Louis Laing | We matched Leyton Orient

3rd February 2019

Louis Laing felt Blyth Spartans matched National League leaders Leyton Orient in their late FA Trophy defeat on Saturday. Spartans were six minutes away from setting up a replay with The O’s on Tuesday evening before Jamie Turley inflicted a cruel blow on Alun Armstrong’s men. It came in front of the excellent 289-strong travelling supporters at the Breyer Group Stadium, who showed their appreciation for Blyth’s tireless efforts at…


Report | Spartans exit FA Trophy in cruel fashion

2nd February 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Buildbase FA Trophy last 16 Saturday, February 2, 2019 Leyton Orient 1-0 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans devastatingly exited the FA Trophy in the last 16 following an 84th minute Jamie Turley for Leyton Orient. The centre-back rose highest from a Dale Gorman’s free-kick to head home as Spartans matched the National League leaders’ stride for stride at Brisbane…


Alun Armstrong | Blyth’s support at Leyton Orient is the best i’ve seen

2nd February 2019

Alun Armstrong has heaped praise on the travelling Green Army – admitting it’s the best he’s ever seen as Blyth Spartans manager.  The excellent 289 Blyth fans were dealt a cruel blow in the 84th-minute as Jamie Turley headed home a Leyton Orient winner,  preventing a FA Trophy last 16 replay at Croft Park on Tuesday. The away supporters out-sang the Orient-faithful throughout the afternoon before passionately showing their appreciation…


FA Trophy | Spartans visit National League Leaders in Last 16

14th January 2019

Blyth Spartans have been handed the toughest of draw in the Buildbase FA Trophy – they will travel to the highest ranked team in the competition Leyton Orient. The fixture will be played on Saturday the 2nd February as Blyth face a 582-mile round trip to take on the National League leaders – who beat Wrexham 1-0 despite being reduced to 10 men. A Matt Harold penalty in the 63rd…


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1-0 Boreham Wood

13th January 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the first ever meeting between Blyth Spartans and Boreham Wood of the National League, which saw Dan Maguire score his 150th club goal to put the Spartans through to the last 16 of the FA Trophy and extend the clubs unbeaten run to 13 games. Robbie Dale also made his 625th game for Spartans to join Eddie Alder as the clubs leading…


Match Report | Maguire’s 150th Sends Spartans into Last 16

12th January 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Trophy 2nd Round Proper Saturday January 12th 2019   Blyth Spartans 1-0 Boreham Wood Dan Maguire’s 150th goal for the club ensured a cupset as Blyth Spartans overcame Boreham Wood of the National League to advance to the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Trophy. Maguire’s pirouette, after controlling a wonderfully executed through ball by Connor…


Match Preview | Boreham Wood

11th January 2019

BUILDBASE FA TROPHY SECOND ROUND Venue: Croft Park, Blyth Date: Saturday 12th January 2019 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £7 11-16’s – £5 Under 10’s – FREE with a paying Adult £2 Stand Transfer Applies Season Tickets aren’t valid for FA Trophy games. By Stuart Dick Alun Armstrong and his side will be looking to go one better than…


FA Trophy | Spartans host Boreham Wood

17th December 2018

Blyth Spartans will host National League side Boreham Wood in the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.  Following goals from Michael Liddle, Dan Maguire and Jamie Holmes on Saturday, Alun Armstrong’s men saw off Evo-Stik Premier team Lancaster City in the previous round to set up a tie with The Wood in the last 32. This followed after Spartans beat Marske United 4-1 in the fourth round qualifying, which…


Match Preview | Lancaster (A)

14th December 2018

BUILDBASE FA TROPHY Venue: Giant Axe, Lancaster Date: Saturday 15th December 2018 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £10 Concessions – £7 Under 17’s – £5 Under 14’s – FREE with a paying Adult By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans return to Buildbase FA Trophy action when they travel across the Pennines this weekend to take on Lancaster City at the fantastically named…


Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 4-1 Marske Utd

25th November 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the FA Trophy 3rd Rd qualifier match between Blyth Spartans and MArske Utd of the Evostik East Division (two leagues below the Vanarama National League North). The Spartans ran out eventual winners by four goals to one, with a perfect hatrick from Dan Maguire and a Robert Dale goal; his 198th goal for the club making him the all-time second highest scoring…