Spartans Boss Armstrong Lauds Second-Top Scorer Dale’s Historic Success

24th November 2018

On the day that that the enigmatic Robert Dale claimed second spot for himself in the list of all-time top goalscorers at Croft Park, Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong was full of praise for his history-making captain. Dale’s stoppage time penalty at the end of the first half of Saturday’s 4-1 Buildbase FA Trophy triumph over Marske United saw him surpass former Spartans centre-forward Steve Pyle’s impressive haul of 197…

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Arrival | Fewster becomes Spartans’ fourth summer signing

11th July 2018

Blyth Spartans have added former Middlesbrough, York City and Spennymoor Town striker Bradley Fewster to the squad ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season. The 22-year-old is Alun Armstrong’s fourth summer signing, and has already shown a killer instinct in pre-season by notching braces against both Blyth Spartans Reserves and Dunston UTS – also creating goals for his team-mates. Fewster is a former England U19 International, coming through…

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Spartans complete double signing of Carl Lawson and Ben Liddle

22nd March 2018

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the deadline day signings of Carl Lawson and Ben Liddle, who join the club until the end of the season. Lawson, predominantly a striker, joins from Northern League Division One side Seaham Red Star after he teamed up with the Star following his release from Sunderland. The 23-year-old, who made 53 appearances for the Black Cats U23, has been training with Spartans whilst playing…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI

22nd July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 22 2017 Blyth Spartans 4-2 Middlesbrough XI Blyth Spartans recorded their second successive victory of pre-season, with a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough XI on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Maguire opened the scoring after just eight minutes, before Robert Dale smashed home Spartans’ second 13 minutes later. Dale Hopson scored his first goal for the…

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Departure | Spartans Defender Atkinson’s Gone to Iceland

22nd July 2017

Right-back David Atkinson has decided to leave Blyth Spartans – after agreeing a deal to join Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The ex-Middlesbrough trainee defender originally joined Spartans on loan from Carlisle United last December, before signing permanently when he left the League Two side by mutual consent a month later. Although the latter part of his season was marred with injury, Blyth boss Alun Armstrong had seen enough to offer…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Put Finishing Touches to Pre-Season Preparations

20th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have confirmed the rest of their pre-season schedule, with the visits of Championship side Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and South Shields added to an already testing summer schedule. Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Boro will travel to Blyth on Saturday July 22 – as part of the deal that saw Luke Armstrong leave Spartans at the end of the recent double-winning season. The game will…

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Armstrong Won’t Be Rushed into Expanding Spartans’ Squad This Pre-Season

14th June 2017

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong insists he’s in no rush to bring in new players, despite only one new arrival coming through the doors at Croft Park so far during the close season. Left-back Ian Watson made a return to the club last month from fellow promoted side Spennymoor Town, but – as of yet – he is yet to be joined by any more new faces in the Spartans squad….

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Star Striker Daniel Maguire Shuns Enticing Gateshead Transfer To Re-Sign For Spartans

18th May 2017

Multiple 2016/17 Player of the Year award winner Daniel Maguire has chosen to remain as a Blyth Spartans player – after turning down a big-money move to re-sign for the club on a two-year deal. After an outstanding season for both himself and the club, the England C striker – whose goals helped Blyth to claim both the Evo-Stik Premier League title and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup – was…

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Armstrong Agrees To Stay On For Another Season At Spartans

16th May 2017

Blyth boss Alun Armstrong has agreed terms to remain in charge at Spartans for another year, following his managerial heroics at the club last season. In his debut season of management, the 42-year-old guided Blyth to an Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup double – as he ended Spartans’ five-year stay in the league with promotion. With his new deal, Armstrong will remain in the home dugout at…

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