 appearances for the club in his debut season. However, the left-back – who can also play on the wing – left Croft Park in September 2014 to join…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Away Trip To Shildon As Friendly List Begins to Take Shape

25th May 2017

Blyth Spartans will travel to Northern League side Shildon for a friendly this summer, as the club continues to add to its pre-season preparations. Alun Armstrong’s men will take on The Railwaymen at Dean Street on Tuesday July 11 (7pm kick-off.) This fixture means that the Vanarama National League North side will now face away trips to Northern League sides on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, with Newcastle Benfield and West Auckland…

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Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…

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Blyth Spartans Announce Squad Retained List For New Season

20th May 2017

Blyth Spartans can today confirm the retained list for the club’s upcoming return to the Vanarama National League North. In addition to Daniel Maguire signing a two-year deal, the majority of the squad that coasted to the Evo-Stik Premier League title have put pen to paper on new deals to keep them at Croft Park for another season. The current list of contracted players for 2017/18 are as follows: –…

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Star Striker Daniel Maguire Shuns Enticing Gateshead Transfer To Re-Sign For Spartans

18th May 2017

Multiple 2016/17 Player of the Year award winner Daniel Maguire has chosen to remain as a Blyth Spartans player – after turning down a big-money move to re-sign for the club on a two-year deal. After an outstanding season for both himself and the club, the England C striker – whose goals helped Blyth to claim both the Evo-Stik Premier League title and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup – was…

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Armstrong Agrees To Stay On For Another Season At Spartans

16th May 2017

Blyth boss Alun Armstrong has agreed terms to remain in charge at Spartans for another year, following his managerial heroics at the club last season. In his debut season of management, the 42-year-old guided Blyth to an Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup double – as he ended Spartans’ five-year stay in the league with promotion. With his new deal, Armstrong will remain in the home dugout at…

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Arrival | Blyth Spartans Name Stuart Dick as New Media Manager

15th May 2017

Koast FM’s Stuart Dick will take over from long-time Blyth Spartans media manager Phil Castiaux for the new season. The 28-year-old head of sport for the Northumbrian radio station had also been in charge of the media output for Northern League side Morpeth Town, but will end a three-year association at Craik Park in order to help cover Spartans’ upcoming return to the National League North. Dick – who is studying towards…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Further Fixtures With Northern League Sides

12th May 2017

Blyth Spartans can announce another two pre-season friendlies against Northern League sides, with West Auckland Town and Morpeth Town providing the opposition – as Alun Armstrong’s side prepare for their return to the Vanarama National League North. Auckland will play host to Spartans on Tuesday July 18 at the Wanted Stadium, before Morpeth make the trip to Croft Park seven days later on Tuesday July 25 (both 7:30pm kick-offs.) The…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Early Start To Pre-Season At Newcastle Benfield

Croft Park press box
12th May 2017

Blyth Spartans won’t have long to enjoy their Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup successes – after agreeing to a pre-season friendly with Newcastle Benfield at the beginning of July. Alun Armstrong’s men will travel to Sam Smith’s Park on Tuesday July 4 for a 7:30pm kick-off, to get their Vanarama National League North preparations underway. The game will see the club make their earliest start to a pre-season…

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Rank and File | Malcolm Stephenson

11th May 2017

  Phil Castiaux catches up with long term Spartans fan Malcolm Stephenson who discusses his volunteering role at the club.   Malcolm, let’s get started by you telling me a little about yourself. “Well, I’m 56 years old and have  been supporting Blyth since 1977 when my first game was the Burscough one in our famous FA Cup run. There have been so many highlights like the visits to St,…

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