• Club Statement | National League North suspension
  • Club Statement | National League North season suspended for two weeks
  • Joint-Statement | National League North clubs
  • National League Statement | Winter Survival Package
  • Club Statement | AFC Fylde fixture postponed

Interview | Nelson previews Boxing Day derby with Gateshead

MANAGER Michael Nelson wants his players to understand how much the Boxing Day meeting with Gateshead means to Blyth Spartans supporters. Spartans host local rivals Gateshead at Croft Park this week, the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs with the return fixture taking place at the International Stadium on January 2nd. The same happened last season but in reverse, with Blyth running out 3-2 winners away from…

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Club Statement | Northumberland remains in Tier 3

Following the latest government announcement, it is with regret we confirm that fixtures at Croft Park will continue behind closed doors.  This means our Boxing Day game with Gateshead in National League North will be played without spectators, though we hope for better news on January 1st, 2020 – the government’s next Tier review date. While we are naturally disappointed by the news, the club reiterates that it is working…

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Club Statement | Blyth forfeit FA Trophy after positive Covid-19 test

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm it has received a positive Covid-19 test and as a result is forced to forfeit this year’s FA Trophy. Following dialogue with National League officials this afternoon, the club is required to enter a period of isolation and cancel its Second Round FA Trophy tie with Morpeth Town tonight.  Everyone who has purchased the live stream will be refunded. Refunds take 5-10 days to appear on…

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Preview | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST Blyth Spartans take a break from National League North action when they welcome local neighbours Morpeth Town in the second round of the FA Trophy.  The winner of the tie will welcome Callum Roberts’ Notts County to Northumberland this Saturday. TEAM NEWS Kieran Charlton and Liam Agnew both returned to the matchday squad at the weekend – with the…

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Programme | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

Issue #7 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans host Northumberland neighbours Morpeth Town in the second round of the FA Trophy. And while supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, we’re trying our best to bring the match to you. As well as our live stream, which begins at 7:30pm, why not start your matchday routine with a browse of our matchday programme?…

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Live stream | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

A live stream will be in operation for Blyth Spartans’ FA Trophy Second Round match at home to Northumberland neighbours Morpeth Town on Tuesday (December 15).  As per government guidelines, games at Croft Park must be played behind closed doors, although the club is hoping that will change soon.  In the meantime however, the club will continue to live stream its fixtures, with the Highwaymen next up for Michael Nelson’s…

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Club Statement | Return of spectators

The club has been unable to bring supporters back to Croft Park this season as we have been following the protocols for elite sport. These are guidelines laid down by the government which allowed sport played at a certain level to continue while all grassroots sport was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic. Following the introduction of the Tier system by the government, some National League clubs have been allowed to…

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Report | Blyth unlucky to lose at Brackley

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, December 12th 2020 BRACKLEY TOWN 2-1 BLYTH SPARTANS  TEN-man Blyth Spartans came away from St James Park empty-handed despite a committed performance against Brackley Town.  The Spartans defence were barely carved open with a penalty from Shane Byrne and a corner converted by Lee Ndlovu deciding the encounter. JJ O’Donnell had levelled for Blyth, who…

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Preview | Brackley Town (A) | National League North

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans face a long trek to Brackley Town on Saturday as Michael Nelson’s side will be hoping to end a run of four straight defeats. It’ll be another tough test for Spartans, who for the second match in a row, face a side from last season’s top seven. And, for the second consecutive Saturday, Blyth will play in front of a crowd. TEAM NEWS Nelson will…

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FA Trophy | Second & Third Round draw

The draw for the second and third round of the FA Trophy has taken place this afternoon.  Blyth Spartans face Northumberland neighbours Morpeth Town at Croft Park on Tuesday, December 15.  Should Michael Nelson’s progress, Blyth will host Callum Roberts’ Notts County in the third round four days later on Saturday, December 19.

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