Armstrong focused on ‘tough’ Christmas Schedule

9th December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised an all-round team performance as Blyth Spartans made it five wins on the bounce in a comfortable win over Ashton United. Goals from Sean Reid and Robert Dale in the second half secured all three points for Blyth – Spartans now just two points outside of the play-off places in ninth. But Armstrong was keen to temper expectations in his post-match comments, stating once again that the…

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Alun Armstrong: Hopefully we’ll bring the fans back

25th November 2018

  By Liam O’Brien Alun Armstrong has challenged his Blyth Spartans players to maintain their winning mentality – and hopes the club’s three consecutive wins will entice fans back through the gates at Croft Park. Dan Maguire’s hat-trick and a record-breaking 198 goal from Robbie Dale – making him Blyth’s all-time second highest goal scorer – saw Spartans record a 4-1 victory against Marske United on Saturday. Blyth’s progression into…

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Match Preview | Spartans looks to improve indifferent home form

16th November 2018

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE Date: Saturday 17th November 2018 Kick Off: 3:00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Radio Blyth Live Twitter ADMISSION Adults – £12 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) Concessions – £7 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) Under 16’s – FREE (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans…

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Match Preview | F.C. United of Manchester (H)

3rd November 2018

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018 Kick Off: 3:00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Radio Blyth Live Twitter ADMISSION Adults – £12 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) Concessions – £7 (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) Under 16’s – FREE (£2 extra for the Port of Blyth stand) Under 10’s must be accompanied…

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Alun Armstrong: Southport game could have gone either way

27th October 2018

Alun Armstrong admitted Blyth Spartans’ huge win at Southport could have gone either way – believing it was a low-quality affair. Robbie Dale’s in-swinging corner on 52 minutes caught keeper Dan Hanford off guard in what proved to be the winner at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Prior to kick-off, just three points separated the pair in the bottom four of the table but Dale’s only goal of the afternoon lifted…

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Match Preview | Blyth look to break Boston duck

12th October 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans return to league action with a trip to Boston United this weekend after last Saturday’s FA Cup exploits against Gainsborough Trinity. Blyth are currently on a four-game unbeaten run – winning their last three in all competitions. Spartans have also conceded just the one goal in their last three games.   The Opposition: A strong start to the season saw Boston United win four of their…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1 – 0 AFC Telford United

29th September 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and third placed AFC Telford Utd, who arrived at Croft Park having only lost once in the league this season. Spartans were by far the dominant team in the first half applying a lot of pressure on the visitors goal. Despite numerous chances, the deadlock was broken by Dan Maguire a minute into first half injury time….

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Match Preview | Spartans v A.F.C. Telford United

28th September 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans will be looking to kick-start their Vanarama National League North campaign off the back of Tuesday night’s FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town – which included the sides first clean sheet since a 2-0 win over Southport last season. We welcome A.F.C. Telford United to Croft Park this weekend – who’ll be looking to replicate their performance here in April last year when they took all…

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Alun Armstrong: “We’ve played a lot better and lost.”

2nd September 2018

Alun Armstrong was in a jubilant mood yesterday evening after goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers secured Spartans’ second win of the season against a very competitive Altrincham side. Reid and Lewis Horner combined to give the hosts a 25th minute lead, which was cancelled out by Josh Hancocks tidy finish within 60 second. Rivers became the hero on 82 minutes when he rifled the ball into the roof…

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