GNR Photos

12th September 2021

A couple of images of Blyth Spartans Manager Michael Nelson, competing in todays Great North Run. These were shot at the 11.5 mile mark as he passed the Theatre Royal. Well done The Gaffer.


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 2-0 AFC Telford Utd

29th August 2021

Croft Park is becoming a fortress, as Blyth Spartans maintained a 100% home record after a second 2-0 home win of the season, inflicting a first defeat of the season against visitors AFC Telford Utd. Although Blyth were the dominant team in the first half they were unable to break down the Telford defence. However, persistent attacking football in the second half finally paid off in the 86th minute when…


Interview | Nelson previews Kidderminster clash

18th August 2021

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson looks ahead to Saturday’s National League North clash at Kidderminster Harriers. Nelson’s side travel to the Aggborough Stadium fresh from beating Alfreton Town 2-0 in their league opener. However Russ Penn’s Harriers are also on a high after beating York City away last week. Listen to the full interview below:


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 2-0 Alfreton Town

14th August 2021

Blyth Spartans got their 2021-22 National League North campaign underway at Croft Park in front of a crowd of 1200+. After a balanced first half, a brace from JJ O’Donnell in the second half secured all three points for the Spartans. A selection of images from the game by Bill Broadley.


Interview | Nelson previews Boxing Day derby with Gateshead

23rd December 2020

MANAGER Michael Nelson wants his players to understand how much the Boxing Day meeting with Gateshead means to Blyth Spartans supporters. Spartans host local rivals Gateshead at Croft Park this week, the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs with the return fixture taking place at the International Stadium on January 2nd. The same happened last season but in reverse, with Blyth running out 3-2 winners away from…


Interview | Nelson pleased with O’Donnell signing

4th December 2020

Blyth Spartans boss Michael Nelson is hoping JJ O’Donnell will have an impact both on and off the pitch following his season-long move from Gateshead.  O’Donnell thanked his former Heed teammate and coach for showing faith and a strong desire to bring him to Croft Park.  The Heed cult hero arrives having surpassed 100 appearances at the International Stadium, most of which came in the National League.  Nelson is pleased…


Interview | Nelson: ‘Please back the lads’

2nd November 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson understands fans’ frustration – but has pleaded for everyone to get behind his players.  Nelson, who was appointed Blyth boss in the summer, has recruited a new-look squad in line with the budget available to him.  Spartans have picked up one point from their opening five National League North matches – which followed in a 1-1 draw with AFC Telford United.  Since then however, it’s…