Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 North Shields | Pre-Season Friendly | 2024/25

17th July 2024

By Stephen Burton Two first-half goals cost Spartans dear as they slipped to defeat at a rain-soaked Daren Persson Stadium in their second outing of pre-season. It was a tale of two former Spartans for the hosts as Jamie Holmes put North Shields ahead on 20 minutes before Lee Mason struck just before halftime. Nicky Deverdics pulled one back from the penalty spot two minutes into the second half after…


Preview | North Shields FC (A) | Pre-Season Friendly | 2024/25

15th July 2024

Blyth Spartans face a trip to the Daren Persson Stadium on Tuesday night as they face North Shields in their second pre-season friendly. On Saturday, Spartans managed a 2-1 victory over Newcastle Benfield through a seventh-minute goal from a trialist and an own-goal in the 88th minute. MATCHDAY INFORMATION You can buy tickets with cash only at the gate on the day. All ticket information is as follows: The clubhouse…


Pre-Season fixtures confirmed

1st July 2024

Blyth Spartans are pleased to confirm our entire pre-season fixture in preparation for the upcoming Northern Premier League Premier Division season. We start our pre-season campaign on July 13 at home against Northern Football League Division One side Newcastle Benfield, before our first away trip of the season at Daren Persson Stadium, three days later, as we face North Shields. The Spartans return to Croft Park on Friday, July 19…


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…