Friendly | Spartans travel to Pools on Saturday

17th September 2020

Blyth Spartans travel to Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon in their fifth friendly of pre-season.  Michael Nelson welcomed his old club to Croft Park last weekend and the two sides played out a competitive 2-2 draw. It was agreed by both managers at full-time to meet again at Victoria Park this weekend, which can now be officially announced. Kick-off is at the slightly earlier time of 1pm and behind closed…

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AGM | Postponed

16th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC and Social Club AGM – Thursday, October 1, 2020 Since declaring and publishing the date for the above meetings, COVID regulations have changed and public meetings of more than six people are now banned. Accordingly, we must formally advise shareholders that the AGMs have been cancelled. We are exploring the possibility of holding the AGMs using Zoom and will advise shareholders when details are available. We apologise…

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News | Spartans withdraw from this season’s Senior Cup

14th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm the club will not take part in this season’s Northumberland Senior Cup.  The shortened 2020/21 season means more midweek fixtures than ever and a greater demand on our playing squad.  In addition the National League did not make provision in their fixture schedule for county cup matches and there was a possibility of facing two midweek matches in the same midweek. We look forward to…

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Report | Spartans hold Hartlepool to draw

12th September 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Saturday, September 12, 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 HARTLEPOOL UNITED Blyth Spartans and Hartlepool United shared the pre-season spoils in a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Croft Park.  Spartans’ second home friendly of the season finished level courtesy of a penalty save by Brendan Pearson and a double from debutant Connor Thomson. Thomson opened the scoring on…

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Preview | Hartlepool United (H)

12th September 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans perhaps face their toughest test of pre-season as they welcome National League side Hartlepool United to Croft Park behind closed doors today. Due to last weekend’s postponement, Spartans have gone 11 days without a game and no doubt boss Michael Nelson will be eager to see his side build their fitness for the upcoming season. Pools go into the clash fresh – or perhaps not…

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Live Stream | Hartlepool United (H)

11th September 2020

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United at Croft Park behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon – and we’re bringing the game LIVE to you!  We are nothing without our supporters and while we’re unable to welcome you back into CP just yet, we’re working tirelessly to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.  That is why we’ll be providing a live stream, so you can watch the full 90 minutes…

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Rearrangement | Spartans host Hartlepool this Saturday

10th September 2020

Blyth Spartans’ arranged pre-season friendly with Hartlepool United will now take place this Saturday (September 12) at Croft Park, behind closed doors.  The match was originally scheduled to take place on September 19 but has now been brought forward a week early.  Due to government advice and National League protocols, we are unable to welcome fans into Croft Park. We will, however, aim to provide a live stream for supporters…

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Arrival | Blackett signs on loan from Gateshead

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce Paul Blackett has joined on a season-long loan from National League North rivals Gateshead.  A former Newcastle United scholar, Blackett, 22, joined The Heed last summer having previously played for Heaton Stan and Newcastle Benfield in the Northern League.  Having struck four goals for Gateshead – including a hat-trick against Consett in the Durham Challenge Cup – Blackett was loaned to Whitby Town. …

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Arrival | Ex-Blackburn youngster joins Spartans

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of former Blackburn Rovers youngster Connor Thomson.  Thomson, 24, arrives at Croft Park having spent the last two seasons at National League North rivals Gateshead, where he briefly worked under boss Michael Nelson.  As a kid, Thomson spent time on the books of Carlisle United and then joined Blackburn’s academy in December 2014.  He represented the Championship side at under-23s level…

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