Match Report | Shildon 1-1 Blyth Spartans

12th July 2017

By Sam Donovan In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 12 2017 Shildon 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans continued their preparations for the new season as they travelled to Dean Street to face the Railwaymen of Shildon. Spartans went immediately on to the front foot and took the lead just after the game kicked off. The ball was fired across the box and…

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Programme Preview | First Look at Spartans’ Pre-Season Programme Cover

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a bumper 60-page matchday magazine for our pre-season home fixtures. The programme will include: A Nathan Buddle Q&A Profiles for our pre-season opponents. A Vanarama National League North preview. A review of last season’s double-winning campaign. All of our 2017/18 fixtures. 2017/18 player profiles. Quizzes Columns from some of the Blyth Spartans backroom staff A map of our National League North opponents, showing travel…

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Spartans Boss Armstrong Looking to Build on Pre-Season Opener

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong described the pre-season opener with EBAC Northern League Division One side West Auckland Town as a ‘great workout’ in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Armstrong’s side – which featured seven trialists over the course of the game – took the lead on the stroke of half time, through the lively Adam Wrightson. But a 78th minute spot kick from former Spennymoor Town striker Nathan Fisher…

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Match Report | West Auckland 1-1 Blyth Spartans

8th July 2017

By Sam Donovan In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 8 2017 West Auckland 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth kicked off their pre-season campaign at the second attempt – as they travelled to the Wanted Stadium to face West Auckland. The game got underway in glorious sunshine as Blyth kicked uphill, looking to get their pre-season campaign off to a winning start. The first…

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Pre-Season | Fixture Change as Spartans welcome Black Cats on July 18

6th July 2017

Blyth Spartans, who were scheduled to face Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on Tuesday July 18, will now face a Sunderland XI that evening at Croft Park (7.30pm kick-off.) News broke earlier today that our scheduled visitors Hartlepool were no longer able to fulfil the pre-season fixture. Blyth manager Alun Armstrong stated: “Both ourselves and Hartlepool were trying to arrange a friendly with Sunderland over the summer, but they…

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Away Travel | Alfreton Town v Blyth Spartans

6th July 2017

The Green Army have announced that they are running transport to our first Vanarama National League North match, which sees Blyth travel to Derbyshire to take on Alfreton Town at the Impact Arena. The details are as follows: Event: Alfreton Town vs Blyth Spartans Date: Saturday August 5 Departure time from Blyth: 9:00am Departure point: The Wallaw Returning time: 5:00pm Cost: £15 Should you be interested in travelling away to support the Spartans please…

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Fixtures Release Sees Spartans Start National League North Campaign Away at Alfreton Town

5th July 2017

Blyth Spartans will mark their return to the Vanarama National League North with a trip to Alfreton Town on the opening day of the 2017/18 season, on Saturday August 5. A huge game then follows for the reigning Evo-Stik Premier League champions three days later – as former Football League club York City will be the first team to visit Croft Park on Tuesday August 8, before Tamworth make the trip…

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Blyth Spartans Announce AGM For August 3

4th July 2017

BLYTH SPARTANS ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED The above company will be holding their annual general meeting at Blyth Spartans Social Club on Thursday August 3 2017, commencing at 7.30pm. All shareholders are welcome to attend. AGENDA 1. Read and adopt the minutes of the previous A.G.M. 2. Receive and adopt the Financial Report for the Y.E. May 31 2017. 3. Receive the Chairman’s Report. 4. Any other Reports. 5. Any…

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Spartans’ Planned Pre-Season Opener Postponed Due to Waterlogged Pitch

Croft Park press box
4th July 2017

Blyth Spartans have been forced to cancel tonight’s friendly game against Newcastle Benfield, due to the amount of rain that has fallen on Croft Park in a short space of time this morning. The Northern League side had been scheduled to travel to Blyth for a 7:30pm, but an area of standing water on the pitch has caused a postponement for what was supposed to be the start of the club’s…

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Blyth Spartans Legend Jackie Marks Passes Away

3rd July 2017

Blyth Spartans are saddened to hear of the loss of honorary life member and club legend Jackie Marks. Marks became Blyth manager during the 1966/67 season and remained at the helm for three full seasons after that, but it was as Brian Slane’s assistant that he really cemented his legacy at Croft Park – as the pair masterminded Spartans’ historic run to the FA Cup Fifth Round during the 1977/78…

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