Report | McKeown’s stunner earns Blyth draw

26th December 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday December 26th 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 GATESHEAD Blyth Spartans and Gateshead shared the spoils in a fiercely contested local derby – which saw Liam Agnew and Corey McKeown score their first goals for the club. Greg Olley opened the scoring in the 21st minute when his wind-assisted shot managed to get past…

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Preview | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

In association with LV BET: Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day – the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs. Michael Nelson’s men also play their first match in 10 days having been forced to self-isolate for a third time this season last week. TEAM NEWS Spartans will be without Paul Blackett and JJ O’Donnell, who are ineligible to play against their parent club. Liam…

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50/50 draw | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce full details regarding Dougie’s virtual 50/50 half-time draw against Gateshead on Boxing Day. It’s very easy to enter – supporters wishing to take part must do the following:  Transfer £1 for each entry to the Club’s bank account. (Sort code: 30-95-76. Account No: 01912440) Enter 50/50 as the reference. We will accept entries up to the referee’s half-time whistle.  The draw will be made at…

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Programme | Gateshead (H) | National League North

24th December 2020

Issue #8 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans host local rivals Gateshead on Boxing Day and while supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, we’re trying our to give you the full matchday experience. As well as our live stream, which begins at 2:45pm, why not start your matchday routine with a browse of our matchday programme? For just £1, you can read:…

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Live stream | Gateshead (H) | National League North

23rd December 2020

A live stream will be in operation for Blyth Spartans’ highly-anticipated National League North clash with Gateshead on Boxing Day.  As per government guidelines, games at Croft Park must be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, although the club is planning for the return of spectators. In the meantime however, the club remains committed to live streaming its home fixtures, with Gateshead the next to visit Northumberland.  Streaming…

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Interview | Nelson previews Boxing Day derby with Gateshead

23rd December 2020

MANAGER Michael Nelson wants his players to understand how much the Boxing Day meeting with Gateshead means to Blyth Spartans supporters. Spartans host local rivals Gateshead at Croft Park this week, the first of a festive double-header between the two clubs with the return fixture taking place at the International Stadium on January 2nd. The same happened last season but in reverse, with Blyth running out 3-2 winners away from…

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Club Statement | Northumberland remains in Tier 3

17th December 2020

Following the latest government announcement, it is with regret we confirm that fixtures at Croft Park will continue behind closed doors.  This means our Boxing Day game with Gateshead in National League North will be played without spectators, though we hope for better news on January 1st, 2020 – the government’s next Tier review date. While we are naturally disappointed by the news, the club reiterates that it is working…

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Club Statement | Blyth forfeit FA Trophy after positive Covid-19 test

15th December 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm it has received a positive Covid-19 test and as a result is forced to forfeit this year’s FA Trophy. Following dialogue with National League officials this afternoon, the club is required to enter a period of isolation and cancel its Second Round FA Trophy tie with Morpeth Town tonight.  Everyone who has purchased the live stream will be refunded. Refunds take 5-10 days to appear on…

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Preview | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

14th December 2020

THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST Blyth Spartans take a break from National League North action when they welcome local neighbours Morpeth Town in the second round of the FA Trophy.  The winner of the tie will welcome Callum Roberts’ Notts County to Northumberland this Saturday. TEAM NEWS Kieran Charlton and Liam Agnew both returned to the matchday squad at the weekend – with the…

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Programme | Morpeth Town (H) | FA Trophy

14th December 2020

Issue #7 of our digital matchday programme SPARTANS is available to purchase now!  Blyth Spartans host Northumberland neighbours Morpeth Town in the second round of the FA Trophy. And while supporters remain locked out of Croft Park, we’re trying our best to bring the match to you. As well as our live stream, which begins at 7:30pm, why not start your matchday routine with a browse of our matchday programme?…

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