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…


Report | Blyth win against League Two side Hartlepool

27th July 2021

In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-1 HARTLEPOOL UNITED  Blyth Spartans saw off League Two side Hartlepool United at Croft Park, as another strong crowd of 815 watched a 2-1 victory. Jordan Hickey scored his second of pre-season after nine minutes before JJ O’Donnell doubled Spartans’ lead, 15 minutes before the end. Nicky Featherstone quickly pulled one back…


Preview | Hartlepool United (H) | Pre-season | 21/22

26th July 2021

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans’ pre-season continues on Tuesday evening as newly-promoted League Two side Hartlepool United make the trip to Croft Park. Last time out, Michael Nelson’s side narrowly lost 2-1 at home to South Shields in the CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy, though Karl Byrne continued his surprise goalscoring form with his third strike in as many games. TICKET INFORMATION We ask all supporters to buy tickets in advance via…


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 | Hartlepool United friendly

5th July 2021

Blyth Spartans will welcome League Two side Hartlepool United to Croft Park on Tuesday, July 27th, with kick-off taking place at 7:30pm.  Dave Challinor’s side rightfully returned to the Football League last month after their dramatic penalty shootout win over Torquay United in the National League promotion final.  Blyth boss Michael Nelson and assistant manager Michael Barron featured 680 times for Hartlepool between them. Ticketing details will be released closer…


Pre-season 21/22 | Stockton Town friendly confirmed

30th June 2021

Blyth Spartans will host Northern Premier League East side Stockton Town in the club’s final game of its 2021/22 pre-season programme. The Anchors visit Croft Park on Saturday, August 7th – exactly one week before the National League North campaign is due to get underway. Kick-off is at 3pm, however the match is subject to Stockton’s possible involvement in the FA Cup. One further friendly is to be confirmed in…


Pre-season 21/22 | Middlesbrough friendly confirmed

4th June 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to be welcoming Middlesbrough under-23s to Croft Park on Saturday, July 17th for a pre-season friendly.  The visit of Boro is the first home friendly of the club’s pre-season programme as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Kick-off is 3pm. It is hoped supporters can be present inside Croft Park for the first time since February 2020. Admission details will be…


Friendly | Spartans travel to Pools on Saturday

17th September 2020

Blyth Spartans travel to Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon in their fifth friendly of pre-season.  Michael Nelson welcomed his old club to Croft Park last weekend and the two sides played out a competitive 2-2 draw. It was agreed by both managers at full-time to meet again at Victoria Park this weekend, which can now be officially announced. Kick-off is at the slightly earlier time of 1pm and behind closed…


Report | Spartans hold Hartlepool to draw

12th September 2020

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Saturday, September 12, 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-2 HARTLEPOOL UNITED Blyth Spartans and Hartlepool United shared the pre-season spoils in a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Croft Park.  Spartans’ second home friendly of the season finished level courtesy of a penalty save by Brendan Pearson and a double from debutant Connor Thomson. Thomson opened the scoring on…