Preview | Spennymoor Town (A) | National League North

16th November 2020

THIS MATCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED. BY Stephen Burton Next up for Blyth Spartans is a tricky Tuesday night trip to the Brewery Field as they take on Spennymoor Town. Spartans were punished for not taking their chances at the weekend as they slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Hereford. The Moors meanwhile are fresh from an impressive 2-0 win away at Southport. THE OPPOSITION Moors boss Jason Ainsley has…


Report | Encouraging Blyth display in Spennymoor defeat

30th September 2020

BY Kieran Carr In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, September 29, 2020 SPENNYMOOR TOWN 4-2 BLYTH SPARTANS Blyth Spartans ended their pre-season campaign with a 4-2 defeat at Spennymoor Town in a behind closed doors friendly at The Brewery Field.  Michael Nelson fielded a strong starting XI in the first-half, in which the score was level at 2-2, before changes were made after…


Interview | Clark on Spennymoor defeat

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark believes the 5-0 defeat to Spennymoor Town was difficult to assess after Joe Robson’s 13th-minute red card.  James Roberts raced in-behind Robson with a tug on the shoulder from the defender seeing the Moors attacker fall to the ground and the referee show no hesitation in handing him his marching orders.  From the free-kick, Stephen Brogan directed his 20-yard effort past Mark Foden before Adam…


Arrival | Ex-Pools man Hawkins joins Blyth

31st August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United midfielder Lewis Hawkins. The 26-year-old, from Middlesbrough, becomes the second player in as many days to join Lee Clark’s side after Callum Roberts, formerly of Newcastle United, arrived on Friday morning. Following a loan spell with Whitby Town, Hawkins made his Pools debut in 2011 during a 0-0 draw at Walsall when the club was in League One,…


Arrival | Mason joins on one-month loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Spennymoor Town defender Christopher Mason on a one-month loan deal.  The Moors club captain, 33, add bags of experience to Lee Clark’s defence having made over 300 appearances for the National League North outfit.  Beginning his career with Darlington, the central defender has gone on to play for Bishop Auckland, Harrogate and Gateshead as well as a spell in Sweden with…


Match Report | Second Half Spartans Salvage Spennymoor Stalemate

1st January 2019

By Stuart Dick In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Vanarama National League North Saturday January 1 2019 Spennymoor Town 2-2 Blyth Spartans Two goals in three minutes from Aaron Cunningham and Sean Reid secured a vital point for Blyth Spartans at Brewery Field. Cunningham’s 60th minute strike from a Michael Liddle corner gave Blyth a lifeline before Jamie Chandler felled Dan Maguire in the penalty area,…


Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 2-2 Spennymoor Town

28th December 2018

A selection of images by Bill Broadley from the Boxing Day battle between two of the National Leagues on form sides; Blyth Spartans and Spennymoor Town. The visitors come from behind twice to secure a share of the points in an end to end contest of great football. The draw sees the Spartans extend their unbeaten run to nine games.


Armstrong focused on ‘tough’ Christmas Schedule

9th December 2018

Alun Armstrong praised an all-round team performance as Blyth Spartans made it five wins on the bounce in a comfortable win over Ashton United. Goals from Sean Reid and Robert Dale in the second half secured all three points for Blyth – Spartans now just two points outside of the play-off places in ninth. But Armstrong was keen to temper expectations in his post-match comments, stating once again that the…


Match Preview | Spartans v A.F.C. Telford United

28th September 2018

By Stuart Dick Spartans will be looking to kick-start their Vanarama National League North campaign off the back of Tuesday night’s FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town – which included the sides first clean sheet since a 2-0 win over Southport last season. We welcome A.F.C. Telford United to Croft Park this weekend – who’ll be looking to replicate their performance here in April last year when they took all…


Match Report | Spennymoor v Blyth Spartans

1st January 2018

  Report by Sam Donovan   In association with: Alan McLean FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Consultant   Vanarama National League North Monday January 1st 2018   Spennymoor Town 3 – 1 Blyth Spartans Spartans started 2018 in the same way that they ended 2017 as they tasted defeat against Spennymoor. The returning Dale Hopson curled Blyth into an early lead before Kallum Griffiths equalised with a deflected strike past the…