News | Toby Lees and Corey McKeown sign new contracts

17th June 2022

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that our Fans Player of the Year Toby Lees, and Young Player of the Year Corey McKeown have extended their stays at the club for another season. McKeown joined Spartans as a 17-year-old in November 2019 and has made 39 appearances for the club with one goal – a stunning equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Gateshead in December 2020. The youngster has established…


News | Corey McKeown signs new contract

4th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Corey McKeown has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club for the 2021/22 season.  The 19-year-old forward has become a bit of a cult hero at Croft Park after his stunning equaliser in the 2-2 draw with local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day.  McKeown joined Blyth in 2019 and has made 14 appearances since as he continues his development under Michael…


Interview | McKeown on his first Spartans goal

27th December 2020

Blyth Spartans forward Corey McKeown described his stunning second-half equaliser against local rivals Gateshead as a “great moment”.  Still only 18, McKeown netted his first senior goal in sublime fashion with a goal of the season contender to earn Blyth a 2-2 draw against The Heed.  Speaking about the goal, McKeown told “It just felt right!  “I cut inside of the defender and as soon as I hit it,…


Report | McKeown’s stunner earns Blyth draw

26th December 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday December 26th 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 GATESHEAD Blyth Spartans and Gateshead shared the spoils in a fiercely contested local derby – which saw Liam Agnew and Corey McKeown score their first goals for the club. Greg Olley opened the scoring in the 21st minute when his wind-assisted shot managed to get past…


Report | Spartans record first win of pre-season

29th August 2020

BY Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Friday, August 28, 2020 DUNSTON UTS 1-2 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans grabbed their first win of pre-season as goals from Panos and Corey McKeown helped them to a 2-1 win over Dunston UTS. Panos opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he tapped home from a couple of yards from Robbie Dale’s cushioned header, before…


Player news | McKeown option exercised

15th May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to have exercised an option in Corey McKeown’s contract to keep the player at Croft Park for the upcoming season.  The 17-year-old trained and appeared for Blyth last pre-season before being offered a contract in November following the conclusion of his FA Youth Cup run with Morpeth Town.  By making a handful of substitute appearances and continuing to train with the first-team, McKeown gained…


Interview | Clark on squad selection and new signing

17th November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has explained the situation surrounding his squad selection after five players missed the trip to Kettering on Saturday.  Ursene Mouanda, Lewis Horner, Scott Fenwick, Adam Wrightson and Nathan Harker were all absent from the match day squad.  Clark explained: “Ursene Mouanda and Lewis Horner were available but weren’t selected as I can only name a squad of 16.  “Injuries, Scott Fenwick is long term. Adam…