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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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Sportsman’s Dinner + Signed Shirt From The Blackburn Match

There are a few tickets still available for our Sportsman’s Dinner on Friday 3rd April, ex Everton player Dave Watson is the speaker and comedian Mick Munro provides the entertainment, tickets are £25 each. A framed Spartans shirt signed by the players of Blackburn Rovers and Blyth Spartans will be amongest the items auctioned on the night e-mail bids would be accepted prior to the auction creating a reserve price for the item. If you would…

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Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0

Blyth Spartans travelled to Stalybridge Celtic tonight for a Blue Square North clash. The Spartans had the better of the first half in treacherous conditions and went in at half time 0-0. Disaster was to strike when returning ‘keeper Mark Bell was injured in the 56 minute and with no substitute ‘keeper named on the bench Robert Dale was forced to don the gloves and go in goal. Sadly the…

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Robert Dale – 200 Appearances

In the most bizarre of circumstances talismanic striker Robert Dale has tonight chalked up his 200th appearance for the Spartans by coming on as a second half substitute for the injured Mark Bell to play in goal! Signed from Ryton, the languid forward, made his debut in the Unibond Premier Division clash with Wakefield Emley on 15 March 2005 where he scored a debut hattrick. Even better was to follow…

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Gareth Williams – 350 Appearances

In tonight’s match with Stalybridge Celtic the Blyth Spartans captain Gareth Williams will make his 350th appearance for the club. Signed from Whitley Bay at the start of the 2000 season ‘Cheeks’ has grown from a squad player, into one of the team’s most consistent performers as well as the Club Captain. Well done Cheeks!

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101 Great Goals (Gary Brown)

Blog Site ‘101 Great Goals’ is a site which reviews the football world in general, as well as highlighting the best goals of the weekend. The site’s blog published today includes ‘two brilliant goals that you won’t have seen’ featuring a goal from Michalis Konstantinou of Omonia Nicosia in the Cypriot League, as well as the ‘howitzer’ from our very own Gary Brown! Cheers to SpartansFan Fergus Dowd for forwarding…

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Mark Bell Signs Contract

Prior to Saturday’s game with Stafford Rangers, Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Bell put pen to paper on a deal that will see the Bishop Auckland based stopper stay at Croft Park for this season, as well as the 2009/2010 campaign. Signed from West Auckland, the ‘keeper has had a fine first season with the club, capped by a few stunning displays in front of the Setanta cameras and has settled…

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