Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Hartlepool Utd

27th July 2021

Blyth Spartans bounced back from there friendly defeat on Saturday to South Shields, running out 2-1 winners over League 2 new boys Hartlepool Utd at Croft Park. Spartans led 1-0 at the break before doubling their lead in the second half. The visitors pulled one back very late in the game, but it was to be the Spartans night in front of a 815 crowd. A selection of match photos…

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Report | Blyth win against League Two side Hartlepool

27th July 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-1 HARTLEPOOL UNITED  Blyth Spartans saw off League Two side Hartlepool United at Croft Park, as another strong crowd of 815 watched a 2-1 victory. Jordan Hickey scored his second of pre-season after nine minutes before JJ O’Donnell doubled Spartans’ lead, 15 minutes before the end. Nicky Featherstone quickly pulled one back…

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Preview | Hartlepool United (H) | Pre-season | 21/22

26th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans’ pre-season continues on Tuesday evening as newly-promoted League Two side Hartlepool United make the trip to Croft Park. Last time out, Michael Nelson’s side narrowly lost 2-1 at home to South Shields in the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy, though Karl Byrne continued his surprise goalscoring form with his third strike in as many games. TICKET INFORMATION We ask all supporters to buy tickets in advance via…

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Hartlepool United friendly | Kick-off time brought forward

22nd July 2021

The kick-off time for our pre-season friendly with Hartlepool United on Tuesday, July 27th has been brought forward to 7pm. The fixture with the League Two side was originally due to get underway at 7:30pm but has been moved at the visitors’ request. To buy your tickets, please click here to access our online ticketing platform. Once purchased, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This can either be printed…

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Pre-season 21/22 | Hartlepool & Newcastle United tickets on sale

21st July 2021

Tickets for all our remaining home friendlies are now available to purchase via our online ticketing platforms. Saturday, July 24th – South Shields Tuesday, July 27th – Hartlepool United Tuesday, August 3rd – Newcastle United U23s Saturday, August 7th – Stockton Town To buy your tickets, please click here to access our online portal. Once purchased, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This can either be printed…

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Pre-season 21/22 | Hartlepool United friendly

5th July 2021

Blyth Spartans will welcome League Two side Hartlepool United to Croft Park on Tuesday, July 27th, with kick-off taking place at 7:30pm.  Dave Challinor’s side rightfully returned to the Football League last month after their dramatic penalty shootout win over Torquay United in the National League promotion final.  Blyth boss Michael Nelson and assistant manager Michael Barron featured 680 times for Hartlepool between them. Ticketing details will be released closer…

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Arrival | Young joins Blyth on season-long loan

16th October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Brad Young on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United.  Highly-rated Young, 18, arrives at Croft Park fresh from being linked with some of the biggest clubs in the country.  Stories in the national press earlier this year claimed Young had caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.  Whilst speculation surrounded…

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Interview | Nelson knows all about Cunningham’s qualities

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans boss Michael Nelson is fully aware of the qualities Aaron Cunningham brings to Croft Park.  Cunningham, 22, returned to Blyth for his third loan spell from Hartlepool United for the entirety of the season. The defender has made 21 appearances across two previous loans at Spartans and will hope to add to that tally tonight at Guiseley.  And just like supporters, Nelson knows all about the attributes he…

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Arrival | Cunningham re-joins for third loan spell

5th October 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on a season-long loan from Hartlepool United, subject to FA and National League clearance.   Cunningham, 22, was due to spend the remainder of last season on loan at Blyth but his spell was cut short after three games following the Covid-19 outbreak.  However, the 22-year-old has sealed an immediate move back to Northumberland and should…

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Interview | Barron discusses joining Blyth

19th September 2020

Michael Barron admits former Hartlepool United teammate and friend Michael Nelson played a massive part in his decision to join Blyth Spartans. Barron, 45, was announced as assistant manager to Nelson on Saturday afternoon after talks were held last week.  The pair hold a close relationship following their time together at Pools, where they amassed 680 between each other.  And the former right-back explained the key role Nelson played, having…

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