Report | Alfreton Town 0-1 Blyth Spartans | National League North | 21/22

22nd January 2022

By Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, January 22nd 2022 ALFRETON TOWN 0-1 BLYTH SPARTANS Dan Maguire’s late goal snatched a dramatic win as Blyth Spartans picked up their first away league win of the season. Maguire slotted home 10 minutes from time, within seconds of coming on the pitch, in what was his first goal since re-joining the club in the…


Report | Spartans claim impressive Newcastle United U23s victory

3rd August 2021

BY Joe Buck ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 3-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED U23S Goals from Robbie Dale, Dan Maguire and Lewis McNall sealed an impressive 3-0 victory for Blyth Spartans over Newcastle United Under 23’s. After a disappointing defeat against Hebburn Town on Saturday, Michael Nelson’s men put in an assured, professional display in front of 1148 supporters at Croft Park. The opening…


Report | Spartans edge seven-goal thriller at North Shields

21st July 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 NORTH SHIELDS 3-4 BLYTH SPARTANS Dan Maguire bagged his first goal since re-joining Blyth Spartans with a last-minute winner­­ in a thrilling 4-3 win away to North Shields. Spartans took the lead against the run of play on 28 minutes as Karl Byrne fired in his second goal in as many games. Dan Wilson…


Arrival | Dan Maguire completes Blyth Spartans return

6th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is absolutely over the moon to announce Dan Maguire has returned to Croft Park after two years away.  Maguire, otherwise known as Nipa, began his long association with the club in 2012 when he signed from Northern Alliance side Seaton Delaval.  Whilst collecting a number of personal and team accolades, Maguire netted an impressive 159 goals in 310 appearances before opting for full-time football with York City. …


Interview | Clark reveals failed Maguire approaches

25th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has revealed he has enquired about Dan Maguire on “various different occasions”, however says York City want to keep their striker.  Maguire, a fans favourite at Croft Park, joined the full-time outfit in the summer and following the departure of Callum Roberts, many supporters had hoped for a ‘Nipa’ return.  And Clark admits he has approached The Minstermen over a potential move for Maguire, but…


Match Report | Spartans stun Stockport to keep play-off dream alive

14th April 2019

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, April 13, 2019 Stockport County 0-1 Blyth Spartans By Stephen Burton Dan Maguire scored the only goal of the game to shock league leaders Stockport County and maintain Blyth Spartans push for the play-offs with their fourth successive win. Maguire slotted home his 20th league goal of the season 19 minutes in after Spartans caught the…


Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 3-0 Boston Utd

7th April 2019

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the last 20 minutes of the game between Blyth Spartans and Boston Utd, which saw the Spartans run out comfortable three nil winners and jump up to tenth place in the league; swapping places with the beaten visitors.


Laing | “It’s always nice to score”

24th March 2019

Defender Louis Laing was delighted to net his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 3-0 win away at Ashton United. The former Hartlepool United man lashed home a half volley from 15 yards out – picking out the top corner. Laing is forming a formidable partnership with Nathan Buddle, earning a first clean sheet in eleven games: “The whole team deserves credit this afternoon,” insisted Laing, “can’t fault anyone…


Report | Dale strike secures Spartans a point

6th March 2019

By Stuart Dick   In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant   National League North Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Altrincham 1-1 Blyth Spartans Robert Dale’s 27th minute strike from a indirect free-kick awarded inside the penalty area earned Spartans a point at Altrincham Dale’s 201st Spartans goal cancelled out a John Johnston strike in a first half controlled by the hosts. Both sides hit the woodwork in…