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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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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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Green & White Cult Heroes – Scott Bell

Blyth Spartans supporters have always had an affinity with local players, believing they better understand the club and its supporters. This proved to be the case in December 2004, when they took the club’s new forward to their hearts. That … Continue reading

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Classic Team Photo’s – 1999/2000

Back Row L to R Tony Kennedy (kit man), Glen Martin (physio) Steve Locker, Matty Hysen, Craig Melrose, Andy Grainger, Terry Burke, Chris Leighton, Andy Blower, Ross Lumsden, Derek Atwell, Nicky Evans, Lawrence Fox (fitness coach), Tony Harrison (assistant manager). … 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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Finally relegated after 113 years !

Blyth Spartans AFC’s proud record of never having been relegated in its 113 years was finally brought to an end on Saturday 9th June when a meeting brought to an end to our time in a conference! Having played in … Continue reading

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The Debenhams Cup – Blyth Spartans are still the current holders !

The Debenhams Cup was one of several short-lived football competitions introduced in the 1970’s. It lasted for just two seasons 1976-77 and 1977-78 and was competed for between the two sides from outside the top two divisions of the Football … Continue reading

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