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

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

Civic Reception

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…

22nd February 2009

Sportsman Dinner (with Dave Watson)

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…

15th February 2009

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

Port of Blyth POTM – Jan 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!

9th February 2009

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

Port of Blyth POTM – Dec 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!

30th December 2008

Port of Blyth POTM – Nov 2008

MARK BELL – NOVEMBER 2008 Mark returned from injury at the begining of November and re-claimed the number 1 shirt. His performances in the FA Cup are the reason Blyth made the hat for the 3rd round draw. A great block from Grant Holt kept a vital lead against Shrewsbury and his heroics at Bournemouth earnt a fantastic draw. Well done Belly!

30th November 2008

Port of Blyth POTM – Oct 2008

SIMON TODD – OCTOBER 2008 Simon has been the stand out player in an up and down month for the Spartans. His classy displays in the heart of the Spartans midfield have ensured progression through to the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 11 years. Sadly this will be Simon’s last month with the club as his loan spell from League Two side Darlington…

30th October 2008