Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-1 FC United of Manchester

20th January 2018

Report by Stuart Dick In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant   Vanarama National League North Saturday January 20 2018   Blyth Spartans 1 – 1 FC United of Manchester It has taken until the 30th game of the season for Blyth Spartans to pick up their first draw of the 2017/18 season, but the men from Croft Park will be disappointed to come away with just…

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Player of the Month | Robbie Dale wins November Player of the Month

20th December 2017

Winger Robert Dale has picked up the Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for November after a fantastic run of form. Dale – who made his 575th appearance in early December – is the only ever present in the Spartans ranks this season, making 24 appearances and netting four times. Blyth Spartans Port of Blyth Player of the Month: August – Michael Liddle September – Dale Hopson October…

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Programme Preview | First Look at Spartans’ Pre-Season Programme Cover

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a bumper 60-page matchday magazine for our pre-season home fixtures. The programme will include: A Nathan Buddle Q&A Profiles for our pre-season opponents. A Vanarama National League North preview. A review of last season’s double-winning campaign. All of our 2017/18 fixtures. 2017/18 player profiles. Quizzes Columns from some of the Blyth Spartans backroom staff A map of our National League North opponents, showing travel…

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Spartans Boss Armstrong Looking to Build on Pre-Season Opener

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong described the pre-season opener with EBAC Northern League Division One side West Auckland Town as a ‘great workout’ in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Armstrong’s side – which featured seven trialists over the course of the game – took the lead on the stroke of half time, through the lively Adam Wrightson. But a 78th minute spot kick from former Spennymoor Town striker Nathan Fisher…

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Spartans Skipper Dale Delighted National League North Promotion Has Fixed Relegation “Mess” From Five Seasons Ago

24th April 2017

Blyth Spartans captain Robert Dale lifted the Evo-Stik Premier League title for the second time in 11 years after Saturday’s 5-1 win over Grantham Town, but he admitted that it meant a lot to finally sort out the “mess” the club had found itself in following relegation. After being demoted from the then-Conference North in 2012, Spartans went on a journey of rebuilding which began with Tom Wade in 2013…

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Award | Spartans Stars Maguire and Dale Recognised in Evo-Stik League’s End of Season Awards

9th April 2017

Daniel Maguire has followed up yesterday’s title-winning celebrations by being named the Evo-Stik Premier League Player of the Season at the league’s annual awards evening. Maguire – who has scored 26 league goals so far this season – saw off the competition to be named the best player in the top division of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League for the 2016/17. ‘Nipa’ was also joined by Robert Dale in the Evo-Stik…

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Spartans Boss Armstrong Praises Super Sub Dale For Inspirational Matlock Cameo

29th January 2017

Manager Alun Armstrong has lauded Robert Dale for his performance on Saturday afternoon – after the Spartans’ captain came off the bench to inspire a 4-1 win over Matlock Town and extend Blyth’s lead at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier League to eight points. With Luke Armstrong’s second half strike cancelled out by Marcus Dinanga a minute later, the game was poised at 1-1 when Dale made his way…

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Dale Had No Doubt He’d Deny Grantham A Draw

29th August 2016

Blyth Spartans captain Robert Dale “Knew” he was going to save Grantham Town’s late penalty, despite having being put on the spot in added time following Peter Jeffries’ dismissal. Dale had already scored his first goal of the season to give Blyth a two-goal cushion, before Town responded a minute later when Danny Meadows sent Jeffries the wrong way with the host’s first penalty of the afternoon. However, Meadows was…

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