Match Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (A)

By Ryan Burr On Saturday afternoon Blyth will make the long distance trip to Worcestershire to face an unbeaten Kidderminster side who are already sitting high in the playoff places a month into the season. Following Spartans good result last weekend against a decent Altrincham side, Alun Armstrong will be hoping he and his men can have another positive result this weekend and finally string together a run of form. …

7th September 2018
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Match Report | Late Rivers Strike Stuns Altrincham

1st September 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday September 1 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Altrincham Blyth managed to overcome tough opponents Altrincham 2-1 thanks to goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers to give Blyth Spartans their second win of the season. Blyth opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Sean Reid and Lewis Horner played some great passing…

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Match Report | Tireless Spartans undone by contentious penalty decision

27th August 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Monday, August 27 2018 York City 2-0 Blyth Spartans A tireless performance by an injury-hit Blyth Spartans was undone after Jon Parkin dispatched a highly contentious penalty, 11 minutes from time to break the deadlock at Bootham Crescent. Referee Ben Speedie adjudged Connor Oliver handled the ball from David Ferguson’s cross, much to the disbelief…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley

26th August 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Saturday August 25 2018   Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley Blyth Spartans were defeated 2-1 by league leaders Chorley in what was a fiesty affair, with the visitors reduced to 10-men when substitute Courtney Meppen-Walter was sent off. Chorley opened the scoring in the 66th minute when Watson brought down Elliott Newby in…

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Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Match Report | Spartans throw bodies on line to earn a point at Darlington

16th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday, August 15 2018 Darlington 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans drew for only the third time this year – throwing their bodies on the line to deny Darlington a second-half winner and earn a point their commitment merited. There was perhaps an element of luck to Alun Armstrong’s side dogged performance as the…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)

7th August 2018

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Tuesday August 7 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-2 Bradford (Park Avenue) Sean Reid’s late header wasn’t enough to cancel out Jake Beesley’s brace – as Blyth Spartans went down 2-1 against Bradford (Park Avenue) in their first home Vanarama National League North fixture of the season. Pacey on-loan Salford striker Beesley beat the offside…

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Match Report | Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans

4th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, August 4, 2018 Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans            Blyth Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat to Hereford in their National League North opener – the longest trip they will make this season. Alun Armstrong’s men departed the North East at 7am Saturday morning in order to reach Edgar Street in time for kick-off, and perhaps…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead

28th July 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday, July 28 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead Alun Armstrong’s son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong haunted his former club after scoring a hat-trick at Croft Park in Blyth’s final game of pre-season. The Middlesbrough loanee, who helped Blyth reach Non-League’s second tier in the 2016-17 season, fired the only goal of the first-half when…

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Match Report | Trial and Error Costs Spartans in Whitley Defeat

24th July 2018

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday, July 24 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-4 Whitley Bay Rivers, Horner; Martin, Glen-Ravenhill, Foalle 2 It was an evening of trialists and errors as far as Blyth Spartans were concerned as they suffered their first defeat of pre-season at the hands of EBAC Northern League Division One side Whitley Bay. A starting line-up that included five…

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