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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Interview | Lee Clark: ‘We’ve got to fight’

23rd February 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has urged his players to fight for every last ball and keep believing in the final 10 games of the season.  The 2-0 defeat to Farsley Celtic means Spartans remain six points adrift from National League North safety with other clubs holding up to four games in-hand.  But Clark, while admitting each game is getting bigger and bigger, insists he is not giving up, nor…

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Interview | Lee Clark assesses Farsley defeat

23rd February 2020

Lee Clark was left disappointed as Blyth Spartans failed to use the windy conditions to their advantage in the first-half during the 2-0 defeat at Farsley Celtic.  Spartans had the wind in their favour during the opening 45 minutes, however instead allowed Farsley a lead at the break following Dave Syers’ 39th-minute strike.  Jimmy Spencer then scored on the hour-mark for the hosts, leaving Blyth with a mountain to climb…

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Report | Spartans lose 2-0 at Farsley Celtic

22nd February 2020

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, February 22, 2020 FARSLEY CELTIC 2-0 BLYTH SPARTANS A goal in either half from Dave Syers and Jimmy Spencer inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Blyth Spartans at Farsley Celtic.  Former Darlington man Syers put the hosts ahead on 39 minutes before Spencer doubled their advantage on the hour-mark.  Spartans played well in…

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Departure | Sweet joins Shildon on loan

20th February 2020

Michael Sweet has joined Northern League Division One side Shildon on loan for the remainder of the season.  The 25-year-old joined Blyth Spartans last summer having scored 128 goals in four seasons for Consett AFC.  Sweet has led the Spartans attack regularly this term with 30 appearances to his name with a goal return of five.  However, Spartans have agreed to loan the former England Schoolboys striker to the Railwaymen…

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