Preview | FC United of Manchester | FA Cup | 21/22

16th September 2021

By Stephen Burton FA Cup action returns to Croft Park this Saturday as Blyth Spartans face FC United of Manchester in the Second Round Qualifying. Early goals from JJ O’Donnell and Lewis McNall weren’t enough as Spartans had to make do with just a point at home to Darlington last weekend. However, a big positive is Michael Nelson’s side have enjoyed a strong start so far this season and remain…


FA Cup | Second Round Qualifying opponents revealed

6th September 2021

Blyth Spartans will face FC United of Manchester or Bootle FC in the FA Cup Second Round Qualifying. Michael Nelson’s side enter the competition with a home tie against FC United or Bootle to be played on Saturday, September 18, kick-off 3pm. The winner will pocket £3,375 and the loser will collect £1,125. Ticket details will be announced closer to the time. If it is a draw after 90 minutes,…


Report | Spartans exit FA Cup at Marske

14th October 2020

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Third Round Qualifying Wednesday, October 14, 2020 MARSKE UNITED 1-0 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans exited the FA Cup at the third round qualifying stage following a 1-0 defeat at Northern Premier North West side Marske United.  Adam Boyes’ second-half goal sent Spartans out of the competition in a game of few chances for both sides. …


FA Cup | Marske tie postponed but rescheduled for Wednesday

13th October 2020

Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup Third Round Qualifying tie at Marske United tonight has been postponed (Tuesday, October 13). Despite the home side’s best efforts, the pitch has waterlogged. The tie has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14. If the tie at Mount Pleasant is unable to go ahead on Wednesday, we’ve asked the game is moved to Croft Park on Thursday. The tie must be played by Thursday or both clubs are…


Preview | Marske United (A) | FA Cup

13th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans are back in FA Cup action as they face a tricky trip to Northern Premier League side Marske United tonight. The original tie was postponed 24 hours due to the rain, however it is hoped the game will go ahead at the second attempt. Spartans will go into the Third Qualifying Round tie full of confidence after Paul Blackett’s last gasp equaliser earned a deserved…


FA Cup | Spartans drawn away to Marske United

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans have been drawn to away to Marske United in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying. Michael Nelson’s men beat Whitley Bay 4-2 on Saturday to put their name in the hat for this afternoon’s draw. Marske, meanwhile, progressed via an empathic 6-0 win against Northern League Division One side Consett. The two clubs last met in November 2018, where Spartans ran out 4-1 winners in the FA Trophy…


Report | Blyth survive FA Cup scare at Whitley Bay

3rd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Second Round Qualifying Saturday October 3, 2020 WHITLEY BAY 2-4 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans survived an FA Cup scare at 10-man local rivals Whitley Bay as captain Simon Heslop scored a hat-trick of penalties.  Michael Nelson’s men found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes remaining, however Heslop added to his first-half penalty with two more….


Preview | Whitley Bay (A) – FA Cup

2nd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien  Blyth Spartans take on Whitley Bay in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round this Saturday as Michael Nelson’s squad get their competitive season underway. Following seven months without competitive action, Nelson’s men face two games in three days – beginning with the small matter of an FA Cup occasion.  The clash at Hillheads brings some extra added spice with the two clubs less than seven miles apart…


Live Stream | FA Cup at Whitley Bay

1st October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce a live stream will be in operation for this Saturday’s FA Cup Second Round Qualifying clash at Whitley Bay. Michael Nelson’s men kickstart their 2019/20 campaign this weekend in a local derby at Hillheads (3PM KO) in front of a restricted crowd of 150 – and no visiting supporters.  However, those unable to attend have the opportunity to tune in from the comfort…


FA Cup | Blyth face Whitley Bay in Second Round Qualifying

25th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC have been drawn away to Northern League Division One side Whitley Bay in the FA Cup Second Round Qualifying. The tie will take place next Saturday (October 3) in what will be a local derby at Hillheads with the two clubs less than 7 miles apart. Winning clubs at this stage of the competition collect £3375 from the prize fund with losing clubs also collecting £1125. The…