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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Away Trip To Shildon As Friendly List Begins to Take Shape

25th May 2017

Blyth Spartans will travel to Northern League side Shildon for a friendly this summer, as the club continues to add to its pre-season preparations. Alun Armstrong’s men will take on The Railwaymen at Dean Street on Tuesday July 11 (7pm kick-off.) This fixture means that the Vanarama National League North side will now face away trips to Northern League sides on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, with Newcastle Benfield and West Auckland…

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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…

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Spartans Midfielder Wade Joins Newcastle Benfield for Match Fitness

3rd February 2017

Matthew Wade has signed for Newcastle Benfield on a 28-day loan – as the Blyth Spartans midfielder looks to regain match fitness. Wade has found his first-team opportunities at Croft Park limited since returning from a month’s break to Australia over the Christmas period, so it is hoped that the 25-year-old can return to full fitness during a four-week spell with the Northern League side. Wade’s father – and former…

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