Statement | National League propose 2020-21 start date

28th July 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will begin their 2020/21 National League North season on Saturday October 3, subject to approval by the FA and government. Following a National League board meeting on Friday, it has been proposed that: The scheduled start date of the 2020/21 Season is Saturday, 3 October 2020. 46 league fixtures will be scheduled in the National Division, and either 42 or 40 league fixtures will be scheduled in…

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National League Statement | Spartans remain in National League North

17th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will remain in National League North next season, the National League has confirmed. A National League statement on Wednesday evening read in full: Following a vote by all member Clubs, and subject to FA Council approval, the Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South seasons 2019/20 will be concluded with final league tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis. The…

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National League statement | 2019/20 cancelled

22nd April 2020

National League Clubs were asked to support an ordinary resolution on 9 April to end the Playing Season for all fixtures scheduled up to and including 25 April 2020. With almost 90% of responses returned it is evident a clear majority of Clubs are in favour, including a majority of Clubs in each of the National League, National League North and National League South divisions. In the knowledge that the…

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Club Statement | Brief update from Executive Committee

19th March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has been made aware of the Premier League and EFL further suspending their seasons until April 30.  The EFL also announced yesterday it would be taking measures to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package. Indeed, our Executive Committee is constantly reviewing the situation and wait for further updates from the National League.  We appreciate this is a difficult time – including the football…

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COVID19 | National League suspension

16th March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has issued the following statement after the National League suspended fixtures until April 3 following the outbreak of coronavirus. The decision to suspend the league is not unexpected and brings the National League in line with the Premier League and EFL. There will be serious implications for clubs, such as the reduction in income from match days and the cancellation of matches. There are a number of…

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News | National League suspended

16th March 2020

At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control. In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it…

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Re-arranged fixture | Kettering Town (H)

12th March 2020

Blyth Spartans’ National League North game with Kettering Town has been re-arranged for Thursday, April 16. Spartans were due to take on The Poppies at Croft Park on February 29, however was postponed due to the weather. A new date has been scheduled for next month, with kick-off taking place at 7:45pm. A Thursday night game was necessary due to the number of outstanding matches the visitors have left to…

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Report | Valiant Spartans suffer Brackley defeat

8th March 2020

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, March 7, 2020 BRACKLEY TOWN 5-2 BLYTH SPARTANS A valiant Blyth Spartans suffered a 5-2 defeat at promotion-chasing Brackley Town in Michael Nelson’s first game in charge.  It was a result that certainly didn’t reflect Spartans’ overall performance having deservedly led at half-time courtesy of Leighton McIntosh first goal for the club. Unfortunately, as the…

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News | Spartans link up with GAIN charity

27th February 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC are linking up with GAIN charity, who manager Lee Clark is an ambassador for, on Saturday for our National League North clash with Kettering Town. You can learn more about Lee’s association with the charity HERE. GAIN raises awareness of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system. It causes the nerves in the arms and legs to become inflamed and stop working, usually…

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Arrival | Experienced defender Nelson joins Blyth

26th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United defender Michael Nelson on a deal until the end of the season.  The experienced defender joins having left his assistant manager role at League Two side Stevenage earlier this month.  Nelson had a successful career in professional football with the likes of Bury, Hartlepool, Norwich City, Scunthorpe, Kilmarnock, Bradford City, Hibernian, Cambridge and Barnet.  He spent six years…

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