Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…

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Arrivals | Clark strengthens with double swoop

12th July 2019

With four pre-season games completed, Lee Clark has moved swiftly to add yet more talent to his squad with midfielders Damen Mullen and Craig Spooner signing for the 2019/20 season. Mullen, 30, is no stranger to Croft Park having played for a number of years, surpassing 200 appearances for the club and was a vital cog in last season play-off contending side: “It’s been a long summer,” said Mullen on…

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News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

21st June 2019

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park. Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Arrival | Nicholson Returns to Bolster Spartans’ Defence

1st June 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender Alex Nicholson ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season – joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Side South Shields. Nicholson, 24, is no stranger to Croft Park having spent a two and a year spell with the club between 2014 and 2016. Primarily a right-back – but capable of playing in a multitude of positions – Nicholson came…

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Arrival | Goalkeeping Coach Lee Barrass Joins Spartans Backroom Staff

10th August 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the arrival of goalkeeping coach Lee Barrass. Lee is a highly respected coach who has coached, mentored and looked after some of the country’s best goalkeepers. With qualifications in psychology and talent identification – as well as coaching – Lee will undoubtedly strengthen an already strong goalkeeping department at the club. Still actively training as a goalkeeper himself, the 39-year-old is also capable of…

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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…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 3-2 North Shields

26th April 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGM Chartered Management Accountant Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final Wednesday April 26 2017 Blyth Spartans 3-2 North Shields Blyth Spartans survived a spirited late showing from North Shields to end the season as double-winners – after dethroning the Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup holders with an enthralling 3-2 victory. A double from Luke Armstrong put a dominant Spartans ahead, but…

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Newcastle Stopper Woolston Wants to Remain at Blyth to Help Spartans in National League North Next Season

25th April 2017

On-loan Newcastle United goalkeeper Paul Woolston revealed it would be “brilliant” if he could stay at Croft Park next season – as he has “loved every second” of his time at Blyth Spartans. The 18-year-old shot stopper arrived at the club back in November 2016 and provided a safe pair of hands between the sticks for the following six months – as Spartans went on to claim the Evo-Stik Premier…

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Gateshead’s Wrightson Extends His Loan Spell at Spartans

21st February 2017

On-loan midfielder Adam Wrightson will remain at Blyth Spartans for another two months – after his loan spell was extended until April 19. The 20-year-old’s initial loan from Vanarama National League Premier side Gateshead was due to expire after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stourbridge, but this extension will see him remain at Croft Park until just before the end of the season. And, having spent quite a bit of time trying to…

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