Preview | North Shields FC (a) | Techflow Marine Northumberland Senior Cup | 22/23

15th November 2022

By Ben Lightfoot Blyth Spartans are set to start their Northumberland Senior Cup defence as they travel to The Daren Persson Stadium to face North Sheilds in the quarter-finals. The Spartans, who have won the Senior Cup 22 times, suffered defeat last time out as they lost 3-0 away at Boston United. TICKET INFORMATION Tickets can be purchased at the gate and it is cash only, prices are as follows:…


Report | Spartans edge seven-goal thriller at North Shields

21st July 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 NORTH SHIELDS 3-4 BLYTH SPARTANS Dan Maguire bagged his first goal since re-joining Blyth Spartans with a last-minute winner­­ in a thrilling 4-3 win away to North Shields. Spartans took the lead against the run of play on 28 minutes as Karl Byrne fired in his second goal in as many games. Dan Wilson…


Preview | North Shields (A) | 21/22

19th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans’ pre-season preparations continue with a visit to the Daren Persson Stadium on Wednesday evening to take on Northern League Division One side North Shields.  Michael Nelson’s side, while getting some valuable minutes in the tank, produced an impressive performance against Middlesbrough U23s last time out after goals from Jordan Hickey and Karl Byrne helped secure a 2-1 win.  SUPPORTERS INFORMATIONKick-of time: 7:30pm Admission prices: £4…


Pre-season 21/22 | Five friendlies confirmed

27th May 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC announces five pre-season friendlies, as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Preparations for the new season officially get underway on Saturday, July 10th when Blyth visit Northern Premier League West side Marske United. The first home friendly then follows a week later (Saturday, July 17th) with the opposition to be confirmed next week. Spartans also face North Shields, South Shields, Hebburn Town…


Arrival | Wilson joins Blyth on loan

31st December 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Dan Wilson from North Shields, subject to FA approval. With the Northern League season suspended until further notice, we send our thanks to the Robins for allowing Wilson to move to Croft Park on a one-month deal.  Wilson has twice been signed by North Shields. Firstly from Dunston UTS in 2015 and Seaham Red Star last summer after…


Interview | Clark targets more signings following Summerly captutre

23rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hopes to bring more new signings to Croft Park that can collectively help try and replace the goal void left by Callum Roberts.  The former Newcastle United youngster joined National League side Notts County on Monday having scored 17 goals in 25 games in Blyth colours.  And Clark has admitted it is difficult to find one player who can single-handedly replace Roberts, so is hoping…


Arrival | Jordan Summerly joins Blyth Spartans

23rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of left-sided player Jordan Summerly from Northern League Division One side North Shields.  Summerly came through the ranks at Monkseaton Academy under Graham Fenton before the former Blyth Spartans midfielder signed him for The Robins in his first managerial role.  And despite being aged just 22, Summerly clocked up an impressive 160 appearances in total for the former FA Vase winners.  Manager…


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…


Programme Editor | Russell Wynn joins Media Team

10th July 2019

Blyth Spartans would like to welcome Russell Wynn as our new Programme Editor for the upcoming season.  Russell joins with a wealth of experience in Programme Editing having designed and sourced his own content at North Shields during his long spell as Media Manager.  The quality of his programmes was recognised in 2017, when he won the Northern League Programme of the Year Award.  He has carried out a similar…


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…