Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

16th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…

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Arrival | Striker Sweet joins from Consett

15th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Sweet from Northern League Division One side Consett AFC. Sweet, who turns 25 on Sunday, began his career at Gateshead, where he boosted an impressive goalscoring record for their under-19s – winning the Football Conference Youth Alliance North Division in 2012 – and reserve side. Similar to that of current Spartan Jack Butler, Sweet appeared for England Schoolboys in…

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Arrival | Robson and Orrell sign for Spartans

5th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce Newcastle Benfield duo Joe Robson and Jake Orrell have become Lee Clark’s first new signings of the summer. Clark, installed as Blyth’s new boss on Saturday, has immediately begun his preparations for the 2019/20 campaign after tying down Robbie Dale, Ryan Hutchinson and Jack Butler to new deals on Wednesday. And with discussions still ongoing with members of last season’s squad, Clark has further added to…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Departure | Kieran Green takes full-time step

14th May 2019

Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of midfielder Kieran Green – who has signed a full-time contract with National League North outfit York City. The energetic midfielder joined the club during the 2017/18 season for two spells on loan from National League side Gateshead – making 12 appearances, scoring once. Alun Armstrong secured the fan favourite on a permanent deal at the beginning of the 2018/19 season with the midfielder…

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Southport H | The biggest game in over 40 years for Spartans

26th April 2019

Saturday is a massive day in the history of Blyth Spartans – for the first time the club has the chance to reach the play-offs of the National League North, and potentially reach the National League. This is the biggest game for Blyth in over 40 years. The support for the team has been fantastic this season – and those who travelled to FC United of Manchester on Easter Monday…

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Match Report | Last gasp Wrightson strike sends Spartans to sixth

23rd April 2019

By Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Monday April 22 2019 FC United of Manchester 1-2 Blyth Spartans Adam Wrightson marked a century of Spartans appearances with a last gasp winner to sink FC United and take Spartans up to the play-off positions in a dramatic finale at Broadhurst Park. Spartans got off to a fantastic start as Jarrett Rivers…

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Kieran Green | “One game at a time”

20th April 2019

Kieran Green says Blyth Spartans will continue to take it one game at a time after a 2-0 win over Guiseley maintained their National League North playoff push. Alun Armstrong’s men moved into the top seven on goal difference courtesy of goals from Green and Nathan Buddle, with close rivals AFC Telford United in action this afternoon (3pm) at Hereford. As well as getting on the scoresheet, Green produced a…

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Match Report | Spartans stun Stockport to keep play-off dream alive

14th April 2019

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, April 13, 2019 Stockport County 0-1 Blyth Spartans By Stephen Burton Dan Maguire scored the only goal of the game to shock league leaders Stockport County and maintain Blyth Spartans push for the play-offs with their fourth successive win. Maguire slotted home his 20th league goal of the season 19 minutes in after Spartans caught the…

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