Live Stream | Southport (H) | National League North

21st October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm a live stream will be in operation for our National League North encounter with Southport on Saturday. Spartans welcome Liam Watson’s Port to Northumberland in a 3pm kick-off, who are fresh from their 1-0 win against Chorley last week. Due to government guidelines, supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, however we’re doing all we can to ensure you don’t miss any of the action….

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1899 Club | Draw winners – August & September

20th October 2020

The winners of the 1899 Club draw for August and September have been drawn. Due to the lack of matches and because we cannot use the hospitality suite once games recommence, we have decided to issue a first prize of £100 and a second prize of £50 for the foreseeable future. August 1st Number 358 Christopher Allen £100 2nd Number 102  Neil Tebbutt £50 September 1st Number 252 Matt Roper…

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Report | Blyth suffer Gloucester nightmare

17th October 2020

BY Russell Wynn In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, October 17, 2020 GLOUCESTER CITY 6-1 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans made the long trip south to Gloucester and their new ground at Meadow Park, complete with a shiny new 4G artificial surface. However, it was a very unhappy trip as Spartans found themselves 5-1 down at the break as almost everything Gloucester…

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Arrival | Young joins Blyth on season-long loan

16th October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Brad Young on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United.  Highly-rated Young, 18, arrives at Croft Park fresh from being linked with some of the biggest clubs in the country.  Stories in the national press earlier this year claimed Young had caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.  Whilst speculation surrounded…

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Preview | Gloucester City (A) | National League North

16th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans return to National League North action on Saturday with a long trip to early pace-setters Gloucester City at Meadow Park. Michael Nelson’s men will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing FA Cup exit to Marske United in midweek. THE OPPOSITION In winning their opening two games, manager Jason Rowe has overseen the Tiger’s best start to a league season since 1996. Their last…

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Report | Spartans exit FA Cup at Marske

14th October 2020

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Third Round Qualifying Wednesday, October 14, 2020 MARSKE UNITED 1-0 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans exited the FA Cup at the third round qualifying stage following a 1-0 defeat at Northern Premier North West side Marske United.  Adam Boyes’ second-half goal sent Spartans out of the competition in a game of few chances for both sides. …

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FA Cup | Marske tie postponed but rescheduled for Wednesday

13th October 2020

Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup Third Round Qualifying tie at Marske United tonight has been postponed (Tuesday, October 13). Despite the home side’s best efforts, the pitch has waterlogged. The tie has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14. If the tie at Mount Pleasant is unable to go ahead on Wednesday, we’ve asked the game is moved to Croft Park on Thursday. The tie must be played by Thursday or both clubs are…

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Preview | Marske United (A) | FA Cup

13th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans are back in FA Cup action as they face a tricky trip to Northern Premier League side Marske United tonight. The original tie was postponed 24 hours due to the rain, however it is hoped the game will go ahead at the second attempt. Spartans will go into the Third Qualifying Round tie full of confidence after Paul Blackett’s last gasp equaliser earned a deserved…

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Reaction | Thomson ‘over the moon’ with Telford point

11th October 2020

BY Niall Bromley Blyth Spartans attacker Connor Thomson is relieved to get the first point of the National League North campaign on the board.  Thomson played a starring role in Blyth’s 1-1 draw with AFC Telford United, in which Paul Blackett scored an 89th-minute equaliser for Michael Nelson’s side.  It was nothing more than Spartans deserved following an excellent second-half performance at Croft Park.  Thomson told blythspartans.com: “We’re over the…

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Match Photos|Blyth Spartans 1 AFC Telford 1

10th October 2020

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the opening league game of the 2020-21 campaign against AFC Telford. After going one down in the first half, the Spartans showed great spirit and never gave up; being rewarded for there efforts with a 89th minute equaliser from Paul Blackett. Any images used in other publications, must credit images to Bill Broadley

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