Preview | Chester FC (A) | National League North | 21/22

23rd September 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans are back in National League North action this Saturday as they face a trip to the Deva Stadium to take on Chester FC. Michael Nelson’s side won away to FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night in their FA Cup replay with a brace from Connor Thomson securing Blyth’s place in the Third Round Qualifying. A visit to Guiseley awaits Spartans next weekend but first,…

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Preview | FC United of Manchester (A) | FA Cup Replay | 21/22

20th September 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans travel to Broadhurst Park on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7:45pm) to face FC United of Manchester in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round replay. Michael Nelson’s side were held to a 1-1 draw against the Northern Premier League outfit on Saturday, setting up a midweek trip to Manchester.   JJ O’Donnell scored his fourth of the season to give Spartans the lead only for FC United…

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Preview | FC United of Manchester | FA Cup | 21/22

16th September 2021

By Stephen Burton FA Cup action returns to Croft Park this Saturday as Blyth Spartans face FC United of Manchester in the Second Round Qualifying. Early goals from JJ O’Donnell and Lewis McNall weren’t enough as Spartans had to make do with just a point at home to Darlington last weekend. However, a big positive is Michael Nelson’s side have enjoyed a strong start so far this season and remain…

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FA Youth Cup | Billingham Town (H)

14th September 2021

Blyth Spartans host Billingham Town in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup on Wednesday, September 15th (kick-off 7:45pm).  Admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. A cash turnstile is in operation only. The social club is open from 6pm for hot and cold refreshments.  The young Spartans beat Darlington 6-0 in the previous round, while Billingham saw off Scarborough Athletic 10-1.  First-team manager Michael Nelson…

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Preview | Darlington (H) | National League North | 21/22

9th September 2021

By Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans will look to continue their unbeaten home form on Saturday afternoon as North East rivals Darlington make the trip to Croft Park. Michael Nelson’s side earned a hard-fought draw at home to second placed Brackley last weekend, adding to previous wins against Alfreton Town and AFC Telford United. Spartans have amassed eight points from their opening five league games while Saturday’s visitors have lost all…

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Preview | Brackley Town (H) | National League North | 21/22

2nd September 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans host Brackley Town on Saturday afternoon as they look to continue their 100% record at Croft Park. Michael Nelson watched his team pick up their first point on the road this campaign in a 1-1 draw at Farsley Celtic on Monday. Robbie Dale put Spartans in front in a dominant first-half display but they were made to rue several missed chances as an improved Celts…

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FA Youth Cup | Darlington (H) | 21/22

31st August 2021

Blyth Spartans host Darlington at Croft Park in the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday, September 1st (kick-off 7pm). Admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. A cash turnstile is in operation only. The winners of the tie will host either Billingham Town or Scarborough on the week commencing September 13th. First-team manager Michael Nelson will take charge of the game, so we’re calling…

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Preview | Farsley Celtic (A) | National League North | 21/22

29th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans round off the August bank holiday with a trip to Farsley Celtic as they look to continue their promising start to the National League North season. Michael Nelson’s side made it two wins out of two at Croft Park after beating AFC Telford United 2-0 on Saturday. Indeed, it took until the 86th minute for Spartans to beat an in-form Bucks goalkeeper as Robbie Dale…

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Preview | AFC Telford United (H) | National League North | 21/22

26th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans kick-off their Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday afternoon as AFC Telford United make the trip to Croft Park. Michael Nelson’s side are searching for an immediate response after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Kidderminster Harriers in their first away game of the season last time out.  Indeed, they’ll be looking for more of the same from their previous home game when they beat Alfreton…

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Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (A) | National League North | 21/22

18th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans will be hoping to make it two wins from two as they embark on their first away trip of the season to Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Nelson’s side kicked off their National League North campaign off in style last Saturday with an impressive 2-0 win over Alfreton Town. JJ O’Donnell scored a second half brace in front of a bumper crowd of 1,260 at Croft Park…

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