Interview | Clark targets more signings following Summerly captutre

23rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hopes to bring more new signings to Croft Park that can collectively help try and replace the goal void left by Callum Roberts.  The former Newcastle United youngster joined National League side Notts County on Monday having scored 17 goals in 25 games in Blyth colours.  And Clark has admitted it is difficult to find one player who can single-handedly replace Roberts, so is hoping…

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Report | Spartans ease into semi-finals of Senior Cup

22nd January 2020

By Aaron Hindhaugh In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Northumberland Senior Cup January 22, 2020 Bedlington 1-2 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans recorded a comfortable victory over Bedlington Terriers to secure their spot in the semi-final of the Northumberland Senior Cup. Robbie Dale was the hero for Spartans as his two goals were enough to see off a stubborn and well-organised Bedlington side. Dale opened the scoring…

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Interview | Lee Clark thanks fans for continued support

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has thanked fans for their continued support following the win over Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  While the 47-year-old admitted to real tough times for those on the terraces this season, Blyth fans has stuck by their team with an average of 884 attending Croft Park so far.  And yesterday, an excellent 721 braved the blustery conditions to cheer on their side from the first whistle…

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Interview | Lee Clark heaps praise on Robbie Dale

12th January 2020

Lee Clark has heaped praise on club legend Robbie Dale after his brace helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton on his 672nd appearance.  The 35-year-old rolled back the years with another Spartans rescue mission – striking twice in eight minutes to secure an invaluable three points in the context of the National League North table.  And assessing how big of a win it was for Spartans,…

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Interview | Lee Clark hails players’ fighting spirit

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hailed his players’ fighting spirit after they came from behind to beat Curzon Ashton in the must-win encounter at Croft Park.  Had Connor Dimaio’s 60th-minute opener for The Nash proved to have been the winner, Spartans would have found themselves seven points from National League North safety.  However, courtesy of a double from Robbie Dale and another resilience display by Clark’s men, the gap has…

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Interview | Lee Clark on Southport defeat and festive games

21st December 2019

Lee Clark has spoken about the importance of Blyth Spartans’ upcoming games after a 4-1 defeat to Southport on Saturday afternoon. Three first-half goals for The Port did the damage for Spartans despite a spirited second 45 minutes in which Rhys Evans scored to make it 3-1 at one stage. Clark said: “We didn’t start particularly well and they targeted us in certain areas. We then made one or two…

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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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