New Signing

31st March 2009

Striker Anthony Shandran signed for us yesterday, full clearance has been accepted by The Football Conference prior to today’s deadline. The talented 27 year old stated off his career at Burnley, where he was a teammate of current Spartans defender Andrew Leeson. He made one sub appearance for the Clarets and also had a loan period at York City and whilst the loan went well for the player (he scored 3…

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Hucknall Town 1 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match Report)

Saturday 28th March 2009 Blue Square North Hucknall Town 1 Blyth Spartans 1 Attendance – 239 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, Alex Gildea, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson (sub John Brackstone 55 mins), Adrian Webster, Chris McCabe (sub Stuart Banks 62 mins), Rob Dale, Marc Walton (sub Shaun Reay 83 mins), Gary Brown. Subs not used: Simon Todd & Paul Farman  Spartans dropped 2 points against bottom club…

29th March 2009
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Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0 (Match Report)

Tuesday 24th March 2009 Blue Square North Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0 Blyth Spartans: Mark Bell (sub Rob Dale), Kenny Boyle, Andy Leeson, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Alex Gildea, Adrian Webster, Gary Brown, Marc Walton, Shaun Reay, Stuart Banks.Subs not used: Ged Dalton, Adam Laidlaw, Simon Todd & Stephen Shaw  Spartans lost their unbeaten record in brazier circumstances. With Mark Bell making his return in goal manager Harry Dunn…

29th March 2009
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Sportsman’s Dinner + Signed Shirt From The Blackburn Match

There are a few tickets still available for our Sportsman’s Dinner on Friday 3rd April, ex Everton player Dave Watson is the speaker and comedian Mick Munro provides the entertainment, tickets are £25 each. A framed Spartans shirt signed by the players of Blackburn Rovers and Blyth Spartans will be amongest the items auctioned on the night e-mail bids would be accepted prior to the auction creating a reserve price for the item. If you would…

27th March 2009
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Stalybridge Celtic 2 Blyth Spartans 0

Blyth Spartans travelled to Stalybridge Celtic tonight for a Blue Square North clash. The Spartans had the better of the first half in treacherous conditions and went in at half time 0-0. Disaster was to strike when returning ‘keeper Mark Bell was injured in the 56 minute and with no substitute ‘keeper named on the bench Robert Dale was forced to don the gloves and go in goal. Sadly the…

24th March 2009
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Robert Dale – 200 Appearances

24th March 2009

In the most bizarre of circumstances talismanic striker Robert Dale has tonight chalked up his 200th appearance for the Spartans by coming on as a second half substitute for the injured Mark Bell to play in goal! Signed from Ryton, the languid forward, made his debut in the Unibond Premier Division clash with Wakefield Emley on 15 March 2005 where he scored a debut hattrick. Even better was to follow…

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Gareth Williams – 350 Appearances

24th March 2009

In tonight’s match with Stalybridge Celtic the Blyth Spartans captain Gareth Williams will make his 350th appearance for the club. Signed from Whitley Bay at the start of the 2000 season ‘Cheeks’ has grown from a squad player, into one of the team’s most consistent performers as well as the Club Captain. Well done Cheeks!

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101 Great Goals (Gary Brown)

24th March 2009

Blog Site ‘101 Great Goals’ is a site which reviews the football world in general, as well as highlighting the best goals of the weekend. The site’s blog published today includes ‘two brilliant goals that you won’t have seen’ featuring a goal from Michalis Konstantinou of Omonia Nicosia in the Cypriot League, as well as the ‘howitzer’ from our very own Gary Brown! Cheers to SpartansFan Fergus Dowd for forwarding…

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Mark Bell Signs Contract

24th March 2009

Prior to Saturday’s game with Stafford Rangers, Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Bell put pen to paper on a deal that will see the Bishop Auckland based stopper stay at Croft Park for this season, as well as the 2009/2010 campaign. Signed from West Auckland, the ‘keeper has had a fine first season with the club, capped by a few stunning displays in front of the Setanta cameras and has settled…

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