FA Youth Cup | Darlington (H) | 21/22

31st August 2021

Blyth Spartans host Darlington at Croft Park in the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday, September 1st (kick-off 7pm). Admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. A cash turnstile is in operation only. The winners of the tie will host either Billingham Town or Scarborough on the week commencing September 13th. First-team manager Michael Nelson will take charge of the game, so we’re calling…

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Preview | Farsley Celtic (A) | National League North | 21/22

29th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans round off the August bank holiday with a trip to Farsley Celtic as they look to continue their promising start to the National League North season. Michael Nelson’s side made it two wins out of two at Croft Park after beating AFC Telford United 2-0 on Saturday. Indeed, it took until the 86th minute for Spartans to beat an in-form Bucks goalkeeper as Robbie Dale…

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Preview | AFC Telford United (H) | National League North | 21/22

26th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans kick-off their Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday afternoon as AFC Telford United make the trip to Croft Park. Michael Nelson’s side are searching for an immediate response after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Kidderminster Harriers in their first away game of the season last time out.  Indeed, they’ll be looking for more of the same from their previous home game when they beat Alfreton…

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Preview | Kidderminster Harriers (A) | National League North | 21/22

18th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans will be hoping to make it two wins from two as they embark on their first away trip of the season to Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Nelson’s side kicked off their National League North campaign off in style last Saturday with an impressive 2-0 win over Alfreton Town. JJ O’Donnell scored a second half brace in front of a bumper crowd of 1,260 at Croft Park…

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Preview | Stockton Town (H) | Pre-season | 21/22

5th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans round off their pre-season preparations when they welcome Northern Premier League newcomers Stockton Town to Croft Park on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm). ­In front of 1,148 fans at Croft Park on Tuesday night, Blyth turned in a brilliant performance as goals from Robbie Dale, Dan Maguire and Lewis McNall helped achieve a 3-0 win over Newcastle United under-23s. Spartans begin their National League North campaign…

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Preview | Newcastle United U23s | Pre-season | 21/22

2nd August 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans play their penultimate match of pre-season on Tuesday evening as Newcastle United under-23s make the trip to Croft Park (kick-off 7:30pm). Michael Nelson’s men will be hoping his side bounce back from a disappointing display at Hebburn Town on Saturday. Despite Robbie Dale scoring his first goal since coming out of retirement, Spartans fell to a 2-1 defeat The Green Energy Sports Ground. TICKET INFORMATION…

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Preview | Hebburn Town (A) | Pre-season | 21/22

29th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Next up for Blyth Spartans is a visit to the Green Energy Sports Ground to take on newly-promoted ­Northern Premier League East side Hebburn Town (kick-off 3pm). Michael Nelson’s side head to South Tyneside on the back of an impressive win against League Two side Hartlepool United after goals from Jordan Hickey and JJ O’Donnell sealed a 2-1 win. The Hornets are Spartans’ fifth opponents of pre-season…

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Preview | South Shields (H) | CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy | 21/22

23rd July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans have the chance to pick up some early silverware as South Shields visit Croft Park in the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). Michael Nelson’s side beat the Mariners’ rivals North Shields 4-3 in a thrilling encounter on Tuesday night. Karl Byrne, Josh Gillies and JJ O’Donnell found the net in a topsy-turvy game before Dan Maguire scored a last-minute winner with his…

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Preview | North Shields (A) | 21/22

19th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans’ pre-season preparations continue with a visit to the Daren Persson Stadium on Wednesday evening to take on Northern League Division One side North Shields.  Michael Nelson’s side, while getting some valuable minutes in the tank, produced an impressive performance against Middlesbrough U23s last time out after goals from Jordan Hickey and Karl Byrne helped secure a 2-1 win.  SUPPORTERS INFORMATIONKick-of time: 7:30pm Admission prices: £4…

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Preview | Middlesbrough U23s | 21/22

15th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans fans make their long-awaited return to Croft Park on Saturday as Michael Nelson’s side begin their pre-season campaign with the visit of Middlesbrough under-23s (kick-off 3pm). It’s been a long 17 months but supporters will finally have the chance to welcome manager Nelson to the touchline, as well as catch a glimpse of a host of new (and old) faces that have joined the club…

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