Report | Newcastle United U23s 2-3 Blyth Spartans | Northumberland Senior Cup Final | 21/22

5th May 2022

By Ben Lightfoot In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Techflow Marine Senior Cup Final Thursday, May 5th 2022 NEWCASTLE UNITED U23 2-3 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans win the Northumberland Senior Cup after beating Newcastle 3-2. A dominant first half saw Djalo, Dale and Buddle score for Blyth, but Newcastle fought back with Turner-Cooke and Muñoz also on the scoresheet. Coming into the cup final, Terry Mitchell made…


News | Premier League announces increased funding for non-league and women’s clubs

31st March 2022

The Premier League has announced increased financial support for clubs through the football pyramid to make improvements to their stadiums. Grants totalling £16 million are being made available to clubs in the National League System and women’s football pyramid between now and the end of next season. This is more than double the existing annual investment provided by the Premier League to support ground improvements for lower-league clubs. Premier League…


Interview | Dan Burn visits Croft Park

29th March 2022

As part of the build up to Non-league Day last Saturday, Newcastle United’s Dan Burn paid Spartans a visit, as part of a feature for BBC’s Football Focus and the Premier League. The former Spartans Junior met up with chairman Tony Platten, as well as a number of players. He also caught up with Niall Bromley as he talked about growing up in Blyth and what the Club means to…


Report | Spartans claim impressive Newcastle United U23s victory

3rd August 2021

BY Joe Buck ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 3-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED U23S Goals from Robbie Dale, Dan Maguire and Lewis McNall sealed an impressive 3-0 victory for Blyth Spartans over Newcastle United Under 23’s. After a disappointing defeat against Hebburn Town on Saturday, Michael Nelson’s men put in an assured, professional display in front of 1148 supporters at Croft Park. The opening…


Pre-season 21/22 | Hartlepool & Newcastle United tickets on sale

21st July 2021

Tickets for all our remaining home friendlies are now available to purchase via our online ticketing platforms. Saturday, July 24th – South Shields Tuesday, July 27th – Hartlepool United Tuesday, August 3rd – Newcastle United U23s Saturday, August 7th – Stockton Town To buy your tickets, please click here to access our online portal. Once purchased, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This can either be printed…


Pre-season 21/22 | Newcastle United friendly confirmed

13th July 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to confirm Newcastle United under-23s will travel to Croft Park on Tuesday, August 3 for a pre-season friendly.  The young Magpies, managed by Chris Hogg and Peter Ramage, visit Northumberland for Blyth’s penultimate friendly with kick-off taking place at 7:30pm.  Michael Nelson, manager of Blyth Spartans, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Newcastle and Chris Hogg for fitting us into…


Arrival | Ex-Newcastle man signs for Spartans

4th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Brendan Pearson.  Pearson, 23, has been training with Spartans for the last two months and has appeared in all three of the club’s pre-season fixtures so far – impressing manager Michael Nelson.  Having been a part of Newcastle’s academy, Pearson signed his first professional contract with the Magpies in 2016 – which included a loan spell…


Senior Cup | Newcastle semi-final date set

13th February 2020

Blyth Spartans can confirm a date has been set for the club’s Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final clash with Newcastle United. Lee Clark faces his former club as his side compete to earn a St James’ Park final against either North Shields or Morpeth Town. Spartans have beaten Northern League Division Two sides Heaton Stannington and Bedlington Terriers to reach the last four stage. And now Newcastle will stand in Blyth’s…


News | Harker recalled by Newcastle

6th December 2019

Nathan Harker has left Blyth Spartans after Newcastle United decided to recall him from his loan spell at Croft Park.  The 21-year-old joined Spartans in the summer on a loan deal until January 2020, however found limited game time at the club. Harker started Byth’s opening six games of the season but would make just a further two appearances outside of August. In total, he appeared eight times for the…