Blyth Spartans F.C. are a football club based Blyth, Northumberland, England, currently playing in the Conference North. Blyth play their home games at Croft Park, which was opened in 1909. n 2003 Croft Park under went an extensive redevelopment which saw much of the old terracing replaced with concrete terracing with new dugouts added. Also the Port of Blyth main stand roof was extended to cover the bottom tier which has had seats installed, building a roof over the Plessey Road terrace, providing cover for about 1200, and building three new turnstiles.
The club was formed in September 1899. Mr Fred Stoker, who was the first club secretary suggested the name .spartans.. He thought it was appropriate to name the team after the Spartan Greek army in the hope that the players gave their all as they went into .battle. on the field of play.
They joined the Northumberland League in 1901. In 1907, they joined the Northern Alliance, winning the league title in the 1908-09 and 1912-13 seasons. Success in 1912-13 resulted in the club moving to the North Eastern League, a semi-professional league. They were league champions in 1936-37. in 1958, the North Eastern League became defunct and the Spartans joined the old Midland League. In 1964 the club joined the Northern League, and they won the title 10 times in 29 seasons. In the 1993-94 season, the club decided to turn professional and joined the Northern Premier League. The club won the Northern Premier League in the 2005-06 season, gaining promotion to Conference North. also that season, they won the Unibond Chairman's Cup and the Peter Swailes Memorial Shield.
Blyth Spartans have reached the first round proper of the FA Cup on over 30 occasions; the second round on 14 occasions and they have three times reached the third round. The club once reached the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1977-78. Having beaten Chesterfield and Stoke City the club drew 1-1 with Wrexham before losing 2-1 in a replay at St James' Park, watched by 42,167.