Report | Dale strike secures Spartans a point

6th March 2019

By Stuart Dick   In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Altrincham 1-1 Blyth Spartans Robert Dale’s 27th minute strike from a indirect free-kick awarded inside the penalty area earned Spartans a point at Altrincham Dale’s 201st Spartans goal cancelled out a John Johnston strike in a first half controlled by the hosts. Both sides hit the woodwork in…

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Armstrong | “I think a draw was a fair result”

20th January 2019

Alun Armstrong said it was a point earned, rather than two points lost after Spartans secured a 1-1 draw with third-placed Bradford (Park Avenue). Spartans led after Sean Reid headed home a Michael Liddle cross on 26 minutes, scoring his 13th goal of the campaign. But the hosts replied via the forehead of Connor Branson 14 minutes from time to earn a point. Robbie Dale had the opportunity to win…

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Peter Jameson: Bradford PA shows how far we’ve come

20th January 2019

Peter Jameson believes Blyth Spartans’ 1-1 draw at Bradford Park Avenue is a sign of their progression in recent months – although admits Steven Drench’s late penalty save was “a kick in the teeth”.    A second-half – where Alun Armstrong’s men led courtesy of Sean Reid’s 26th-minute header – was largely uneventful before the game burst back into life in the final quarter of an hour. Jameson and co…

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REPORT: Robbie Dale breaks all-time appearance record in Bradford PA stalemate

19th January 2019

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 19, 2019 Bradford (Park Avenue) 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans extended their unbeaten to 14 matches – but were denied all three points following a last-minute penalty save from Bradford Park Avenue goalkeeper Steven Drench. Drench guessed right from Robbie Dale’s 93rd-minute penalty to prevent the Blyth captain from marking his…

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Match Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue)

18th January 2019

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH Venue: Horsfall Stadium, Bradford Date: Saturday 19th January 2019 Kick Off: 3.00pm SCORE UPDATES / MATCH COMMENTARY Twitter Blyth Live ADMISSION Adults – £12 Concessions – £9 Students – £7 Under 16’s – £2 By Stuart Dick Blyth Spartans return to league action this Saturday with a relatively short trip to Bradford (Park Avenue). Alun Armstrong’s side will be looking to continue their impressive 13-game unbeaten run…

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Match Report | Dale’s Landmark Strike Secures Point

6th January 2019

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday January 5th 2019 Blyth Spartans 1-1 Alfreton Town Robbie Dale got his 200th goal for Spartans in a heated game that ended in a draw that continues Blyth’s unbeaten run to 12 games. Alfreton opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Tom Allan headed home a corner. Spartans equalised in the…

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REPORT: Robbie Dale’s corner earns Blyth win at Southport

27th October 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Saturday, October 27, 2018 Southport 0-1 Blyth Spartans   Robbie Dale’s goal from a CORNER earned Blyth Spartans a massive victory at bottom-of-the-table Southport.  Just three points separated Alun Armstrong’s men to their hosts prior to kick-off, however Dale’s magical piece of intelligence on 52 minutes proved the crucial difference. Spartans, in the…

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Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…

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Match Report | Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans

4th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, August 4, 2018 Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans            Blyth Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat to Hereford in their National League North opener – the longest trip they will make this season. Alun Armstrong’s men departed the North East at 7am Saturday morning in order to reach Edgar Street in time for kick-off, and perhaps…

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