REPORT: Robbie Dale’s corner earns Blyth win at Southport

27th October 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Saturday, October 27, 2018 Southport 0-1 Blyth Spartans   Robbie Dale’s goal from a CORNER earned Blyth Spartans a massive victory at bottom-of-the-table Southport.  Just three points separated Alun Armstrong’s men to their hosts prior to kick-off, however Dale’s magical piece of intelligence on 52 minutes proved the crucial difference. Spartans, in the…


Blyth Spartans clubhouse hosting amazing “Don Patricio” film on Friday – October 19

16th October 2018

Blyth Spartans is proud to be opening its clubhouse doors on Friday evening (October 19) in honour of Patrick O’Connell – the man who saved Barcelona. For one night only in Blyth, the film “Don Patricio” will be streamed at Croft Park – and it’s something you simply can’t afford to miss. Born in Ireland in 1887, O’Connell began his footballing career at Sheffield Wednesday before a spell at Hull City opened…


Jarrett Rivers: Togetherness key in Altrincham victory

2nd September 2018

Match-winner Jarrett Rivers hailed the togetherness of the Blyth Spartans squad after securing their second victory of the season against Altrincham. Rivers’ first goal of the campaign could not have arrived at a better time as he fired Spartans into a 2-1 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. It was all-square at the break when Sean Reid put Alun Armstrong’s men in front, though it took the visitors just…


Jordan Watson on loan spell: “I’m definitely improving”

29th August 2018

Jordan Watson is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland RCA and says he is “definitely improving” as he nears a full recovery from a THIRD anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender featured briefly in Blyth’s pre-season schedule, however, joined the Northern League Division One club on loan early last month in order to step up his recovery and begin playing competitive football again following NINE months out. Naturally, it has…


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…


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…


Peter Jameson: “We can’t keep making mistakes”

19th August 2018

Peter Jameson admitted Blyth Spartans cannot keep making mistakes or they will get punished following a 3-1 defeat at Alfreton Town. Two goals in as many second-half minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt quickly put the game out of reach for Alun Armstrong’s men, who had gone into half-time level after Robbie Dale equalised from the penalty spot to cancel out Denton’s earlier opener. Moments before Denton struck to…


Match Report | Spartans surrender tie in two second-half minutes

18th August 2018

By Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 18 2018 Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Tom Denton and Tom Platt inflicted a first defeat in two games for Blyth Spartans against Alfreton Town. Alun Armstrong’s men dealt relatively well with the power and height of the hosts’ front two 6ft4 Denton…


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…


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…