Burscough 2 Blyth Spartans 3

In their final game of the season, the Spartans ran out 3-2 winners over already relegated Burscough. Following a very poor first half, which saw them 1-0 down, the Spartans flew out of the traps in the second with Chris McCabe scoring a header and then Ged Dalton being alert to a short back pass to give the Spartans the lead. Burscough equalised, but the Spartans were not to be…

26th April 2009
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Blyth Spartans 1 Southport 0

Blyth’s final home game of the season saw them run out 1-0 winners over Blue Square North play off side Southport. Blyth’s goal was via a fantastic counter-attacking effort scored by Marc Walton. Congratulations also goes to Tamworth who were crowned Blue Square North champions last night following their win over Hinckley United. Tamworth were probably the best side that we faced at Croft Park this season and they are…

22nd April 2009
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Blyth Spartans 1 Gainsborough Trinity 1 (Match Report)

Saturday 18th April 2009 Blue Square North Blyth Spartans 1 Gainsborough Trinity 1 Attendance – 583 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, John Brackstone (sub Alex Gildea 66 mins), Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andrew Leeson, Adrian Webster, Chris McCabe, Rob Dale, Anthony Shandran (sub Marc Walton 79 mins), Shaun Reay (sub Jed Dalton 70 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman & Simon Todd. Blyth picked up the point needed to…

18th April 2009
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Blyth Spartans 5 Farsley Celtic 0 (Match Report)

Monday 13th April 2009 Blue Square North Blyth Spartans 5 Farsley Celtic 0 Attendance – 628 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Andrew Leeson, Kenny Boyle, Gareth Williams, John Brackstone (sub Richard Pell 46 mins), Adrian Webster (sub Simon Todd 81 mins), Gary Brown, Chris McCabe, Rob Dale, Anthony Shandran, Shaun Reay (sub Jed Dalton 72 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman &. Marc Walton Spartans beat ex Conference Premier Side Farsley…

18th April 2009
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Blyth Spartans 5 Farsley Celtic 0

Blyth swept past Farsley Celtic with a fine, swaggering performance that saw the Spartans rack up a 5-0 win. The goal scorers were Anthony Shandran (x2), Shaun Reay, Richard Pell and Robert Dale. Match photos and reactions will follow.

13th April 2009
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Workington 0 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match Report)

Saturday 11th April 2009 Blue Square North Workington 0 Blyth Spartans 1 Attendance – 366 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Andrew Leeson, Kenny Boyle, Gareth Williams, John Brackstone, Adrian Webster, Gary Brown, Chris McCabe, Rob Dale, Anthony Shandran (sub Marc Walton 80 mins), Shaun Reay (sub Stuart Banks 68 mins (sub Richard Pell 85 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman & Simon Todd. Spartans won only their second away game of…

12th April 2009
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Blyth Spartans 0 Droylsden 2 (Match Report)

Thursday 9th April 2009 Blue Square North Blyth Spartans 0 Droylsden 2 Attendance – 512 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Andrew Leeson, John Brackstone, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Alex Gildea (sub Rob Dale 61 mins), Adrian Webster, Chris McCabe (sub Gary Brown 81 mins), Marc Walton, Anthony Shandran (sub Simon Todd 81 mins), Shaun Reay. Subs not used: Paul Farman & Kenny Boyle Spartans 3rd game in 6 days saw them…

12th April 2009
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Workington 0 Blyth Spartans 1

Blyth picked up 3 potentially crucial points in their attempt to avoid relegation in Saturday’s clash with Workington. Blyth’s goal was a smartly taken strike from Anthony Shandran (his first goal for the club) following excellent work in midfield from Gary Brown. More reaction will follow later.

12th April 2009
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Hyde United 1 Blyth Spartans 0

Blyth travelled to Tameside tonight for a crucial Blue Square North clash with Hyde United and sadly for the Spartans (and their hopes of remaining in the league) they lost 1-0 to a 78 minute goal from David Owens. Blyth’s cause was not helped by a first half sending off for Anthony Shandran, for an elbow. This will see Shandran miss at least three games*, meaning that he will miss…

6th April 2009
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