Arrival | Clark snatches Fenwick out of shop window

20th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signature of striker Scott Fenwick who joins after two season’s at National League South side Chelmsford City. Fenwick, 29, has a wealth of experience at this, and higher levels having played for Hartlepool United in League Two. Scott spent time within the Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough academies before joining Gretna in 2009. Soon after he joined Newcastle Benfield when he made his only…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Arrival | Midfielder Connor Oliver signs on the dotted line

3rd August 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the club’s seventh summer signing as midfielder Connor Oliver joins the club. The 24-year-old spent last season with National League side Halifax Town – making 20 appearances for the Shaymen last season. Born in Newcastle, Oliver began his career with the Sunderland Academy before joining then League Two Hartlepool United in 2014, but only made three appearances before joining Championship side Blackpool. During a…

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Arrival | Spartans sign New Zealand International on season long loan

3rd August 2018

Blyth Spartans are thrilled to announce the season-long loan signing of New Zealand international Sam Brotherton from Sunderland. The 21-year-old becomes the second central defender to join the club on loan this week after Aaron Cunningham’s arrival from Hartlepool United on Wednesday. Beginning his career in his homeland, Brotherton made his professional debut for Wanderers Special Club in 2014, but racked up just 16 appearances as they chose to resign…

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Guest Photos | Blyth Spartans 3-2 Sunderland XI

20th July 2017

Five photographers from the Shadow Catchers Photo Group attended the pre-season friendly between Blyth Spartans and the Sunderland XI on Tuesday evening. The photo shoot was part of their Sports Action photography project which has become an annual feature of the groups programme. They first attended a Spartans game in July 2015 with the Friendly against Blackpool and 2016’s pre-season friendly between Newcastle Benfield Saints and Blyth Spartans. Sean Stephenson…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 3-2 Sunderland XI

19th July 2017

  By Ross Jackson In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant Pre-Season Friendly Tuesday July 18 2017 Blyth Spartans 3 – 2 Sunderland XI David McTiernan stole the show, as his hat-trick ensured an impressive victory over a Sunderland XI at Croft Park. In a frantic eight-minute period in the second half, the midfielder turned a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead with a clinical display of…

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Pre-Season | Fixture Change as Spartans welcome Black Cats on July 18

6th July 2017

Blyth Spartans, who were scheduled to face Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on Tuesday July 18, will now face a Sunderland XI that evening at Croft Park (7.30pm kick-off.) News broke earlier today that our scheduled visitors Hartlepool were no longer able to fulfil the pre-season fixture. Blyth manager Alun Armstrong stated: “Both ourselves and Hartlepool were trying to arrange a friendly with Sunderland over the summer, but they…

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Arrival | Striker Laidler is Spartans’ First Foot For 2017

1st January 2017

Blyth Spartans have wasted no time in securing a new signing in the January transfer window – after signing striker Jordan Laidler from Newton Aycliffe. The 23-year-old started his career at Premier League side Sunderland, but was released from the Stadium of Light having failed to make a first team appearance for the Black Cats. Laidler then had a brief spell at West Auckland Town, before completing a switch to…

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