Armstrong Agrees To Stay On For Another Season At Spartans

16th May 2017

Blyth boss Alun Armstrong has agreed terms to remain in charge at Spartans for another year, following his managerial heroics at the club last season. In his debut season of management, the 42-year-old guided Blyth to an Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup double – as he ended Spartans’ five-year stay in the league with promotion. With his new deal, Armstrong will remain in the home dugout at…

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Arrival | Blyth Spartans Name Stuart Dick as New Media Manager

15th May 2017

Koast FM’s Stuart Dick will take over from long-time Blyth Spartans media manager Phil Castiaux for the new season. The 28-year-old head of sport for the Northumbrian radio station had also been in charge of the media output for Northern League side Morpeth Town, but will end a three-year association at Craik Park in order to help cover Spartans’ upcoming return to the National League North. Dick – who is studying towards…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Further Fixtures With Northern League Sides

Blyth Spartans can announce another two pre-season friendlies against Northern League sides, with West Auckland Town and Morpeth Town providing the opposition – as Alun Armstrong’s side prepare for their return to the Vanarama National League North. Auckland will play host to Spartans on Tuesday July 18 at the Wanted Stadium, before Morpeth make the trip to Croft Park seven days later on Tuesday July 25 (both 7:30pm kick-offs.) The…

12th May 2017
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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Early Start To Pre-Season At Newcastle Benfield

Croft Park press box
12th May 2017

Blyth Spartans won’t have long to enjoy their Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup successes – after agreeing to a pre-season friendly with Newcastle Benfield at the beginning of July. Alun Armstrong’s men will travel to Sam Smith’s Park on Tuesday July 4 for a 7:30pm kick-off, to get their Vanarama National League North preparations underway. The game will see the club make their earliest start to a pre-season…

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Programme Editor Vacancy at Blyth Spartans

6th May 2017

Following Craig Dobson’s departure at the end of the recent campaign, Blyth Spartans are looking for a new voluntary programme editor for next season. Craig enjoyed a successful season producing last year’s official matchday magazine and even continued his role despite moving to Manchester back in January, but he has stepped down from his role in order to focus on his marketing job at the National Football Museum. The out-going…

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Supporters’ Club Raises £350 For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Through Blyth Spartans Training Shirt Sales

27th April 2017

Blyth Spartans Supporters’ Club have raised a fantastic sum of £350 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, through the sale of the club’s training tops this season. Supporters’ Club member John Parker was on hand to present the cheque to the foundation’s PR representative Liz Luff at Croft Park on Thursday night, for the latest fundraising effort that they have completed on behalf of the club. The donation – made…

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Spartans Skipper Dale Delighted National League North Promotion Has Fixed Relegation “Mess” From Five Seasons Ago

24th April 2017

Blyth Spartans captain Robert Dale lifted the Evo-Stik Premier League title for the second time in 11 years after Saturday’s 5-1 win over Grantham Town, but he admitted that it meant a lot to finally sort out the “mess” the club had found itself in following relegation. After being demoted from the then-Conference North in 2012, Spartans went on a journey of rebuilding which began with Tom Wade in 2013…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 5-1 Grantham Town

22nd April 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Saturday April 22 2017 Blyth Spartans 5-1 Grantham Town Blyth Spartans started their Evo-Stik League trophy celebrations in fine style on Saturday – as they ended their five-year tenure in the league with a 5-1 triumph over Grantham Town. Man of the Match Daniel Maguire opened the scoring on 17 minutes, before his back-heel…

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Departure | MacDonald’s Loan Spell At Spartans Ends

13th April 2017

Loan goalkeeper Shaun MacDonald has left Blyth Spartans to return to parent club Gateshead – after an injury to James Montgomery left the Vanarama National League Premier short of options between the sticks. The 20-year-old stopper – who enjoyed a loan spell at Northern League club Consett earlier in the season – arrived at Blyth less than a month ago when Adam McHugh picked up an injury. Acting as back up…

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Departure | Striker Armstrong Signs For Premier League Side Middlesbrough

10th April 2017

Luke Armstrong’s blistering form for Blyth Spartans this season has earned him a move to Premier League side Middlesbrough. After arriving last summer from Cowdenbeath, the former Birmingham City striker – who has scored 23 goals this season – has established himself as a real force at Croft Park during his time under father Alun and the youngster has been rewarded with a move to Boro at the end of the current…

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