Match Photos | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Gateshead

2nd January 2022

Blyth Spartans started 2022 the way they ended 2021 with a battling win over local rivals (this time Gateshead), in front of a crowd of 2,027 at Croft Park. First half goals from JJ O’Donnell and Robbie Dale gave Spartans a 2-1 lead at the break despite going down to an early goal scored by P.Blackett of Gateshead. Although Gateshead threw everything at the Spartans goal in the second half,…


Report | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Gateshead | National League North | 21/22

2nd January 2022

By Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Sunday, 2nd January 2022 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-1 GATESHEAD Goals from JJ O’Donnell and Robbie Dale helped Blyth Spartans to their second win on the bounce in an action packed derby clash at Croft Park. Paul Blackett gave Gateshead the lead on the quarter-hour as he fired home from point blank range. O’Donnell levelled the scores…


Report | Farsley Celtic 1-1 Blyth Spartans | National League North | 21/22

30th August 2021

In association with: ALANMcLEANFCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Monday, August 30th 2021 FARSLEY CELTIC 1-1 BLYTH SPARTANS  Blyth Spartans were forced to settle for a point at Farsley Celtic after failing to capitalise on a number of first-half chances.  Robbie Dale scored for the second game in a row but with several other opportunities to score gone begging, there was a sense of regret heading into the…


Report | Blyth Spartans 2-0 AFC Telford United | National League North | 21/22

28th August 2021

BY Liam O’Brien In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday, August 28th 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-0 AFC TELFORD A late goal from Robbie Dale and an own-goal from Theo Streete ensured Blyth Spartans claimed a deserved three points in a dominate performance at Croft Park. World class first-half saves from AFC Telford goalkeeper Russell Griffiths made it look like it was going to be a…


Report | Spartans round off pre-season with emphatic Stockton win

7th August 2021

BY Stephen Burton In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly 7th August 2021 BLYTH SPARTANS 5-1 STOCKTON TOWN Robbie Dale and Josh Gillies scored a brace apiece as Blyth Spartans thrashed Stockton Town 5-1 in their final pre-season match at Croft Park. Spartans went ahead after a quickfire blitz, with Gillies scoring twice within a minute, then Dale grabbing a third. Jamie Owens pulled one back for Stockton three…


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…


Club Statement | Robbie Dale is back at Blyth Spartans

16th July 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is absolutely thrilled to announce the return of club legend and all-time record appearance holder Robbie Dale.  The forward had hung up his boots in October last year but re-joins Michael Nelson’s playing squad ahead of the 2021/22 National League North season.  Dale, signed by Harry Dunn in March 2005, burst onto the scene at Croft Park when he fired a hat-trick on his debut against Wakefield…


Robbie Dale mural

6th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is extremely excited to announce plans for a Robbie Dale mural to be situated at the Plessey Road entrance to Croft Park. Club legend Robbie retired in October last year as our all-time record appearance holder with 680 and ranks second behind Brian Slane in the goalscoring charts with 212. Scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Wakefield and Emley in 2005, Robbie played in 17 consecutive…


Player news | Dale signs up for 17th consecutive season

10th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce club legend Robbie Dale has once again signed for the upcoming season.  Dale needs absolutely no introduction having made his debut back in March 2005 – memorably scoring a hat-trick against Wakefield and Emley.  And the 35-year-old hasn’t looked back, playing and scoring for Spartans in every season since and well and truly writing his name in club history.  He is the club’s…


Interview | Lee Clark heaps praise on Robbie Dale

12th January 2020

Lee Clark has heaped praise on club legend Robbie Dale after his brace helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton on his 672nd appearance.  The 35-year-old rolled back the years with another Spartans rescue mission – striking twice in eight minutes to secure an invaluable three points in the context of the National League North table.  And assessing how big of a win it was for Spartans,…