Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead

28th July 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday, July 28 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead Alun Armstrong’s son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong haunted his former club after scoring a hat-trick at Croft Park in Blyth’s final game of pre-season. The Middlesbrough loanee, who helped Blyth reach Non-League’s second tier in the 2016-17 season, fired the only goal of the first-half when…


Pre-Season | Spartans to host Gateshead in Pre-Season Friendly

30th May 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce the first friendly of pre-season has now been arranged as we host Vanarama National League side Gateshead at Croft Park on Saturday 28th July – a 3pm Kick-Off. Alun Armstrong’s men host former Newcastle United defender Steve Watson’s side as both clubs look to ramp up their preparation for the 2018/19 campaigns. The sides last met in a pre-season friendly two years ago, with the…


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans Reserves 8 – 2 Gateshead Redheugh 1957

28th April 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between the Spartans Reserves and Gateshead Redheugh 1957, which saw the battle between the league leaders and the leagues bottom side. Blyth had scored 95 goals going into the game whilst the visitors had conceded 91 goals. This had the markings of a goal fest for Blyth and damage limitation for the visitors. Within 5 minutes Blyth were one up…


Loan | Langstaff Extends Spartans Stay

16th March 2018

Striker Macaulay Langstaff has extended his initial loan deal from Gateshead FC for another month – meaning he’ll be available for selection up until the 15th April. The former Billingham Synthonia man has made 11 appearances for Spartans so far this term and should see plenty opportunities towards the end of the season with the fixtures backlog.  


News | Kieran Green recalled by Gateshead

5th January 2018

Blyth Spartans can confirm Gateshead have recalled Kieran Green from his loan spell. The midfielder impressed whilst on loan at Croft Park where he made a total of eight appearances. His only goal for the club came in the Boxing Day defeat at home to Spennymoor Town before the reverse fixture, five days later, proved to be his last appearance. Spartans would like to thank Kieran for his efforts and…


Arrival | Armstrong Bolsters Spartans’ Attacking Options with Langstaff Loan

8th August 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the loan signing of Gateshead striker Macaulay Langstaff. The 20-year-old, who joined the Tynesiders last season before going out on loan to Billingham Synthonia – the club he signed from – joins on a month’s long loan. After coming through the ranks at Middlesbrough, Langstaff signed for Stockton Town and then signed foe Synthonia in the summer of 2015. In two seasons with the…


Arrival | Shaun MacDonald Signs For Blyth

20th July 2017

Goalkeeper Shaun MacDonald has made a return to Croft Park to sign for Blyth Spartans. The 20-year-old stopper originally joined the club on loan from Vanarama National League Premier side Gateshead towards the latter part of last season, but an injury crisis at the International Stadium saw the youngster recalled before he could make his Spartans debut. However, after being released from the Heed earlier in the summer, MacDonald made…


Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…


Star Striker Daniel Maguire Shuns Enticing Gateshead Transfer To Re-Sign For Spartans

18th May 2017

Multiple 2016/17 Player of the Year award winner Daniel Maguire has chosen to remain as a Blyth Spartans player – after turning down a big-money move to re-sign for the club on a two-year deal. After an outstanding season for both himself and the club, the England C striker – whose goals helped Blyth to claim both the Evo-Stik Premier League title and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup – was…


Departure | MacDonald’s Loan Spell At Spartans Ends

13th April 2017

Loan goalkeeper Shaun MacDonald has left Blyth Spartans to return to parent club Gateshead – after an injury to James Montgomery left the Vanarama National League Premier short of options between the sticks. The 20-year-old stopper – who enjoyed a loan spell at Northern League club Consett earlier in the season – arrived at Blyth less than a month ago when Adam McHugh picked up an injury. Acting as back up…