Arrival | Blaney joins on loan from Doncaster Rovers

7th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Shane Blaney from Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season.  The Irish defender is the second player to arrive at Croft Park in the same number of days following Macaulay Langstaff’s move from York City on Thursday.  Blaney started his career in his homeland with League of Ireland side Finn Harps, and after three appearances in Ireland’s top-flight,…

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Arrival | Langstaff joins on one-month loan from York

6th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of Macaulay Langstaff on a one-month loan from York City.  Langstaff is no stranger to Croft Park having made 17 appearances for Spartans in the 2016/17 season whilst on loan from Gateshead.  The forward has since appeared against Blyth in National League North during his one-and-half-seasons with the Minstermen.  Manager Lee Clark said: “I am delighted to get Macaulay on board. …

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Interview | Clark on Boston, Chester and injuries

3rd February 2020

Lee Clark admitted Blyth Spartans lacked the cutting edge against Boston United on Saturday, while revealing Scott Wilson’s injury looks a bad one.  Spartans slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to the Pilgrims after a Jay Rollins’ goal proved the difference in the second-half.  Clark feels his side defended well throughout the game but called for more to be delivered in the final third of the pitch. He said:…

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Report |Spartans lose to Boston after Rollins strike

1st February 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, February 1 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 0-1 BOSTON UNITED Blytg h Spartans suffered a 1-0 defeat against play-off hopefuls Boston United with Jay Rollins’ second-half goal making the difference. Lee Clark named one change from Tuesday’s game AFC Telford United with Lewis Hawkins replacing Damen Mullen. Spartans goalkeeper Zach Hemming was busy in…

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Report | Poor first-half costs Spartans at Telford

28th January 2020

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Tuesday, January 28, 2020 AFC TELFORD UNITED 4-2 BLYTH SPARTANS  A poor first-half performance proved costly as Blyth Spartans slipped to a 4-2 defeat in the long-distance midweek trip to AFC Telford United.  Shrewsbury Town loanee Ryan Barnett was the star of the show in the first-half as The Bucks raced into a three-goal…

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Report | Spartans lose to league leaders King’s Lynn

25th January 2020

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, January 22, 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 0-3 KING’S LYNN TOWN Blyth Spartans were defeated 3-0 by National League North leaders King’s Lynn Town, who extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches. Lee Clark’s side were left to rue a poor opening 20 minutes as league top scorer Adam Marriott added to his tally with…

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Interview | Clark reveals failed Maguire approaches

25th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has revealed he has enquired about Dan Maguire on “various different occasions”, however says York City want to keep their striker.  Maguire, a fans favourite at Croft Park, joined the full-time outfit in the summer and following the departure of Callum Roberts, many supporters had hoped for a ‘Nipa’ return.  And Clark admits he has approached The Minstermen over a potential move for Maguire, but…

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Arrival | Harmison joins Blyth Spartans from Morpeth

24th January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of striker Ben Harmison from Northumberland counterparts Morpeth Town.  Harmison joins Jack Lambert in the second player to join Spartans today and is available for selection ahead of Saturday’s game with King’s Lynn Town.  The 34-year-old, a former professional cricketer, stepped into non-league football with hometown club Ashington.  And after having a brief spell with North Shields, Harmison has worked his way…

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