FA Cup | Marske tie postponed but rescheduled for Wednesday

13th October 2020

Blyth Spartans’ FA Cup Third Round Qualifying tie at Marske United tonight has been postponed (Tuesday, October 13). Despite the home side’s best efforts, the pitch has waterlogged. The tie has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14. If the tie at Mount Pleasant is unable to go ahead on Wednesday, we’ve asked the game is moved to Croft Park on Thursday. The tie must be played by Thursday or both clubs are…


Preview | Marske United (A) | FA Cup

13th October 2020

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans are back in FA Cup action as they face a tricky trip to Northern Premier League side Marske United tonight. The original tie was postponed 24 hours due to the rain, however it is hoped the game will go ahead at the second attempt. Spartans will go into the Third Qualifying Round tie full of confidence after Paul Blackett’s last gasp equaliser earned a deserved…


FA Cup | Spartans drawn away to Marske United

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans have been drawn to away to Marske United in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying. Michael Nelson’s men beat Whitley Bay 4-2 on Saturday to put their name in the hat for this afternoon’s draw. Marske, meanwhile, progressed via an empathic 6-0 win against Northern League Division One side Consett. The two clubs last met in November 2018, where Spartans ran out 4-1 winners in the FA Trophy…


Report | Blyth survive FA Cup scare at Whitley Bay

3rd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant FA Cup Second Round Qualifying Saturday October 3, 2020 WHITLEY BAY 2-4 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans survived an FA Cup scare at 10-man local rivals Whitley Bay as captain Simon Heslop scored a hat-trick of penalties.  Michael Nelson’s men found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes remaining, however Heslop added to his first-half penalty with two more….


Preview | Whitley Bay (A) – FA Cup

2nd October 2020

BY Liam O’Brien  Blyth Spartans take on Whitley Bay in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round this Saturday as Michael Nelson’s squad get their competitive season underway. Following seven months without competitive action, Nelson’s men face two games in three days – beginning with the small matter of an FA Cup occasion.  The clash at Hillheads brings some extra added spice with the two clubs less than seven miles apart…


Live Stream | FA Cup at Whitley Bay

1st October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce a live stream will be in operation for this Saturday’s FA Cup Second Round Qualifying clash at Whitley Bay. Michael Nelson’s men kickstart their 2019/20 campaign this weekend in a local derby at Hillheads (3PM KO) in front of a restricted crowd of 150 – and no visiting supporters.  However, those unable to attend have the opportunity to tune in from the comfort…


FA Cup | Blyth face Whitley Bay in Second Round Qualifying

25th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC have been drawn away to Northern League Division One side Whitley Bay in the FA Cup Second Round Qualifying. The tie will take place next Saturday (October 3) in what will be a local derby at Hillheads with the two clubs less than 7 miles apart. Winning clubs at this stage of the competition collect £3375 from the prize fund with losing clubs also collecting £1125. The…


2020/21 | Key dates for Blyth Spartans

2nd September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will learn their 2020/21 National League North fixture schedule on Tuesday, September 8 at 1pm.  The season begins in just over a months’ time with National League clubs set to kick-off their campaign on Saturday, October 3.  Michael Nelson’s men will begin with an FA Cup second round qualifying tie that weekend before playing their league opener a few days later in midweek. Because of the later…


FA Cup | Entry round, prize money and dates

13th August 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will enter the FA Cup at the Second Round Qualifying Stage – which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 3.  The proposed start date for the 2020-21 National League North campaign also falls on the same weekend, which means Spartans’ first competitive game will be an FA Cup tie.  There will be no replays in the qualifying rounds in order to assist in easing pressure…


BSAFCTV | Relive 14/15 FA Cup run on our Youtube channel

31st March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce it is bringing the ‘FA Cup Journey 2014/15’ DVD live to our YouTube this Friday for the first time.  The two-hour production, expertly produced by former media team member Matt Riggs, shows highlights from all eight matches, interviews and much more from our most recent run to the third round.  It was only ever available on DVD, That is, until now.  At 7:55pm…