Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue) v Blyth Spartans

23rd August 2019

By Liam O’Brien Blyth Spartans travel to the Horsfall Stadium to take on Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday with Lee Clark’s side looking to win their first points of the campaign. A tough start for Spartans sees them without a win in the opening four games, however can take the positives from their first-half performance at home to Hereford last weekend. But Clark and co will feel this is a…

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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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Hospitality | Slane celebrates 50 years since first Spartans appearance

21st August 2019

Blyth Spartans were delighted to welcome club legend Brian Slane and his family to our hospitality suite for the home game with Hereford FC. Hospitality is available all-season round, so why not plan ahead by taking a look at our fixture list HERE? Don’t delay, book now to save disappointment! Legendary Striker Brian Slane celebrating 50 years since his first appearance for The Spartans with his grandchildren. Match ball sponsors and…

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Interview | Harker glad to see things finally clicking

20th August 2019

Nathan Harker put in a magnificent performance against Hereford but was unable to stop Blyth Spartans falling to a 1-0 defeat. However, Harker is looking at the positives and admits the squad can ‘see things clicking’ as Lee Clark’s men wait for their first win of the season. After suffering four defeats in a row scoring just the one goal Harker says the mood in the dressing room ‘Isn’t the…

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Club Statement | Trio leave Blyth Spartans

19th August 2019

Blyth Spartans can confirm Dale Pearson, Craig Spooner and Jack Butler have left the club by mutual consent.  Pearson and Spooner joined from Newcastle Benfield and North Shields, respectively, in the summer and made five National League North appearances between them.  Butler, who graduated into the first-team from the reserves, featured eight times for Spartans and spent the majority of last season loan at Ashington.  The former England Schoolboys forward…

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Interview | Clark confident points will arrive soon

19th August 2019

Lee Clark is confident Blyth Spartans will soon be up-and-running in National League North and was pleased with Saturday’s first-half performance against Hereford. Spartans were on top in the first-half and were unfortunate to be behind at the break after Mike Symons’ opener on 24 minutes  However, in the second 45 minutes, Clark admits his side fell short, and believes the “fear factor” kicked in longer as Blyth trailed 1-0. …

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Report | Spartans unlucky to taste defeat at home

18th August 2019

By Aaron Hindhaugh In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday 17 August 2019 Blyth Spartans 0-1 Hereford Blyth Spartans slumped to a fourth defeat in a row, despite an encouraging first half performance against Hereford. Mike Symons put The Bulls in front after 24 minutes, though it was Lee Clark’s side that shaded the opening 45 minutes. And despite the best efforts…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 0-1 Hereford FC

17th August 2019

A selection of action photos by Bill Broadley from the match between Blyth Spartans and Hereford FC, which saw the visitors take all three points as the Spartans made it four consecutive defeats, firmly anchoring them to the foot of the league and still not having gained a point, so far this season.

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Match Preview | Hereford

By Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans take on Hereford at Croft Park this Saturday as Lee Clark’s side look to win their first points of the campaign. Spartans currently find themselves at the foot of the fledging National League North table after Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat at home to early pacesetters York City. The hosts will be hoping for a better outcome than when the sides met at Croft Park last…

16th August 2019
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