Peter Jameson: “We can’t keep making mistakes”

19th August 2018

Peter Jameson admitted Blyth Spartans cannot keep making mistakes or they will get punished following a 3-1 defeat at Alfreton Town. Two goals in as many second-half minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt quickly put the game out of reach for Alun Armstrong’s men, who had gone into half-time level after Robbie Dale equalised from the penalty spot to cancel out Denton’s earlier opener. Moments before Denton struck to…

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Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Arrival | Spartans sign New Zealand International on season long loan

3rd August 2018

Blyth Spartans are thrilled to announce the season-long loan signing of New Zealand international Sam Brotherton from Sunderland. The 21-year-old becomes the second central defender to join the club on loan this week after Aaron Cunningham’s arrival from Hartlepool United on Wednesday. Beginning his career in his homeland, Brotherton made his professional debut for Wanderers Special Club in 2014, but racked up just 16 appearances as they chose to resign…

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Arrival | Centre-half Aaron Cunningham signs on loan from Hartlepool United

1st August 2018

Blyth Spartans are happy to announce the loan signing of centre-back Aaron Cunningham from Hartlepool United. Cunningham, 20, joins the club until January 2019 and provides some much-needed cover at the heart of the defence with Jordan Watson still nearing full fitness and Ryan Hutchinson expected to miss the entire 2018-19 campaign. He played the full 90 minutes against Gateshead on Saturday, but will miss Spartans opening two games through…

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Alun Armstrong: Don’t get too worried, we’re working hard

30th July 2018

Alun Armstrong wants to reassure Blyth Spartans supporters, and has pleaded for fans to get behind their team ahead of the new National League North campaign. Blyth begin their competitive season away to Hereford on Saturday with summer signings: Alex Nicholson, Jamie Holmes, Kieran Green and Bradley Fewster all expected to make their debuts. However, with Ryan Hutchinson set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the lack of depth in the…

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Ian Watson: Gateshead defeat can help us improve

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans left-back Ian Watson hopes to turn the disappointment of the Gateshead defeat into positives ahead of the new National League North season. Son of manager Alun, and former Spartan Luke Armstrong, scored a hat-trick to inflict a 3-1 loss on Blyth – ending their pre-season campaign with three wins, one draw and two defeats. And with the competitive season commencing away to Hereford on Saturday, Watson believes the…

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Alun Armstrong: Luke was the difference in Gateshead defeat

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong highlighted his son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong as “the difference” following yesterday’s 3-1 defeat Gateshead.  Luke, whose goals in the 2016-17 season helped return Blyth to the second tier on Non-League football for the first time in five-year, starred by scoring a hat-trick on his return to Croft Park. He left Spartans to join Middlesbrough – spending last season in their U23s set up…

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Match Report | Leamington 1-0 Blyth Spartans

24th February 2018

Report by Jordan Cronin In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant   Vanarama National League North Saturday 24th February 2018   Leamington 1-0 Blyth Spartans Tony Breeden’s 73rd-minute penalty save from Sean Reid denied Blyth Spartans a share of the spoils on their first-ever visit to the Phillips 66 Community Stadium. Reid’s miss followed 22 minutes after Daniel Udoh fired what proved to be the winner following delightful…

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Match Report | Tamworth 0-3 Blyth Spartans

13th February 2018

  Report by Jordan Cronin In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Vanarama National League North Tuesday 13th February 2018   Tamworth 0-3 Blyth Spartans A hat-trick from Robbie Dale helped Blyth Spartans to back-to-back victories in National League North – though also had Peter Jameson to thank for a flurry of late saves. The match brought non-stop end-to-end action but it was Spartans who emerged as the…

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