Interview | Clark on King’s Lynn defeat

9th December 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark says his side didn’t test National League North leaders King’s Lynn Town enough during the 3-0 defeat on Saturday.  Spartans more than matched their visitors for large parts of the game, however Clark believes the Linnets defence weren’t stretched enough when Blyth got into good areas. Indeed, Clark was disappointed with the goals Blyth conceded, though now wants to look ahead to a huge festive…

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Preview | Alfreton will be a ‘great barometer’ says Clark

22nd November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark says Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Alfreton Town will be a “great barometer” to see how far his team have come since the start of the season.  Clark’s men begin their FA Trophy campaign at home to their National League North counterparts, having already faced The Reds this campaign.  During Clark’s second game in-charge, Spartans were beaten comfortably by Alfreton at the Impact Arena, however…

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Interview | Lee Clark’s Boston verdict plus injury latest

20th November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark believes his side matched Boston United, however was ultimately left disappointed after letting their standards set in recent weeks slip.  Spartans’ five-game unbeaten National League North run was ended by the Pilgrims on Tuesday evening in a narrow 2-0 win for the fifth-placed side.  It was also the first time Clark’s men failed to find the net since mid-September during the defeat at Southport.  “I…

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Interview | Clark praises “absolutely unbelievable” Blyth fans

17th November 2019

Lee Clark has heaped praise on the Blyth Spartans fans, in what he described as an “absolutely unbelievable” away end at Kettering. Supporters travelled in their numbers to Latimer Park on Saturday, backing their team to the hilt as they shared the spoils against the Poppies in a 4-4 draw.  However, it wasn’t just the support in the Midlands that the former Newcastle United midfielder alluded to.  Clark thanked fans…

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Interview | Clark on squad selection and new signing

17th November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has explained the situation surrounding his squad selection after five players missed the trip to Kettering on Saturday.  Ursene Mouanda, Lewis Horner, Scott Fenwick, Adam Wrightson and Nathan Harker were all absent from the match day squad.  Clark explained: “Ursene Mouanda and Lewis Horner were available but weren’t selected as I can only name a squad of 16.  “Injuries, Scott Fenwick is long term. Adam…

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Interview | Clark rues mistakes at Kettering

17th November 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark believes individuals errors cost his side all three points at Kettering on Saturday afternoon in National League North.  Spartans led 3-0 at half-time courtesy of a Callum Roberts brace and returning goal from substitute Ryan Hutchinson.  However, the visitors allowed the Poppies back into the game – bringing the scoreline to 3-2 before a sublime solo goal from Roberts saw him complete his hat-trick.  Indeed,…

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Report | Spartans cruise into quarter-finals

24th October 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Northumberland Senior Cup Heaton Stannington 0-4 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans swept a resilient Heaton Stannington aside as they scored two goals either side of half-time. Spartans dominated the entire game and could have scored more if they were more clinical in front of goal. Lee Clark will be happy to have avoided…

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Report | Super-sub Amantchi secures Blyth’s first away win.

12th October 2019

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, October 12th, 2019 Curzon Ashton 0-1 Blyth Spartans Levi Amantchi’s tap in late in the second-half was enough to earn Blyth Spartans all three points against Curzon Ashton. Lee Clark’s side battled hard for 90 minutes and got the three points they deserved to secure their first away win of the season. Amantchi tapped home…

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Interview | Clark on ‘huge’ Curzon clash

8th October 2019

Manager Lee Clark has talked up the significance of Blyth Spartans’ National League North trip to Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  Following two consecutive wins against The Nash and AFC Telford United, Blyth’s dip in performance levels was punished by Hednesford Town in a 4-2 FA Cup exit at the weekend.  With a new management team and a practically a new squad, Spartans feature in the early relegation places with five…

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Interview | Clark disappointed after FA Cup exit

6th October 2019

Manager Lee Clark spoke of his utmost disappointment after Blyth Spartans exited the FA Cup to Hednesford Town on Saturday afternoon.  The 46-year-old was brutally honest after his side’s 4-2 defeat at Keys Park, conceding that the hosts were fully deserving of their progression into the Fourth Round Qualifying. Clark alluded to Blyth’s struggles in the set-piece department after three of The Pitmen’s four goals followed from corner and free-kick…

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