Armstrong | “That Was Special”

23rd December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised a “special” performance against Chorley on Saturday as his side made it seven wins in a row in all competitions. The 43-year-old made changes to his usual attacking setup and matched up “man for man” against the league leaders. “We had a good chat during the week, I have looked at how Chorley have got on against other teams and I just thought I will change it today,…


Mullen Lauds “Fantastic” Performance

23rd December 2018

Blyth Spartans captain Damen Mullen praised his side after they overcame high-flying Chorley 4-2 at Victory Park. Spartans took a two-goal lead thanks to Sean Reid and Dan Maguire, but the hosts pegged back Spartans with goals either side of the interval. Substitute Jamie Holmes then took centre stage with a second half brace to make it seven wins in a row for Blyth. “It was a fantastic performance,” said…


Match Report | Spartans Win Seventh in a Row thanks to Holmes Brace

22nd December 2018

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday December 22 2018 Chorley 2-4 Blyth Spartans Jamie Holmes second half brace was the difference as Blyth Spartans beat league leaders Chorley 4-2 at Victory Park. The former South Shields forward came off the bench to score a penalty and tap home after a stunning Jarrett Rivers run and cross to secure all…


Armstrong focused on ‘tough’ Christmas Schedule

9th December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised an all-round team performance as Blyth Spartans made it five wins on the bounce in a comfortable win over Ashton United. Goals from Sean Reid and Robert Dale in the second half secured all three points for Blyth – Spartans now just two points outside of the play-off places in ninth. But Armstrong was keen to temper expectations in his post-match comments, stating once again that the…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley

26th August 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Saturday August 25 2018   Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley Blyth Spartans were defeated 2-1 by league leaders Chorley in what was a fiesty affair, with the visitors reduced to 10-men when substitute Courtney Meppen-Walter was sent off. Chorley opened the scoring in the 66th minute when Watson brought down Elliott Newby in…


Match Preview | Chorley (H)

24th August 2018

By Ryan Burr This weekend presents the Spartans with their toughest test so far this season as they welcome the undefeated league leaders Chorley to Croft Park. The visitors, on the back of five impressive results this season, will present the Spartans with a serious challenge as they hope to continue their perfect start to the season. Going forward young striker Alex Newby has already produced some notable performances this…


Arrival | Nicholson Returns to Bolster Spartans’ Defence

1st June 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender Alex Nicholson ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season – joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Side South Shields. Nicholson, 24, is no stranger to Croft Park having spent a two and a year spell with the club between 2014 and 2016. Primarily a right-back – but capable of playing in a multitude of positions – Nicholson came…


Reaction | Neal Hooks: “We’re still in a good position – there still is a chance of the playoffs but that window is kind of narrowing down”

14th April 2018

Blyth Spartans assistant manager Neal Hooks admitted the club’s chances of reaching the National League North playoffs are “narrowing down” – however, refused to write off Blyth hopes completely. Alun Armstrong’s men travelled to promotion rivals Chorley yesterday afternoon knowing a win would put them just two points outside the top seven with two games in hand over York City. However, Blyth passed up the opportunity to put their fate…


Match Preview | Chorley v Blyth Spartans

13th April 2018

  VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, Duke Street, Chorley, PR7 3DU Date: Saturday 14th April 2018 Kick Off: 3pm   ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £9 Student (Valid ID Required) – £7 Children 12 – 16 – £5, U11’s – Free   TEAM NEWS The Spartans travel to playoff hopefuls Chorley on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways after suffering heavy…


Commercial | Chorley Match Sponsors

13th September 2017

The main match sponsor for Tuesday’s game against Chorley FC was The Commissioner’s Quay Inn who sponsor Croft Park’s North Stand. Manager Dan Evans was joined by staff from the “Quay” and enjoyed a rain swept 2-0 victory with goals from Nathan Buddle and Dan Maguire.               Another special guest of the club at the match was Dave Grey of Kimmerston Design. Dave designed…