Interview | Spartans starlet Dopson reflects on an impressive season

8th April 2022

By Liam O’Brien We caught up with Matty Dopson, who is currently playing for England Under 18s Schoolboys in the Centenary Shield. Dopson’s call-up to the the Schoolboys squad in January, was a reward for a fantastic season, that saw him lead Spartans Under-18s to a historic run to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup. The full-back has played a key role for England so far, starting…

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Interview | Captain Dopson ‘proud’ of FA Youth Cup run

4th November 2021

Matthew Dopson was left a proud captain as Blyth Spartans’ FA Youth Cup campaign ended at the First Round Proper stage.  The young Spartans advanced past Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde to set up an encounter with League Two academy Salford City.  Salford emerged as 3-0 winners at the Peninsula Stadium as Dopson reflected on his and his teammates fantastic achievement to reach such stage in the first…

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Interview | Nash ‘proud’ as FA Youth Cup comes to an end

4th November 2021

“Once they shake off the disappointment of tonight, hopefully they’ll sit back and be proud. I feel very proud.” That was the overriding emotion of under-18s coach Marc Nash after Blyth Spartans’ excellent FA Youth Cup campaign came to an end at Salford City.  Wins against Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde saw the young Spartans create history by reaching the First Round Proper.  The challenge of League Two…

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Report | Salford City 3-0 Blyth Spartans | FA Youth Cup | 21/22

4th November 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Youth Cup First Round Proper Thursday, November 6th 2021 SALFORD CITY 3-0 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans’ remarkable FA Youth Cup journey came to an end following a 3-0 defeat at League Two academy side Salford City.  The young Spartans had already made history before kick-off after beating Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde to advance into the First…

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FA Youth Cup | Salford City (A) | 21/22

3rd November 2021

Our Blyth Spartans youngsters travel to Salford City on Thursday (November 4th) for a historic night in the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup.  Having beaten Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde to get to this stage, the young Spartans face Salford at The Peninsula Stadium. Admission is by cash only, via Turnstile ‘C’ on Moor Lane. Prices apply to North Stand seats and West Stand Terrace….

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Report | Blyth Spartans 4-2 AFC Fylde | FA Youth Cup | 21.22

13th October 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying  Tuesday, October 13th 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 4-2 AFC FYLDE  Blyth Spartans advanced into the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup with a historic 4-2 victory over AFC Fylde.  Jamie Norvell’s brace and a wonderstrike from Dawson Carr handed the young Spartans a 3-1 lead at the break.  Nathan Cliffe scored early in…

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FA Youth Cup | AFC Fylde (H) | 21/22

10th October 2021

Our Blyth Spartans youngsters host AFC Flyde in the Third Round Qualifying of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday, October 13th (kick-off 7pm). Admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. A cash turnstile is in operation only. The social club is open for hot and cold refreshments.  Spartans have overcome Darlington (6-0), Billingham Town (2-0) and Gateshead (4-3 on pens) to reach the final qualifying stage. Meanwhile,…

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Report | Blyth Spartans 0-0 Gateshead (4-3 on pens) | FA Youth Cup | 21/22

29th September 2021

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Emirates FA Youth Cup Second Qualifying Round Wednesday, September 29th 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS U18s 0–0 GATESHEAD U18s (4-4 Pens) Blyth Spartans advanced into the FA Youth Cup Third Round Qualifying after winning 4-3 on penalties – with Sammy Watson dispatching the decisive kick. The young Spartans were unlucky not to win the game in normal time, however kept their composure…

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FA Youth Cup | Gateshead (H) | 21/22

27th September 2021

Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday, September 29th (kick-off 7pm).  Admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. A cash turnstile is in operation only. The social club is open from 6:30pm for hot and cold refreshments.  The young Spartans beat Darlington 6-0 and Billingham Town 2-0 to get to this stage, while Gateshead overcame Spennymoor…

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Report | Blyth Spartans 2-0 Billingham Town | FA Youth Cup | 21/22

15th September 2021

Blyth Spartans advanced into the FA Youth Cup Second Round Qualifying after a 2-0 victory over Billingham Town at Croft Park  A goal in either half from Jamie Norvell and Sammy Watson saw off Town, who beat Scarborough Athletic 10-1 in the previous round.  The young Spartans now wait to learn their next opponents, with the tie to be played on the week commencing September 27th.  It was a fast…

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