Pre-Season | Spartans Face Early Start To Pre-Season At Newcastle Benfield

Croft Park press box
12th May 2017

Blyth Spartans won’t have long to enjoy their Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup successes – after agreeing to a pre-season friendly with Newcastle Benfield at the beginning of July. Alun Armstrong’s men will travel to Sam Smith’s Park on Tuesday July 4 for a 7:30pm kick-off, to get their Vanarama National League North preparations underway. The game will see the club make their earliest start to a pre-season…


Programme Editor Vacancy at Blyth Spartans

6th May 2017

Following Craig Dobson’s departure at the end of the recent campaign, Blyth Spartans are looking for a new voluntary programme editor for next season. Craig enjoyed a successful season producing last year’s official matchday magazine and even continued his role despite moving to Manchester back in January, but he has stepped down from his role in order to focus on his marketing job at the National Football Museum. The out-going…


Supporters’ Club Raises £350 For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Through Blyth Spartans Training Shirt Sales

27th April 2017

Blyth Spartans Supporters’ Club have raised a fantastic sum of £350 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, through the sale of the club’s training tops this season. Supporters’ Club member John Parker was on hand to present the cheque to the foundation’s PR representative Liz Luff at Croft Park on Thursday night, for the latest fundraising effort that they have completed on behalf of the club. The donation – made…


Spartans Skipper Dale Delighted National League North Promotion Has Fixed Relegation “Mess” From Five Seasons Ago

24th April 2017

Blyth Spartans captain Robert Dale lifted the Evo-Stik Premier League title for the second time in 11 years after Saturday’s 5-1 win over Grantham Town, but he admitted that it meant a lot to finally sort out the “mess” the club had found itself in following relegation. After being demoted from the then-Conference North in 2012, Spartans went on a journey of rebuilding which began with Tom Wade in 2013…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 5-1 Grantham Town

22nd April 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Saturday April 22 2017 Blyth Spartans 5-1 Grantham Town Blyth Spartans started their Evo-Stik League trophy celebrations in fine style on Saturday – as they ended their five-year tenure in the league with a 5-1 triumph over Grantham Town. Man of the Match Daniel Maguire opened the scoring on 17 minutes, before his back-heel…


Departure | Striker Armstrong Signs For Premier League Side Middlesbrough

10th April 2017

Luke Armstrong’s blistering form for Blyth Spartans this season has earned him a move to Premier League side Middlesbrough. After arriving last summer from Cowdenbeath, the former Birmingham City striker – who has scored 23 goals this season – has established himself as a real force at Croft Park during his time under father Alun and the youngster has been rewarded with a move to Boro at the end of the current…


Armstrong Shares Evo-Stik Promotion Credit With Spartans Predecessor Wade

10th April 2017

Spartans manager Alun Armstrong was delighted to achieve his aim of promotion to the Vanarama National League North on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Halesowen Town, but he was also quick to give credit to predecessor Tom Wade for the role that the former Blyth boss played in their Evo-Stik Premier League triumph. Armstrong took over the reins after Wade resigned from the club back in September and the…


Arrival | Watson Rejoins Spartans From Darlington

2nd February 2017

Jordan Watson has re-joined Blyth Spartans for an undisclosed fee from Darlington 1883, subject to final confirmation. The left-back was part of the Spartans side that reached the Emirates FA Cup Third Round in 2014/15, before leaving for the Vanarama National League North side last summer. However, after making just ten appearances for last season’s Evo-Stik Premier League champions, the defender has made the decision to come back to Croft…


Blyth Boss Armstrong Praises Spartans Support During Disappointing FA Trophy Display

12th December 2016

Alun Armstrong has praised the Blyth Spartans fans during what was a disappointing Buildbase FA Trophy exit at the hands of Vanarama National League North side Altrincham – after the Croft Park faithful chose to stick with the players until the end of a frustrating 3-2 defeat. Altrincham raced to a 3-0 lead at half-time, thanks to a brace from Sean Miller and then an impressive team move a minute…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-3 Altrincham

10th December 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Buildbase FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Replay Saturday December 10 2016 Blyth Spartans 2-3 Altrincham Spartans nearly completed a famous comeback with a late flurry in this entertaining Buildbase FA Trophy replay, but three first half goals for Altrincham gave Blyth too much to do in a 3-2 defeat. A well-taken brace from Sean Miller put the…