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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Match Report | Spartans throw bodies on line to earn a point at Darlington

16th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Wednesday, August 15 2018 Darlington 1-1 Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans drew for only the third time this year – throwing their bodies on the line to deny Darlington a second-half winner and earn a point their commitment merited. There was perhaps an element of luck to Alun Armstrong’s side dogged performance as the…

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Match Report | Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans

4th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, August 4, 2018 Hereford 3-0 Blyth Spartans            Blyth Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat to Hereford in their National League North opener – the longest trip they will make this season. Alun Armstrong’s men departed the North East at 7am Saturday morning in order to reach Edgar Street in time for kick-off, and perhaps…

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Arrival | Spartans sign New Zealand International on season long loan

3rd August 2018

Blyth Spartans are thrilled to announce the season-long loan signing of New Zealand international Sam Brotherton from Sunderland. The 21-year-old becomes the second central defender to join the club on loan this week after Aaron Cunningham’s arrival from Hartlepool United on Wednesday. Beginning his career in his homeland, Brotherton made his professional debut for Wanderers Special Club in 2014, but racked up just 16 appearances as they chose to resign…

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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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Alun Armstrong: Don’t get too worried, we’re working hard

30th July 2018

Alun Armstrong wants to reassure Blyth Spartans supporters, and has pleaded for fans to get behind their team ahead of the new National League North campaign. Blyth begin their competitive season away to Hereford on Saturday with summer signings: Alex Nicholson, Jamie Holmes, Kieran Green and Bradley Fewster all expected to make their debuts. However, with Ryan Hutchinson set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the lack of depth in the…

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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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Alun Armstrong: Luke was the difference in Gateshead defeat

29th July 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong highlighted his son and former Spartan Luke Armstrong as “the difference” following yesterday’s 3-1 defeat Gateshead.  Luke, whose goals in the 2016-17 season helped return Blyth to the second tier on Non-League football for the first time in five-year, starred by scoring a hat-trick on his return to Croft Park. He left Spartans to join Middlesbrough – spending last season in their U23s set up…

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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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Kieran Green hails Jamie Holmes and Bradley Fewster after 4-0 win over Ashington

18th July 2018

Blyth Spartans midfielder Kieran Green hailed fellow summer signings Jamie Holmes and Bradley Fewster following yesterday’s 4-0 win over Ashington. Green, who joined permanently from Gateshead last month, was keen to praise the attacking pair after their impressive performance – both finding the scoresheet in their full debuts at Croft Park. Holmes – occupying a central and wide left role – showed flashes of brilliance throughout – and grabbed a…

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