REPORT: Robbie Dale breaks all-time appearance record in Bradford PA stalemate

19th January 2019

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 19, 2019 Bradford (Park Avenue) 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans extended their unbeaten to 14 matches – but were denied all three points following a last-minute penalty save from Bradford Park Avenue goalkeeper Steven Drench. Drench guessed right from Robbie Dale’s 93rd-minute penalty to prevent the Blyth captain from marking his…

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Match Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue)

18th January 2019

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Horsfall Stadium, Bradford Date: Saturday 19th January 2019 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £9 Students – £7 Under 16’s – £2 By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans return to league action this Saturday with a relatively short trip to Bradford (Park Avenue). Alun Armstrong’s side will be looking to continue their impressive 13-game unbeaten run…

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Extension | Michael Liddle signs up until 2020

16th January 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that Michael Liddle has decided to extend his stay at Croft Park until 2020. The 29-year-old’s contract was due for renewal at the end of this season and Alun Armstrong has worked quickly to extend the defender’s contract. The former Sunderland Academy graduate has made 98 appearances in his Blyth Spartans career to date, notching three goals and is over the moon to be…

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Arrival | Laing back in the fold as Spartans Strengthen

15th January 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of centre-back Louis Laing to the club. The defender played four games for Spartans this season after a plethora of injuries befell the Spartans back line. But the 25-year-old had looked to secure an international transfer, but as soon as it fell through he was back on the phone to Alun Amrstrong. “I had a little time to think about what I…

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FA Trophy | Spartans visit National League Leaders in Last 16

14th January 2019

Blyth Spartans have been handed the toughest of draw in the Buildbase FA Trophy – they will travel to the highest ranked team in the competition Leyton Orient. The fixture will be played on Saturday the 2nd February as Blyth face a 582-mile round trip to take on the National League leaders – who beat Wrexham 1-0 despite being reduced to 10 men. A Matt Harold penalty in the 63rd…

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A Message from Ian Watson

14th January 2019

“I’d like to thank everyone at Blyth, it’s been nothing but an absolute pleasure and I’ve loved every second of it. “The supporters who follow the club all over the country have been brilliant with me since day one, I speak for all the lads when I say playing at Croft park when the fans get behind the team is something else. “I’m going to miss them moments. I’d like…

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Departure | Busted takes No.2 role at Gateshead

14th January 2019

Blyth Spartans can now announce the departure of Ian Watson who has taken on the assistant manager role at National League side Gateshead. The popular left-back has been a vital part of the dressing room and coaching staff at Spartans since returning in the summer of 2017, and will be a big miss. ‘Busted’ has made 90 appearances for Blyth Spartans in his two spells with the club, scoring on…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1-0 Boreham Wood

13th January 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the first ever meeting between Blyth Spartans and Boreham Wood of the National League, which saw Dan Maguire score his 150th club goal to put the Spartans through to the last 16 of the FA Trophy and extend the clubs unbeaten run to 13 games. Robbie Dale also made his 625th game for Spartans to join Eddie Alder as the clubs leading…

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Match Report | Maguire’s 150th Sends Spartans into Last 16

12th January 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Trophy 2nd Round Proper Saturday January 12th 2019   Blyth Spartans 1-0 Boreham Wood Dan Maguire’s 150th goal for the club ensured a cupset as Blyth Spartans overcame Boreham Wood of the National League to advance to the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Trophy. Maguire’s pirouette, after controlling a wonderfully executed through ball by Connor…

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Match Preview | Boreham Wood

11th January 2019

BUILDBASE FA TROPHY SECOND ROUND Venue: Croft Park, Blyth Date: Saturday 12th 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 Season Tickets aren’t valid for FA Trophy games. By Stuart Dick Alun Armstrong and his side will be looking to go one better than…

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