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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Loan | Andrew Cartwright joins Colliers on Month Long Loan

21st February 2018

Spartans’ defender Andrew Cartwright will spend the next month on loan at EBAC Northern League Division One side Ashington. The England ‘C’ International has been recovering from injury, with Alun Armstrong keen to get some minutes into the legs of Cartwright. The 22-year-old joined the club in 2015, making his debut against Salford City before netting his first – and only – Spartans goal against Darlington in November the same…

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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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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-3 Morpeth Town

25th July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 25 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-3 Morpeth Town Blyth Spartans fought back from two goals down against Morpeth Town in this pre-season friendly, but succumbed to a late winner from former Spartan Ben Sayer. Morpeth struck within 29 seconds through Sayer, before substitute Joe Walton doubled up on 36 minutes – after more poor…

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Match Report | Shildon 1-1 Blyth Spartans

12th July 2017

By Sam Donovan In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 12 2017 Shildon 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans continued their preparations for the new season as they travelled to Dean Street to face the Railwaymen of Shildon. Spartans went immediately on to the front foot and took the lead just after the game kicked off. The ball was fired across the box and…

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Spartans Boss Armstrong Looking to Build on Pre-Season Opener

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong described the pre-season opener with EBAC Northern League Division One side West Auckland Town as a ‘great workout’ in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Armstrong’s side – which featured seven trialists over the course of the game – took the lead on the stroke of half time, through the lively Adam Wrightson. But a 78th minute spot kick from former Spennymoor Town striker Nathan Fisher…

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Match Report | West Auckland 1-1 Blyth Spartans

8th July 2017

By Sam Donovan In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 8 2017 West Auckland 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth kicked off their pre-season campaign at the second attempt – as they travelled to the Wanted Stadium to face West Auckland. The game got underway in glorious sunshine as Blyth kicked uphill, looking to get their pre-season campaign off to a winning start. The first…

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