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Spartans U10s 2 Montagu Lions 6

This was the second week in a row when when we played top of the table opposition and another team who had won every game so far this season. Reece was unavailable due to illness and Daniel through injury.  This meant that in what was potentially our hardest game of the season so far, we only had on sub to use so the majority of the team would have to…

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Free Programme Sample

One of the most improved aspects of the club over the last couple of years has the quality of the match day programme. Edited (by our very own Scott Dewhurst) and sold through the Supporters Club, the programmes are now professionally printed and are full glossy publications, but priced at only £1.50 this makes them one, if not the, cheapest programmes in the Blue Square North. To give SpartansFans who…

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AFC Telford 4 Blyth Spartans 0 (Merit Marks)

Detailed below are the marks for the AFC Telford United v Blyth Spartans match played on Tuesday 27 October 2009. The merit marks were awarded by Martin Hunter and Jeff Young. Team 1. Mark Bell – 7/10 2. Stephen Harrison – 7/10 (Star Man) 3. John Brackstone – 6/10 4. Mick Tait – 7/10 5. Gareth Williams – 7/10 6. Darren Craddock – 7/10 7. Chris McCabe – 7/10 8….

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Spartans feature in the Champions League?

Blyth Spartans’ central defender Darren Craddock has had a name check in the official match day programme for the recent Chelsea v FC Porto Champions League game. Darren is mentioned as the best friend of reserve Blues’ keeper Ross Turnbull in the ‘Grass Roots’ section, which details the Chelsea players football lives as they were growing up. Now whilst Mr. Turnbull is clearly a fine shot stopper, his knowledge of…

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Blyth Spartans 0 AFC Telford 0 (Merit Marks)

Detailed below are the marks for the Blyth Spartans v AFC Telford United match played on Saturday 24 October 2009. The merit marks were awarded by Ken and Bethan Sproat. Team 1. Mark Bell – 7/10 2. Stephen Harrison – 7/10 3. John Brackstone – 6/10 4. Mick Tait – 7/10 5. Gareth Williams – 9/10 (Star Man) 6. Darren Craddock – 8/10 7. Chris McCabe – 7/10 8. Mark…

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Blyth Spartans 0 AFC Telford 0 (Match Report)

Saturday 24th October 2009 FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Attendance – 642 BLYTH SPARTANS: Mark Bell, Stephen Harrison, John Brackstone (Kenny Boyle), Mick Tait, Gareth Williams, Darren Craddock, Chris McCabe, Mark Donninger, Paul Brayson, Ian Graham (Josh Gillies), Rob Dale. Disappointing, frustrating and at times not enough tempo – meant that on paper two evenly matched sides meet again this coming week. The winners were given a great incentive having…

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Blyth Spartans 2 Salford City 1 (Match report)

Tuesday 20th October 2009 FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Replay Attendance – 534 BLYTH SPARTANS: Mark Bell, Stephen Harrison, John Brackstone (Kenny Boyle), Mick Tait, Gareth Williams, Darren Craddock, Chris McCabe, Adrian Webster (Simon Todd), Paul Brayson, Josh Gillies, Rob Dale (John Alexander). It needed a late extra-time goal to see Mick Tate’s side home after Salford City, who had held Spartans to a draw in Lancashire, again posed a…

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FA Cup Draw (1st Round Proper)

Should Blyth Spartans win their replay with AFC Telford United on Tuesday night, they will face League 2 side Lincoln City. The tie is scheduled to be played on the weekend of the 7th November 2009, but the final date and time will not be confirmed until the TV schedules have been agreed.

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