Report | Blyth survive FA Cup scare at Whitley Bay

3rd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Second Round Qualifying Saturday October 3, 2020 WHITLEY BAY 2-4 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans survived an FA Cup scare at 10-man local rivals Whitley Bay as captain Simon Heslop scored a hat-trick of penalties.  Michael Nelson’s men found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes remaining, however Heslop added to his first-half penalty with two more….

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Captaincy | Nelson on handing Heslop captaincy

3rd October 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson is convinced newly-appointed club captain Simon Heslop is the man to lead the club into its new start.  Heslop has succeeded Robbie Dale as Blyth’s captain following the club legend’s retirement this week.  Dale captained Spartans to an FA Cup third round, Northern Premier and Northumberland Senior Cup double and the National League North play-offs. But Nelson insists he does not want Heslop to fill…

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Club Statement | Heslop appointed Blyth club captain

3rd October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Simon Heslop as our new club captain.  The experienced midfielder is no stranger to the armband having memorably captained hometown club York City to FA Trophy glory in 2017.  Heslop’s appointment signals a new dawn for Blyth following the retirement of club legend Robbie Dale.  The 33-year-old said: “We’ve all worked hard in pre-season and are ready now for the first game.  “We’ve…

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Arrival | Simon Heslop signs for Blyth Spartans

26th August 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce the arrival of former York City captain and FA Trophy winner Simon Heslop.  The 33-year-old arrives at Croft Park with a vast amount of experience, having made over 150 appearances in the Football League.  Heslop progressed through the youth ranks at Barnsley but spent the majority of time learning his trade away from Oakwell.  Following seven different loan spells – including Halifax, Grimsby…

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