Arrival | Agnew joins Blyth Spartans

24th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce the arrival of Liam Agnew from League Two side Harrogate Town.  The midfielder, 25, reunites with manager Michael Nelson having worked and played alongside him at Gateshead last season.  Agnew progressed through the youth ranks at Sunderland, captaining their under-21s before making his only first team appearance in an FA Cup tie versus Fulham in 2015. Having previously spent time on loan at…

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Arrival | Blackett signs on loan from Gateshead

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce Paul Blackett has joined on a season-long loan from National League North rivals Gateshead.  A former Newcastle United scholar, Blackett, 22, joined The Heed last summer having previously played for Heaton Stan and Newcastle Benfield in the Northern League.  Having struck four goals for Gateshead – including a hat-trick against Consett in the Durham Challenge Cup – Blackett was loaned to Whitby Town. …

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Arrival | Ex-Blackburn youngster joins Spartans

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of former Blackburn Rovers youngster Connor Thomson.  Thomson, 24, arrives at Croft Park having spent the last two seasons at National League North rivals Gateshead, where he briefly worked under boss Michael Nelson.  As a kid, Thomson spent time on the books of Carlisle United and then joined Blackburn’s academy in December 2014.  He represented the Championship side at under-23s level…

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News | General Manager appointed

17th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are delighted to welcome back Mike Coulson from Gateshead, who will be taking up the position of General Manager.  Spartans advertised for a new GM after Anthony Seghini decided to step down after three seasons in the role at the end of the season.  Mike will work along Anthony over the next few weeks before taking over fully at Croft Park.  Mike previously fulfilled the role at Community…

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Match Hospitality | Gateshead (H)

10th January 2020

Blyth Spartans are taking bookings for our match hospitality suite as we enter the second half of the season. YOU can take advantage of our affordable hospitality package as a gift, celebration or to enhance your matchday experience. Packages Include: Entry into the Tom Hedley Suite Seats in the Directors area Free drinks before, half time and after the match Hot buffet after the match Advert in match day programme…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 3-3 Gateshead

1st January 2020

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the New Years day encounter between Blyth Spartans and local rivals Gateshead. Blyth were looking to start the new decade with a possible double over Gatehead having taken 3 points from them on Boxing Day at the International Stadium; Gateshead were looking for revenge. The visitors led one nil at Half time and extended there lead in the second half before two…

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Report | Dramatic ending earns draw vs Gateshead

1st January 2020

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Wednesday, January 1 BLYTH SPARTANS 3-3 GATESHEAD  A 93rd-minute equaliser from Levi Amantchi earned Blyth Spartans a late point against Gateshead in a game that saw four penalties awarded – including one saved by Zach Hemming.  Heed left-back Scott Barrow opened the scoring with a dubious penalty decision before seeing one brilliantly saved by…

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Report | Dale winner secures derby win

26th December 2019

By Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North 26th December 2019 Gateshead 2-3 Blyth Spartans Robbie Dale’s spectacular late volley earned Blyth Spartans all three points and saw them move within four points of safety in a hard-fought derby win at Gateshead International Stadium. Cal Roberts opened the scoring with a fantastic solo goal on 16 minutes, then Greg Olley responded for…

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Fan information | Gateshead (A)

23rd December 2019

Blyth Spartans supporters planning on making the trip to the Gateshead International Stadium on Boxing Day MUST be aware of the information bullet-pointed below: Pay on the gate Blyth supporters will be lodged in the South Terrace (no covering). Entry through turnstiles 7 and 8. Blyth supporters will have access to food and non-alcohol refreshment inside the ground. Alcohol is not available inside the ground. Flags are allowed but must…

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Arrival | Ex-NUFC midfielder Hunter joins

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of former Newcastle United central midfielder Jack Hunter.  The 21-year-old was released by the Magpies last summer, despite often captaining the under-23s, and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead for the 2018/19 season.  He soon established himself as a first-team regular at the International Stadium, appearing 37 times as The Heed just missed out on the National League play-offs. “I am delighted…

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