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RIP Ken Sproat, Blyth Spartans historian.

In September 2017 club historian Ken Sproat suddenly passed away. Ken was the oracle on the club’s history, he’d taken up the mantle of club historian having spent 8 years researching the club’s history for his superb book; ‘We’re the … Continue reading

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RIP Les Mutrie … one of the clubs truly legendary strikers.

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 brought the sad news that legendary striker, Les Mutrie had lost his long battle with cancer. Les scored 58 goals in 86 appearances for the club and was the idol of many Blyth fans. His flamboyant … Continue reading

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Home sweet home, the story of Croft Park.

Upon formation in 1899 Blyth Spartans may have had a remarkable future ahead but it took the fledgling club nearly 10 years to find a permanent home, using 5 other sites before settling at Croft Park. All bar one of the sites have … Continue reading

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Brief encounter – The FA Amateur Cup

The collapse of the North Eastern League for a 2nd and last time at the end of the 1963/64 season left Blyth Spartans needing to find a new league. With the lack of a suitable Semi Professional league the club … Continue reading

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