Club Statement | Bradford PA fixture

8th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC have contacted the National League to inform them that Tuesday’s game (February 9th) with Bradford Park Avenue at Croft Park will not go ahead.  Like many other clubs in National League North, this decision has reluctantly been made in the light of continuing uncertainty about ongoing funding.

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Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue) v Blyth Spartans

23rd August 2019

By Liam O’Brien Blyth Spartans travel to the Horsfall Stadium to take on Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday with Lee Clark’s side looking to win their first points of the campaign. A tough start for Spartans sees them without a win in the opening four games, however can take the positives from their first-half performance at home to Hereford last weekend. But Clark and co will feel this is a…

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Armstrong | “I think a draw was a fair result”

20th January 2019

Alun Armstrong said it was a point earned, rather than two points lost after Spartans secured a 1-1 draw with third-placed Bradford (Park Avenue). Spartans led after Sean Reid headed home a Michael Liddle cross on 26 minutes, scoring his 13th goal of the campaign. But the hosts replied via the forehead of Connor Branson 14 minutes from time to earn a point. Robbie Dale had the opportunity to win…

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Peter Jameson: Bradford PA shows how far we’ve come

20th January 2019

Peter Jameson believes Blyth Spartans’ 1-1 draw at Bradford Park Avenue is a sign of their progression in recent months – although admits Steven Drench’s late penalty save was “a kick in the teeth”.    A second-half – where Alun Armstrong’s men led courtesy of Sean Reid’s 26th-minute header – was largely uneventful before the game burst back into life in the final quarter of an hour. Jameson and co…

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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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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1 – 2 Bradford PA

8th August 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from Blyths’ opening home league game of the 2018-19 season, which saw the visitors leave with all three points and moved them to joint top of the league with maximum points. Blyth found themselves two down with 10 minutes remaining; a quick reply from S.Reid lifted spirits, but the Spartans were unable to find the equaliser.

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Match Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue) (H)

7th August 2018

Tonight we host last year’s play-off semi-finalists Bradford (Park Avenue) at Croft Park in our 2018/19 Vanarama National League North home opener. The visitors opened the season with a very creditable 1-0 home win against FA Trophy winners Brackley Town – also the team that knocked them out of the play-off last season. Meanwhile, Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Hereford in our longest away…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 3-0 Bradford Park Avenue

18th February 2018

Local photographer Kris Hodgetts captured the 3-0 win over Bradford Park Avenue on saturday, This made it 3 wins in 8 days for the Spartans scoring 3 in each of those games and puts us up to 4th in the league with only 11 games to go. The next home game is the 3rd of March against Southport.   Here are a selection of the match photos, if you’d like…

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