Armstrong | “That was the most complete performance of the season”

24th March 2019

Alun Armstrong was full of praise for his side after their 3-0 win away at Ashton United on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Kieran Green, Louis Laing and Dan Maguire in the opening half hour secured the three points as Spartans rose to 12th in the Vanarama National League North. “I picked the team today to demand the ball,” said Armstrong, “some of the football we played first half was unbelievable….

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Laing | “It’s always nice to score”

24th March 2019

Defender Louis Laing was delighted to net his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 3-0 win away at Ashton United. The former Hartlepool United man lashed home a half volley from 15 yards out – picking out the top corner. Laing is forming a formidable partnership with Nathan Buddle, earning a first clean sheet in eleven games: “The whole team deserves credit this afternoon,” insisted Laing, “can’t fault anyone…

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Report | Dale strike secures Spartans a point

6th March 2019

By Stuart Dick   In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Altrincham 1-1 Blyth Spartans Robert Dale’s 27th minute strike from a indirect free-kick awarded inside the penalty area earned Spartans a point at Altrincham Dale’s 201st Spartans goal cancelled out a John Johnston strike in a first half controlled by the hosts. Both sides hit the woodwork in…

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Arrival | Return of the Ack

4th March 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender David Atkinson for a third spell at the club until the end of the season with an option to extend it further in the summer. Atkinson first joined Blyth Spartans in December 2016, initially on loan from League Two side Carlisle United before joining permanently in early 2017. He made 23 appearances last term, adding to the 15 he made…

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Green | We need to learn to be boring

3rd March 2019

Midfielder Kieran Green was a despondent figure after Blyth Spartans’ 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brackley Town on Saturday afternoon, and issued a rather unusual rally cry to his teammates. “We need to just be boring,” said the 21-year-old who’s first half tenacity led to the opening goal, “we are either on top of the world, everything is going for us, getting the rub of the green or nothing…

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Match Preview | Brackley Town

1st March 2019

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Croft Park, Blyth Date: Saturday 2nd March 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 Reciprocal Season Tickets | Ashington, North Shields By Stuart Dick Spartans return to Croft Park after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Chester in…

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Arrival | Mark Foden joins on short-term loan from Gateshead

1st March 2019

Blyth Spartans can now confirm the addition of goalkeeper Mark Foden from National League side Gateshead on a short-term loan. With Peter Jameson suspended for one game and Alun Armstrong keen to protect the development of 17-year old Bradley Skirpan, the Spartans’s manager worked tirelessly through the week to secure the services of another goalkeeper. The 22-year old plied his trade in the Scottish Pyramid after leaving the Hartlepool United…

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Announcement | O2 become club’s Digital Strategic Partner

26th February 2019

Blyth Spartans have teamed up with O2 in Blyth who will officially be the club’s Digital Strategic Partner for the next 18 months. O2 have been based in the Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth for nearly 12 years and having discussed a strategic partnership for some weeks both parties were delighted with the outcome. Commercial Director Mark Scott was keen to see an International company such as O2 promoting…

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Arrival | Mike Coulson joins Executive Committee

24th February 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that former Gateshead General Manager and Head of Football Operations Mike Coulson has joined the Executive Committee at the club. Mike has a wealth of experience during his 30-year association with the Tynesiders since first getting involved with the supporters’ club in 1999 and at one point owned the club. After his departure from Gateshead, Spartans Chairman Tony Platten eagerly made contact to ask…

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