• Club news | Generous supporter donates £1,000 to Spartans
  • Player news | McKeown option exercised
  • Interview | Thackray heaps praise on Blyth Spartans fans
  • Interview | Thackray looks ahead to another season at Spartans
  • Player news | Quartet leave Blyth Spartans

Club message | Stay safe, keep well

It goes without saying, Blyth Spartans AFC wishes its fans, volunteers, players and management to stay safe during these unprecedented times.  We, as a football club, are proud to represent this town and thank everyone for their continued support. You have always stuck by us throughout our 121-year history. So, if we can be of help in any way, please get in touch.  We await further updates on when football will return…

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Club Statement | Brief update from Executive Committee

Blyth Spartans AFC has been made aware of the Premier League and EFL further suspending their seasons until April 30.  The EFL also announced yesterday it would be taking measures to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package. Indeed, our Executive Committee is constantly reviewing the situation and wait for further updates from the National League.  We appreciate this is a difficult time – including the football…

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COVID19 | National League suspension

Blyth Spartans AFC has issued the following statement after the National League suspended fixtures until April 3 following the outbreak of coronavirus. The decision to suspend the league is not unexpected and brings the National League in line with the Premier League and EFL. There will be serious implications for clubs, such as the reduction in income from match days and the cancellation of matches. There are a number of…

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News | National League suspended

At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control. In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it…

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Match OFF | Gloucester City (A)

Blyth Spartans’ National League North trip to Gloucester City on Saturday has been postponed by the hosts due to “suspected cases and players in isolation”.  The National League met today to discuss the outbreak of the coronavirus after the Premier League and EFL suspended fixtures until April 3.  Following lengthy discussion, the National League decided to allow matches to go ahead as planned this weekend. A full statement read: “Following…

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Re-arranged fixture | Kettering Town (H)

Blyth Spartans’ National League North game with Kettering Town has been re-arranged for Thursday, April 16. Spartans were due to take on The Poppies at Croft Park on February 29, however was postponed due to the weather. A new date has been scheduled for next month, with kick-off taking place at 7:45pm. A Thursday night game was necessary due to the number of outstanding matches the visitors have left to…

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Report | Valiant Spartans suffer Brackley defeat

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, March 7, 2020 BRACKLEY TOWN 5-2 BLYTH SPARTANS A valiant Blyth Spartans suffered a 5-2 defeat at promotion-chasing Brackley Town in Michael Nelson’s first game in charge.  It was a result that certainly didn’t reflect Spartans’ overall performance having deservedly led at half-time courtesy of Leighton McIntosh first goal for the club. Unfortunately, as the…

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Interview | Nelson discusses his Spartans player-manager appointment

Blyth Spartans player-manager Michael Nelson has described his appointment as a ‘whirlwind’.  Nelson originally moved to Croft Park on a playing basis last week but will now take charge of first-team affairs following the departure of Lee Clark and Paul Stephenson earlier today. It has been a somewhat crazy few weeks for Nelson, who was recently assistant manager to Graham Westley at League Two side Stevenage.  Nelson explained to blythspartans.com:…

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Club Statement | Lee Clark and Paul Stephenson

It is with regret that Blyth Spartans announce that manager Lee Clark and assistant Paul Stephenson have left the club by mutual consent. We would like to thank Lee and Paul for all their efforts and professionalism during their time at the club. Michael Nelson will take charge of team affairs for the remainder of this season.

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News | Spartans link up with GAIN charity

Blyth Spartans AFC are linking up with GAIN charity, who manager Lee Clark is an ambassador for, on Saturday for our National League North clash with Kettering Town. You can learn more about Lee’s association with the charity HERE. GAIN raises awareness of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system. It causes the nerves in the arms and legs to become inflamed and stop working, usually…

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