Senior Cup Quarter Final vs Newcastle Blue Star

Although a request was made by Blue Star to have Wednesday’s Quarter Final game postponed because of fixture congestion Blyth Spartans can confirm that the NFA have today ruled that the game must go ahead as planned. The Spartans have their own fixture congestion as a result of FA Cup success and bad weather and will be playing at least two matches per week until the end of the season.

2nd March 2009
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Port of Blyth POTM – Feb 2009

2nd March 2009

CHRIS McCABE – FEBRUARY 2009 The month of February saw the Spartans play only three matches, the first was a performance against Burscough, which manager Harry Dunn described as ’embarrassing’ and ‘disgraceful’. The two remaining games saw the Spartans roll up their sleeves and at least try and complete in the games. This was helped in no small part by the return of midfield talisman Chris McCabe who put in…

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Post Alfreton Town Reaction

Suggestions that Harry Dunn’s Blyth Spartans team had given up hard work for Lent were set to one side in Saturday’s game at Alfreton Town. The Spartans recent points-fast, and Dunn’s own public criticisms, seemed to galvanize his penitent team into producing a performance of considerable diligence. A draw against the League’s form team was both very welcome in terms of Blyth’s precarious position in the table and in the…

2nd March 2009
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Dunn Blasts Blyth!

It was never likely to be a game characterised by stylish play or full of individual brilliance – and it certainly wasn’t. Blyth lost two nil against Burscough at the weekend with the Spartans lying third off bottom of the Blue Square North and their visitors one place below them. A scrappy affair was expected and that indeed came to fruition. Actually ’scrappy’ makes it sound better than it was….

23rd February 2009
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Civic Reception

22nd February 2009

Blyth Valley Council held a Civic Reception for Blyth Spartans players and officials last week. Mayor Gordon Knox welcomed the delegation and congratulated them on their fine achievements in this year’s FA Cup. He also stressed the benefits to the town and community in terms of raising both the spirits and profile of the area. Club Chairman Tony Platten thanked the Mayor for his kind words and also thanked the…

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Sportsman Dinner (with Dave Watson)

15th February 2009

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that the guest speaker at this year’s Sportsman Dinner is Ex Everton and England Central Defender Dave Watson. The event will take place on Friday 3rd April 2009 and tickets will cost £25 per person. In a career that started 1980 at Norwich City, Watson won the 1985 Milk Cup with the canaries against Sunderland. A move to Everton saw the defender win the First…

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Exec Committee Minutes (9 Feb 2009)

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF BLYTH SPARTANS AFC HELD ON MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2009. Present : A Platten, K Scott, I Evans, C Baxter, S Ord, G Young & B Davison. 1 MINUTES OF LAST MEETING. a) The minutes of the last meeting (26.01.09) were approved. 2. MATTERS ARISING. a) Player’s presentation kit and kit for HMS Blyth still awaited. IKE confirmed that the invoice for Draeger would…

15th February 2009
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Port of Blyth POTM – Jan 2009

9th February 2009

RICHARD PELL – JANUARY 2008 This is Richard’s second monthly award and is richly deserved for his stand out performances in what was a historic month for the Spartans. He kept the strikers of Premiership Blackburn Rovers at bay and was a key figure in the Spartans mini-revival that followed. Well done Richard!

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Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match report)

Saturday 31st January 2009 Blue Square North Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 Att: 449 Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, Gary Brown, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson, Simon Todd (sub Andrew Wright 78 mins), Adrian Webster, Robert Dale, Shaun Reay, Stuart Banks (sub Ged Dalton 87 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman, Graham Fenton & Alex White. On a blustery wind swept afternoon Spartans failed to make the most…

7th February 2009
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Port of Blyth POTM – Dec 2008

30th December 2008

ANDREW LEESON – DECEMBER 2008 In a month of very few games, Andrew Leeson stood out as the player of the month. A solid performance in the FA Cup Replay at home to AFC Bournemouth helped the side keep a vital clean sheet and claim a money spinning glamour tie at home to Premiership Blackburn Rovers. Well done Andy!

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