Departure | Busted takes No.2 role at Gateshead

14th January 2019

Blyth Spartans can now announce the departure of Ian Watson who has taken on the assistant manager role at National League side Gateshead. The popular left-back has been a vital part of the dressing room and coaching staff at Spartans since returning in the summer of 2017, and will be a big miss. ‘Busted’ has made 90 appearances for Blyth Spartans in his two spells with the club, scoring on…

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League Post | Big Day Out 5

4th January 2019

The Vanarama National League has released details of the opportunity for ALL football fans to purchase Early Bird tickets for their Promotion Final on Saturday 11th May 2019 at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. Tickets are now on sale and will remain available as outlined below direct from Wembley Stadium Ticketing Portal. This offer is only available on-line. There is also an option for ‘Print at Home’ (PAH) EARLY BIRD…

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FA Trophy | Spartans host Boreham Wood

17th December 2018

Blyth Spartans will host National League side Boreham Wood in the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.  Following goals from Michael Liddle, Dan Maguire and Jamie Holmes on Saturday, Alun Armstrong’s men saw off Evo-Stik Premier team Lancaster City in the previous round to set up a tie with The Wood in the last 32. This followed after Spartans beat Marske United 4-1 in the fourth round qualifying, which…

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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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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 8 – 1 Chester

12th August 2018

Local photographer Kris Hodgetts captured Blyth’s 8-1 battering of Chester on Saturday, The former National League team came into the game without conceding a goal this season but this result can hopefully kick start Alun’s team for the long season ahead after a couple of disappointing results. Below are a selection of the match photos. For the rest of the match photos please follow this link: https://khodgetts.wixsite.com/blyth-spartans-v-34

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Arrival | Centre-half Aaron Cunningham signs on loan from Hartlepool United

1st August 2018

Blyth Spartans are happy to announce the loan signing of centre-back Aaron Cunningham from Hartlepool United. Cunningham, 20, joins the club until January 2019 and provides some much-needed cover at the heart of the defence with Jordan Watson still nearing full fitness and Ryan Hutchinson expected to miss the entire 2018-19 campaign. He played the full 90 minutes against Gateshead on Saturday, but will miss Spartans opening two games through…

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Ian Watson: Gateshead defeat can help us improve

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans left-back Ian Watson hopes to turn the disappointment of the Gateshead defeat into positives ahead of the new National League North season. Son of manager Alun, and former Spartan Luke Armstrong, scored a hat-trick to inflict a 3-1 loss on Blyth – ending their pre-season campaign with three wins, one draw and two defeats. And with the competitive season commencing away to Hereford on Saturday, Watson believes the…

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Alun Armstrong: Luke was the difference in Gateshead defeat

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong highlighted his son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong as “the difference” following yesterday’s 3-1 defeat Gateshead.  Luke, whose goals in the 2016-17 season helped return Blyth to the second tier on Non-League football for the first time in five-year, starred by scoring a hat-trick on his return to Croft Park. He left Spartans to join Middlesbrough – spending last season in their U23s set up…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead

28th July 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday, July 28 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead Alun Armstrong’s son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong haunted his former club after scoring a hat-trick at Croft Park in Blyth’s final game of pre-season. The Middlesbrough loanee, who helped Blyth reach Non-League’s second tier in the 2016-17 season, fired the only goal of the first-half when…

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Pre-Season | Spartans to host Gateshead in Pre-Season Friendly

30th May 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce the first friendly of pre-season has now been arranged as we host Vanarama National League side Gateshead at Croft Park on Saturday 28th July – a 3pm Kick-Off. Alun Armstrong’s men host former Newcastle United defender Steve Watson’s side as both clubs look to ramp up their preparation for the 2018/19 campaigns. The sides last met in a pre-season friendly two years ago, with the…

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