Report | FA Trophy replay required as Spartans draw

23rd November 2019

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Saturday November 23rd 2019 Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town A late equaliser from Harvey Grice meant Blyth Spartans had to settle for a replay on Tuesday for a chance to be in the next round of the FA Trophy. Spartans opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Rhys Evans whipped in…


Preview | Alfreton will be a ‘great barometer’ says Clark

22nd November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark says Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Alfreton Town will be a “great barometer” to see how far his team have come since the start of the season.  Clark’s men begin their FA Trophy campaign at home to their National League North counterparts, having already faced The Reds this campaign.  During Clark’s second game in-charge, Spartans were beaten comfortably by Alfreton at the Impact Arena, however…


FA Trophy R3Q | Spartans at home to Alfreton

11th November 2019

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to National League North counterparts Alfreton Town in the FA Trophy Third Round qualifying.  Spartans enter the competition for the first time this season having reached the last 16 during the 2018/19 campaign – suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at finalists Leyton Orient. Lee Clark’s will welcome Alfreton to Croft Park on Saturday, November 23 with the winner receiving £3,750 and the loser…


Match Report | Dale’s Landmark Strike Secures Point

6th January 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday January 5th 2019 Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town Robbie Dale got his 200th goal for Spartans in a heated game that ended in a draw that continues Blyth’s unbeaten run to 12 games. Alfreton opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Tom Allan headed home a corner. Spartans equalised in the…


Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town

6th January 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from todays’ game between Blyth Spartans and Alfreton Town which saw the Spartans extend their unbeaten run to 12 games in a scrappy match. The highlight of the game was Robbie Dales 200th Spartan goal from a direct free kick.


Match Preview | Alfreton Town

4th January 2019

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Croft Park, Blyth Date: Saturday 5th January 2019 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £7 11-16’s – £5 Under 10’s – FREE with a paying Adult £2 Stand Transfer Applies By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans return to Croft Park for their fifth game in 14 days as they host Alfreton Town in the Vanarama…


Armstrong: “I’m down to the bare bones”

19th August 2018

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong is baffled by the ‘longest injury list he’s ever see after Spartans lost a fourth centre-half of the season in side’s 3-1 defeat to Alfreton Town. Hartlepool United loanee Aaron Cunningham – who put in a man of the match performance on Wednesday evening at Darlington – suffered an ankle injury early in the second half with Spartans level with The Reds adding to a…


Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…


Match Preview | Alfreton Town (A)

17th August 2018

By Ryan Burr This Weekend Spartans travel south once more; this time making the considerably further trip to the East Midlands to face Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong and his men will be hoping to continue their decent form as of late against an Alfreton side, who like Blyth, have also enjoyed a mixed start to the season- also sitting on four points from the opening four games. Given the varied…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0 – 1 Alfreton Town

23rd January 2018

  Report by Sam Donovan   In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant   Vanarama National League North Tuesday 23rd January 2018   Blyth Spartans 0 – 1 Alfreton Town   A blustery but balmy evening in Blyth saw, the hosts succumb to defeat against a visiting Alfreton side who fought tooth and nail to claim all three points. Brendon Daniels scored the only goal of the game…