Preview | Marske United (A) | 21/22

8th July 2021

BY Liam O’Brien *MATCH CALLED OFF AFTER A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST IN THE MARSKE UNITED CAMP* The long wait is almost over. Blyth Spartans are back in action for the first time since December 2020 at Marske United in their opening game of pre-season on Saturday. Following a frantic summer of signings – including the return of fans’ favourites – Michael Nelson’s men take to the field as they step…


Preview | AFC Fylde (A) | National League North

15th January 2021

BY Stephen Burton  In association with LV BET After a disrupted start to 2021, Blyth Spartans are set for their first match of the New Year as they visit Mill Farm to take on promotion favourites AFC Fylde on Saturday. It’ll be Michael Nelson men’s first match since December 28th following postponements against Gateshead and Alfreton Town. TEAM NEWS  Dan Wilson, Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay could finally make their…


Preview | Alfreton Town (H) | National League North

8th January 2021

Blyth Spartans will be hoping to kick off 2021 with a positive result as they welcome Alfreton Town to Croft Park. Despite suffering the blow of Paul Blackett returning to Gateshead, Michael Nelson welcomes three new faces with Dan Wilson, Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay joining last week. This is Blyth’s first game of the year after seeing their game at Gateshead on January 2nd postponed due to a positive…


Preview | Gateshead (A) | National League North

1st January 2021

In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans face local rivals Gateshead for the second time in seven days, hoping for a reaction from the 6-0 defeat to Darlington last time out.  Michael Nelson’s side held The Heed to a 2-2 draw at Croft Park on Boxing Day but the feel good factor from that result was swiftly banished 48 hours later at Blackwell Meadows.  There is no doubt Nelson will…


Preview | Darlington (A) | National League North

27th December 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans travel to Darlington on Bank Holiday Monday – their second game in just 48 hours.  Michael Nelson’s men claimed a 2-2 draw against local rivals Gateshead at Croft Park on Boxing Day and now quickly prepare for the short trip to Darlington.  THE OPPOSITION  Darlington currently sit 21st in the National League North table but have played five games less…


Preview | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day – the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs. Michael Nelson’s men also play their first match in 10 days having been forced to self-isolate for a third time this season last week. TEAM NEWS Spartans will be without Paul Blackett and JJ O’Donnell, who are ineligible to play against their parent club. Liam…


Preview | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

14th December 2020

THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST Blyth Spartans take a break from National League North action when they welcome local neighbours Morpeth Town in the second round of the FA Trophy.  The winner of the tie will welcome Callum Roberts’ Notts County to Northumberland this Saturday. TEAM NEWS Kieran Charlton and Liam Agnew both returned to the matchday squad at the weekend – with the…


Preview | Brackley Town (A) | National League North

11th December 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans face a long trek to Brackley Town on Saturday as Michael Nelson’s side will be hoping to end a run of four straight defeats. It’ll be another tough test for Spartans, who for the second match in a row, face a side from last season’s top seven. And, for the second consecutive Saturday, Blyth will play in front of a crowd. TEAM NEWS Nelson will…


Preview | Boston United (H) | National League North

7th December 2020

In association with LV BET Blyth Spartans host Boston United in their third National League North game in just six days on Tuesday evening (December 8). Michael Nelson’s men returned from an enforced 17-day break last Wednesday against York City before travelling to Kettering Town on Saturday. Those brought back-to-back defeats for Blyth, who will now look to put that right when last season’s play-offs finalists visit Northumberland. TEAM NEWS…


Preview | Kettering Town (A) | National League North

4th December 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans face a trip to Kettering Town on Saturday as Michael Nelson’s side hope to bounce back from Wednesday’s defeat to York City. Spartans were made to rue their missed chances in the first-half against the Minstermen, who ran out 3-0 winners at Croft Park.  Just three points separate Blyth, who are looking to avoid a third straight defeat, and The Poppies in the National League…