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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Pre-season | Spartans to host Hartlepool United

3rd September 2020

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United on Saturday, September 19 as a part of our pre-season schedule.  Michael Nelson welcomes his former club to Croft Park, two weeks before the competitive season begins on October 3.  Kick-off in Northumberland is at 3pm with the encounter, at present, set to take place behind closed doors.  Should circumstances remain that way, the game will be live streamed via our media team.  Supporters need…

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Arrival | Experienced defender Nelson joins Blyth

26th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United defender Michael Nelson on a deal until the end of the season.  The experienced defender joins having left his assistant manager role at League Two side Stevenage earlier this month.  Nelson had a successful career in professional football with the likes of Bury, Hartlepool, Norwich City, Scunthorpe, Kilmarnock, Bradford City, Hibernian, Cambridge and Barnet.  He spent six years…

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Arrival | Cunningham re-joins Blyth on loan

14th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on loan from Hartlepool United for the remainder of the season.  Cunningham, 22, undergoes his second loan spell in Northumberland and provides much-needed cover due to injuries and suspensions in the defence.  Doncaster Rovers loanee Shane Blaney has been hit with a three-match ban following his red card at Chester, while Scott Wilson is sidelined for the…

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