Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0-2 Leamington

15th September 2018

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Manarama National League North Saturday September 15 2018 Blyth Spartans 0-2 Leamington Spartans were left to rue two set-pieces and a missed spot kick on Saturday afternoon – as Leamington’s 2-0 win inflicted Blyth’s fifth defeat in six Manarama National League games. Jack Edwards got The Brakes off to the perfect start, when he lashed home Kieran…

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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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Jarrett Rivers: Togetherness key in Altrincham victory

2nd September 2018

Match-winner Jarrett Rivers hailed the togetherness of the Blyth Spartans squad after securing their second victory of the season against Altrincham. Rivers’ first goal of the campaign could not have arrived at a better time as he fired Spartans into a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. It was all-square at the break when Sean Reid put Alun Armstrong’s men in front, though it took the visitors just…

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Match Report | Late Rivers Strike Stuns Altrincham

1st September 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday September 1 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Altrincham Blyth managed to overcome tough opponents Altrincham 2-1 thanks to goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers to give Blyth Spartans their second win of the season. Blyth opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Sean Reid and Lewis Horner played some great passing…

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Jordan Watson on loan spell: “I’m definitely improving”

29th August 2018

Jordan Watson is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland RCA and says he is “definitely improving” as he nears a full recovery from a THIRD anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender featured briefly in Blyth’s pre-season schedule, however, joined the Northern League Division One club on loan early last month in order to step up his recovery and begin playing competitive football again following NINE months out. Naturally, it has…

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Nathan Buddle: “We aren’t having much luck.”

28th August 2018

Nathan Buddle was in a subdued mood after Spartans fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of York City yesterday afternoon, but the central defender – who’s made 199 appearances for Spartans – praised the effort of his teammates during the match. “We did everything we could out there, we all put our heart and soul into those 90 minutes – like we did on Saturday – and once…

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Peter Jameson: “All the lads are gutted but determined to put things right”

28th August 2018

Peter Jameson says the Blyth Spartans dressing room was “gutted” following their highly controversial defeat at York City but is determined to put things right after it ended in a fifth defeat of the season for Alun Armstrong’s side. The former Darlington keeper, who also admitted he is “desperate for a clean sheet”, was making his 50th appearance for the club and marked it with a flurry of outstanding saves that…

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Match Report | Tireless Spartans undone by contentious penalty decision

27th August 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Monday, August 27 2018 York City 2-0 Blyth Spartans A tireless performance by an injury-hit Blyth Spartans was undone after Jon Parkin dispatched a highly contentious penalty, 11 minutes from time to break the deadlock at Bootham Crescent. Referee Ben Speedie adjudged Connor Oliver handled the ball from David Ferguson’s cross, much to the disbelief…

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