Interview | Jay Errington | ‘Great feeling’ to get first Spartans goal

2nd March 2023

By Dan Rolls Young Spartans forward Jay Errington described scoring in front of the Spartans faithful as a ‘great feeling’ as he netted the winner in his first start for the club. The striker who has so far bagged 14 goals for the under 19’s in the National Alliance League this season and eight goals for Percy Main in the Northern Alliance Premier, made his first start for Blyth in…


U18/19s | Academy open evening at Tyne Met

25th November 2022

Blyth Spartans and Tyne Met College are hosting an open evening on Thursday 8th December. The evening will include a session with Academy Head Coach Marc Nash and Sports Course tutor Jim Scoffham, and a presentation on how the programme works. The Club’s partnership with Tyne Met has been hugely successful in recent seasons, with a Spartans U18s side reaching the First Round proper of the FA Youth Cup last…


Spartans Academy: the story so far…

2nd November 2022

By Anth Elliott Our Academy sides have started the season well, with U19’s so far enjoying a commanding lead in the league and the U18’s having more mixed fortunes – with a touch of first-team action too. So, I took the opportunity to ask Head Football Academy Coach Marc Nash for his thoughts on the season so far for both U18 and U19 sides. On the under 18’s start to…


Report | Blyth Spartans U18s 6-0 Newcastle Benfield U18s

6th October 2022

By Anth Elliott Wednesday 5th October 2022 Blyth Spartans U18’s 6-0 Newcastle Benfield U18’s Blyth’s U18’s came into this League Cup game hoping to bounce back after a disappointing result in their last fixture. Newcastle Benfield started well forcing Blyth back to the keeper Taylor Chapman which kicked the Spartans players in to gear. Blyth began to make their mark on the game keeping the ball well and reducing Benfield…


News | Matty Dopson signs Spartans contract

19th June 2022

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that England Schoolboy international Matty Dopson has signed a contract for next season. Dopson enjoyed a breakout campaign last season as he captained Spartans’ under-18s to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup, before earning an international call up England Schoolboys for the Centenary Shield – where he was an ever present. The club enjoys a successful relationship with Tyne Met College,…


Interview | Marc Nash | Youth teams

12th April 2022

Spartans’ under-18s coach Marc Nash spoke with Blyth Live’s Niall Bromley as they discussed the Club’s succcessful partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College. Nash, who is Head Football Coach at Tyne Met, oversaw a training match between the under-18s and under-19s on Monday night as Spartans looked to shape their youth squads ahead of next season.


Youth teams | Spartans on the lookout for the next generation of talent

12th April 2022

Blyth Spartans and Tyne Metropolitan College are on the lookout for the next generation of talent to represent the club next season. The partnership programme sees students represent Spartans, either at under-18 or under-19 level, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met College. The programme is flexible, and allows students to either study the dedicated Football Excellence Programme aimed for those wanting to pursue a career in sport, or…


News | See the next generation of Spartans at Croft Park

10th April 2022

This Monday night you’ll be able to see the new generation of young Spartans as the Under-19s take on the Under-18s at Croft Park. The match will feature a number of the players that starred for Spartans under-18s in their historic FA Youth Cup run earlier in the season, as well as featuring several trialists. Next season will see the club continue it’s successful partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College, with…


Interview | Spartans starlet Dopson reflects on an impressive season

8th April 2022

By Liam O’Brien We caught up with Matty Dopson, who is currently playing for England Under 18s Schoolboys in the Centenary Shield. Dopson’s call-up to the the Schoolboys squad in January, was a reward for a fantastic season, that saw him lead Spartans Under-18s to a historic run to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup. The full-back has played a key role for England so far, starting…


FA Youth Cup | Salford City (A) | 21/22

3rd November 2021

Our Blyth Spartans youngsters travel to Salford City on Thursday (November 4th) for a historic night in the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup.  Having beaten Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde to get to this stage, the young Spartans face Salford at The Peninsula Stadium. Admission is by cash only, via Turnstile ‘C’ on Moor Lane. Prices apply to North Stand seats and West Stand Terrace….