Departure | Mark Foden joins Hebburn Town

9th December 2019

Blyth Spartans can confirm Mark Foden has left the club to join Northern League Division One side Hebburn Town.  Foden, 23, moved to Croft Park in the summer from Gateshead and established himself in between the sticks once the first six games had passed.  However, following the arrival of Middlesbrough loanee Zach Hemming, Foden had dropped out of the starting 11 in recent weeks.  In total, he made 13 appearances…

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News | Foden joins Consett on short loan

15th August 2019

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Foden has joined Northern League Division One side Consett AFC on a short loan. Foden, who joined from Gateshead in the summer, played every game in pre-season before picking up a hip injury on the eve of the campaign. The 23-year-old was expected to be out for longer than anticipated, hence the arrival of Nathan Harker from Newcastle United. Instead, Foden has made a swift recovery…

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Report | Spartans edge past Whitley Bay

25th July 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Whitley Bay FC A brace from Michael Sweet helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 victory in their penultimate friendly of pre-season. Sweet got his first goal in the 15th minute following a superb cross by Robbie Dale before he headed home his second on the stroke of half-time…

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Report | Fenwick brace as Blyth beat Ashington

20th July 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Saturday, July 20, 2019 Ashington 0-3 Blyth Spartans Scott Fenwick scored a brace as Blyth Spartans earned their seventh win of pre-season following a 3-0 win over Ashington.  The striker handed the visitors the lead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time when Dale Pearson was brought down by goalkeeper Dan Staples. Blyth…

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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…

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Programme Editor | Russell Wynn joins Media Team

10th July 2019

Blyth Spartans would like to welcome Russell Wynn as our new Programme Editor for the upcoming season.  Russell joins with a wealth of experience in Programme Editing having designed and sourced his own content at North Shields during his long spell as Media Manager.  The quality of his programmes was recognised in 2017, when he won the Northern League Programme of the Year Award.  He has carried out a similar…

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Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

16th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…

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Arrival | Striker Sweet joins from Consett

15th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Sweet from Northern League Division One side Consett AFC. Sweet, who turns 25 on Sunday, began his career at Gateshead, where he boosted an impressive goalscoring record for their under-19s – winning the Football Conference Youth Alliance North Division in 2012 – and reserve side. Similar to that of current Spartan Jack Butler, Sweet appeared for England Schoolboys in…

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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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Jordan Watson on loan spell: “I’m definitely improving”

29th August 2018

Jordan Watson is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland RCA and says he is “definitely improving” as he nears a full recovery from a THIRD anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender featured briefly in Blyth’s pre-season schedule, however, joined the Northern League Division One club on loan early last month in order to step up his recovery and begin playing competitive football again following NINE months out. Naturally, it has…

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