News | Sam Fisburn signs on loan

28th July 2022

By Anth Elliott Blyth Spartans are delighted to confirm the loan signing of Sam Fishburn from Carlisle United. The 18-year-old arrives at Croft Park on an initial three-month loan deal, which Blyth has the option to extend. After being recruited by Carlisle from Wallsend Boys Club, Fishburn scored 23 goals in his first season at academy level, which resulted in him earning a two-year contract in the summer of 2021….


Arrival | Alex Mitchell signs for Blyth Spartans

Former Carlisle United goalkeeper Alex Mitchell has become Blyth Spartans’ sixteenth signing of the summer. Mitchell, 30, arrives at Croft Park having made over 160 appearances for Scottish League Two side Annan Athletic. He started his career at Carlisle as a scholar and was a member of the squad that famously beat Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup in 2007/08. After leaving Brunton Park, Mitchell headed north of the border…

10th June 2021

Departure | Atkinson joins Icelandic Premier League side IVB Football Club

Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of defender David Atkinson – who has joined Icelandic Premier League side IBV Football Club. Atkinson re-joined Spartans in October 2017 after a short spell IBV Football Club – and they have come back in for the former Carlisle United man with a full-time deal that was “too good to turn down” for both club and player. Atkinson first joined Blyth Spartans in December…

1st May 2018

Departure | Spartans Defender Atkinson’s Gone to Iceland

22nd July 2017

Right-back David Atkinson has decided to leave Blyth Spartans – after agreeing a deal to join Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The ex-Middlesbrough trainee defender originally joined Spartans on loan from Carlisle United last December, before signing permanently when he left the League Two side by mutual consent a month later. Although the latter part of his season was marred with injury, Blyth boss Alun Armstrong had seen enough to offer…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0 – 3 Carlisle United

15th July 2017

  Report by Sam Donovan   In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre Season Friendly   Saturday July 15 2017 Blyth Spartans 0 – 3 Carlisle United   Blyth played their first pre-season friendly at Croft Park as they welcomed Carlisle United. The Cumbrians ultimately left with a 3-0 victory but it was a score that flattered them. Carlisle took the initiative from the first whistle…


Pre-Season | More Home Comforts Confirmed For Blyth as Carlisle and Whitby Come to Croft Park

9th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have agreed to two further friendlies at Croft Park as part of their pre-season preparations – as Carlisle United and Whitby Town will both make the trip up to the Northumbrian coast this summer. The Cumbrians will take on Alun Armstrong’s side at the home of the Vanarama National League North side on Saturday July 15. United finished the season in sixth place, but lost out to Exeter City…


Gateshead’s Wrightson Extends His Loan Spell at Spartans

21st February 2017

On-loan midfielder Adam Wrightson will remain at Blyth Spartans for another two months – after his loan spell was extended until April 19. The 20-year-old’s initial loan from Vanarama National League Premier side Gateshead was due to expire after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stourbridge, but this extension will see him remain at Croft Park until just before the end of the season. And, having spent quite a bit of time trying to…


Arrival | Released Loan Star Atkinson Signs For Spartans

19th January 2017

On-loan defender David Atkinson has signed for Blyth Spartans permanently – subject to final confirmation – after leaving parent club Carlisle United by mutual consent. The 23-year-old originally arrived at Croft Park in December and had only had his loan spell extended earlier this month, but will remain at the club indefinitely – after Alun Armstrong was able to agree a deal with the former Middlesbrough youngster. Atkinson – who…


Armstrong Agrees To Extend Atkinson’s Time At Spartans

7th January 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to have agreed a deal that sees Carlisle United right-back David Atkinson extend his loan deal at the club by another month. The 23-year-old’s original agreement expired on Monday January 2 and, with Spartans boss Alun Armstrong stating at the time of his arrival that he didn’t envisage that the defender would remain at Croft Park past that point, Atkinson appeared to have signed off with the 3-2…