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…


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…


Pre-season 21/22 | Newcastle United friendly confirmed

13th July 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to confirm Newcastle United under-23s will travel to Croft Park on Tuesday, August 3 for a pre-season friendly.  The young Magpies, managed by Chris Hogg and Peter Ramage, visit Northumberland for Blyth’s penultimate friendly with kick-off taking place at 7:30pm.  Michael Nelson, manager of Blyth Spartans, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Newcastle and Chris Hogg for fitting us into…


Arrival | Ex-Newcastle man signs for Spartans

4th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Brendan Pearson.  Pearson, 23, has been training with Spartans for the last two months and has appeared in all three of the club’s pre-season fixtures so far – impressing manager Michael Nelson.  Having been a part of Newcastle’s academy, Pearson signed his first professional contract with the Magpies in 2016 – which included a loan spell…


Senior Cup | Newcastle semi-final date set

13th February 2020

Blyth Spartans can confirm a date has been set for the club’s Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final clash with Newcastle United. Lee Clark faces his former club as his side compete to earn a St James’ Park final against either North Shields or Morpeth Town. Spartans have beaten Northern League Division Two sides Heaton Stannington and Bedlington Terriers to reach the last four stage. And now Newcastle will stand in Blyth’s…


News | Harker recalled by Newcastle

6th December 2019

Nathan Harker has left Blyth Spartans after Newcastle United decided to recall him from his loan spell at Croft Park.  The 21-year-old joined Spartans in the summer on a loan deal until January 2020, however found limited game time at the club. Harker started Byth’s opening six games of the season but would make just a further two appearances outside of August. In total, he appeared eight times for the…


Arrival | Ex-NUFC midfielder Hunter joins

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of former Newcastle United central midfielder Jack Hunter.  The 21-year-old was released by the Magpies last summer, despite often captaining the under-23s, and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead for the 2018/19 season.  He soon established himself as a first-team regular at the International Stadium, appearing 37 times as The Heed just missed out on the National League play-offs. “I am delighted…


Arrival | Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts signs

30th August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts. The 22-year-old joined the Magpies academy at the age of eight and moved up through every age group. On January 3, 2015, Roberts made his first-team debut during a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Leicester City as a second-half substitute. Soon after his senior bow, Roberts had a brief loan spell at Gateshead…


Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…


Arrivals | Clark strengthens with double swoop

12th July 2019

With four pre-season games completed, Lee Clark has moved swiftly to add yet more talent to his squad with midfielders Damen Mullen and Craig Spooner signing for the 2019/20 season. Mullen, 30, is no stranger to Croft Park having played for a number of years, surpassing 200 appearances for the club and was a vital cog in last season play-off contending side: “It’s been a long summer,” said Mullen on…