Departure | Hopson Rejoins Whitby Town

21st June 2018

Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of midfielder Dale Hopson to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Whitby Town for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder joined Spartans last summer, breaking the club’s transfer record in the process when he joined from the Seasiders. The 25-year-old made 39 appearances during the last campaign, scoring on 12 occasion – especially potent from the penalty spot. Spartans manager Alun Armstrong commented on the deal:…


News | Maguire and Hopson to join V9 Academy.

20th February 2018

The prolific Spartans strike duo of Dan Maguire and Dale Hopson are set to join the famous V9 Academy this summer. The academy – founded by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy – rose to fame last summer with a series showcasing the programme on Sky Sports. Both Maguire and Hopson will spend a week this summer at the world class facilities of the Ethiad Campus. “The V9 Academy will hold…


Interview | Armstrong Lauds 1899 Effect

21st January 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong has lauded the newly reformed 1899 Club scheme after securing the futures of Jarrett Rivers and David Atkinson at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season. “The 1899 club has given us just that little bit of extra funding that has helped us tie these two players down, that’s huge.” “It’s possible that with out these extra funds, these two players may not…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-1 FC United of Manchester

20th January 2018

Report by Stuart Dick In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant   Vanarama National League North Saturday January 20 2018   Blyth Spartans 1 – 1 FC United of Manchester It has taken until the 30th game of the season for Blyth Spartans to pick up their first draw of the 2017/18 season, but the men from Croft Park will be disappointed to come away with just…


Player of the Month | Robbie Dale wins November Player of the Month

20th December 2017

Winger Robert Dale has picked up the Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for November after a fantastic run of form. Dale – who made his 575th appearance in early December – is the only ever present in the Spartans ranks this season, making 24 appearances and netting four times. Blyth Spartans Port of Blyth Player of the Month: August – Michael Liddle September – Dale Hopson October…


Match Report | Stockport County 1-3 Blyth Spartans

14th October 2017

Report by Stuart Dick In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Vanarama National League North Saturday October 14 2017   Stockport County 1-3 Blyth Spartans Injury time strikes from substitutes Michael Liddle and Jarrett Rivers condemned Stockport County to their first home defeat in eleven months as Spartans consolidate the third spot in the Vanarama National League North. County had taken a 30th minute lead when Sean…


Award | Port of Blyth POTM | September 2017

13th October 2017

Attacking midfielder Dale Hopson has won Blyth Spartans’ Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for September. Hopson, who joined up with Spartans over the summer, has hit the ground running spectacularly at Croft Park, improving with every passing game. He hit three goals in September as Spartans won four fixtures in a row at the beginning of the month. And the inventive midfielder has carried this rich vein…


Match Preview | Alfreton Town v Blyth Spartans

4th August 2017

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: The Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7FZ Date: Saturday August 5 Kick Off: 3pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Radio Blyth Live Twitter ADMISSION Adults – £14 Concessions – £10 TEAM NEWS Blyth Spartans travel to Derbyshire on Saturday to face Alfreton Town in their opening game of the Vanarama National League North campaign. The sides had contrasting fortunes last season – as…