Match Report | Southport (A)

15th September 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday September 14th 2019 Southport 2-0 Blyth Spartans Spartans slow start to the season continued as they suffered another defeat in a game that was hampered by injuries. Southport took the lead in the 66th minute when Zehn Mohammed got his head on the end of a corner. Southport then doubled their lead…

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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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Report | Spartans well beaten away from home

11th September 2019

Spennymoor Town 5-0 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans were put to the sword by Spennymoor Town as the Moors put five past the away side. Spartans were down to 10-men after 13 minutes which set the tone for the remainder of the game as Blyth still look for their first win of the season. Stephen Brogan gave Spennymoor Town the lead after 14 minutes via a free-kick. The home side doubled…

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FA Cup SRQ | Spartans away to Curzon Ashton

9th September 2019

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at away to Curzon Ashton at the FA Cup second round qualifying stage. Lee Clark’s side travel to The Tameside Stadium on Saturday, September 21 in what will be a 3pm kick-off. At the same stage last season, Spartans defeated Nantwich Town at the second attempt after a 3-3 draw forced a replay. A Dan Maguire goal at Croft Park sent Blyth into the next…

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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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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-1 Kidderminster H

8th September 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the match between Blyth Spartans and Kidderminster Harriers, which saw the Spartans earn their first home point of the season as Captain Robbie Dale smashed a free kick into the top corner from outside the penalty area to level the scores.

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Report | Dale stunner nets Spartans first home point of the season

7th September 2019

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers A stunning Robbie Dale free-kick was enough for Blyth Spartans as they came from behind to gain their first home point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers. The visitors went ahead two minutes into the second half as Alex Prosser drilled home an Edward Williams cross from 12 yards. Spartans then levelled on 63 minutes as Dale rifled…

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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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