Arrival | Defender Returns to Blyth Spartans After Spell Abroad

21st October 2017

  Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender David Atkinson after a spell with Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The 24-year-old left Croft Park in the summer to move into full-time football, but has now returned to the North East. Atkinson first joined Blyth Spartans last December, initially on load from League Two side Carlisle United before joining permanently in early 2017. And Spartans manager Alun Armstrong is…


Departure | Spartans Defender Atkinson’s Gone to Iceland

22nd July 2017

Right-back David Atkinson has decided to leave Blyth Spartans – after agreeing a deal to join Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The ex-Middlesbrough trainee defender originally joined Spartans on loan from Carlisle United last December, before signing permanently when he left the League Two side by mutual consent a month later. Although the latter part of his season was marred with injury, Blyth boss Alun Armstrong had seen enough to offer…