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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Preview | Spennymoor Town (A) | National League North

16th November 2020

THIS MATCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED. BY Stephen Burton Next up for Blyth Spartans is a tricky Tuesday night trip to the Brewery Field as they take on Spennymoor Town. Spartans were punished for not taking their chances at the weekend as they slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Hereford. The Moors meanwhile are fresh from an impressive 2-0 win away at Southport. THE OPPOSITION Moors boss Jason Ainsley has…

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Preview | Hereford (H) | National League North

13th November 2020

BY Russell Wynn Blyth Spartans welcome Hereford to the North East on Saturday looking to make it three games unbeaten in the National League North. Michael Nelson’s men left it late on Tuesday night against Farsley, but a dominant second-half performance and a last gasp goal from Paul Blackett earned the point. The visitors themselves return to match action after a two-week absence due to Covid-19. INJURY NEWS On the…

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Preview | Farsley Celtic (H) | National League North

9th November 2020

BY Liam O’Brien Blyth Spartans welcome Farsley Celtic to Croft Park on Tuesday night looking to make back-to-back wins in National League North.  Michael Nelson’s men claimed their first three points of the season at Curzon Ashton on Saturday but face a quick turnaround as Farsley travel to Northumberland. The visitors themselves grabbed their first win of the campaign at the weekend following a last-minute winner against Gateshead.  THE OPPOSITION …

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Preview | Curzon Ashton (A) | National League North

6th November 2020

BY Liam O’Brien  Blyth Spartans face Curzon Ashton this Saturday with their eyes set on gaining their first points on the road this season. Michael Nelson’s men put in an improved display at Kidderminster Harriers last time out but sadly had no points to show for it.  A trip to the Tameside Stadium will hopefully provide a better outcome as Blyth search for their first league win of the campaign. …

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Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (A) | National League North

30th October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien Blyth Spartans travel to Aggborough Stadium to face Kidderminster Harriers this Saturday in the hopes of getting their first points away from home this season. Michael Nelson’s men have suffered a difficult start on the road so far with heavy defeats at Gloucester City and Guiseley. Injury problems have also blighted Blyth’s games recently but they will have new signing Michael Cain available for the match. THE…

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Preview | Southport (H) | National League North

23rd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with LV BET Blyth Spartans host Southport at Croft Park this Saturday in their second home game of the 2020-21 National League North season. Spartans will be hoping to put the heavy defeat 6-1 at Gloucester City behind them and instead take some positives from their last match in Northumberland, where they earned a hard-fought point against AFC Telford United. INJURY NEWS Olly Scott and…

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Preview | Gloucester City (A) | National League North

16th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans return to National League North action on Saturday with a long trip to early pace-setters Gloucester City at Meadow Park. Michael Nelson’s men will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing FA Cup exit to Marske United in midweek. THE OPPOSITION In winning their opening two games, manager Jason Rowe has overseen the Tiger’s best start to a league season since 1996. Their last…

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Preview | Marske United (A) | FA Cup

13th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans are back in FA Cup action as they face a tricky trip to Northern Premier League side Marske United tonight. The original tie was postponed 24 hours due to the rain, however it is hoped the game will go ahead at the second attempt. Spartans will go into the Third Qualifying Round tie full of confidence after Paul Blackett’s last gasp equaliser earned a deserved…

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Preview | AFC Telford United | National League North

9th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton National League football returns to Croft Park for the first time since February as Blyth Spartans host AFC Telford United on Saturday. Michael Nelson’s men will be hoping to bounce back from Tuesday’s heavy opening day defeat to Guiseley.  Importantly, the clash in Northumberland gives Blyth an opportunity to bounce back and go into the FA Cup game at Marske United in midweek with some momentum. THE…

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