News | Alex Nicholson retires

25th January 2023

By Niall Bromley Blyth Spartans can today announce that defender Alex Nicholson has decided to retire from football with immediate effect due to injury. Alex has enjoyed a 12-year career in football where he’s represented five different clubs and had three spells at Spartans. After coming through the ranks at Newcastle, Alex signed for Preston North End as a 19-year-old. In 2014, after a loan spell at Chorley, he decided…


News | Spartans seal double swoop for Richardson and Nicholson

15th June 2022

Blyth Spartans are delighted to confirm the double signing of Alex Nicholson and Michael Richardson for the upcoming season. Both players will be familiar faces for Spartans fans, with each recording over a century of appearances for the club. Both players joined Blyth in 2014, departing two years later, with Nicholson re-joining the club in 2018 as Spartans reached the National League North play-offs. Defender Nicholson arrives at Blyth off…


Report | Quickfire Spartans outlast Brakes

16th February 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North   Saturday, February 16, 2019 Leamington 1-2 Blyth Spartans Two goals in the opening seven minutes secured a vital three points for Blyth Spartans on a day where the opposition were awarded two penalties Kieran Green’s second minute strike was doubled five minutes later by Dan Maguire as Spartans took an early two goal…


Pre-Season | Mariners Test for Spartans

8th June 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce their second pre-season friendly as we travel to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side South Shields on Saturday 21st July in a 3pm Kick-Off. The Mariners are familiar pre-season foes – Spartans hosting the Sandancers and Croft Park last July, Blyth taking a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to a brace from striker Dan Maguire. The visitors on the day produced a spirited second half comeback –…


Arrival | Nicholson Returns to Bolster Spartans’ Defence

1st June 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender Alex Nicholson ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season – joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Side South Shields. Nicholson, 24, is no stranger to Croft Park having spent a two and a year spell with the club between 2014 and 2016. Primarily a right-back – but capable of playing in a multitude of positions – Nicholson came…


Departure | Nicholson Follows Richardson To South Shields

14th December 2016

Defender Alex Nicholson has opted to follow Michael Richardson out of the door at Blyth Spartans and join the former Newcastle United midfielder at South Shields. Richardson joined the Mariners for an undisclosed fee at the end of November and Nicholson has now followed him in making a money move, to play under former Spartans Graham Fenton and Lee Picton for the Northern League side. During his two-and-a-half seasons at Croft…