Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley

26th August 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and National League North leaders Chorley, who arrived at Croft Park having won their five opening games of the season; scoring nine goals and not conceding any. The visitors left Croft Park with another three points from a feisty game in which Chorley were reduced to 10 men for the last 10 minutes.    

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley

26th August 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Saturday August 25 2018   Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley Blyth Spartans were defeated 2-1 by league leaders Chorley in what was a fiesty affair, with the visitors reduced to 10-men when substitute Courtney Meppen-Walter was sent off. Chorley opened the scoring in the 66th minute when Watson brought down Elliott Newby in…

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Match Preview | Chorley (H)

24th August 2018

By Ryan Burr This weekend presents the Spartans with their toughest test so far this season as they welcome the undefeated league leaders Chorley to Croft Park. The visitors, on the back of five impressive results this season, will present the Spartans with a serious challenge as they hope to continue their perfect start to the season. Going forward young striker Alex Newby has already produced some notable performances this…

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News | Spartans launch 1,000 fan giveaway

Blyth Spartans have announced their first “1,000 fan giveaway’ for this Saturday’s National League North fixture against Chorley. If the crowd at Croft Park totals over 1,000, those who enter the competition will go into the draw for a FREE season ticket – along with all season ticket holders. Not only will the extra crowd help ‘boost the budget’ for Blyth Spartans’ boss Alun Armstrong, it will add to the…

24th August 2018
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Armstrong: “I’m down to the bare bones”

19th August 2018

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong is baffled by the ‘longest injury list he’s ever see after Spartans lost a fourth centre-half of the season in side’s 3-1 defeat to Alfreton Town. Hartlepool United loanee Aaron Cunningham – who put in a man of the match performance on Wednesday evening at Darlington – suffered an ankle injury early in the second half with Spartans level with The Reds adding to a…

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Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Match Preview | Alfreton Town (A)

17th August 2018

By Ryan Burr This Weekend Spartans travel south once more; this time making the considerably further trip to the East Midlands to face Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong and his men will be hoping to continue their decent form as of late against an Alfreton side, who like Blyth, have also enjoyed a mixed start to the season- also sitting on four points from the opening four games. Given the varied…

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Aaron Cunningham: “We deserved our point given how hard we worked”

16th August 2018

Aaron Cunningham is settling in well at Blyth Spartans and believes they deserved their point against Darlington based on how hard they worked. Cunningham, on loan from Hartlepool United until January, played his second consecutive 90 minutes in which the Quakers had two goals disallowed, hit the woodwork twice and directed a few chances inches past the post. However, after being under the cosh for virtually the full second-half, Cunningham…

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Armstrong: “Last year we’d have lost this game”

16th August 2018

Alun Armstrong praised his side’s work ethic and commitment after a ‘backs to the wall’ second half against Darlington FC in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. Spartans took the lead through a Dan Maguire strike after five minutes, before Reece Styche equalised three minutes before the break. A second have deluge on the Spartans’ goal came to nothing – with Armstrong’s side coming away with a point. “A well…

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Match Report | Spartans throw bodies on line to earn a point at Darlington

16th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday, August 15 2018 Darlington 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans drew for only the third time this year – throwing their bodies on the line to deny Darlington a second-half winner and earn a point their commitment merited. There was perhaps an element of luck to Alun Armstrong’s side dogged performance as the…

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