Marine(h) Match Preview

After Monday’s late show at Whitby Town that saw Spartans win their second game of the season, Marine travel to Croft Park tomorrow(Saturday) looking to maintain one of only three 100% records in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League. With four wins from four games and only one goal conceded, Marine will provide Tommy Cassidy’s side with their toughest test of the season. The Spartans manager should have a fully fit…

31st August 2012

Whitby Town(a) Match Preview

Saturday saw Spartans brought back down to earth as league title favourites Hednesford Town came away from Croft Park with a 2-1 win but now Tommy Cassidy’s side head to his former club Whitby Town tomorrow in the second game of their bank holiday weekend double header. Midfielder Tom Berj missed the home defeat to Hednesford and is doubtful for the trip to the Turnbull Ground but is hopeful to…

26th August 2012

Hednesford Town(h) Match Preview

24th August 2012

After Tuesday’s morale boosting 5-0 win over Stocksbridge Park Steels, Spartans welcome Hednesford Town to Croft Park as Tommy Cassidy’s side look to extend an unbeaten home run in the Northern Premier League that now stands at fourteen games with Lincoln United being the last side to take maximum points from Croft Park in this division on 3rd December 2005. Cassidy will have to wait on a fitness checks on…


Blyth Spartans v Hednesford Town Programme Preview

23rd August 2012

After a fantastic five against Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night, Spartans entertain Hednesford Town in the first of a Bank Holiday double-header. Looking to add to a run of 14 home games unbeaten in the Northern Premier League – which stretches back to Boxing Day, 2005 and a 1-1 draw with Gateshead – Blyth welcome fourth-placed Town to Croft Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off.) The game will see…


Stocksbridge Park Steels(h) Match Preview

20th August 2012

Spartans will look to bounce back from the opening day injury time defeat at Witton Albion as Evo-Stik Northern Premier League football makes it’s return to Croft Park for the first time in six years on Tuesday night with the visit of Stocksbridge Park Steels. Tommy Cassidy should have a full squad to pick from with the return of summer signing Ash Davis who was unavailable for the trip to…


Blyth Spartans v Stocksbridge Park Steels Programme Preview

20th August 2012

Evo-Stik League Northern Premier football returns to Croft Park after a six-year absence, with the visit of Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday evening. Spartans will hope to bounce back from a disappointing opening day defeat at Witton Albion, by repeating the result of the only other time these two sides have previously met on this ground. After welcoming Steels here for an FA Trophy Second Round tie in November 2003,…


Witton Albion(a) League Match Preview

16th August 2012

With pre-season out of the way Spartans open their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League campaign with a trip to Witton Albion. As Spartans start their attempt to bounce back to the Blue Square North at the first attempt this is the first game the club has played at Northern Premier League level since April 2006 when they beat Wakefield-Emley 3-0 in front of a crowd of 1, 250 at Croft Park….


Shildon(h) Match Preview

Next up for Spartans in their pre-season schedule is the visit of Northern League Division One side Shildon AFC to Croft Park tomorrow night in a 7.30pm kick off. Manager Tommy Cassidy will be without injured defender Carl Jones following his shoulder injury in the 0-0 draw with Tonbridge Angels last Saturday but will hope for better news on the potential return of winger Lee Mason. Cassidy will hope to…

7th August 2012

Team Northumbria(h) Match Preview

Spartans bring their pre-season campaign to an end tomorrow when last year’s Northern League Division Two Champions Team Northumbria visit Croft Park for a 3pm kick off. Manager Tommy Cassidy will be without injured defender Carl Jones following his shoulder injury in the 0-0 draw with Tonbridge Angels last Saturday whilst there will hopefully be better news for the return of winger Lee Mason. Midfielder Tom Berj should be fit…

3rd August 2012

Dunston UTS(h) Match Preview

After the stalemate against Tonbridge Angels at Croft Park on Saturday, Spartans entertain FA Vase winners Dunston UTS tonight in their penultimate pre-season fixture. Defender Carl Jones will be unavailable after dislocating his shoulder in the Tonbridge game whilst Spartans manager Tommy Cassidy will again look to get his side ready for the new season against tough opposition. Dunston UTS won the FA Vase beating West Auckland at Wembley in…

31st July 2012