Departure | Striker Armstrong Signs For Premier League Side Middlesbrough

10th April 2017

Luke Armstrong’s blistering form for Blyth Spartans this season has earned him a move to Premier League side Middlesbrough. After arriving last summer from Cowdenbeath, the former Birmingham City striker – who has scored 23 goals this season – has established himself as a real force at Croft Park during his time under father Alun and the youngster has been rewarded with a move to Boro at the end of the current…


Armstrong Shares Evo-Stik Promotion Credit With Spartans Predecessor Wade

10th April 2017

Spartans manager Alun Armstrong was delighted to achieve his aim of promotion to the Vanarama National League North on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Halesowen Town, but he was also quick to give credit to predecessor Tom Wade for the role that the former Blyth boss played in their Evo-Stik Premier League triumph. Armstrong took over the reins after Wade resigned from the club back in September and the…


Armstrong Eager To Seal Evo-Stik Title in Front of Spartans Supporters After Stafford Slog

3rd April 2017

After Blyth’s 1-0 win over Stafford Rangers put them just five points away from sealing the Evo-Stik Premier League title, manager Alun Armstrong has revealed that he wants to clinch promotion at Croft Park against Halesowen Town as a thank you to the Spartans’ supporters. Sean Reid’s 20th goal of the season secured a hard-fought three points, which helped Spartans to capitalise on Spennymoor Town’s failure to hold on to their…


Armstrong: Last-Gasp Rushall Drama Proves Spartans Never Do Things Easy

26th March 2017

After being told that Spartans never do things easy when he joined the club, Blyth manager Alun Armstrong stated that his side proved that point with their last-gasp 2-1 win over Rushall Olympic on Saturday. Having been unable to find the net until David McTiernan nodded home his first goal for the club on 72 minutes, Spartans looked to be heading towards claiming another three points. However, Olympic struck back…


Armstrong Salutes Unselfish Spartans After Seeing Off Skelmersdale

19th March 2017

Blyth boss Alun Armstrong was delighted with the show of togetherness from his side on Saturday – after unselfish assists from Luke Armstrong and Sean Reid helped Spartans to a 4-0 win over Skelmersdale United. Armstrong junior had already assisted Daniel Maguire’s opening goal, before he kindly gave up a shot at a near-open goal to roll the ball to his strike partner to slot in his 25th league goal…


Gateshead’s Wrightson Extends His Loan Spell at Spartans

21st February 2017

On-loan midfielder Adam Wrightson will remain at Blyth Spartans for another two months – after his loan spell was extended until April 19. The 20-year-old’s initial loan from Vanarama National League Premier side Gateshead was due to expire after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stourbridge, but this extension will see him remain at Croft Park until just before the end of the season. And, having spent quite a bit of time trying to…


Fantastic Spartans Form Causing Headaches For Armstrong After Stourbridge Success

20th February 2017

Despite Saturday’s 2-1 win over Evo-Stik Premier League promotion rivals Stourbridge making it ten wins from ten games in 2017, Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong isn’t enjoying the selection headaches caused by his side’s recent success. Robert Dale broke the deadlock with a near 30-yard free kick 24 minutes in, before Daniel Maguire found the net for the seventh consecutive game just before the break to give Spartans a commanding…


Arrival | McTiernan Desperate to Sign For Spartans After Discovering Armstrong’s Interest

17th February 2017

Former Whitby Town midfielder David McTiernan revealed that Alun Armstrong was his main motivation for moving to Croft Park – after Blyth Spartans’ newest arrival finalised a move for an undisclosed fee on Thursday evening. The 32-year-old – who made 435 appearances in four spells at the Turnbull Ground, scoring 48 goals – signed official confirmation following his first training session at the club, despite news of his arrival being…


Armstrong’s Harsh Words at Half Time Inspired Second Half Spartans Showing Against Hednesford

13th February 2017

Despite seeing his side register their ninth straight win of 2017, Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong still saw fit to have a go at his players after a somewhat lacklustre first half showing in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Hednesford Town. Jarrett Rivers scored twice within the first 22 minutes to get Blyth on their way, but some sloppy defending saw Hednesford reduce the deficit through an unfortunate own goal from…


Award | Spartans to be Presented with January Team of the Month Award Prior to Hednesford Game

Croft Park press box
10th February 2017

Jarrett Rivers won’t be the only recipient of an award prior to Blyth Spartans’ Evo-Stik Premier League encounter against Hednesford Town on Saturday afternoon – after Alun Armstrong’s side were named as the league’s Team of the Month for January. Spartans’ impressive run of six straight wins saw them blow the competition out of the water for the award – as they tightened their grip on top spot in the Evo-Stik League’s…