REPORT: Robbie Dale breaks all-time appearance record in Bradford PA stalemate

19th January 2019

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 19, 2019 Bradford (Park Avenue) 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans extended their unbeaten to 14 matches – but were denied all three points following a last-minute penalty save from Bradford Park Avenue goalkeeper Steven Drench. Drench guessed right from Robbie Dale’s 93rd-minute penalty to prevent the Blyth captain from marking his…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 1-0 Boreham Wood

13th January 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the first ever meeting between Blyth Spartans and Boreham Wood of the National League, which saw Dan Maguire score his 150th club goal to put the Spartans through to the last 16 of the FA Trophy and extend the clubs unbeaten run to 13 games. Robbie Dale also made his 625th game for Spartans to join Eddie Alder as the clubs leading…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-2 Chorley

26th August 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and National League North leaders Chorley, who arrived at Croft Park having won their five opening games of the season; scoring nine goals and not conceding any. The visitors left Croft Park with another three points from a feisty game in which Chorley were reduced to 10 men for the last 10 minutes.    

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Aaron Cunningham: “We deserved our point given how hard we worked”

16th August 2018

Aaron Cunningham is settling in well at Blyth Spartans and believes they deserved their point against Darlington based on how hard they worked. Cunningham, on loan from Hartlepool United until January, played his second consecutive 90 minutes in which the Quakers had two goals disallowed, hit the woodwork twice and directed a few chances inches past the post. However, after being under the cosh for virtually the full second-half, Cunningham…

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Arrival | Centre-half Aaron Cunningham signs on loan from Hartlepool United

1st August 2018

Blyth Spartans are happy to announce the loan signing of centre-back Aaron Cunningham from Hartlepool United. Cunningham, 20, joins the club until January 2019 and provides some much-needed cover at the heart of the defence with Jordan Watson still nearing full fitness and Ryan Hutchinson expected to miss the entire 2018-19 campaign. He played the full 90 minutes against Gateshead on Saturday, but will miss Spartans opening two games through…

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Ian Watson: Gateshead defeat can help us improve

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans left-back Ian Watson hopes to turn the disappointment of the Gateshead defeat into positives ahead of the new National League North season. Son of manager Alun, and former Spartan Luke Armstrong, scored a hat-trick to inflict a 3-1 loss on Blyth – ending their pre-season campaign with three wins, one draw and two defeats. And with the competitive season commencing away to Hereford on Saturday, Watson believes the…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead

28th July 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday, July 28 2018 Blyth Spartans 1-3 Gateshead Alun Armstrong’s son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong haunted his former club after scoring a hat-trick at Croft Park in Blyth’s final game of pre-season. The Middlesbrough loanee, who helped Blyth reach Non-League’s second tier in the 2016-17 season, fired the only goal of the first-half when…

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Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 4-0 Gainsborough Trinity

7th January 2018

Photographer Kris Hodgetts captured Blyth Spartans return to winning ways with the 4-0 win against Gainsborough Trinity at a cold Croft Park, A brace from Sean Reid and Greg Rutherford ensured the result and the vial 3 points. Below are a selection of images from the game, to see the full album head to, http://khodgetts.wixsite.com/blyth-spartans-v-22  

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