Interview | Spooner happy to make his debut at Croft Park

19th July 2019

Blyth Spartans’ latest signing, Craig Spooner, spoke of his delight to ‘get out there’ and play at Croft Park in front of the Spartans fans this week against Morpeth Town. Despite losing 4-2 and three of the goals coming from set-pieces Spooner was upbeat about what was to come from himself and the team. The ex-Newcastle United product admits the fans were ‘fantastic’ despite seeing their side succumb to their…

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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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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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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 | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

16th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Louis Laing | We matched Leyton Orient

3rd February 2019

Louis Laing felt Blyth Spartans matched National League leaders Leyton Orient in their late FA Trophy defeat on Saturday. Spartans were six minutes away from setting up a replay with The O’s on Tuesday evening before Jamie Turley inflicted a cruel blow on Alun Armstrong’s men. It came in front of the excellent 289-strong travelling supporters at the Breyer Group Stadium, who showed their appreciation for Blyth’s tireless efforts at…

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Report | Spartans exit FA Trophy in cruel fashion

2nd February 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Buildbase FA Trophy last 16 Saturday, February 2, 2019 Leyton Orient 1-0 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans devastatingly exited the FA Trophy in the last 16 following an 84th minute Jamie Turley for Leyton Orient. The centre-back rose highest from a Dale Gorman’s free-kick to head home as Spartans matched the National League leaders’ stride for stride at Brisbane…

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Alun Armstrong | Blyth’s support at Leyton Orient is the best i’ve seen

2nd February 2019

Alun Armstrong has heaped praise on the travelling Green Army – admitting it’s the best he’s ever seen as Blyth Spartans manager.  The excellent 289 Blyth fans were dealt a cruel blow in the 84th-minute as Jamie Turley headed home a Leyton Orient winner,  preventing a FA Trophy last 16 replay at Croft Park on Tuesday. The away supporters out-sang the Orient-faithful throughout the afternoon before passionately showing their appreciation…

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