Arrival | Sanders joins on loan from Wigan

19th December 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Jack Sanders on a one-month loan deal from Wigan Athletic.  Sanders, 20, becomes the second defender in a week to join Lee Clark’s side following the arrival of Kris Thackray, who made his debut away at Stockport County last weekend. The Latics player began his career in non-league, first appearing for Charnock Richards before being snapped up by Leek Town in…


Arrival | Ritson signs on loan from Hull

21st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of Hull City defender Lewis Ritson on loan until January 2020.  The 20-year-old joins having captained The Tigers at every level – most recently the under-23s – and has appeared on the bench for the first-team at the start of 2019 during their Championship fixtures. Ritson, a South Shields-born lad, has been with Hull since the age of 16 but will head…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI

22nd July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 22 2017 Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI Blyth Spartans recorded their second successive victory of pre-season, with a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough XI on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Maguire opened the scoring after just eight minutes, before Robert Dale smashed home Spartans’ second 13 minutes later. Dale Hopson scored his first goal for the…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 3-2 Sunderland XI

19th July 2017

  By Ross Jackson In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 18 2017 Blyth Spartans 3 – 2 Sunderland XI David McTiernan stole the show, as his hat-trick ensured an impressive victory over a Sunderland XI at Croft Park. In a frantic eight-minute period in the second half, the midfielder turned a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead with a clinical display of…


Pre-Season | Fixture Change as Spartans welcome Black Cats on July 18

6th July 2017

Blyth Spartans, who were scheduled to face Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on Tuesday July 18, will now face a Sunderland XI that evening at Croft Park (7.30pm kick-off.) News broke earlier today that our scheduled visitors Hartlepool were no longer able to fulfil the pre-season fixture. Blyth manager Alun Armstrong stated: “Both ourselves and Hartlepool were trying to arrange a friendly with Sunderland over the summer, but they…


Star Striker Daniel Maguire Shuns Enticing Gateshead Transfer To Re-Sign For Spartans

18th May 2017

Multiple 2016/17 Player of the Year award winner Daniel Maguire has chosen to remain as a Blyth Spartans player – after turning down a big-money move to re-sign for the club on a two-year deal. After an outstanding season for both himself and the club, the England C striker – whose goals helped Blyth to claim both the Evo-Stik Premier League title and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup – was…


Newcastle Stopper Woolston Wants to Remain at Blyth to Help Spartans in National League North Next Season

25th April 2017

On-loan Newcastle United goalkeeper Paul Woolston revealed it would be “brilliant” if he could stay at Croft Park next season – as he has “loved every second” of his time at Blyth Spartans. The 18-year-old shot stopper arrived at the club back in November 2016 and provided a safe pair of hands between the sticks for the following six months – as Spartans went on to claim the Evo-Stik Premier…


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…


Newcastle’s Woolston Wants To Stay At Spartans For Longer Spell

10th November 2016

Goalkeeper Paul Woolton is enjoying life at Croft Park and the Newcastle United stopper hopes to stay at Blyth Spartans for longer, once his initial 28-day loan spell is up. The 18-year-old joined Spartans from Rafa Benitez’s Championship side last Friday and was described as “outstanding” by Blyth boss Alun Armstrong on his debut in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Barwell. And Washington-based Woolston hopes to remain at the Evo-Stik Premier…


Arrival | Newcastle And England Stopper Woolston Joins Spartans On Loan

4th November 2016

Blyth Spartans have agreed a deal to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Paul Woolston on loan. The 18-year-old – who enjoyed a month’s loan at Vanarama National League North side Darlington 1883 earlier this season – will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Barwell – as Spartans stopper Adam McHugh is an injury doubt for the game. Washington-based Woolston has also represented his country at youth level and spent last…