Armstrong: “I’m down to the bare bones”

19th August 2018

Blyth Spartans boss Alun Armstrong is baffled by the ‘longest injury list he’s ever see after Spartans lost a fourth centre-half of the season in side’s 3-1 defeat to Alfreton Town. Hartlepool United loanee Aaron Cunningham – who put in a man of the match performance on Wednesday evening at Darlington – suffered an ankle injury early in the second half with Spartans level with The Reds adding to a…


Armstrong: “Last year we’d have lost this game”

16th August 2018

Alun Armstrong praised his side’s work ethic and commitment after a ‘backs to the wall’ second half against Darlington FC in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. Spartans took the lead through a Dan Maguire strike after five minutes, before Reece Styche equalised three minutes before the break. A second have deluge on the Spartans’ goal came to nothing – with Armstrong’s side coming away with a point. “A well…


Match Preview | Darlington (A)

15th August 2018

The Midweek fixture this week sees Alun Armstrong and the lads travel away to Blackwell Meadows to face fellow North Easterners Darlington. Darlington, who Like Blyth achieved their first win of the season last week- against Brackley Town, will be hoping to improve upon their relatively disappointing finish of 12th place last season. Spartans however, buoyed by their fantastic result this weekend, will travel away hoping to continue their goal…


Darlington | Fan Information

14th August 2018

A few notes regarding Wednesday’s trip to Darlington. The game at Blackwell Meadows will not be segregated and Blyth fans will enter via the home turnstiles at the east of the ground. Blyth fans will not have access to view the game from the East Stand (main home support stand). Blackwell Meadows is a no smoking/vaping ground.


Volunteers Required | Matchday Poster Distribution

14th August 2018

Blyth Spartans are requesting volunteers to help spread the word about our wonderful club and promote matchday poster across Northumberland. We are looking to boost our exposure, and increase the crowds at Croft Park, allowing the club to progress on the field and support Alun Armstrong’s long-term ambitions for the side. The more people who are able to distribute posters to local business, community centre, post offices, bars and other…


Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 8 – 1 Chester

12th August 2018

Local photographer Kris Hodgetts captured Blyth’s 8-1 battering of Chester on Saturday, The former National League team came into the game without conceding a goal this season but this result can hopefully kick start Alun’s team for the long season ahead after a couple of disappointing results. Below are a selection of the match photos. For the rest of the match photos please follow this link:


Match Report | Spartans Demolish Chester

11th August 2018

By Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday August 11 2018   Blyth Spartans 8-1 Chester A 9 goal thriller at Croft Park saw Blyth Spartans get their first win of the season thanks to a scintillating display from the men in green and white. First half goals from Dan Maguire, Kieran Green and a first club goal for Jamie…


Programme | Chester FC

10th August 2018

We have a packed matchday programme for you ahead of the game against Chester FC on Saturday afternoon. The feature interview is with new signing Connor Oliver, who’s returned to his native North East and is looking to cement his place in the Spartans Starting XI. We also chat to manager Alun Armstrong in what has been a turbulent summer for the former Middlesbrough strike, he discusses his efforts to…


Match Preview | Bradford (Park Avenue) (H)

7th August 2018

Tonight we host last year’s play-off semi-finalists Bradford (Park Avenue) at Croft Park in our 2018/19 Vanarama National League North home opener. The visitors opened the season with a very creditable 1-0 home win against FA Trophy winners Brackley Town – also the team that knocked them out of the play-off last season. Meanwhile, Spartans suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Hereford in our longest away…


Arrival | Midfielder Connor Oliver signs on the dotted line

3rd August 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the club’s seventh summer signing as midfielder Connor Oliver joins the club. The 24-year-old spent last season with National League side Halifax Town – making 20 appearances for the Shaymen last season. Born in Newcastle, Oliver began his career with the Sunderland Academy before joining then League Two Hartlepool United in 2014, but only made three appearances before joining Championship side Blackpool. During a…