National League Statement | Solidarity Payment

14th April 2020

The National League wishes to place on record its gratitude to the Premier League for an advance in its annual solidarity payments. The Premier League unanimously voted to send funds to The National League three months earlier than originally scheduled. Reflecting on their decision, National League Chairman, Brian Barwick, said: “I am delighted that the relationship between the Premier League and The National League remains so strong. “We are very…

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Arrival | Wilson joins on loan from Burnley

3rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce its second signing of the day with defender Scott Wilson joining on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. Earlier this afternoon, we announced midfielder Mark Waddington, who has worked with manager Lee Clark at Blackpool and Kilmarnock, has joined us for the remainder of the campaign from Barrow.   Alternatively, Clark had been left light in defence at centre-back and left-back following…

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Arrival | Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts signs

30th August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts. The 22-year-old joined the Magpies academy at the age of eight and moved up through every age group. On January 3, 2015, Roberts made his first-team debut during a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Leicester City as a second-half substitute. Soon after his senior bow, Roberts had a brief loan spell at Gateshead…

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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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