Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Newcastle Benfield | Pre-Season Friendly | 2024/25

14th July 2024

By Callum Jacques Blyth Spartans began their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 win against Newcastle Benfield. It was the first game of the Nobby Solano era and the Saturday afternoon affair saw plenty of trialists appear at Croft Park, one of which gave Spartans an early lead in the 8th minute. Blyth controlled the game until the 31st minute when Benfield equalised through Glen Hargrave. Spartans took the lead in…


Match Preview | Newcastle Benfield FC (H) | Pre-Season Friendly | 2024/25

Blyth Spartans are delighted to welcome everybody back to Croft Park on Saturday for our first match of the 2024/25 preseason. We take on Northern Football League Division One side Newcastle Benfield on Saturday, July 13 at 3pm. TICKET INFORMATION You can buy tickets with cash or card at the gate on the day. All ticket information is as follows: Season ticket holders will have free entry for all home…

12th July 2024

Pre-Season fixtures confirmed

1st July 2024

Blyth Spartans are pleased to confirm our entire pre-season fixture in preparation for the upcoming Northern Premier League Premier Division season. We start our pre-season campaign on July 13 at home against Northern Football League Division One side Newcastle Benfield, before our first away trip of the season at Daren Persson Stadium, three days later, as we face North Shields. The Spartans return to Croft Park on Friday, July 19…


Contract | Pearson makes Blyth stay permanent

12th July 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce that forward Dale Pearson has signed a contract with the club. The 24-year-old was one of Lee Clark’s first signings, joining from Newcastle Benfield on a league registration deal, but the potent forward has impressed during pre-season and earned himself a contract at Croft Park. The former Ashington, Morpeth Town and West Allotment Celtic striker netted twice in Blyth’s 3-0 win over North Shields on Tuesday…


Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

11th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…


Arrival | Robson and Orrell sign for Spartans

5th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce Newcastle Benfield duo Joe Robson and Jake Orrell have become Lee Clark’s first new signings of the summer. Clark, installed as Blyth’s new boss on Saturday, has immediately begun his preparations for the 2019/20 campaign after tying down Robbie Dale, Ryan Hutchinson and Jack Butler to new deals on Wednesday. And with discussions still ongoing with members of last season’s squad, Clark has further added to…


Loan | Laidler goes on loan to Newcastle Benfield

31st October 2017

Blyth Spartans forward Jordan Laidler is set to join EBAC Northern League side Newcastle Benfield on a 28 day loan. The 22-year-old was injured in Spartans opening day defeat to Alfreton, returning in the 6-3 victory over Nuneaton Town, only to be sent off. Having missed nearly three months of the season, manager Alun Armstrong wants the former Newton Aycliffe man to get some minutes under is belt. “It’s important…


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…


Pre-Season | Spartans’ Opener Against Newcastle Benfield Switched to Croft Park

2nd June 2017

Blyth Spartans will now face Newcastle Benfield at Croft Park on July 4 – after the two clubs agreed to switch the venue for the previously announced pre-season friendly. The meeting was originally planned to take place at Sam Smith’s Park, but the 7:30pm kick off will now take place at the home of the Vanarama National League North side. Spartans last met Benfield at Croft Park in a competitive…