Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields

29th July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 29 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields Blyth Spartans were held to a 2-2 draw by South Shields at Croft Park, in their final Saturday pre-season friendly of the summer. A brace from Daniel Maguire gave Spartans a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half. Shields made no less than eight…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Put Finishing Touches to Pre-Season Preparations

20th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have confirmed the rest of their pre-season schedule, with the visits of Championship side Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and South Shields added to an already testing summer schedule. Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Boro will travel to Blyth on Saturday July 22 – as part of the deal that saw Luke Armstrong leave Spartans at the end of the recent double-winning season. The game will…

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Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…

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Arrival | Youngster Wrightson Set For Loan Spell At Spartans

11th January 2017

Blyth Spartans have signed Gateshead youngster Adam Wrightson on loan until the middle of February. Winger Wrightson – who has made 15 appearances so far for the Tyneside outfit – will spend five weeks at Croft Park and is eligible to play for Spartans until February 18. The 20-year-old spent a spell on loan at Northern League club South Shields earlier this season, but will make the step up to Evo-Stik…

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Departure | Nicholson Follows Richardson To South Shields

14th December 2016

Defender Alex Nicholson has opted to follow Michael Richardson out of the door at Blyth Spartans and join the former Newcastle United midfielder at South Shields. Richardson joined the Mariners for an undisclosed fee at the end of November and Nicholson has now followed him in making a money move, to play under former Spartans Graham Fenton and Lee Picton for the Northern League side. During his two-and-a-half seasons at Croft…

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Departure | Richardson Signs For South Shields

30th November 2016

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Michael Richardson has left the club – after completing a transfer to Northern League side South Shields for an undisclosed fee. Joining the club in the summer of 2014, the 24-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Blyth and was part of the 2014/15 Senior Cup-winning side that also reached the Emirates FA Cup Third Round in the same season. However, the former Newcastle United…

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Departure | Spartans Defender Caines Signs Dual Registration Deal With South Shields

10th October 2016

Blyth Spartans’ Gavin Caines has joined South Shields on a dual-registration deal – in an effort to give the centre-back more game time. The 33-year-old has made seven appearances for the club since his summer switch from fellow Evo-Stik Premier League side Rushall Olympic, but has not been involved in any of new manager Alun Armstrong’s first three games in charge. Caines will still be available for Blyth games during…

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