Blyth Spartans are a famous name in non league football, the archetypal giant killers. They reached the FA Cup 5th Round in 1977-78 losing to Wrexham in a replay at St James Park. In 2008-09 the reached the 3rd round, losing to Premier League Blackburn.

Under former Huddersfield and Birmingham Manager Lee Clark they are in the relegation places of National League North. A 0-6 home defeat to Brackley Town didn’t help. Brackley is near Northampton, the 500 mile round trip to...
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