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

Tonbridge Angels(h) Match Preview

Following Tuesday’s first pre-season win away at Sunderland RCA, Spartans face Blue Square South Division side Tonbridge Angels this Saturday at Croft Park in a 3pm kick off. All of Tommy Cassidy’s new signings will be in the squad to face Tonbridge as they look to continue their improvement through the pre-season campaign and prepare for the upcoming Evo-Stik Premier Division season. Striker Craig Farrell will be looking to continue…

27th July 2012

Sunderland RCA(a) Match Preview

After the opening friendly defeat to Ashington and the 1-1 draw at home to Gateshead on Saturday, Spartans go in search of their first pre-season win as they travel to Northern League First Division side Sunderland RCA on Tuesday night. This will be the first time Spartans have ever faced the team from Meadow Park. Tommy Cassidy’s men should go to Meadow Park full of confidence after the much improved…

23rd July 2012

Gateshead FC (h) Match Preview

Following Tuesday’s opening pre-season fixture at Ashington AFC, Blyth Spartans will make their Croft Park debut for the 2012/13 season this coming Saturday as they entertain Blue Square Premier Division side Gateshead in their second friendly. Tommy Cassidy’s side will take on the Tynesiders in a 3pm kick off as they continue their preparations for their upcoming Evo-Stik Northern Premier League campaign. As well as seeing a number of players…

19th July 2012

Whitby Town v Blyth Spartans (Match Preview)

FA CUP THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND Venue: The Turnbull Ground, Whitby (YO21 3HZ) Date: Saturday October 15, 2011 Kick Off: 3pm Score Updates: Official Blyth Spartans Twitter feed Admission Details: Adults – £8 Concessions – £5 Under 16s – £2 GROUND DIRECTIONS Follow the A171 from Middlesbrough and take it all the way to the roundabout, with the A169 Pickering road.  Go over this roundabout and take the next left. Follow…

14th October 2011

Whitby Town v Blyth Spartans (Match Preview 01)

11th October 2011

Spartans legend Steve Pyle is hoping the Blyth supporters descending on Whitby for the FA cup 3rd round qualifier on Saturday have a good day beside the seaside by watching their team progress to the next stage of the competition. As soon as the draw was made last Monday Spartans fans were busy planning their trip down the coast to North Yorkshire and Pyle believes their support could act as…