Departure | Spartans Stopper Peter Jeffries Retires From Football

20th October 2016

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Peter Jeffries has informed the club that he is retiring from football with immediate effect. After signing for the club in 2014, the former Hartlepool United, Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor Town stopper starred in Spartans’ run to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round during the 2014/15 season. However, the 29-year-old was on his way after just one season – as he joined Northern League side Consett last…

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Spartans to Face Shaw Lane AFC in Integro Doodson Sports League Cup

20th October 2016

Blyth Spartans have received official confirmation that they will face Shaw Lane AFC in the first round of this season’s Integro Doodson Sports League Cup. Spartans had been scheduled to face the winners of the preliminary tie between Brighouse and Shaw Lane, but the tie was abandoned on the hour mark – after Shaw Lane’s Daniel Wilkinson suffered a heart attack on the pitch, with his side 2-0 up. However, following…

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Spartans Boss Armstrong Suffering With Mixed Emotions Over Ilkeston Result

20th October 2016

Spartans manager Alun Armstrong saw his side extend their unbeaten run to four games with a 3-1 win over Ilkeston FC on Tuesday night, but he still couldn’t quite shake the feeling of disappointment at aspects of their performance – after Blyth let their visitors back into the contest late on. Matty Pattison turned in the rebound from goalkeeper Ross Durrant’s spot-kick save on 61 minutes, before Spartans’ skipper Robert…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 3-1 Ilkeston FC

Croft Park press box
18th October 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Tuesday October 18 2016 Blyth Spartans 3-1 Ilkeston FC Blyth Spartans extended their unbeaten run to four games – as they saw off Ilkeston FC with a 3-1 win in Tuesday night’s Evo-Stik Premier League meeting at Croft Park. Matty Pattison reacted quickest to the rebound from Robert Dale’s saved penalty to put Spartans…

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Arrival | Holloway To Enhance Spartans’ Management Team

18th October 2016

Former Sunderland, Wimbledon and Bradford City defender Darren Holloway has joined Alun Armstrong’s backroom staff – as he will work alongside Neal Hooks as joint assistant managers at Blyth Spartans. The former defender played alongside the Blyth boss at Darlington towards the end of both of their on-field careers during the 2006/07 season, before the pair were reunited in a coaching capacity at Middlesbrough. Holloway was part of the Sunderland…

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Match Preview | Blyth Spartans v Ilkeston

17th October 2016

EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER DIVISION Venue: Croft Park, Blyth (NE24 3JE) Date: Tuesday October 18 2016 Kick Off: 7.45pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Radio Blyth Live ADMISSION £10 – Adults (+1 under 10 free with every paying adult) £5 – Concessions £1 Extra – Entry to Port of Blyth Stand TEAM NEWS Blyth Spartans host Ilkeston on Tuesday with Blyth seemingly recapturing their early season form and Ilkeston getting…

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Lucky Luke Armstrong Backs Blyth Spartans To Keep Up Recent Good Form Against Ilkeston

17th October 2016

Lucky Luke Armstrong scored his second fortunate goal within a week when he claimed the winner at Hednesford, but he revealed that it’s nothing out of the ordinary for the young Blyth Spartans striker. Armstrong quietly celebrated his 81st minute goal – as the ball bounced in off him, following Calum Flanagan’s attempt at a challenge – just seven days after the 20-year-old diverted Nathan Buddle’s header in off the…

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Armstrong Delighted Controlled Spartans Display Rewarded With Hednesford Win

16th October 2016

Alun Armstrong was delighted to see his Blyth Spartans side follow his game plan perfectly during Saturday’s 2-1 win over high-flying Hednesford Town – as he applauded the way in which the visitors controlled proceedings at Keys Park. Sean Reid’s spectacular finish from long-range gave Spartans a second half lead, before he made way for the returning Daniel Maguire – with Blyth’s top scorer for this season featuring for the…

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Match Report | Hednesford Town 1-2 Blyth Spartans

15th October 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Saturday October 15 2016 Hednesford Town 1-2 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans battled to a deserved 2-1 win over third-placed Hednesford Town but nicked the winner in fortunate circumstances – after Luke Armstrong diverted the ball in following Calum Flanigan’s attempted tackle. Sean Reid had given Blyth a second half lead with an outstanding long-range…

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