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Post Alfreton Town Reaction

Suggestions that Harry Dunn’s Blyth Spartans team had given up hard work for Lent were set to one side in Saturday’s game at Alfreton Town. The Spartans recent points-fast, and Dunn’s own public criticisms, seemed to galvanize his penitent team into producing a performance of considerable diligence. A draw against the League’s form team was both very welcome in terms of Blyth’s precarious position in the table and in the…


Dunn Blasts Blyth!

It was never likely to be a game characterised by stylish play or full of individual brilliance – and it certainly wasn’t. Blyth lost two nil against Burscough at the weekend with the Spartans lying third off bottom of the Blue Square North and their visitors one place below them. A scrappy affair was expected and that indeed came to fruition. Actually ’scrappy’ makes it sound better than it was….


Civic Reception

Blyth Valley Council held a Civic Reception for Blyth Spartans players and officials last week. Mayor Gordon Knox welcomed the delegation and congratulated them on their fine achievements in this year’s FA Cup. He also stressed the benefits to the town and community in terms of raising both the spirits and profile of the area. Club Chairman Tony Platten thanked the Mayor for his kind words and also thanked the…


Supporters Club Travel Rules

Due to new people travelling on the buses we have decided to re-issue the rules for travelling on the Supporters’ Club coaches, these are as follows:- a). The bus will leave from Bishopton Street (in front of the Spartans Centre) unless informed otherwise. b). Pick ups and drop offs will be confirmed prior to the departure of the bus, no pick ups will be made in Blyth other than at…


Sportsman Dinner (with Dave Watson)

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that the guest speaker at this year’s Sportsman Dinner is Ex Everton and England Central Defender Dave Watson. The event will take place on Friday 3rd April 2009 and tickets will cost £25 per person. In a career that started 1980 at Norwich City, Watson won the 1985 Milk Cup with the canaries against Sunderland. A move to Everton saw the defender win the First…


Exec Committee Minutes (9 Feb 2009)

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF BLYTH SPARTANS AFC HELD ON MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2009. Present : A Platten, K Scott, I Evans, C Baxter, S Ord, G Young & B Davison. 1 MINUTES OF LAST MEETING. a) The minutes of the last meeting (26.01.09) were approved. 2. MATTERS ARISING. a) Player’s presentation kit and kit for HMS Blyth still awaited. IKE confirmed that the invoice for Draeger would…


SpartansFans POTM – Jan 2009

ADRIAN WEBSTER – JANUARY 2009 One of Harry’s best bits of business since the turn of the new year has been the re-signing of Kiwi “Schemer” Adie Webster from his stint in Finnish Football. His second spell at the club saw him turn the Fleetwood game where his clever, incisive play set Blyth on their way to a comfortable win. Well done (and welcome back) Adie!


Port of Blyth POTM – Jan 2009

RICHARD PELL – JANUARY 2008 This is Richard’s second monthly award and is richly deserved for his stand out performances in what was a historic month for the Spartans. He kept the strikers of Premiership Blackburn Rovers at bay and was a key figure in the Spartans mini-revival that followed. Well done Richard!


Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match report)

Saturday 31st January 2009 Blue Square North Hinckley United 2 Blyth Spartans 1 Att: 449 Spartans: Mark Bell, Kenny Boyle, Gary Brown, Gareth Williams, Richard Pell, Andy Leeson, Simon Todd (sub Andrew Wright 78 mins), Adrian Webster, Robert Dale, Shaun Reay, Stuart Banks (sub Ged Dalton 87 mins). Subs not used: Paul Farman, Graham Fenton & Alex White. On a blustery wind swept afternoon Spartans failed to make the most…


Port of Blyth POTM – Dec 2008

ANDREW LEESON – DECEMBER 2008 In a month of very few games, Andrew Leeson stood out as the player of the month. A solid performance in the FA Cup Replay at home to AFC Bournemouth helped the side keep a vital clean sheet and claim a money spinning glamour tie at home to Premiership Blackburn Rovers. Well done Andy!

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