Award | Port of Blyth POTM | September 2016

1st October 2016

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that Ryan Hutchinson has been awarded with the Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for September. The month started perfectly for Spartans – as they progressed into the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup, before recording two further victories to rise to the top of the Evo-Stik Premier League. However, Blyth then suffered a cup upset against Morpeth Town, lost…

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Departure | Parker Leaves Spartans For Shildon

29th September 2016

Danny Parker has left Blyth Spartans to join Northern League side Shildon. The former Motherwell and Durham City defender – who has made just one appearance off the bench so far this season – has decided to move on to get more minutes on the pitch. Parker makes a return to the Northern League, having arrived at Croft Park from Bishop Auckland back in 2013. The 25-year-old was part of…

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Spartans To Raise Funds For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Through Shirt Sales

28th September 2016

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that the club’s much sought-after training tops – featuring the logo of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation on the front – are available now to pre-order from the Club Store. The shirts have been priced at £27 and the Supporters’ Club have agreed to donate £5 from each sale to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the cancer research charity launched by the former England…

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Armstrong Enjoys Promising Start to Spartans Career Against Spennymoor

28th September 2016

New boss Alan Armstrong enjoyed a “great” start to his Spartans career – as he helped halt Blyth’s losing streak with a draw against Spennymoor Town. Armstrong took to the home dugout at Croft Park for the first time ahead of Tuesday’s 0-0 Evo-Stik Premier League draw with Spennymoor, which ended a run of three successive losses in all competitions. And despite suffering a bout of nerves during the game,…

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Match Report | Blyth Spartans 0-0 Spennymoor Town

Croft Park press box
27th September 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Tuesday September 27 2016 Blyth Spartans 0-0 Spennymoor Town Blyth Spartans and Spennymoor Town were unable to be separated in a scrappy 0-0 draw in this Evo-Stik Premier League clash – as the home side ended their three-game losing streak in new manager Alun Armstrong’s first match in charge. Both sides had plenty of chances to…

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Shocked New Boss Alun Armstrong Says Blyth Spartans is a “Great Start” For Him

26th September 2016

New manager Alun Armstrong was shocked when he was asked to take over from Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans, but he admits that it’s a “great start” to his managerial career and he can’t wait to get going. Former boss Wade stepped down last Thursday – after he felt that he could take the club as far as he could. However, Armstrong’s commitments to Middlesbrough Academy meant that he was…

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General Manager Ian Evans To Retire From Spartans

26th September 2016

Blyth Spartans can announce that the Croft Park’s General Manager, Ian Evans, has announced his retirement. Ian – who is also the Football Secretary and club Treasurer – has been with the Spartans for 16 years and he said: “I’m not getting any younger and, actually, I’ll be will be 65 this December! “I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and going on holiday; something I’ve missed…

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Tom Wade Thanks Supporters For “Special” Spartans Moments After Stepping Down As Blyth Boss

26th September 2016

Departing Blyth boss Tom Wade has thanked Spartans supporters for the “special” moments they’ve shared together during his time in charge. Having made the decision to step down from his job as manager last week, Wade revealed that – despite his fantastic achievements during his time at Blyth – it was the bond he had built up with supporters that he really cherishes as he leaves Croft Park for the final…

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Match Report | Corby Town 4-3 Blyth Spartans

24th September 2016

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Evo-Stik Premier League Saturday September 24 2016 Corby Town 4-3 Blyth Spartans There was to be no fond farewell for Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans – as Corby Town spoilt the party, with a stoppage time winner in a seven-goal thriller at the Steel Park Stadium. Ben Milnes scored within the first five minutes, before Blyth captain…

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Alun Armstrong Takes Over From Tom Wade As Blyth Spartans’ Manager

22nd September 2016

Blyth Spartans boss Tom Wade has decided to step down as manager of Blyth Spartans AFC. In his place, the club has appointed former professional footballer Alun Armstrong. The former striker featured for Newcastle United, Stockport County, Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town among others during his playing career. He also played and scored for Stockport in Blyth’s FA Cup tie there in 1996, in addition to scoring the winner in Ipswich’s 1-0…

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