Category Archives: Giant Killings

The 1977/78 FA Cup run – the complete record.

For the first time ever this is a compiled record of the 1977/78 FA Cup run. Match reports and details from every game. In depth player profiles and all the stats & facts from that famous cup run. The stats … Continue reading

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Classic Encounters – Blyth Spartans v Wrexham FA Cup 5th Round Replay 1977/78.

Monday 27th February 1978 FA Cup Fifth Round Replay Blyth Spartans v Wrexham St James’ Park, Newcastle. A week before the 1-1 draw at Wrexham the club met with council officials and Police to assess Croft Park’s ability to host … Continue reading

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Classic Encounters – Wrexham v Blyth Spartans, FA Cup 5th Round 1977/78.

Saturday 18th February 1978 FA Cup Fifth Round Wrexham v Blyth Spartans The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham. After a fortnight of intense build up FA Cup 5th Round day finally arrived. Sixteen teams remained and the superb win at Second Division Stoke … Continue reading

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Classic Matches – Stoke City FA Cup 1977/1978

Stoke City 2 Blyth Spartans 3 Monday 6th February 1978 FA Cup 4th Round, Victoria Ground, Stoke. Attendance: 18,765 Stoke City: Roger Jones, Jackie Marsh, Alec Lindsay, Howard Kendall, Alan Dodd, Alan Bloor, Steve Waddington, Geoff Scott, Viv Busby, Terry … Continue reading

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We’re the Famous Blyth Spartans…

After many years of pain-staking research, author Ken Sproat has produced the authoritative official history of Blyth Spartans AFC. With the humour, absurdity and endurance of the Non-League experience described alongside stirring tales of Spartans’ ability to shake the football … Continue reading

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Classic Matches – Bury FA Cup 1995/1996

The 2nd in the ‘classic matches’ feature is one of the clubs famed FA Cup giant killings: Bury 0 Blyth Spartans 2. Goals: Bond 20th minute, Ditchburn 68th minute Saturday 11th November 1995 Littlewoods FA Cup 1st Round, Gigg Lane, … Continue reading

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Rare 1978 team photo

Rare and impromptu team photo, taken in February 1978. The photograph was taken at an even rarer Sunday training session and shows the undoubted high spirits within the team. Back Row L to R – Brian Slane, Greg Herron, Terry … Continue reading

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Classic Matches – Altrincham FA Trophy 1982/1983

This new feature looks back at ‘classic matches’  from Blyth’s history. The 1st is Blyth Spartans v. Altrincham in 1983. This was the first ever meeting of the 2 clubs and it proved to be a real classic. Blyth Spartans … Continue reading

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Spartans satellite ends with cash landing…

Fans of the Premier League & Championship clubs often complain about the kick off times when there clubs are featured in live games but many of these clubs rely on the massive fees they receive from the broadcasters and should … Continue reading

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