Armstrong | “That was the most complete performance of the season”

24th March 2019

Alun Armstrong was full of praise for his side after their 3-0 win away at Ashton United on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Kieran Green, Louis Laing and Dan Maguire in the opening half hour secured the three points as Spartans rose to 12th in the Vanarama National League North. “I picked the team today to demand the ball,” said Armstrong, “some of the football we played first half was unbelievable….


Match Preview | Hereford FC

25th January 2019

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Croft Park, Blyth Date: Saturday 26th January 2019 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £7 11-16’s – £5 Under 10’s – FREE with a paying Adult £2 Stand Transfer Applies By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans have extended their unbeaten run to 14-games but will be eager to begin turning draws into victories when Hereford visit…


Armstrong | “I think a draw was a fair result”

20th January 2019

Alun Armstrong said it was a point earned, rather than two points lost after Spartans secured a 1-1 draw with third-placed Bradford (Park Avenue). Spartans led after Sean Reid headed home a Michael Liddle cross on 26 minutes, scoring his 13th goal of the campaign. But the hosts replied via the forehead of Connor Branson 14 minutes from time to earn a point. Robbie Dale had the opportunity to win…


Extension | Michael Liddle signs up until 2020

16th January 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that Michael Liddle has decided to extend his stay at Croft Park until 2020. The 29-year-old’s contract was due for renewal at the end of this season and Alun Armstrong has worked quickly to extend the defender’s contract. The former Sunderland Academy graduate has made 98 appearances in his Blyth Spartans career to date, notching three goals and is over the moon to be…


FA Trophy | Spartans visit National League Leaders in Last 16

14th January 2019

Blyth Spartans have been handed the toughest of draw in the Buildbase FA Trophy – they will travel to the highest ranked team in the competition Leyton Orient. The fixture will be played on Saturday the 2nd February as Blyth face a 582-mile round trip to take on the National League leaders – who beat Wrexham 1-0 despite being reduced to 10 men. A Matt Harold penalty in the 63rd…


1977/78 Celebrations | FA Cup Heroes take in Brackley Town Victory

12th February 2018

Feature written by Phil Castiaux and Graham Usher, Images courtesy of Martin Hunter and Phil Castiaux Before Saturday’s 3-0 win over Brackley Town in the Vanarama National League North, we once again welcomed guests associated with the fantastic FA Cup run of the 1977/78 season when Spartans reached the Fifth Round proper of the competition. Ron Guthrie was an insurance company rep in 1977/78 and he played in every game…


Player of the Month | Robbie Dale wins November Player of the Month

20th December 2017

Winger Robert Dale has picked up the Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for November after a fantastic run of form. Dale – who made his 575th appearance in early December – is the only ever present in the Spartans ranks this season, making 24 appearances and netting four times. Blyth Spartans Port of Blyth Player of the Month: August – Michael Liddle September – Dale Hopson October…


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…