Pre-season | Spartans to host Hartlepool United

3rd September 2020

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United on Saturday, September 19 as a part of our pre-season schedule.  Michael Nelson welcomes his former club to Croft Park, two weeks before the competitive season begins on October 3.  Kick-off in Northumberland is at 3pm with the encounter, at present, set to take place behind closed doors.  Should circumstances remain that way, the game will be live streamed via our media team.  Supporters need…


Arrival | Experienced defender Nelson joins Blyth

26th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United defender Michael Nelson on a deal until the end of the season.  The experienced defender joins having left his assistant manager role at League Two side Stevenage earlier this month.  Nelson had a successful career in professional football with the likes of Bury, Hartlepool, Norwich City, Scunthorpe, Kilmarnock, Bradford City, Hibernian, Cambridge and Barnet.  He spent six years…


Arrival | Cunningham re-joins Blyth on loan

14th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on loan from Hartlepool United for the remainder of the season.  Cunningham, 22, undergoes his second loan spell in Northumberland and provides much-needed cover due to injuries and suspensions in the defence.  Doncaster Rovers loanee Shane Blaney has been hit with a three-match ban following his red card at Chester, while Scott Wilson is sidelined for the…


Arrival | Ex-Pools man Hawkins joins Blyth

31st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United midfielder Lewis Hawkins. The 26-year-old, from Middlesbrough, becomes the second player in as many days to join Lee Clark’s side after Callum Roberts, formerly of Newcastle United, arrived on Friday morning. Following a loan spell with Whitby Town, Hawkins made his Pools debut in 2011 during a 0-0 draw at Walsall when the club was in League One,…


Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

16th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…


Departure | Cunningham Returns to Hartlepool United

6th January 2019

Defender Aaron Cunningham has returned to Hartlepool United after his loan spell with Blyth came to an end. The 21-year old was signed at the start of the season when Blyth suffered a number of injuries at the centre-back position and immediately made a name for himself in a 1-1 draw with Darlington – picking up the man of the match award. In total the centre back made 17 appearances…


Aaron Cunningham: “We deserved our point given how hard we worked”

16th August 2018

Aaron Cunningham is settling in well at Blyth Spartans and believes they deserved their point against Darlington based on how hard they worked. Cunningham, on loan from Hartlepool United until January, played his second consecutive 90 minutes in which the Quakers had two goals disallowed, hit the woodwork twice and directed a few chances inches past the post. However, after being under the cosh for virtually the full second-half, Cunningham…


Arrival | Centre-half Aaron Cunningham signs on loan from Hartlepool United

1st August 2018

Blyth Spartans are happy to announce the loan signing of centre-back Aaron Cunningham from Hartlepool United. Cunningham, 20, joins the club until January 2019 and provides some much-needed cover at the heart of the defence with Jordan Watson still nearing full fitness and Ryan Hutchinson expected to miss the entire 2018-19 campaign. He played the full 90 minutes against Gateshead on Saturday, but will miss Spartans opening two games through…


Arrival | Spartans Sign Recently Released Striker Rutherford From Berwick Rangers

3rd October 2017

Blyth Spartans have moved quickly to secure the signature of free agent Greg Rutherford – after the striker was released by Berwick Rangers last week. The 23-year-old – who was named Scottish League Two Player of the Month back in March – joined Berwick in October 2016, but the former Hartlepool United youngster was forced to leave Shielfield Park at the end of last month due to his teacher training…


Pre-Season | Fixture Change as Spartans welcome Black Cats on July 18

6th July 2017

Blyth Spartans, who were scheduled to face Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on Tuesday July 18, will now face a Sunderland XI that evening at Croft Park (7.30pm kick-off.) News broke earlier today that our scheduled visitors Hartlepool were no longer able to fulfil the pre-season fixture. Blyth manager Alun Armstrong stated: “Both ourselves and Hartlepool were trying to arrange a friendly with Sunderland over the summer, but they…