Club Statement | Gateshead fixture postponed

1st January 2021

Our National League North fixture at Gateshead has been postponed following a positive Covid-19 test at the club.  Blyth Spartans management, players and backroom staff will now enter a period of self isolation.  Our National League North fixture with Alfreton Town at Croft Park on Saturday, January 9th, is scheduled to go ahead as planned.  We wish the individual a speedy recovery.

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Preview | Gateshead (A) | National League North

1st January 2021

In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans face local rivals Gateshead for the second time in seven days, hoping for a reaction from the 6-0 defeat to Darlington last time out.  Michael Nelson’s side held The Heed to a 2-2 draw at Croft Park on Boxing Day but the feel good factor from that result was swiftly banished 48 hours later at Blackwell Meadows.  There is no doubt Nelson will…

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News | Blackett recalled by Gateshead

31st December 2020

Paul Blackett will return to Gateshead in the New Year after the Tyneside club exercised an option to recall him from his loan in January.  During his time at Blyth Spartans, Blackett scored six times in 10 appearances.  Blackett said: “I want to thank everyone at Blyth for making me feel so welcome.  “I’d also like to thank the gaffer for giving me the opportunity to play, which I’m very…

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Interview | McKeown on his first Spartans goal

27th December 2020

Blyth Spartans forward Corey McKeown described his stunning second-half equaliser against local rivals Gateshead as a “great moment”.  Still only 18, McKeown netted his first senior goal in sublime fashion with a goal of the season contender to earn Blyth a 2-2 draw against The Heed.  Speaking about the goal, McKeown told blythspartans.com: “It just felt right!  “I cut inside of the defender and as soon as I hit it,…

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Report | McKeown’s stunner earns Blyth draw

26th December 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday December 26th 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 GATESHEAD Blyth Spartans and Gateshead shared the spoils in a fiercely contested local derby – which saw Liam Agnew and Corey McKeown score their first goals for the club. Greg Olley opened the scoring in the 21st minute when his wind-assisted shot managed to get past…

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Preview | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day – the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs. Michael Nelson’s men also play their first match in 10 days having been forced to self-isolate for a third time this season last week. TEAM NEWS Spartans will be without Paul Blackett and JJ O’Donnell, who are ineligible to play against their parent club. Liam…

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Programme | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

Issue #8 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day and while supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, we’re trying our to give you the full matchday experience. As well as our live stream, which begins at 2:45pm, why not start your matchday routine with a browse of our matchday programme? For just £1, you can read:…

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Live stream | Gateshead (H) | National League North

23rd December 2020

A live stream will be in operation for Blyth Spartans’ highly-anticipated National League North clash with Gateshead on Boxing Day.  As per government guidelines, games at Croft Park must be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, although the club is planning for the return of spectators. In the meantime however, the club remains committed to live streaming its home fixtures, with Gateshead the next to visit Northumberland.  Streaming…

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Interview | Nelson previews Boxing Day derby with Gateshead

23rd December 2020

MANAGER Michael Nelson wants his players to understand how much the Boxing Day meeting with Gateshead means to Blyth Spartans supporters. Spartans host local rivals Gateshead at Croft Park this week, the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs with the return fixture taking place at the International Stadium on January 2nd. The same happened last season but in reverse, with Blyth running out 3-2 winners away from…

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