Report | Curzon Ashton 3-2 Blyth Spartans | National League North | 21/22

8th January 2022

By Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 8th 2022 CURZON ASHTON 3-2 BLYTH SPARTANS A late rally wasn’t quite enough as Blyth paid for a disappointing first-half display as they fell to defeat at Tameside Stadium. Curzon took the lead on 16 minutes through a deflected effort from Jamie Cooke, before Alex Curran doubled their lead on 32 minutes, and Craig…

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Preview | Curzon Ashton (A) | National League North | 21/22

6th January 2022

Blyth Spartans embark on their first away trip of the New Year as they travel to Tameside Stadium to take on Curzon Ashton. Terry Mitchell’s side will be buoyed after two straight wins against North East rivals. After an impressive win over Spennymoor Town, Spartans kicked off 2022 with a bang as they defeated high-flying Gateshead 2-1 at a packed Croft Park. The visitors took the lead through former on-loan…

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Interview | Thackray ‘over the moon’ with first win

8th November 2020

BY Niall Bromley  Kris Thackray was over the moon as Blyth Spartans claimed their first win of the National League North at Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  Thackray played on the left of a four-man defence which defended superbly to keep a clean sheet in the 3-0 victory at the Tameside Stadium.  But he also chipped at the other end too – setting the ball rolling with a 35th-minute opener before…

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Report | Blyth claim first win of season at Curzon

7th November 2020

BY Jordan Cronin In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday November 7th 2020 CURZON ASHTON 0-3 BLYTH SPARTANS  An all-round team performance earned Blyth Spartans their first win of the season with Paul Blackett netting a brace on his return to the side.  Blackett made his return to the starting XI, replacing Priestley Griffiths in Blyth’s defeat at Kidderminster Harriers.  Both sides…

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Preview | Curzon Ashton (A) | National League North

6th November 2020

BY Liam O’Brien  Blyth Spartans face Curzon Ashton this Saturday with their eyes set on gaining their first points on the road this season. Michael Nelson’s men put in an improved display at Kidderminster Harriers last time out but sadly had no points to show for it.  A trip to the Tameside Stadium will hopefully provide a better outcome as Blyth search for their first league win of the campaign. …

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Interview | Nelson previews Curzon clash

5th November 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson wants his players to relish the opportunity of playing during the national lockdown ahead of Saturday’s clash with Curzon Ashton.  Spartans’ elite state enables the club to fulfil its National League North fixtures as normal, while teams below Step 2 are forced into a four-week break.  However, the continuation of football does bring its own challenges with Blyth scheduled to play SEVEN matches between now…

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Interview | Lee Clark thanks fans for continued support

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has thanked fans for their continued support following the win over Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  While the 47-year-old admitted to real tough times for those on the terraces this season, Blyth fans has stuck by their team with an average of 884 attending Croft Park so far.  And yesterday, an excellent 721 braved the blustery conditions to cheer on their side from the first whistle…

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Interview | Lee Clark heaps praise on Robbie Dale

12th January 2020

Lee Clark has heaped praise on club legend Robbie Dale after his brace helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton on his 672nd appearance.  The 35-year-old rolled back the years with another Spartans rescue mission – striking twice in eight minutes to secure an invaluable three points in the context of the National League North table.  And assessing how big of a win it was for Spartans,…

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