Award | Robert Dale earns Evo-Stik Honour

16th April 2018

Blyth Spartans legend Robert Dale has been named in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League 50th anniversary starting XI. Spartans’ captain Dale – who is reaching 600 appearances in the green and white of Spartans – joins a number of current and former football league talents including Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, former Newcastle United nemesis Ian Woan and former Norwich forward Grant Holt in the starting lineup. Other Spartans’ players…


England | Maguire Shines in England ‘C’ Success

21st March 2018

Blyth Spartans striker Dan Maguire made his England ‘C’ debut yesterday evening in a 3-2 victory over their Welsh counterparts in Barry yesterday evening. ‘Nipa’ contributed two assists on the evening, playing a delightful final ball to fellow striker Fejiri Okenabirhie for England’s first before winning a penalty – Okenabirhie converting from the spot. After a number of call-ups to Paul Fairclough’s squad, this was the first opportunity for the Spartans’ striker…


News | England ‘C’ call up for Maguire

1st March 2018

Blyth Spartans striker Dan Maguire has once again been selected to represent the England ‘C’ team to take on their Welsh counterparts later this month. Maguire missed England ‘C’s trip to Slovenia earlier this season due to injury, but his fine form since returning to action has saw him called up for the game on Tuesday March 20. The game will take place at Barry Town – with winger Jarrett…


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…


Feature | Maguire Makes 250th Appearance for Spartans

7th February 2018

It was not the result Blyth Spartans striker Dan Maguire would have wanted as he marked his 250th appearance in Saturday’s match against Darlington, but the 25-year-old spoke to the Spartans’ website about his career to date. ‘Nipa’ has come along way since joining the club in September 2012 – signed by former Spartans boss Tommy Cassidy from Northern Alliance side Seaton Delaval at the age of 19 – making…


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…


Spartan Maguire withdraws from England C squad

5th November 2017

Striker Dan Maguire has withdrawn from the England ‘C’ squad for the game against Slovakia. ‘Nipa’ has been an injury doubt over the last few weeks, and was forced of the field in yesterday’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of Bradford Park Avenue. The 24-year-old hasn’t been able to play a full 90 minutes since the 6-3 win over Nuneaton Town in early October. This term he’s scored 13 goals…


Spartans’ Cartwright called up to England Squad

5th November 2017

Yesterday evening Blyth Spartans defender Andrew Cartwright was called up to the England ‘C’ Squad for their trip to Slovakia. ‘Carty’ was on standby in the contingency squad, but has now received a late call up for the International Challenge Trophy final held at the Mestsky Stadion in Ziar Nad Hronom. The right-back has made 76 appearances for Spartans since joining the club from Sunderland in August 2015. Best of…


Dan Maguire Wins Vanarama National League North Player of the Month

9th October 2017

Blyth Spartan’s striker Dan Maguire has been awarded the Vanarama National League North Player of the Month Award for September – thanks to his fantastic form over recent weeks. The 24-year-old netted seven times in September’s six games – with Spartans picking up 15 out of 18 points. Maguire’s form earned him a call up to the England ‘C’ Training Camp at Lilleshall alongside fellow Spartans Ryan Hutchinson, Jarrett Rivers…


Photos | Evo-Stik Northern Premier Divison Players of the Year Awards

13th April 2017

A selection of images from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division Players of the Year Awards ceremony on Sunday evening. Our very own Robbie Dale and Dan Maguire were named in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division Team of the Year, whilst Maguire came third in the Supporters Player of the Year Award and won the Player of the Year Award.   Photos courtesy of Graham Lindley.          …