2017/18 Preview: Blyth Spartans

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Founded: 1899

Nickname: The Spartans, Green Army

Ground: Croft Park (4,435)

2016/17 Average Attendance: 649

Position Last Year: 1st in Evostik Premier (Promoted)

Last Season’s Result: N/A

The Club: 

Blyth Spartans were founded almost 120 years ago and despite spending all their time in the lower levels of the English football pyramid, are well known for their successes in the FA cup over the years, with the club reaching the first round proper quite regularly during the seventies and eighties. The Green Army also made the 3rd round in 2015, before going out to Birmingham City with a 3-2 loss.

The Spartans current manager is none other than County legend Alun Armstrong, and in the former striker’s first season, guided the club to a first place finish to ensure promotion to the National League North for the first time since 2012.

The Ground: 

Blyth play their home games at Croft Park and have done since its opening in 1909. The stadium is covered on four sides following redevelopment in 2009 and for County fans making the three hour journey north, a friendly welcome can be expected, although expect segregation to be in place for the visit of The Hatters.

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