Departure | Armstrong Blasts Wade For Secret Australia Signing

17th February 2017

Manager Alun Armstrong has criticised the seemingly underhand way in which Matthew Wade has left Blyth Spartans, insisting that it isn’t fair on the club after everything they have done for him. An announcement was made earlier in the week that Wade had signed for Australian side Mornington Soccer Club. An Australian news article then surfaced online, suggesting that the deal had actually been agreed on January 9 – during the…


Spartans Midfielder Wade Joins Newcastle Benfield for Match Fitness

3rd February 2017

Matthew Wade has signed for Newcastle Benfield on a 28-day loan – as the Blyth Spartans midfielder looks to regain match fitness. Wade has found his first-team opportunities at Croft Park limited since returning from a month’s break to Australia over the Christmas period, so it is hoped that the 25-year-old can return to full fitness during a four-week spell with the Northern League side. Wade’s father – and former…