Match Preview | Blyth look to break Boston duck

12th October 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans return to league action with a trip to Boston United this weekend after last Saturday’s FA Cup exploits against Gainsborough Trinity. Blyth are currently on a four-game unbeaten run – winning their last three in all competitions. Spartans have also conceded just the one goal in their last three games.   The Opposition: A strong start to the season saw Boston United win four of their…

Read More >>

FA Cup | Spartans host Minstermen in fourth qualifying round

8th October 2018

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to fellow Manarama National League North side York City in the final qualifying round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Alun Armstrong’s side overcame Gainsborough Trinity 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to secure their place in the fourth round of qualifying – with City defeating St Ives 3-0 at Bootham Crescent. Speaking after Saturday’s game, Armstrong will be delighted to finally have a home…

Read More >>

Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1 – 0 AFC Telford United

29th September 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and third placed AFC Telford Utd, who arrived at Croft Park having only lost once in the league this season. Spartans were by far the dominant team in the first half applying a lot of pressure on the visitors goal. Despite numerous chances, the deadlock was broken by Dan Maguire a minute into first half injury time….

Read More >>

Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-0 AFC Telford United

29th September 2018

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Manarama National League North Saturday September 29 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-0 AFC Telford United A dominant Blyth Spartans did just enough to see off third-placed AFC Telford United in a thoroughly gripping Manarama National League North encounter – after both sides were guilty of missing a host of chances in front of goal. The home side scored…

Read More >>

Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0-2 Leamington

15th September 2018

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Manarama National League North Saturday September 15 2018 Blyth Spartans 0-2 Leamington Spartans were left to rue two set-pieces and a missed spot kick on Saturday afternoon – as Leamington’s 2-0 win inflicted Blyth’s fifth defeat in six Manarama National League games. Jack Edwards got The Brakes off to the perfect start, when he lashed home Kieran…

Read More >>

Alun Armstrong: “We’ve played a lot better and lost.”

2nd September 2018

Alun Armstrong was in a jubilant mood yesterday evening after goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers secured Spartans’ second win of the season against a very competitive Altrincham side. Reid and Lewis Horner combined to give the hosts a 25th minute lead, which was cancelled out by Josh Hancocks tidy finish within 60 second. Rivers became the hero on 82 minutes when he rifled the ball into the roof…

Read More >>

Jarrett Rivers: Togetherness key in Altrincham victory

2nd September 2018

Match-winner Jarrett Rivers hailed the togetherness of the Blyth Spartans squad after securing their second victory of the season against Altrincham. Rivers’ first goal of the campaign could not have arrived at a better time as he fired Spartans into a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. It was all-square at the break when Sean Reid put Alun Armstrong’s men in front, though it took the visitors just…

Read More >>

Match Report | Late Rivers Strike Stuns Altrincham

1st September 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday September 1 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Altrincham Blyth managed to overcome tough opponents Altrincham 2-1 thanks to goals from Sean Reid and Jarrett Rivers to give Blyth Spartans their second win of the season. Blyth opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Sean Reid and Lewis Horner played some great passing…

Read More >>