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…


Report | Valiant Blyth exit FA Trophy to Stockport

14th December 2019

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant The Buildbase FA Trophy First Round Saturday, December 14, 2019 Stockport County 4-2 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans suffered an FA Trophy First Round defeat to National League outfit Stockport County, despite a valiant display from Lee Clark’s men. The hosts got their noses in front on the hour-mark when Tom Walker’s free-kick was headed home by Ash…


Important supporters information | Stockport County (A)

9th December 2019

Stockport County have issued the following advice to Blyth Spartans supporters who are planning on travelling to Edgeley Park on Saturday.  Please read the information carefully. Most importantly, please be aware there are no cash turnstiles and tickets must be purchased in advance.  TICKET INFORMATION Lee Clark takes his side to Edgeley Park on Saturday in the First Round of the competition, where away supporters will be designated in the…


Report | Spartans play Stockport in FA Trophy after Alfreton win

3rd December 2019

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Replay Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Alfreton Town 1-3 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans set up a FA Trophy First Round encounter with Stockport County following an impressive 3-1 at Alfreton Town.  The result was more than just the prospect of a trip to a National League side, it was all about the reaction…


Interview | Boro loanee Hemming discusses Blyth debut

24th November 2019

BY Jack Cunningham Debutant Zach Hemming feels he had a good debut in between the Blyth Spartans sticks during the 1-1 FA Trophy with Alfreton Town.  Hemming joined until the end of the season from Middlesbrough on a youth loan deal – which means that he will also be available to play for Boro’s under-23 side. The 19-year-old was previously with Hartlepool United, but his parent club decided to recall…


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town

23rd November 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round game between Blyth Spartans and Alfreton Town, which saw the Spartans take a first half lead thanks to a Michael Sweet goal, before the visitors equalised 8 minutes from time to take the game to a replay on Tuesday night at Alfreton.


Report | FA Trophy replay required as Spartans draw

23rd November 2019

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Saturday November 23rd 2019 Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town A late equaliser from Harvey Grice meant Blyth Spartans had to settle for a replay on Tuesday for a chance to be in the next round of the FA Trophy. Spartans opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Rhys Evans whipped in…


Preview | Alfreton will be a ‘great barometer’ says Clark

22nd November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark says Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Alfreton Town will be a “great barometer” to see how far his team have come since the start of the season.  Clark’s men begin their FA Trophy campaign at home to their National League North counterparts, having already faced The Reds this campaign.  During Clark’s second game in-charge, Spartans were beaten comfortably by Alfreton at the Impact Arena, however…


FA Trophy R3Q | Spartans at home to Alfreton

11th November 2019

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to National League North counterparts Alfreton Town in the FA Trophy Third Round qualifying.  Spartans enter the competition for the first time this season having reached the last 16 during the 2018/19 campaign – suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at finalists Leyton Orient. Lee Clark’s will welcome Alfreton to Croft Park on Saturday, November 23 with the winner receiving £3,750 and the loser…


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…