Club Statement | National League North suspension

22nd January 2021

Following discussions with the League Management Committee, the majority of National League North and South Clubs voted that they could not continue to operate whilst there was uncertainty about ongoing grants to compensate for lost revenue due to no spectators being allowed to attend games. The National League Clubs decided that they could continue playing. The majority of National League North and South clubs were unwilling to take out loans…

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Club Statement | National League North season suspended for two weeks

22nd January 2021

The National League have released the following statement: “Following the review of the feedback from Clubs in connection to the recent Clubs meeting, a Board meeting this morning decided to halt the participation in the North/South Divisions for a two-week period, effective immediately.” Those who had already purchased the stream for tomorrow’s game with Chester have been refunded. Refunds can take between 5-10 days to appear in customer’s account. Further…

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Joint-Statement | National League North clubs

21st January 2021

Following a meeting with the National League board and the FA to discuss the options presented to us, we are making the following statement;  ‘’Whilst the integrity of the National League is important, we do not value this above the safety and wellbeing of our families, staff, volunteers or that of our heroic workers who are tackling this pandemic on the frontline.  Furthermore, we have now been asked to consider…

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Club Statement | AFC Fylde fixture postponed

15th January 2021

Blyth Spartans’ National League North fixture at AFC Fylde on Saturday (January 16th) is off following two positive Covid-19 tests in the home side’s camp. A revised date for the fixture will be announced in due course. We send our best wishes to those affected and hope they make a speedy recovery. Our next scheduled game is next Saturday (January 23rd) when we play host to Chester.

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Preview | AFC Fylde (A) | National League North

15th January 2021

BY Stephen Burton  In association with LV BET After a disrupted start to 2021, Blyth Spartans are set for their first match of the New Year as they visit Mill Farm to take on promotion favourites AFC Fylde on Saturday. It’ll be Michael Nelson men’s first match since December 28th following postponements against Gateshead and Alfreton Town. TEAM NEWS  Dan Wilson, Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay could finally make their…

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Joint Statement | National League North clubs

12th January 2021

When National League clubs agreed in October to start the season playing behind closed doors, this decision was based on reassurances that grants would be provided to compensate for essential revenue lost from fans not returning on 1st October. Had these assurances not been provided then many Clubs at our level may have taken the decision not to commence the season. Matchday revenue from supporters attending games and its associated…

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Postponed | Alfeton Town (H) | National League North

9th January 2021

Our National League North fixture against Alfreton Town, due to take place this afternoon at Croft Park, has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.  We covered the pitch as best as possible but due to the adverse weather conditions and freezing temperatures overnight, the match referee deemed it unplayable.  A rescheduled date will be announced in due course.  Refunds to all those who purchased the live stream have been…

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Pitch Inspection | Alfreton Town (H) | National League North

8th January 2021

A pitch inspection will take place at 8am on Saturday morning to determine if our National League North fixture with Alfreton Town at Croft Park can go ahead.  The inspection has been called in line with the match referee in view of the adverse weather conditions and freezing forecast anticipated overnight.  With our visitors due to travel to Northumberland early morning, the arranged time allows us to make an official…

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Preview | Alfreton Town (H) | National League North

8th January 2021

Blyth Spartans will be hoping to kick off 2021 with a positive result as they welcome Alfreton Town to Croft Park. Despite suffering the blow of Paul Blackett returning to Gateshead, Michael Nelson welcomes three new faces with Dan Wilson, Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay joining last week. This is Blyth’s first game of the year after seeing their game at Gateshead on January 2nd postponed due to a positive…

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Programme | Issue #9 | Alfreton Town (H)

8th January 2021

Issue #9 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans welcome Alfreton Town to Northumberland on Saturday (January 9th), hoping to mark their first game of 2021 with three points.  Sadly, supporters remained locked out of Croft Park after the government announced latest lockdown measures, but Elite Sport will go ahead as normal.  And once, the club’s media team is trying its best to bring…

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