• Sponsors | Boreham Wood
  • Extension | Jordan Watson commits until 2020
  • Extension | Michael Liddle signs up until 2020
  • Arrival | Laing back in the fold as Spartans Strengthen
  • Away Travel | Leyton Orient vs Blyth Spartans

Newcastle United Friendly News

Blyth Spartans will play a Newcastle United eleven in a re-run of a game which took place almost exactly 100 years ago. Newcastle United beat the Spartans 4-2 in the 1909 match which was the very first to be played at Croft Park, where Blyth have played ever since. The home club are hoping to reverse the earlier scoreline but also to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation…

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Mick Tait – Pre season interview

Asked if he views the forthcoming football season with any trepidation new Blyth Spartans boss Mick Tait is unequivocal. “I have no fear whatsoever” he responds in his quiet yet purposeful way. Bearing in mind the Spartans have lost central defender, and star of the FA Cup run last year, Richard Pell and failed to secure the free scoring Paul Brayson Tait’s sanguine attitude is perhaps surprising to some but…

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Centenary Match Items

In addition to the friendly against Newcastle United on Tuesday the supporters have arranged for the following items for SpartansFans, that will be available on the night: – 100 YEARS BOOK This 16 page booklet, written by Ken Sproat, details the history of the ground (as well as the other ‘home’ venues that the Spartans have used). This will be available for £2. BLYTH SPARTANS V NEWCASTLE UNITED SCARF The…

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More Work At Croft Park

The Cramlington Caravans Stand is currently being repaired while the contractors are on site constructing The Kingsway Stand . The roof structure was supported by the 26 ton crane while the corroded main end column was replaced, the roof stiffeners and flashings will also be replaced. The new goal posts can be seen in the foreground with the old posts helping support them while the foundations set, the pitch is…

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Fryston Spartan

Fryston JFC have recently completed their first year in junior football and at their first annual presentation evening held recently, they presented Secretary Norman Tiffin with a Spartans shirt to show the club’s appreciation for the “immense” amount of work that he has done in getting the Castleford-based junior side up and running. Despite now being based in West Yorkshire, Norman has been a life long SpartansFan and Under 8’s…

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