2020/21 | Key dates for Blyth Spartans

2nd September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will learn their 2020/21 National League North fixture schedule on Tuesday, September 8 at 1pm.  The season begins in just over a months’ time with National League clubs set to kick-off their campaign on Saturday, October 3.  Michael Nelson’s men will begin with an FA Cup second round qualifying tie that weekend before playing their league opener a few days later in midweek. Because of the later…


FA Cup | Entry round, prize money and dates

13th August 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will enter the FA Cup at the Second Round Qualifying Stage – which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 3.  The proposed start date for the 2020-21 National League North campaign also falls on the same weekend, which means Spartans’ first competitive game will be an FA Cup tie.  There will be no replays in the qualifying rounds in order to assist in easing pressure…


BSAFCTV | Relive 14/15 FA Cup run on our Youtube channel

31st March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce it is bringing the ‘FA Cup Journey 2014/15’ DVD live to our YouTube this Friday for the first time.  The two-hour production, expertly produced by former media team member Matt Riggs, shows highlights from all eight matches, interviews and much more from our most recent run to the third round.  It was only ever available on DVD, That is, until now.  At 7:55pm…


Interview | Clark disappointed after FA Cup exit

6th October 2019

Manager Lee Clark spoke of his utmost disappointment after Blyth Spartans exited the FA Cup to Hednesford Town on Saturday afternoon.  The 46-year-old was brutally honest after his side’s 4-2 defeat at Keys Park, conceding that the hosts were fully deserving of their progression into the Fourth Round Qualifying. Clark alluded to Blyth’s struggles in the set-piece department after three of The Pitmen’s four goals followed from corner and free-kick…


Report | Spartans exit FA Cup at Hednesford

5th October 2019

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Third Round Qualifying Saturday, October 5th, 2019 HEDNESFORD TOWN 4-2 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup campaign came to a disappointing end after a 4-2 defeat at Southern League Central outfit Hednesford Town. Set pieces proved the visitors’ undoing – providing The Pitmen’s opening three goals in what was a below-par performance from Lee Clark’s…


Interview | Evans: We let the fans down

5th October 2019

Right-back Rhys Evans admitted Blyth Spartans did not give the travelling fans the performance they deserved.  Supporters from Blyth, Cannock and elsewhere formed an excellent away end at the Keys Park as Lee Clark’s side slipped to a 4-2 defeat to Hednesford Town.  Callum Roberts’ double wasn’t enough for Blyth as a Kieran Morris’ brace, plus goals from Reece King and Danny Glover inflicted an FA Cup exit at the…


Preview | Spartans look for third successive win

4th October 2019

Blyth Spartans make the trip down South to face Hednesford Town in the FA Cup third qualifying round. Spartans have found form recently winning back-to-back games as well as being three games unbeaten. Hednesford Town find themselves second in the BetVictor Southern Premier Central League Table, one point behind Rushall Olympic. Key details The game will be a usual 3 pm kick-off at the Keys Park as Spartans look to…


Report | Sweet sends Spartans into FA Cup next round

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Third Round Qualifying Replay Saturday, September 24th, 2019 Blyth Spartans recorded their first win of the season and progressed into the Third Round Qualifying of the FA Cup after beating Curzon Ashton 1-0. Lee Clark’s side peppered the visitors goal in the first-half before getting their just rewards after Michael Sweet’s 47th-minute goal – his…

24th September 2019

Report | Roberts hat-trick secures FA Cup replay

21st September 2019

By Jack Cunningham In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, September 21st, 2019 Callum Roberts scored his first career hat-trick – but it was not enough to seal Blyth Spartans’ first win of the season in a FA Cup second round qualifying tie. Spartans and Curzon Ashton played out a barmy 4-4 draw at the Tameside Stadium, where the pair will now…


FA Cup SRQ | Spartans away to Curzon Ashton

9th September 2019

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at away to Curzon Ashton at the FA Cup second round qualifying stage. Lee Clark’s side travel to The Tameside Stadium on Saturday, September 21 in what will be a 3pm kick-off. At the same stage last season, Spartans defeated Nantwich Town at the second attempt after a 3-3 draw forced a replay. A Dan Maguire goal at Croft Park sent Blyth into the next…