Match Report | Blyth Town 2-5 Blyth Spartans

22nd February 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final Wednesday February 22 2017 Blyth Town 2-5 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans had to endure extra time before they could celebrate their passage into this season’s Techflow Senior Cup final – as Daniel Maguire’s double helped ensure that they finally prevailed 5-2 in an entertaining derby against Blyth Town. The two sides…


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…


Arrival | Youngster Wrightson Set For Loan Spell At Spartans

11th January 2017

Blyth Spartans have signed Gateshead youngster Adam Wrightson on loan until the middle of February. Winger Wrightson – who has made 15 appearances so far for the Tyneside outfit – will spend five weeks at Croft Park and is eligible to play for Spartans until February 18. The 20-year-old spent a spell on loan at Northern League club South Shields earlier this season, but will make the step up to Evo-Stik…


Arrival | Striker Laidler is Spartans’ First Foot For 2017

1st January 2017

Blyth Spartans have wasted no time in securing a new signing in the January transfer window – after signing striker Jordan Laidler from Newton Aycliffe. The 23-year-old started his career at Premier League side Sunderland, but was released from the Stadium of Light having failed to make a first team appearance for the Black Cats. Laidler then had a brief spell at West Auckland Town, before completing a switch to…


Senior Cup | Spartans Face Short Trip For Semi-Final Clash

A Blyth-based side will definitely take part in this season’s Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup final – after Spartans were drawn away to close neighbours Blyth Town in the last four of the competition. Alun Armstrong’s side will take on the Northern League Division Two newcomers at South Newsham Playing Fields in a semi-final tie to be played on or before Saturday March 4 2017. The two sides previously met back…

21st December 2016

Departure | Jeffries Comes Out Of Retirement To Sign For Shildon

15th December 2016

Goalkeeper Peter Jeffries has signed for Shildon – after the Northern League club agreed a deal with release him from his Blyth Spartans contract. Re-joining Spartans over the summer, Jeffries had announced his retirement from football earlier this season – after featuring in manager Alun Armstrong’s first game in charge against the keeper’s former employers. However, the club retained Jeffries’ contract in the event he was ever needed as emergency…


Departure | Nicholson Follows Richardson To South Shields

14th December 2016

Defender Alex Nicholson has opted to follow Michael Richardson out of the door at Blyth Spartans and join the former Newcastle United midfielder at South Shields. Richardson joined the Mariners for an undisclosed fee at the end of November and Nicholson has now followed him in making a money move, to play under former Spartans Graham Fenton and Lee Picton for the Northern League side. During his two-and-a-half seasons at Croft…


Departure | Richardson Signs For South Shields

30th November 2016

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Michael Richardson has left the club – after completing a transfer to Northern League side South Shields for an undisclosed fee. Joining the club in the summer of 2014, the 24-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Blyth and was part of the 2014/15 Senior Cup-winning side that also reached the Emirates FA Cup Third Round in the same season. However, the former Newcastle United…


Fixture Updates | Two More November Dates For Spartans

4th November 2016

Blyth Spartans’ November schedule has got even more hectic – as the club face two extra Tuesday night fixtures against Bedlington Terriers and Warrington Town. Northern League side Bedlington will travel to Croft Park on Tuesday November 22 for a 7:30pm start, in the quarter-finals of this season’s Techflow Group Northumerland Senior Cup. Meanwhile, Blyth’s Evo-Stik Premier League trip to Warrington Town – who claimed a 3-0 win at Croft…


Spartans Start Senior Cup Campaign Against Terriers

2nd November 2016

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to Northern League side Bedlington Terriers in the quarter-finals of this season’s Techflow Group Senior Cup. The tie will see Spartans come up against former manager Paddy Atkinson, who is now in charge at the Doctor Pit Welfare Park. Jason Jones – who featured for Blyth during his playing career – will also make a return as a member of Atkinson’s backroom staff. Spartans have reached…