News | Rhys Evans extends stay at Blyth Spartans

4th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Rhys Evans has signed a new contract, keeping him at Croft Park for the 2021/22 season.  The pacey right-back joined from Newcastle Benfield in June 2019 and has established himself as a popular figure among the club’s fanbase.  Despite seeing both of his two seasons in Northumberland cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Evans has made an impressive 49 appearances.  The 24-year-old…


Interview | Evans looking forward to new season

16th August 2020

By Niall Bromley Rhys Evans says it is great to be back in pre-season with Blyth Spartans and is looking forward to the new National League North season. Preparations for the upcoming campaign are underway, which is due to begin on Saturday, October 3 with an FA Cup second round qualifying tie.  Michael Nelson, on Saturday, discussed the club’s return to pre-season and his recruitment search – which includes some…


Player news | Rhys Evans commits future to Spartans

2nd May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to announce Rhys Evans has committed his future to the club for the upcoming season.  The 23-year-old joined from Newcastle Benfield last summer having previously spent time in Scotland with Queen of the South and St Johnstone. Evans stepped up from the Northern League to become a regular name in the Blyth starting XI. He, alongside Robbie Dale, made the highest number of appearances…


Interview | Rhys Evans assesses Southport defeat

22nd December 2019

By Jack Cunningham Blyth Spartans’ Rhys Evans spoke to our media team after a 4-1 defeat to Southport on Saturday. Blyth fell behind after just two minutes as Brad Bauress blasted home from inside the six-yard box. Blyth grew into the game and thought they had levelled when Lewis Hawkins’ shot squirmed through Albinson, but he recovered in time and grabbed the ball before it crossed the line. A second…


Report | First-half display costs Spartans in Southport defeat

21st December 2019

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, December 21, 2019 BLYTH SPARTANS 1-4 SOUTHPORT  Blyth Spartans’ poor first-half showing saw Southport inflict a 4-1 defeat on Lee Clark’s side in their final National League North game before Christmas.  Brad Bauress put the visitors in front after just two minutes and two late first-half goals from David Morgan and Jack Sampson…


Interview | Evans: We let the fans down

5th October 2019

Right-back Rhys Evans admitted Blyth Spartans did not give the travelling fans the performance they deserved.  Supporters from Blyth, Cannock and elsewhere formed an excellent away end at the Keys Park as Lee Clark’s side slipped to a 4-2 defeat to Hednesford Town.  Callum Roberts’ double wasn’t enough for Blyth as a Kieran Morris’ brace, plus goals from Reece King and Danny Glover inflicted an FA Cup exit at the…


Progress Report | Clark sets foundations for National League North campaign

14th June 2019

      Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark updated the club’s website on his first week in the job, with 10 players and physio Gary Neasham joining the club. Clark has re-signed Ryan Hutchinson, Lewis Horner, Jack Butler and Robbie Dale from the side that finished 6th last season and has worked hard to bring others through the door. So far Tom Devitt has joined from Gateshead, Anthony Callaghan from…


Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

11th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…