Post Vauxhall Motors Reaction

Blyth Spartans went in to Saturday’s game at home to Vauxhall Motors on the back of a decent run which has seen them claw their way up to fifth off bottom in the League and nearer to certain safety from the threat of relegation. But a hesitant performance which lacked any real cutting edge resulted in a 1-0 nil defeat and saw them drop back to fourth off bottom –…

5th April 2009
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Well done Whitley Bay

Yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Lowestoft Town saw Northern League side Whitley Bay FC progress to the final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium, that will see the Seasiders face Glossop North End (10 May 2009). The Bay side is managed by ex-Spartan Ian Chandler, who has Steve Cuggy and Glen Martin in his backroom team. The Spartans connection doesn’t end there as striker Phill Bell and ‘keeper Terry Burke…

5th April 2009
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Robert Dale – 200 Appearances Presentation

5th April 2009

Prior to yesterday’s game with Vauxhall Motors, Blyth Spartans’ striker Robert Dale was inducted into the Blyth Spartans 200 Club. As a memento of his achievement he was presented with his ‘200 Club’ t-shirt by Dougie Ramsey (above).

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Sportsman Dinner a huge success!

5th April 2009

The 2009 Sportsman Dinner, held on Friday 3 April 2009, proved to be a huge hit. The sell out dinner with guest speaker, ex Everton and England defender Dave Watson, comedian Mick Munroe and compere Graham Forster was thoroughly enjoyed by the 130 guests, which included the Spartans management team of Harry Dunn and Graham Fenton, as well as captain Gareth Williams (who was able to enjoy the event due…

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New Signing

31st March 2009

Striker Anthony Shandran signed for us yesterday, full clearance has been accepted by The Football Conference prior to today’s deadline. The talented 27 year old stated off his career at Burnley, where he was a teammate of current Spartans defender Andrew Leeson. He made one sub appearance for the Clarets and also had a loan period at York City and whilst the loan went well for the player (he scored 3…

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Sportsman’s Dinner + Signed Shirt From The Blackburn Match

There are a few tickets still available for our Sportsman’s Dinner on Friday 3rd April, ex Everton player Dave Watson is the speaker and comedian Mick Munro provides the entertainment, tickets are £25 each. A framed Spartans shirt signed by the players of Blackburn Rovers and Blyth Spartans will be amongest the items auctioned on the night e-mail bids would be accepted prior to the auction creating a reserve price for the item. If you would…

27th March 2009
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Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0

Blyth Spartans travelled to Stalybridge Celtic tonight for a Blue Square North clash. The Spartans had the better of the first half in treacherous conditions and went in at half time 0-0. Disaster was to strike when returning ‘keeper Mark Bell was injured in the 56 minute and with no substitute ‘keeper named on the bench Robert Dale was forced to don the gloves and go in goal. Sadly the…

24th March 2009
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Robert Dale – 200 Appearances

24th March 2009

In the most bizarre of circumstances talismanic striker Robert Dale has tonight chalked up his 200th appearance for the Spartans by coming on as a second half substitute for the injured Mark Bell to play in goal! Signed from Ryton, the languid forward, made his debut in the Unibond Premier Division clash with Wakefield Emley on 15 March 2005 where he scored a debut hattrick. Even better was to follow…

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Gareth Williams – 350 Appearances

24th March 2009

In tonight’s match with Stalybridge Celtic the Blyth Spartans captain Gareth Williams will make his 350th appearance for the club. Signed from Whitley Bay at the start of the 2000 season ‘Cheeks’ has grown from a squad player, into one of the team’s most consistent performers as well as the Club Captain. Well done Cheeks!

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