SpartansFans POTM – Mar 2009

CHRIS McCABE – MARCH 2009 The month of March saw the Spartans play in an incredible 9 games, including 8 in the league (in which they were only beaten once) which has seen them slowly drag themselves away from the bottom of the Blue Square North. Whilst there is still a great deal of work to be done until we are mathematically safe, this work load will be increased by…

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Port of Blyth POTM – Mar 2009

MARC WALTON – MARCH 2009 In a busy month for the Spartans new signing Marc Walton has stood out and has therefore been awarded the Port of Blyth Player of the Month for March 2009. He scored a couple of goals during the month and has provided several assists, but it is his general all-round play, strength, awareness and unselfish work for the side that has impressed so many people…

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Blyth Spartans 1 Redditch United 0 (Sponsors)

This is a photo gallery showing the sponsors of the 31 March 2009 Blue Square North clash between Blyth Spartans and Redditch United. Should you be interested in getting involved in sponsoring the Spartans see the Commercial section for more details. Match Sponsor – The Village Hotel (whose party included former Spartans striker Anthony Woodhouse) ______________________________________________ Prior to the match, the Sponsors Lounge bar staff, Malcolm and Shirley Stephenson were…

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Blyth Spartans 1 Redditch United 0

In a ‘competitive’ game, Blyth Spartans ran out 1-0 winners over Redditch United thanks to a Robert Dale penalty in injury time of the first half. Blyth’s cause was not helped by playing nearly an hour of the match with only 10 men following a red card for Gary Brown, awarded for a high, reckless tackle. As this is Gary’s second red card of the season this will mean he…

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New Signing

Striker Anthony Shandran signed for us yesterday, full clearance has been accepted by The Football Conference prior to today’s deadline. The talented 27 year old stated off his career at Burnley, where he was a teammate of current Spartans defender Andrew Leeson. He made one sub appearance for the Clarets and also had a loan period at York City and whilst the loan went well for the player (he scored 3…

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Hucknall Town 1 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match Report)

Saturday 28th March 2009 Blue Square North Hucknall Town 1 Blyth Spartans 1 Attendance – 239 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, Alex Gildea, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson (sub John Brackstone 55 mins), Adrian Webster, Chris McCabe (sub Stuart Banks 62 mins), Rob Dale, Marc Walton (sub Shaun Reay 83 mins), Gary Brown. Subs not used: Simon Todd & Paul Farman  Spartans dropped 2 points against bottom club…

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Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0 (Match Report)

Tuesday 24th March 2009 Blue Square North Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell (sub Rob Dale), Kenny Boyle, Andy Leeson, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Alex Gildea, Adrian Webster, Gary Brown, Marc Walton, Shaun Reay, Stuart Banks.Subs not used: Ged Dalton, Adam Laidlaw, Simon Todd & Stephen Shaw  Spartans lost their unbeaten record in brazier circumstances. With Mark Bell making his return in goal manager Harry Dunn…

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Spartans U9s 3 Coast Soccer 3 – Match Report

The football cliché of a game of two halves was made for this match.  Spartans were put under pressure from the start by Coast Soccer but they withstood this and started to come into the game and played some of the best passing football they have put together all season.  Spartans scored the opening goal, when a corner led to a scramble around the goalmouth and Lewis Best got his…

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