Chairman’s column | Platten addresses start to season

18th September 2019

I’m a little surprised by the start to the season, it’s a bit strange. Pre-season went well with some good results and we were scoring goals, so there were positive signs. But the step up from the Northern League for some of our younger players is a big jump.  Stitching a side together virtually from scratch, is never going to be easy but we are bringing in more experienced players…

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Arrival | Ex-NUFC midfielder Hunter joins

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of former Newcastle United central midfielder Jack Hunter.  The 21-year-old was released by the Magpies last summer, despite often captaining the under-23s, and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead for the 2018/19 season.  He soon established himself as a first-team regular at the International Stadium, appearing 37 times as The Heed just missed out on the National League play-offs. “I am delighted…

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Interview | Clark on Spennymoor defeat

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark believes the 5-0 defeat to Spennymoor Town was difficult to assess after Joe Robson’s 13th-minute red card.  James Roberts raced in-behind Robson with a tug on the shoulder from the defender seeing the Moors attacker fall to the ground and the referee show no hesitation in handing him his marching orders.  From the free-kick, Stephen Brogan directed his 20-yard effort past Mark Foden before Adam…

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Interview | Amantchi pleased with debut

8th September 2019

BY Jack Cunningham   Blyth Spartans’ latest signing Levi Amantchi is pleased to be back in the North East and hopes to help Lee Clark’s side climb the National League North table.  The former Wallsend Boys Club man joined on loan from Chesterfield on Friday before being handed his debut less than 24 hours later.  The 18-year-old impressed on his first outing – leaving the field to a standing ovation after…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-1 Kidderminster H

8th September 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the match between Blyth Spartans and Kidderminster Harriers, which saw the Spartans earn their first home point of the season as Captain Robbie Dale smashed a free kick into the top corner from outside the penalty area to level the scores.

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Report | Dale stunner nets Spartans first home point of the season

7th September 2019

BY Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, September 7th 2019 Blyth Spartans 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers A stunning Robbie Dale free-kick was enough for Blyth Spartans as they came from behind to gain their first home point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers. The visitors went ahead two minutes into the second half as Alex Prosser…

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Loan signing | Amantchi joins from Chesterfield

6th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Levi Amantchi from National League side Chesterfield until January 2020. The 18-year-old started his footballing education in the North East at Wallsend Boys End before earning a move to Chesterfield following a successful trial period – where he scored against Sheffield Wednesday.  In October 2018, after spending time in The Spireites academy, Amantchi was offered a professional two-and-a-half contract…

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Hospitality | Guiseley (H)

5th September 2019

Blyth Spartans were delighted to welcome the following people to our matchday hospitality suite against Guiseley on Bank Holiday last month. Gavin & John Berry who travelled down from Glasgow for the day. 1899 Club winner Glenn Thomas Mick Page and family from Page Powder Coatings Ltd and (right) Track Suit Sponsor, Mick Hogan from L&M Plant Hire Now, YOU can take advantage of our affordable hospitality package as a…

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Darlo post-match | Stephenson: We need to fight for the badge

5th September 2019

Blyth Spartans assistant manager Paul Stephenson has called on his players to “fight for the badge” after a seventh defeat of the season at Darlington last night.  An early Callum Roberts goal on just his second appearance for the club had threatened a change in fortunes for Lee Clark’s side, however were instead pegged back just three minutes later through Adam Campbell.  For large parts of the game, the Spartans…

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Post-match | Hawkins reacts to debut defeat

5th September 2019

BY Aaron Hindhaugh/ Russell Wynn Lewis Hawkins made his debut against Darlington on Wednesday night but was unable to stop Blyth Spartans falling to a 2-1 defeat. The former Hartlepool United man admitted that it wasn’t the result he wanted for his debut, and despite only having just joined the club, he is as keen as anyone to see Blyth picking up points and climbing the table. The 26-year-old, from…

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