FA Cup | Spartans host Minstermen in fourth qualifying round

8th October 2018

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to fellow Manarama National League North side York City in the final qualifying round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Alun Armstrong’s side overcame Gainsborough Trinity 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to secure their place in the fourth round of qualifying – with City defeating St Ives 3-0 at Bootham Crescent. Speaking after Saturday’s game, Armstrong will be delighted to finally have a home…


Match Report | Spartans Reach FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

6th October 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Emirates FA Cup – Third Qualifying Round Replay Saturday October 6 2018 By Stuart Dick Gainsborough Trinity 1-2 Blyth Spartans  Blyth Spartans came from behind for the second successive round to book their path into the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.  A 38th minute Sean Reid goal was followed by Robert Dale’s 44th minute penalty on the brink of half time turned…


Match Preview | Spartans face Trinity test in FA Cup

5th October 2018

By Stuart Dick The FA Cup is once again upon Blyth Spartans, and we face a familiar foe in Evo-Stik Premier Division side Gainsborourgh Trinity at The Martin & Co Arena in the third qualifying round of the competition. Spartans have a storied history in the competition, and will be looking to reach the fourth qualifying round for the first time since the famous run of 2014/15 season. It’s a…


Match Report | Maguire’s late heroics secure Spartans’ path in FA Cup

26th September 2018

By Liam O’Brien   In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Emirates FA Cup – Second Qualifying Round Replay Tuesday September 25 2018   Blyth Spartans 1-0 Nantwich Town Blyth Spartans are through to the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round thanks to an 81st minute goal from Dan Maguire to overcome Evo-Stik side Nantwich Town in a replay. In the 81st minute, Dan Maguire scored…


News | Tommy Dixon passes away

26th July 2018

Blyth Spartans are devastated to announce that club legend Tommy Dixon has passed away. The following is an interview conducted during last season’s 1977/78 FA Cup 40th Anniversary series by Phil Castiaux. Tommy joined the Blyth in 1975 when manager Allan O’Neill signed him from Ashington. Tom had begun his career at Gateshead before being signed by then Colliers manager Jackie Marks in 1972. Tommy said: “I think it was…


1977/78 | Cup Legends Return to Commemorate Famous Campaign

16th April 2018

The Blyth Spartans’ Social Club played host to a thoroughly entertaining evening commemorating the 40th anniversary of the club’s famous FA Cup run to the fifth round – and a tie at St James’ Park. The event – wonderfully hosted by the voice of North-East football Roger Tames – saw a host of club legends return to celebrate what is still the greatest non-league FA Cup in history – Spartans…


1977/78 Event | Last Few Tickets Available for Re-Scheduled 13th April Event

4th April 2018

There are just a few tickets remaining for the re-scheduled event to be held on Friday 13th April celebrating the FA Cup run during the 1977/78 season. Tickets are priced at £10 & include hot food & a free pin badge, which will be distributed on the night. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please advise when purchasing your ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the general office on…


1977/78 FA Cup | Event Re-Arranged for Friday 13th April

14th March 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce that the postponed 1977/78 FA Cup Celebration Evening has now been rescheduled for Friday 13th April – with tickets still available for the event. Also a reminder that commemorative shirts will be worn this Saturday (against Curzon Ashton) and bids can still be made for the auction up to the evening of the event, where the culmination of the auction will take place. If you…