Club Statement | Buddle named as club captain

8th July 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce Nathan Buddle as our new club captain.  Buddle first moved to Croft Park in 2013 from Hartlepool United and has been at the heart of the club’s success since then.  Describing it as the highlights of his career, the defender formed a formidable partnership with Ryan Hutchinson during the 2014/15 FA Cup run, which ultimately earned him a switch to League Two side…


Arrival | Nathan Buddle returns to Blyth Spartans

6th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is absolutely thrilled to announce Nathan Buddle has returned for his third spell at the club.  The central defender first joined Blyth in 2013 following his release from Hartlepool United before his standout performances in the 2014/15 FA Cup run earned him a move to EFL side Carlisle United.  Buddle spent time at Gateshead before a loan spell back to Croft Park swiftly turned into a permanent…


Report | Buddle and Maguire’s late heroics salvage 10-man Spartans a point

23rd February 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant National League North Saturday, February 23, 2019   Blyth Spartans 3-3 Kidderminster Harriers Blyth Spartans overcame an 88th minute 3-1 deficit – and the sending off of their goalkeeper Peter Jameson – to secure a point against Kidderminster Harriers. Nathan Buddle’s 92nd minute strike levelled a frantic game of football four minutes after Dan Maguire had given…


Match Preview | Spartans v A.F.C. Telford United

28th September 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans will be looking to kick-start their Vanarama National League North campaign off the back of Tuesday night’s FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town – which included the sides first clean sheet since a 2-0 win over Southport last season. We welcome A.F.C. Telford United to Croft Park this weekend – who’ll be looking to replicate their performance here in April last year when they took all…


Nathan Buddle: “We aren’t having much luck.”

28th August 2018

Nathan Buddle was in a subdued mood after Spartans fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of York City yesterday afternoon, but the central defender – who’s made 199 appearances for Spartans – praised the effort of his teammates during the match. “We did everything we could out there, we all put our heart and soul into those 90 minutes – like we did on Saturday – and once…


Defensive crisis deepens for Spartans

20th August 2018

Alun Armstrong was left ruing “the worst injury list” he’s ever seen after Aaron Cunningham suffered an ankle injury in Saturday 3-1 defeat at Alfreton Town. The Hartlepool United loanee – who has impressed during his three game in the side – was forced off with the score at 1-1 early in the second half, forcing a re-jig of the side. “It’s looks like he’s rolled his ankle,” suggested Armstrong…


POTM | Sean Reid picks up January Award, Nathan Buddle December

20th February 2018

Midfielder Sean Reid has picked up the Port of Blyth Player of the Month award for January after a number of impressive displays. Reid made six appearances in the month, netting a brace in a 4-0 win over Gainsborough Trinity and opening the scoring in the 1-1 draw against FC United of Manchester. Meanwhile the December winner defender Nathan Buddle helped Spartans keep two clean sheets that month – scoring…


Programme Preview | First Look at Spartans’ Pre-Season Programme Cover

10th July 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a bumper 60-page matchday magazine for our pre-season home fixtures. The programme will include: A Nathan Buddle Q&A Profiles for our pre-season opponents. A Vanarama National League North preview. A review of last season’s double-winning campaign. All of our 2017/18 fixtures. 2017/18 player profiles. Quizzes Columns from some of the Blyth Spartans backroom staff A map of our National League North opponents, showing travel…