Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Match Preview | Alfreton Town (A)

17th August 2018

By Ryan Burr This Weekend Spartans travel south once more; this time making the considerably further trip to the East Midlands to face Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong and his men will be hoping to continue their decent form as of late against an Alfreton side, who like Blyth, have also enjoyed a mixed start to the season- also sitting on four points from the opening four games. Given the varied…

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Aaron Cunningham: “We deserved our point given how hard we worked”

16th August 2018

Aaron Cunningham is settling in well at Blyth Spartans and believes they deserved their point against Darlington based on how hard they worked. Cunningham, on loan from Hartlepool United until January, played his second consecutive 90 minutes in which the Quakers had two goals disallowed, hit the woodwork twice and directed a few chances inches past the post. However, after being under the cosh for virtually the full second-half, Cunningham…

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Armstrong: “Last year we’d have lost this game”

16th August 2018

Alun Armstrong praised his side’s work ethic and commitment after a ‘backs to the wall’ second half against Darlington FC in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. Spartans took the lead through a Dan Maguire strike after five minutes, before Reece Styche equalised three minutes before the break. A second have deluge on the Spartans’ goal came to nothing – with Armstrong’s side coming away with a point. “A well…

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Match Report | Spartans throw bodies on line to earn a point at Darlington

16th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday, August 15 2018 Darlington 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans drew for only the third time this year – throwing their bodies on the line to deny Darlington a second-half winner and earn a point their commitment merited. There was perhaps an element of luck to Alun Armstrong’s side dogged performance as the…

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Arrival | Spartans sign forward Andrei-Vasile Ardelean

15th August 2018

After a trial with the club, forward Andrei-Vasile Ardelean has joined Blyth Spartans from Team Northumbria. The young forward has impressed Spartans’ boss Alun Armstrong in training, earning a deal with the National League North club. Andrei is available for selection for tonight’s match away at Darlington.

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Match Preview | Darlington (A)

15th August 2018

The Midweek fixture this week sees Alun Armstrong and the lads travel away to Blackwell Meadows to face fellow North Easterners Darlington. Darlington, who Like Blyth achieved their first win of the season last week- against Brackley Town, will be hoping to improve upon their relatively disappointing finish of 12th place last season. Spartans however, buoyed by their fantastic result this weekend, will travel away hoping to continue their goal…

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Darlington | Fan Information

14th August 2018

A few notes regarding Wednesday’s trip to Darlington. The game at Blackwell Meadows will not be segregated and Blyth fans will enter via the home turnstiles at the east of the ground. Blyth fans will not have access to view the game from the East Stand (main home support stand). Blackwell Meadows is a no smoking/vaping ground.

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Volunteers Required | Matchday Poster Distribution

14th August 2018

Blyth Spartans are requesting volunteers to help spread the word about our wonderful club and promote matchday poster across Northumberland. We are looking to boost our exposure, and increase the crowds at Croft Park, allowing the club to progress on the field and support Alun Armstrong’s long-term ambitions for the side. The more people who are able to distribute posters to local business, community centre, post offices, bars and other…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 8 – 1 Chester

12th August 2018

Local photographer Kris Hodgetts captured Blyth’s 8-1 battering of Chester on Saturday, The former National League team came into the game without conceding a goal this season but this result can hopefully kick start Alun’s team for the long season ahead after a couple of disappointing results. Below are a selection of the match photos. For the rest of the match photos please follow this link: https://khodgetts.wixsite.com/blyth-spartans-v-34

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