Spartans Boss Armstrong Lauds Second-Top Scorer Dale’s Historic Success

24th November 2018

On the day that that the enigmatic Robert Dale claimed second spot for himself in the list of all-time top goalscorers at Croft Park, Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong was full of praise for his history-making captain. Dale’s stoppage time penalty at the end of the first half of Saturday’s 4-1 Buildbase FA Trophy triumph over Marske United saw him surpass former Spartans centre-forward Steve Pyle’s impressive haul of 197…


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…


Armstrong Won’t Be Rushed into Expanding Spartans’ Squad This Pre-Season

14th June 2017

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong insists he’s in no rush to bring in new players, despite only one new arrival coming through the doors at Croft Park so far during the close season. Left-back Ian Watson made a return to the club last month from fellow promoted side Spennymoor Town, but – as of yet – he is yet to be joined by any more new faces in the Spartans squad….


Armstrong Agrees To Stay On For Another Season At Spartans

16th May 2017

Blyth boss Alun Armstrong has agreed terms to remain in charge at Spartans for another year, following his managerial heroics at the club last season. In his debut season of management, the 42-year-old guided Blyth to an Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup double – as he ended Spartans’ five-year stay in the league with promotion. With his new deal, Armstrong will remain in the home dugout at…


Shocked New Boss Alun Armstrong Says Blyth Spartans is a “Great Start” For Him

26th September 2016

New manager Alun Armstrong was shocked when he was asked to take over from Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans, but he admits that it’s a “great start” to his managerial career and he can’t wait to get going. Former boss Wade stepped down last Thursday – after he felt that he could take the club as far as he could. However, Armstrong’s commitments to Middlesbrough Academy meant that he was…