Alun Armstrong: “We’ve played a lot better and lost.”

2nd September 2018

Alun Armstrong was in a jubilant mood yesterday evening after goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers secured Spartans’ second win of the season against a very competitive Altrincham side. Reid and Lewis Horner combined to give the hosts a 25th minute lead, which was cancelled out by Josh Hancocks tidy finish within 60 second. Rivers became the hero on 82 minutes when he rifled the ball into the roof…

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Jarrett Rivers: Togetherness key in Altrincham victory

2nd September 2018

Match-winner Jarrett Rivers hailed the togetherness of the Blyth Spartans squad after securing their second victory of the season against Altrincham. Rivers’ first goal of the campaign could not have arrived at a better time as he fired Spartans into a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. It was all-square at the break when Sean Reid put Alun Armstrong’s men in front, though it took the visitors just…

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Match Report | Late Rivers Strike Stuns Altrincham

1st September 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday September 1 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Altrincham Blyth managed to overcome tough opponents Altrincham 2-1 thanks to goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers to give Blyth Spartans their second win of the season. Blyth opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Sean Reid and Lewis Horner played some great passing…

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News | England ‘C’ call up for Maguire

1st March 2018

Blyth Spartans striker Dan Maguire has once again been selected to represent the England ‘C’ team to take on their Welsh counterparts later this month. Maguire missed England ‘C’s trip to Slovenia earlier this season due to injury, but his fine form since returning to action has saw him called up for the game on Tuesday March 20. The game will take place at Barry Town – with winger Jarrett…

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Interview | Armstrong Lauds 1899 Effect

21st January 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong has lauded the newly reformed 1899 Club scheme after securing the futures of Jarrett Rivers and David Atkinson at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season. “The 1899 club has given us just that little bit of extra funding that has helped us tie these two players down, that’s huge.” “It’s possible that with out these extra funds, these two players may not…

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Extension | Rivers Extends Stay at Croft Park

21st January 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the contract extension of winger Jarrett Rivers through the end of the 2018/19 season. The 24-year-old re-joined the club during the summer of 2016 after a spell at Blackpool, and has made 121 appearances in the green and white of Blyth – scoring on 26 occasions including the famous winner against Hartlepool United in the FA Cup Second Round during the 2015/15 campaign. The…

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Match Report | Stockport County 1-3 Blyth Spartans

14th October 2017

Report by Stuart Dick In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Vanarama National League North Saturday October 14 2017   Stockport County 1-3 Blyth Spartans Injury time strikes from substitutes Michael Liddle and Jarrett Rivers condemned Stockport County to their first home defeat in eleven months as Spartans consolidate the third spot in the Vanarama National League North. County had taken a 30th minute lead when Sean…

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