Arrival | Mouanda arrives on season-long loan

28th June 2019

Blyth Spartans have completed the signing of central midfielder Ursene Mouanda on a season-long loan deal from South Shields. The 20-year-old joins from the Evo-Stik Premier side having made 26 appearances for Graham Fenton and Lee Picton’s men last season.  Born in Ivory Coast, Mouanda moved to the North East when he was five years old and had previously trained with Newcastle and Sunderland. However, it was the Monkseaton Football…

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Progress Report | Clark sets foundations for National League North campaign

14th June 2019

      Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark updated the club’s website on his first week in the job, with 10 players and physio Gary Neasham joining the club. Clark has re-signed Ryan Hutchinson, Lewis Horner, Jack Butler and Robbie Dale from the side that finished 6th last season and has worked hard to bring others through the door. So far Tom Devitt has joined from Gateshead, Anthony Callaghan from…

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Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

11th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…

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Pre-Season | Mariners Test for Spartans

8th June 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce their second pre-season friendly as we travel to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side South Shields on Saturday 21st July in a 3pm Kick-Off. The Mariners are familiar pre-season foes – Spartans hosting the Sandancers and Croft Park last July, Blyth taking a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to a brace from striker Dan Maguire. The visitors on the day produced a spirited second half comeback –…

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Arrival | Nicholson Returns to Bolster Spartans’ Defence

1st June 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender Alex Nicholson ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season – joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Side South Shields. Nicholson, 24, is no stranger to Croft Park having spent a two and a year spell with the club between 2014 and 2016. Primarily a right-back – but capable of playing in a multitude of positions – Nicholson came…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields

29th July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 29 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields Blyth Spartans were held to a 2-2 draw by South Shields at Croft Park, in their final Saturday pre-season friendly of the summer. A brace from Daniel Maguire gave Spartans a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half. Shields made no less than eight…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Put Finishing Touches to Pre-Season Preparations

20th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have confirmed the rest of their pre-season schedule, with the visits of Championship side Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and South Shields added to an already testing summer schedule. Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Boro will travel to Blyth on Saturday July 22 – as part of the deal that saw Luke Armstrong leave Spartans at the end of the recent double-winning season. The game will…

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Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…

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Arrival | Youngster Wrightson Set For Loan Spell At Spartans

11th January 2017

Blyth Spartans have signed Gateshead youngster Adam Wrightson on loan until the middle of February. Winger Wrightson – who has made 15 appearances so far for the Tyneside outfit – will spend five weeks at Croft Park and is eligible to play for Spartans until February 18. The 20-year-old spent a spell on loan at Northern League club South Shields earlier this season, but will make the step up to Evo-Stik…

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Departure | Nicholson Follows Richardson To South Shields

14th December 2016

Defender Alex Nicholson has opted to follow Michael Richardson out of the door at Blyth Spartans and join the former Newcastle United midfielder at South Shields. Richardson joined the Mariners for an undisclosed fee at the end of November and Nicholson has now followed him in making a money move, to play under former Spartans Graham Fenton and Lee Picton for the Northern League side. During his two-and-a-half seasons at Croft…

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