Sportsman Dinner (with Dave Watson)

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that the guest speaker at this year’s Sportsman Dinner is Ex Everton and England Central Defender Dave Watson. The event will take place on Friday 3rd April 2009 and tickets will cost £25 per person. In a career that started 1980 at Norwich City, Watson won the 1985 Milk Cup with the canaries against Sunderland. A move to Everton saw the defender win the First…

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Exec Committee Minutes (9 Feb 2009)

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF BLYTH SPARTANS AFC HELD ON MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2009. Present : A Platten, K Scott, I Evans, C Baxter, S Ord, G Young & B Davison. 1 MINUTES OF LAST MEETING. a) The minutes of the last meeting (26.01.09) were approved. 2. MATTERS ARISING. a) Player’s presentation kit and kit for HMS Blyth still awaited. IKE confirmed that the invoice for Draeger would…

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SpartansFans POTM – Jan 2009

ADRIAN WEBSTER – JANUARY 2009 One of Harry’s best bits of business since the turn of the new year has been the re-signing of Kiwi “Schemer” Adie Webster from his stint in Finnish Football. His second spell at the club saw him turn the Fleetwood game where his clever, incisive play set Blyth on their way to a comfortable win. Well done (and welcome back) Adie!

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Port of Blyth POTM – Jan 2009

RICHARD PELL – JANUARY 2008 This is Richard’s second monthly award and is richly deserved for his stand out performances in what was a historic month for the Spartans. He kept the strikers of Premiership Blackburn Rovers at bay and was a key figure in the Spartans mini-revival that followed. Well done Richard!

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Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match report)

Saturday 31st January 2009 Blue Square North Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 Att: 449 Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, Gary Brown, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson, Simon Todd (sub Andrew Wright 78 mins), Adrian Webster, Robert Dale, Shaun Reay, Stuart Banks (sub Ged Dalton 87 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman, Graham Fenton & Alex White. On a blustery wind swept afternoon Spartans failed to make the most…

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Port of Blyth POTM – Dec 2008

ANDREW LEESON – DECEMBER 2008 In a month of very few games, Andrew Leeson stood out as the player of the month. A solid performance in the FA Cup Replay at home to AFC Bournemouth helped the side keep a vital clean sheet and claim a money spinning glamour tie at home to Premiership Blackburn Rovers. Well done Andy!

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SpartansFans POTM – Nov 2008

CHRIS McCABE – NOVEMBER 2008 This month’s star performer is midfielder Chris McCabe, whilst not appearing in all of the games, he showed his importance to the side with three stunning cup displays. He played through partially healed broken ribs to put in a fine showing against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup, produced a ‘Star Man’ performance in the FA Trophy defeat to Alfreton Town (where Tadge bagged a…

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Port of Blyth POTM – Nov 2008

MARK BELL – NOVEMBER 2008 Mark returned from injury at the begining of November and re-claimed the number 1 shirt. His performances in the FA Cup are the reason Blyth made the hat for the 3rd round draw. A great block from Grant Holt kept a vital lead against Shrewsbury and his heroics at Bournemouth earnt a fantastic draw. Well done Belly!

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SpartansFans POTM – Oct 2008

ANDREW WRIGHT – OCTOBER 2008 The winner of the award for this month is left winger Andrew Wright. Andy, a new signing at the beginning of this season, has made the left wing berth his own since joining from Leigh RMI. He opened his Spartans scoring account in the Tynetec Northumberland Senior Cup match against Heaton Stannington and was awarded the Star Man for his performance in the game. The…

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Port of Blyth POTM – Oct 2008

SIMON TODD – OCTOBER 2008 Simon has been the stand out player in an up and down month for the Spartans. His classy displays in the heart of the Spartans midfield have ensured progression through to the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 11 years. Sadly this will be Simon’s last month with the club as his loan spell from League Two side Darlington…

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