Departure | Kieran Green takes full-time step

14th May 2019

Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of midfielder Kieran Green – who has signed a full-time contract with National League North outfit York City. The energetic midfielder joined the club during the 2017/18 season for two spells on loan from National League side Gateshead – making 12 appearances, scoring once. Alun Armstrong secured the fan favourite on a permanent deal at the beginning of the 2018/19 season with the midfielder…

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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 2-1 York City

30th December 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the game between Blyth Spartans and York City, which saw the Spartans extend their unbeaten run to ten games after Bradley Fewter secured the victory on the 86th minute after a York City goal 30 seconds earlier, had been disallowed for offside. Sean Reid had given the Spartans a first half lead on 15 minutes from the penalty spot. York equalised through…

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Fewster: “I didn’t want to celebrate”

30th December 2018

Blyth Spartans striker Bradley Fewster explained why he opted not to celebrate his dramatic 83rd-minute winner against York City on Saturday afternoon. Fewster, introduced as a substitute, 20 minutes from time in place of Connor Oliver, netted the winner as Alun Armstrong’s men extended their impressive unbeaten run to 10 games. It followed in thrilling circumstances as ex-Blyth loanee Macaulay Langstaff thought he had won the game for York, only…

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Match Report | Fewster’s Late Goal Extends Spartans Unbeaten Run

29th December 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday December 29th 2018 Blyth Spartans 2-1 York City An 83rd minute Bradley Fewster goal – 30 seconds after Macaulay Langstaff has a goal ruled out for offside – was the difference between Blyth Spartans and York City at Croft Park. Blyth opened the scoring when Hamza brought down Cunningham in the box…

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Armstrong focused on ‘tough’ Christmas Schedule

9th December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised an all-round team performance as Blyth Spartans made it five wins on the bounce in a comfortable win over Ashton United. Goals from Sean Reid and Robert Dale in the second half secured all three points for Blyth – Spartans now just two points outside of the play-off places in ninth. But Armstrong was keen to temper expectations in his post-match comments, stating once again that the…

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FA Cup | Spartans host Minstermen in fourth qualifying round

8th October 2018

Blyth Spartans have been drawn at home to fellow Manarama National League North side York City in the final qualifying round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Alun Armstrong’s side overcame Gainsborough Trinity 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to secure their place in the fourth round of qualifying – with City defeating St Ives 3-0 at Bootham Crescent. Speaking after Saturday’s game, Armstrong will be delighted to finally have a home…

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Nathan Buddle: “We aren’t having much luck.”

28th August 2018

Nathan Buddle was in a subdued mood after Spartans fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of York City yesterday afternoon, but the central defender – who’s made 199 appearances for Spartans – praised the effort of his teammates during the match. “We did everything we could out there, we all put our heart and soul into those 90 minutes – like we did on Saturday – and once…

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Peter Jameson: “All the lads are gutted but determined to put things right”

28th August 2018

Peter Jameson says the Blyth Spartans dressing room was “gutted” following their highly controversial defeat at York City but is determined to put things right after it ended in a fifth defeat of the season for Alun Armstrong’s side. The former Darlington keeper, who also admitted he is “desperate for a clean sheet”, was making his 50th appearance for the club and marked it with a flurry of outstanding saves that…

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Match Report | Tireless Spartans undone by contentious penalty decision

27th August 2018

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   Vanarama National League North Monday, August 27 2018 York City 2-0 Blyth Spartans A tireless performance by an injury-hit Blyth Spartans was undone after Jon Parkin dispatched a highly contentious penalty, 11 minutes from time to break the deadlock at Bootham Crescent. Referee Ben Speedie adjudged Connor Oliver handled the ball from David Ferguson’s cross, much to the disbelief…

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