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…


Blyth Spartans v Bedlington Terriers (Match Preview)

FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND Venue: Croft Park, Blyth (NE24 3JE) Date: Saturday October 1, 2011 Kick Off: 3pm Score Updates: Official Blyth Spartans Twitter feed, Koast Radio Match Highlights: Available here Admission Details: Adults – £10.00 (£1.00 extra in ‘Port of Blyth’ Stand) Concessions – £5.50 (£1.00 extra in ‘Port of Blyth’ Stand) Under 10’s – Free if accompanied by an adult (£0.50 extra in ‘Port of Blyth’ Stand)…

29th September 2011

Blyth Spartans v Boston United Programme preview

16th September 2011

Croft Park hosts it’s second consecutive Blue Square North game on Saturday, when Boston United make the trip up to the North East. Joint-managers Lee Canoville and Jason Lee will be hoping their side can add to their impressive away haul of nine points from an possible 12. However, the Pilgrims have not taken all the spoils from our ground since December 1998 and the Spartans Army will hope this…