• Arrival | Michael Cain join Blyth Spartans
  • Arrival | Gbolahan joins Blyth on non-contract
  • Arrival | Young joins Blyth on season-long loan
  • FA Cup | Marske tie postponed but rescheduled for Wednesday
  • Season Tickets | Refund update

Preview | AFC Telford United | National League North

BY Stephen Burton National League football returns to Croft Park for the first time since February as Blyth Spartans host AFC Telford United on Saturday. Michael Nelson’s men will be hoping to bounce back from Tuesday’s heavy opening day defeat to Guiseley.  Importantly, the clash in Northumberland gives Blyth an opportunity to bounce back and go into the FA Cup game at Marske United in midweek with some momentum. THE…

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Live Stream | AFC Telford United | National League North

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm it will live stream its National League North home match with AFC Telford United on Saturday afternoon.   Telford make the trip to Croft Park this weekend for Blyth’s first home game of the 2020/21 league campaign.  As per government rules, the game will be played behind closed doors, but supporters of both clubs can watch via our live stream.  Join us from 2:45pm as our…

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Season Tickets | Refund update

Blyth Spartans chairman Tony Platten has written to update supporters on the refunding of season tickets.  It has been confirmed by the National League, FA and Government that no spectators will be allowed to watch Step 1 and 2 matches for at least three months. Last week, it was announced a funding package of grants has been agreed with the government, but full details are still yet to be confirmed….

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Report | Spartans handed tough lesson in league opener at Guiseley

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Ten-man Blyth Spartans were handed a tough lesson to begin their National League North campaign with a heavy defeat at Guiseley.  Matthew Elsdon departed the field just after half-time following a second yellow, in a game where Michael Nelson’s men were already trailing 2-0.  It had taken until just the…

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Interview | Nelson knows all about Cunningham’s qualities

Blyth Spartans boss Michael Nelson is fully aware of the qualities Aaron Cunningham brings to Croft Park.  Cunningham, 22, returned to Blyth for his third loan spell from Hartlepool United for the entirety of the season. The defender has made 21 appearances across two previous loans at Spartans and will hope to add to that tally tonight at Guiseley.  And just like supporters, Nelson knows all about the attributes he…

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Arrival | Cunningham re-joins for third loan spell

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United, subject to FA and National League clearance.   Cunningham, 22, was due to spend the remainder of last season on loan at Blyth but his spell was cut short after three games following the Covid-19 outbreak.  However, the 22-year-old has sealed an immediate move back to Northumberland and should…

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Preview | Guiseley AFC (A)

Blyth Spartans open up their National League North campaign with a trip to Guiseley on Tuesday evening.  Michael Nelson’s men travel to West Yorkshire on the back of a 4-2 win at Whitley Bay in the FA Cup Second Round Qualifying.  It will be Blyth’s first league game since March after the coronavirus outbreak saw the 2019/20 season suspended.  THE OPPONENTS  Joint-managers Marcus Bignot and Russell O’Neill led the The…

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FA Cup | Spartans drawn away to Marske United

Blyth Spartans have been drawn to away to Marske United in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying. Michael Nelson’s men beat Whitley Bay 4-2 on Saturday to put their name in the hat for this afternoon’s draw. Marske, meanwhile, progressed via an empathic 6-0 win against Northern League Division One side Consett. The two clubs last met in November 2018, where Spartans ran out 4-1 winners in the FA Trophy…

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Report | Blyth survive FA Cup scare at Whitley Bay

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Second Round Qualifying Saturday October 3, 2020 WHITLEY BAY 2-4 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans survived an FA Cup scare at 10-man local rivals Whitley Bay as captain Simon Heslop scored a hat-trick of penalties.  Michael Nelson’s men found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes remaining, however Heslop added to his first-half penalty with two more….

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