Match Preview | York City (A) | FA Trophy | 21/22

24th November 2021

By Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans take a break from league action this weekend as they travel to the LNER Community Stadium to take on York City in the FA Trophy second round. Blyth will be buoyed after they ended a nine game losing streak with a 1-0 home win over Guiseley, under interim-boss Michael Barron. Sean Reid, on his 200th Spartans appearance, grabbed the only goal of the game as…

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Preview | York City (A) | National League North | 21/22

28th October 2021

By Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans will hope to end their winless run this Saturday as they travel to the LNER Community Stadium to take on full-time outfit York City. Michael Nelson’s side suffered their fifth straight defeat in unfortunate fashion as they went down 2-1 to Bradford (Park Avenue) on Monday night. Spartans created numerous chances and went into half-time 1-0 thanks to JJ O’Donnell’s sixth goal of the campaign,…

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Away Travel | York City (A) | 21/22

19th October 2021

The Green Army have arranged away travel for our National League North tie at York City on Saturday, October 30th. The coach will depart The Commissioners Quay Inn at 9:30am and park at the Union Terrace Coach Park for a pub stop-off in town. At 2:15pm, the coach will head up the LNER Community Stadium in time for the 3pm kick-off. The price of the coach is £20pp, and as usual,…

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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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