News | Football Development Pathway

8th July 2019

Blyth Spartans Juniors visited Croft Park on Sunday where they registered for their respective teams for the coming season and then enjoyed a training session led by Spartans manager, Lee Clark. The session was organised as part of the Club’s new football development pathway initiative, which ultimately provides a recognisable route through the various age groups of junior football to the first team. Another part of the pathway is the…

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Report | Football Manager-esque friendly ends in first XI victory

3rd July 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Friendly Tuesday 2 July 2019 Blyth Spartans 5-0 Reserves Second half braces from Scott Fenwick and Jake Orrell secured Blyth Spartans a comfortable 5-0 win over our reserves at Croft Park. A trialist had given Spartans the lead in the first period before Lee Clark introduced a wrath of new faces in the second period, with free-flowing…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 3-1 Stranraer

29th June 2019

The Lee Clark era got underway at Croft Park this afternoon with a brand new squad of players taking on Scottish First Division outfit; Stranraer FC. The visitors led at half time 0-1, but three second half goals secured the victory for the Spartans. It’s hard to believe that this team of players have never played a competitive game together. A selection of images by Bill Broadley from today’s game….

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News | Spartans to host trials for young talent

28th June 2019

Blyth Spartans AFC will be hosting open trials on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth NE24 3JE.  The trials are open to any players that are currently in Years 11 to 13 who are interested in finding out more about our educational pathway with partners Tyne Met College – which will see us field a team in the National League Youth Alliance for season 2019-20. The…

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Arrival | Mouanda arrives on season-long loan

28th June 2019

Blyth Spartans have completed the signing of central midfielder Ursene Mouanda on a season-long loan deal from South Shields. The 20-year-old joins from the Evo-Stik Premier side having made 26 appearances for Graham Fenton and Lee Picton’s men last season.  Born in Ivory Coast, Mouanda moved to the North East when he was five years old and had previously trained with Newcastle and Sunderland. However, it was the Monkseaton Football…

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Retained | Wrightson joins quartet in staying at Blyth

28th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that FIVE of last season squad has re-signed for the club. Robert Dale, 34, returns to the club for the 15th consecutive season. Now the club’s record holder for appearances with 643 he’ll look to add to the impressive mark. Joining him in the Spartans dressing room will be central defender Ryan Hutchinson who returns after missing the entire 2018/19 season with a knee…

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News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

21st June 2019

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park. Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over…

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Arrival | Clark snatches Fenwick out of shop window

20th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signature of striker Scott Fenwick who joins after two season’s at National League South side Chelmsford City. Fenwick, 29, has a wealth of experience at this, and higher levels having played for Hartlepool United in League Two. Scott spent time within the Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough academies before joining Gretna in 2009. Soon after he joined Newcastle Benfield when he made his only…

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Fans Forum Minutes | Friday, June 14, 2019

17th June 2019

FANS FORUM (Q&A SESSION) BLYTH SPARTANS AFC SOCIAL CLUB FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 Introduction Tony Platten, chairman of Blyth Spartans, confirmed he was unable to answer questions regarding the former manager or any contractual issues from last season. Mr Platten explained that new first-team manager Lee Clark had planned to attend, however, was unable to due to other commercial commitments upon accepting the job. TP: Tony Platten (chairman) KS: Kevin…

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Arrival | Mark Foden is Clark’s latest addition

17th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Gateshead goalkeeper Mark Foden. Foden played one game for Blyth during the 2018/19 season when former manager Alun Armstrong brought him in on loan. And the former Ross County man is delighted to be at Croft Park, especially to work under Lee Clark. “Obviously he has managed at a very good level, and what he is trying to do here…

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