Arrival | Young joins Blyth on season-long loan

16th October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Brad Young on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United.  Highly-rated Young, 18, arrives at Croft Park fresh from being linked with some of the biggest clubs in the country.  Stories in the national press earlier this year claimed Young had caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.  Whilst speculation surrounded…

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Interview | Nelson knows all about Cunningham’s qualities

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans boss Michael Nelson is fully aware of the qualities Aaron Cunningham brings to Croft Park.  Cunningham, 22, returned to Blyth for his third loan spell from Hartlepool United for the entirety of the season. The defender has made 21 appearances across two previous loans at Spartans and will hope to add to that tally tonight at Guiseley.  And just like supporters, Nelson knows all about the attributes he…

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Arrival | Cunningham re-joins for third loan spell

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United, subject to FA and National League clearance.   Cunningham, 22, was due to spend the remainder of last season on loan at Blyth but his spell was cut short after three games following the Covid-19 outbreak.  However, the 22-year-old has sealed an immediate move back to Northumberland and should…

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Interview | Barron discusses joining Blyth

19th September 2020

Michael Barron admits former Hartlepool United teammate and friend Michael Nelson played a massive part in his decision to join Blyth Spartans. Barron, 45, was announced as assistant manager to Nelson on Saturday afternoon after talks were held last week.  The pair hold a close relationship following their time together at Pools, where they amassed 680 between each other.  And the former right-back explained the key role Nelson played, having…

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Friendly | Spartans travel to Pools on Saturday

17th September 2020

Blyth Spartans travel to Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon in their fifth friendly of pre-season.  Michael Nelson welcomed his old club to Croft Park last weekend and the two sides played out a competitive 2-2 draw. It was agreed by both managers at full-time to meet again at Victoria Park this weekend, which can now be officially announced. Kick-off is at the slightly earlier time of 1pm and behind closed…

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Report | Spartans hold Hartlepool to draw

12th September 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Saturday, September 12, 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 HARTLEPOOL UNITED Blyth Spartans and Hartlepool United shared the pre-season spoils in a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Croft Park.  Spartans’ second home friendly of the season finished level courtesy of a penalty save by Brendan Pearson and a double from debutant Connor Thomson. Thomson opened the scoring on…

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Preview | Hartlepool United (H)

12th September 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans perhaps face their toughest test of pre-season as they welcome National League side Hartlepool United to Croft Park behind closed doors today. Due to last weekend’s postponement, Spartans have gone 11 days without a game and no doubt boss Michael Nelson will be eager to see his side build their fitness for the upcoming season. Pools go into the clash fresh – or perhaps not…

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Live Stream | Hartlepool United (H)

11th September 2020

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United at Croft Park behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon – and we’re bringing the game LIVE to you!  We are nothing without our supporters and while we’re unable to welcome you back into CP just yet, we’re working tirelessly to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.  That is why we’ll be providing a live stream, so you can watch the full 90 minutes…

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Rearrangement | Spartans host Hartlepool this Saturday

10th September 2020

Blyth Spartans’ arranged pre-season friendly with Hartlepool United will now take place this Saturday (September 12) at Croft Park, behind closed doors.  The match was originally scheduled to take place on September 19 but has now been brought forward a week early.  Due to government advice and National League protocols, we are unable to welcome fans into Croft Park. We will, however, aim to provide a live stream for supporters…

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