Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0

Blyth Spartans travelled to Stalybridge Celtic tonight for a Blue Square North clash. The Spartans had the better of the first half in treacherous conditions and went in at half time 0-0. Disaster was to strike when returning ‘keeper Mark Bell was injured in the 56 minute and with no substitute ‘keeper named on the bench Robert Dale was forced to don the gloves and go in goal. Sadly the…

24th March 2009
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Robert Dale – 200 Appearances

24th March 2009

In the most bizarre of circumstances talismanic striker Robert Dale has tonight chalked up his 200th appearance for the Spartans by coming on as a second half substitute for the injured Mark Bell to play in goal! Signed from Ryton, the languid forward, made his debut in the Unibond Premier Division clash with Wakefield Emley on 15 March 2005 where he scored a debut hattrick. Even better was to follow…

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Gareth Williams – 350 Appearances

24th March 2009

In tonight’s match with Stalybridge Celtic the Blyth Spartans captain Gareth Williams will make his 350th appearance for the club. Signed from Whitley Bay at the start of the 2000 season ‘Cheeks’ has grown from a squad player, into one of the team’s most consistent performers as well as the Club Captain. Well done Cheeks!

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101 Great Goals (Gary Brown)

24th March 2009

Blog Site ‘101 Great Goals’ is a site which reviews the football world in general, as well as highlighting the best goals of the weekend. The site’s blog published today includes ‘two brilliant goals that you won’t have seen’ featuring a goal from Michalis Konstantinou of Omonia Nicosia in the Cypriot League, as well as the ‘howitzer’ from our very own Gary Brown! Cheers to SpartansFan Fergus Dowd for forwarding…

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Mark Bell Signs Contract

24th March 2009

Prior to Saturday’s game with Stafford Rangers, Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Bell put pen to paper on a deal that will see the Bishop Auckland based stopper stay at Croft Park for this season, as well as the 2009/2010 campaign. Signed from West Auckland, the ‘keeper has had a fine first season with the club, capped by a few stunning displays in front of the Setanta cameras and has settled…

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New Signings

24th March 2009

Blyth Spartans have today signed WARREN BYRNE from Shildon FC and striker STEVEN SHAW from Ryton. Former player CRAIG PRICE (pictured below) has also been signed from Chester-Le-Street.

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Blyth Spartans 2 Stafford Rangers 1 (Sponsors)

24th March 2009

This is a photo gallery showing the sponsors of the 21 March 2009 Blue Square North clash between Blyth Spartans and Stafford Rangers. Should you be interested in getting involved in sponsoring the Spartans see the Commercial section for more details. Match Sponsor – The Masons Arms ______________________________________________ Match Ball Sponsor – www.splittingpixels.co.uk ______________________________________________ Man of the Match Sponsor – GDM Computer Consultants ______________________________________________

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Rotary Club Make Presentation

24th March 2009

Prior to Saturday’s match with Stafford Rangers the George Robson of Blyth’s Rotary Club presented the Club with a framed shirt to commemorate their recent excellent run in the FA Cup. The shirt was originally purchased by Frameworks of Blyth and used as window display during the run, the framed shirt will now be on display at Croft Park as a reminder of the epic run.

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Blyth Spartans 2 Stafford Rangers 1 (Match Report)

Saturday 21st March 2009 Blue Square North Blyth Spartans 2 Stafford Rangers 1 Attendance – 502 Blyth Spartans: Paul Farman, Kenny Boyle, John Brackstone, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson, Adrian Webster (sub Adam Laidlaw 90mins), Gary Brown, Robert Dale, Marc Walton (sub Sean Reay 46 mins), Simon Todd (sub Alex Gildea 72 mins). Subs not used: Stuart Banks & Ged Dalton Spartans now remain unbeaten in 6 games. A…

23rd March 2009
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