Interview | Heslop reacts to York City defeat

3rd December 2020

BY Niall Bromley  Simon Heslop believes Blyth Spartans played well in patches during the defeat to York City but admits it is not good enough.  Blyth lost 3-0 to the Minstermen at Croft Park on Wednesday night in National League North – their first game in 17 days.  City opened the scoring after 10 minutes through Michael Woods but the home side squandered a number of chances to level before…

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Report | Spartans rue missed chances and suffer double injury blow against York

2nd December 2020

BY Aaron Hindhaugh In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday 2nd December 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 0-3 YORK CITY Blyth Spartans missed some big chances and lived to regret it as York City put three past them on a bleak night for the home side. Michael Woods opened the scoring after just eight minutes following a swift counter-attack. Harry Bunn then doubled York’s…

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Preview | York City (H) | National League North

1st December 2020

Blyth Spartans host York City on Wednesday evening – Michael Nelson’s side first game since finishing their self-isolation period.   It will be exactly 17 days since Spartans last kicked a football when the promotion favourites arrive at Croft Park.  Here’s everything you need to know about the game: INJURY NEWS  Liam Agnew remains out, while Olly Scott returned to training on Monday ahead of schedule but won’t feature against…

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Programme | #Issue 5 | York City

1st December 2020

Issue #5 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans welcome York City to Northumberland on Wednesday evening, the club’s first game in 17 days. But while supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, we’re trying our best to bring the match to you. As well as our live stream, which begins at 7:30pm, why not start you matchday routine with a browse of our…

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50/50 draw | York City (H) | National League North

1st December 2020

THE WINNER WAS JAMES WILLSHIRE. Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce full details regarding Dougie’s virtual 50/50 half-time draw against York City on Wednesday. (December 2) It’s very easy to enter – supporters wishing to take part must do the following:  Transfer £1 for each entry to the Club’s bank account. (Sort code: 30-95-76. Account No: 01912440) Enter 50/50 as the reference. We will accept entries up to the…

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Live stream | York City (H) | National League North

29th November 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce a live stream will be in operation for our National League North clash with York City on Wednesday (December 2).  With Tier 3 restrictions in Northumberland forcing the club to continue its home fixtures behind closed doors, we’re even more committed in bringing the game live to you! Streaming passes are priced at £8, with both Blyth and York supporters welcome.  To watch,…

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Arrival | Simon Heslop signs for Blyth Spartans

26th August 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce the arrival of former York City captain and FA Trophy winner Simon Heslop.  The 33-year-old arrives at Croft Park with a vast amount of experience, having made over 150 appearances in the Football League.  Heslop progressed through the youth ranks at Barnsley but spent the majority of time learning his trade away from Oakwell.  Following seven different loan spells – including Halifax, Grimsby…

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Arrival | Langstaff joins on one-month loan from York

6th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the loan signing of Macaulay Langstaff on a one-month loan from York City.  Langstaff is no stranger to Croft Park having made 17 appearances for Spartans in the 2016/17 season whilst on loan from Gateshead.  The forward has since appeared against Blyth in National League North during his one-and-half-seasons with the Minstermen.  Manager Lee Clark said: “I am delighted to get Macaulay on board. …

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Interview | Clark reveals failed Maguire approaches

25th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has revealed he has enquired about Dan Maguire on “various different occasions”, however says York City want to keep their striker.  Maguire, a fans favourite at Croft Park, joined the full-time outfit in the summer and following the departure of Callum Roberts, many supporters had hoped for a ‘Nipa’ return.  And Clark admits he has approached The Minstermen over a potential move for Maguire, but…

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Arrival | Ex-Pools man Hawkins joins Blyth

31st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United midfielder Lewis Hawkins. The 26-year-old, from Middlesbrough, becomes the second player in as many days to join Lee Clark’s side after Callum Roberts, formerly of Newcastle United, arrived on Friday morning. Following a loan spell with Whitby Town, Hawkins made his Pools debut in 2011 during a 0-0 draw at Walsall when the club was in League One,…

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