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

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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Resignation of Ian Evans

At a meeting of the Executive Committee last night (30th July) the resignation of Ian Evans was accepted. The Committee would like to thank Ian for his commitment and valued input to the Club over many years. In particular the Committee would like to thank him for setting up the 1899 initiative and the way he handed over his responsibility as General Manager to Anthony Seghini when he retired from…

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

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

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

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 | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday, July 28 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead Alun Armstrong’s son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong haunted his former club after scoring a hat-trick at Croft Park in Blyth’s final game of pre-season. The Middlesbrough loanee, who helped Blyth reach Non-League’s second tier in the 2016-17 season, fired the only goal of the first-half when…

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News | Tommy Dixon passes away

Blyth Spartans are devastated to announce that club legend Tommy Dixon has passed away. The following is an interview conducted during last season’s 1977/78 FA Cup 40th Anniversary series by Phil Castiaux. Tommy joined the Blyth in 1975 when manager Allan O’Neill signed him from Ashington. Tom had begun his career at Gateshead before being signed by then Colliers manager Jackie Marks in 1972. Tommy said: “I think it was…

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Match Report | Trial and Error Costs Spartans in Whitley Defeat

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday, July 24 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-4 Whitley Bay Rivers, Horner; Martin, Glen-Ravenhill, Foalle 2 It was an evening of trialists and errors as far as Blyth Spartans were concerned as they suffered their first defeat of pre-season at the hands of EBAC Northern League Division One side Whitley Bay. A starting line-up that included five…

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Holmes has Colliers under the Hammer in Friendly Victory

Summer signing Jamie Holmes made a massive impression on the Blyth Spartans faithful with a scintillating display against EBAC Northern League Division One side Ashington on Tuesday evening. The former Newcastle United Academy product – who is the brother of former Spartan Dean Holmes – showed the some deft touches and mazy runs as Spartans ran out 4-0 winners at Croft Park. The 20-year-old scored one and created another in…

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