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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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Stalybridge Celtic

25th November 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Buildbase FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Saturday November 25 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Stalybridge Celtic A wonder strike from defender Ian Watson secured Blyth Spartans’ safe passage through Saturday’s Buildbase FA Trophy tie against Stalybridge Celtic – as they came from behind to win 2-1, after a flurry of late drama. The visitors caught Spartans out in the…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Shaw Lane AFC

Croft Park press box
16th September 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Saturday September 16 2017 Blyth Spartans 1-2 Shaw Lane AFC Blyth Spartans succumbed to an Emirates FA Cup shock of their own on Saturday – as Shaw Lane AFC profited from their persistent time-wasting to score in second half stoppage time and claim a 2-1 win at Croft Park. Paul Clayton…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields

29th July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 29 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields Blyth Spartans were held to a 2-2 draw by South Shields at Croft Park, in their final Saturday pre-season friendly of the summer. A brace from Daniel Maguire gave Spartans a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half. Shields made no less than eight…

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Fixtures Release Sees Spartans Start National League North Campaign Away at Alfreton Town

5th July 2017

Blyth Spartans will mark their return to the Vanarama National League North with a trip to Alfreton Town on the opening day of the 2017/18 season, on Saturday August 5. A huge game then follows for the reigning Evo-Stik Premier League champions three days later – as former Football League club York City will be the first team to visit Croft Park on Tuesday August 8, before Tamworth make the trip…

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Arrival | Spartans Splash Cash to Secure Signing of Evo-Stik Goal Machine Dale Hopson From Seasiders

26th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have signalled a real statement of intent for next season – after splashing the cash to sign prolific Whitby Town midfielder Dale Hopson. The 24-year-old – who was third in the Evo-Stik Premier League Top Scorer standings for last season, just behind second-placed Spartans striker Daniel Maguire – had a number of clubs chasing his signature after an impressive season for the Seasiders, but has opted to make…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Put Finishing Touches to Pre-Season Preparations

20th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have confirmed the rest of their pre-season schedule, with the visits of Championship side Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and South Shields added to an already testing summer schedule. Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Boro will travel to Blyth on Saturday July 22 – as part of the deal that saw Luke Armstrong leave Spartans at the end of the recent double-winning season. The game will…

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Armstrong Won’t Be Rushed into Expanding Spartans’ Squad This Pre-Season

14th June 2017

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong insists he’s in no rush to bring in new players, despite only one new arrival coming through the doors at Croft Park so far during the close season. Left-back Ian Watson made a return to the club last month from fellow promoted side Spennymoor Town, but – as of yet – he is yet to be joined by any more new faces in the Spartans squad….

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Arrival | Ian Watson Returns to Blyth Spartans For Second Spell From Spennymoor

26th May 2017

Blyth Spartans have made their first signing of the summer – as defender Ian Watson returns to the club from Spennymoor Town. “Busted” originally signed for Spartans from Northern League side Whitley Bay back in 2013 and went on to make 44 appearances for the club in his debut season. However, the left-back – who can also play on the wing – left Croft Park in September 2014 to join…

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Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…

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