Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0-0 Spennymoor Town

Croft Park press box
27th September 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Tuesday September 27 2016 Blyth Spartans 0-0 Spennymoor Town Blyth Spartans and Spennymoor Town were unable to be separated in a scrappy 0-0 draw in this Evo-Stik Premier League clash – as the home side ended their three-game losing streak in new manager Alun Armstrong’s first match in charge. Both sides had plenty of chances to…

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Shocked New Boss Alun Armstrong Says Blyth Spartans is a “Great Start” For Him

26th September 2016

New manager Alun Armstrong was shocked when he was asked to take over from Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans, but he admits that it’s a “great start” to his managerial career and he can’t wait to get going. Former boss Wade stepped down last Thursday – after he felt that he could take the club as far as he could. However, Armstrong’s commitments to Middlesbrough Academy meant that he was…

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General Manager Ian Evans To Retire From Spartans

26th September 2016

Blyth Spartans can announce that the Croft Park’s General Manager, Ian Evans, has announced his retirement. Ian – who is also the Football Secretary and club Treasurer – has been with the Spartans for 16 years and he said: “I’m not getting any younger and, actually, I’ll be will be 65 this December! “I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and going on holiday; something I’ve missed…

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Tom Wade Thanks Supporters For “Special” Spartans Moments After Stepping Down As Blyth Boss

26th September 2016

Departing Blyth boss Tom Wade has thanked Spartans supporters for the “special” moments they’ve shared together during his time in charge. Having made the decision to step down from his job as manager last week, Wade revealed that – despite his fantastic achievements during his time at Blyth – it was the bond he had built up with supporters that he really cherishes as he leaves Croft Park for the final…

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Match Report | Corby Town 4-3 Blyth Spartans

24th September 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Saturday September 24 2016 Corby Town 4-3 Blyth Spartans There was to be no fond farewell for Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans – as Corby Town spoilt the party, with a stoppage time winner in a seven-goal thriller at the Steel Park Stadium. Ben Milnes scored within the first five minutes, before Blyth captain…

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Alun Armstrong Takes Over From Tom Wade As Blyth Spartans’ Manager

22nd September 2016

Blyth Spartans boss Tom Wade has decided to step down as manager of Blyth Spartans AFC. In his place, the club has appointed former professional footballer Alun Armstrong. The former striker featured for Newcastle United, Stockport County, Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town among others during his playing career. He also played and scored for Stockport in Blyth’s FA Cup tie there in 1996, in addition to scoring the winner in Ipswich’s 1-0…

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Hooks Hoping For Another Historic FA Youth Cup Win For Blyth Spartans Juniors

21st September 2016

Neal Hooks is looking forward to another exciting FA Youth Cup tie for Blyth Spartans Juniors – as they welcome Durham City Juniors to Croft Park this evening. Spartans’ U17s side saw off Hebburn Town Juniors in the last round, with an unbelievable 5-3 win in the club’s first ever game in the competition. Their reward is another home tie, this time against Durham City’s youth team, and Blyth’s assistant…

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Jarrett Rivers: “I’m Staying At Spartans For The Long Run”

21st September 2016

Jarrett Rivers has assured Blyth Spartans’ supporters he is staying with the club – after rumours surfaced that he is awaiting a move to Conference North side Darlington. Rivers – who rejoined the club from Blackpool during the summer – has seen his playing time this season affected by injuries, leading some fans to speculate that the tricky winger might be on his way out of Croft Park once he…

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Spartans’ Assistant Hooks Frustrated By Frickley Reverse

21st September 2016

Neal Hooks was left bemoaning Blyth Spartans’ lack of luck in front of goal – after their frustrating 1-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic on Tuesday. Tom Wade’s much-changed side looked set to right the wrongs of their Emirates FA Cup defeat to FA Vase holders Morpeth Town on Saturday with a much-improved performance at Westfield Lane. Daniel Maguire smashed a shot off the crossbar and Sean Reid was only denied…

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Match Report | Frickley Athletic 1-0 Blyth Spartans

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Tuesday September 20 2016 Frickley Athletic 1-0 Blyth Spartans A dominant display by Spartans ended in a disappointing defeat – as Frickley Athletic completed a smash-and-grab late on to record a 1-0 win over their Emirates FA Cup conquerors. A much-changed Blyth side created a host of chances, but were made to rue their…

20th September 2016
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