News | Harker recalled by Newcastle

6th December 2019

Nathan Harker has left Blyth Spartans after Newcastle United decided to recall him from his loan spell at Croft Park.  The 21-year-old joined Spartans in the summer on a loan deal until January 2020, however found limited game time at the club. Harker started Byth’s opening six games of the season but would make just a further two appearances outside of August. In total, he appeared eight times for the…


Interview | Harker glad to see things finally clicking

20th August 2019

Nathan Harker put in a magnificent performance against Hereford but was unable to stop Blyth Spartans falling to a 1-0 defeat. However, Harker is looking at the positives and admits the squad can ‘see things clicking’ as Lee Clark’s men wait for their first win of the season. After suffering four defeats in a row scoring just the one goal Harker says the mood in the dressing room ‘Isn’t the…


Report | Spartans unlucky to taste defeat at home

18th August 2019

By Aaron Hindhaugh In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday 17 August 2019 Blyth Spartans 0-1 Hereford Blyth Spartans slumped to a fourth defeat in a row, despite an encouraging first half performance against Hereford. Mike Symons put The Bulls in front after 24 minutes, though it was Lee Clark’s side that shaded the opening 45 minutes. And despite the best efforts…


Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…