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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Match Report | Second Half Spartans Salvage Spennymoor Stalemate

1st January 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday January 1 2019 Spennymoor Town 2-2 Blyth Spartans Two goals in three minutes from Aaron Cunningham and Sean Reid secured a vital point for Blyth Spartans at Brewery Field. Cunningham’s 60th minute strike from a Michael Liddle corner gave Blyth a lifeline before Jamie Chandler felled Dan Maguire in the penalty area,…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 2-1 York City

30th December 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and York City, which saw the Spartans extend their unbeaten run to ten games after Bradley Fewter secured the victory on the 86th minute after a York City goal 30 seconds earlier, had been disallowed for offside. Sean Reid had given the Spartans a first half lead on 15 minutes from the penalty spot. York equalised through…

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Match Report | Fewster’s Late Goal Extends Spartans Unbeaten Run

29th December 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday December 29th 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 York City An 83rd minute Bradley Fewster goal – 30 seconds after Macaulay Langstaff has a goal ruled out for offside – was the difference between Blyth Spartans and York City at Croft Park. Blyth opened the scoring when Hamza brought down Cunningham in the box…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 2-2 Spennymoor Town

28th December 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the Boxing Day battle between two of the National Leagues on form sides; Blyth Spartans and Spennymoor Town. The visitors come from behind twice to secure a share of the points in an end to end contest of great football. The draw sees the Spartans extend their unbeaten run to nine games.

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Armstrong focused on ‘tough’ Christmas Schedule

9th December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised an all-round team performance as Blyth Spartans made it five wins on the bounce in a comfortable win over Ashton United. Goals from Sean Reid and Robert Dale in the second half secured all three points for Blyth – Spartans now just two points outside of the play-off places in ninth. But Armstrong was keen to temper expectations in his post-match comments, stating once again that the…

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Match Preview | Blyth look to break Boston duck

12th October 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans return to league action with a trip to Boston United this weekend after last Saturday’s FA Cup exploits against Gainsborough Trinity. Blyth are currently on a four-game unbeaten run – winning their last three in all competitions. Spartans have also conceded just the one goal in their last three games.   The Opposition: A strong start to the season saw Boston United win four of their…

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Match Report | Spartans Reach FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

6th October 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Emirates FA Cup – Third Qualifying Round Replay Saturday October 6 2018 By Stuart Dick Gainsborough Trinity 1-2 Blyth Spartans  Blyth Spartans came from behind for the second successive round to book their path into the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.  A 38th minute Sean Reid goal was followed by Robert Dale’s 44th minute penalty on the brink of half time turned…

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Match Report | Maguire’s late heroics secure Spartans’ path in FA Cup

26th September 2018

By Liam O’Brien   In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Emirates FA Cup – Second Qualifying Round Replay Tuesday September 25 2018   Blyth Spartans 1-0 Nantwich Town Blyth Spartans are through to the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round thanks to an 81st minute goal from Dan Maguire to overcome Evo-Stik side Nantwich Town in a replay. In the 81st minute, Dan Maguire scored…

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