Report | Blyth Spartans 5-3 South Shields | Pre-Season Friendly | 22/23

12th July 2022

Pre-season friendly Tuesday, July 12th 2022 BLYTH SPARTANS 5-3 South Shields Blyth Spartans played their first full pre-season game at Croft Park, however, a 60-minute behind-closed-doors match against Sunderland was their first test 10 days ago, as Blyth lost 4-0. Goals from Lewis McNall, JJ O’Donnell, Jordan Hickey and a brace from Corey McKeown for Blyth and a brace from Sam Hodgson and goals from Michael Woods for South Shields…


Tickets | South Shields and Middlesborough U23s tickets now on sale

26th June 2022

Blyth Spartans can confirm that tickets for our pre-season fixtures against South Shields and Middlesborough U23s are on sale via our online portal. Tickets can still be purchased at the ground on a match day but to save on queues we encourage all fans to book in advance online, here. Admission prices for all pre-season fixtures at Croft Park are as follows; Adults (17-64): £6 Concessions/Students/11-16 year-olds: £4 Under 10s:…


Interview | Byrne reacts to third goal in as many games

24th July 2021

BY Niall Bromley Karl Byrne has become an unlikely goalscoring hero for Blyth Spartans in pre-season.  A full-back by trade, the Irishman isn’t known for scoring many goals but that’s all changed in the last seven days.  The Irishman has found the net in three successive games for Michael Nelson’s side against Middlesbrough under-23s, North Shields and South Shields.  “I don’t know!’ Byrne said, when asked for the secret behind…


Report | Spartans miss out on CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy success

24th July 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant CEFO CFS CHALLENGE TROPHY Saturday, July 24, 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 1-2 SOUTH SHIELDS  Blyth Spartans lost out on the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy with a 2-1 defeat against South Shields in front of 993 supporters at Croft Park. It was a game of two halves in Northumberland. The Mariners deservedly led 1-0 at the break after Darius Osei’s header. Osei…


Preview | South Shields (H) | CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy | 21/22

23rd July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans have the chance to pick up some early silverware as South Shields visit Croft Park in the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). Michael Nelson’s side beat the Mariners’ rivals North Shields 4-3 in a thrilling encounter on Tuesday night. Karl Byrne, Josh Gillies and JJ O’Donnell found the net in a topsy-turvy game before Dan Maguire scored a last-minute winner with his…


Pre-season 21/22 | Hartlepool & Newcastle United tickets on sale

21st July 2021

Tickets for all our remaining home friendlies are now available to purchase via our online ticketing platforms. Saturday, July 24th – South Shields Tuesday, July 27th – Hartlepool United Tuesday, August 3rd – Newcastle United U23s Saturday, August 7th – Stockton Town To buy your tickets, please click here to access our online portal. Once purchased, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This can either be printed…


South Shields (H) | Tickets now on sale | 21/22

19th July 2021

Tickets for the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy tie with South Shields are now on sale via the club’s online booking system.  Blyth Spartans entertain the Mariners on Saturday, July 24th in their third game of pre-season as Michael Nelson’s men prepare for the upcoming National League North campaign. Kick-off at Croft Park is 3pm as both clubs compete to lift some pre-season silverware. Secure your tickets today via our online ticketing….


Pre-season 21/22 | Five friendlies confirmed

27th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC announces five pre-season friendlies, as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Preparations for the new season officially get underway on Saturday, July 10th when Blyth visit Northern Premier League West side Marske United. The first home friendly then follows a week later (Saturday, July 17th) with the opposition to be confirmed next week. Spartans also face North Shields, South Shields, Hebburn Town…


Refunds | Postponed South Shields friendly

7th September 2020

Supporters who purchased tickets for our postponed friendly with South Shields on Saturday can claim refunds from Wednesday. Refunds can be claimed from Croft Park between 10pm and 12pm on Wednesday and Thursday morning, Additionally, supporters can claim their refund from our social club on Thursday evening between 6pm and 7pm. Anyone not able to attend one of those times should contact our general manager Mike Coulson on 01670 352373…


Postponed | Spartans postpone South Shields friendly

5th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has taken the decision to cancel this afternoon’s friendly at South Shields due to concerns over the increased Covid-19 infection rate in South Tyneside.  Always our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our supporters, management, players and officials.  And having taken into account the current circumstances that surround South Tyneside, we feel we would be putting those people at risk by fulfilling the fixture.  Supporters…