Northern League Day: Blyth Spirit: Spartans And The 1978 FA Cup

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Glyn Price says:

    Just to point out (and I dont know why as a STFC fan) that Blyth beat Shrewsbury Town in the First round of the FA cup in 2008, 3-1 at there place in one of the big lows for STFC (along with losing to Staines and Histon!)

    It was pretty big news at the time in the FA cup on a day of a lot of cup shocks as I recall. On the way out of the ground Town fans passed the TV truck streaming the highlights back to the head office… was so tempted to go pull out a load of wires so it never got broadcast!

    So the bit about Bury seems wrong to me…

  2. Ian says:

    Yes, you’re quite right, Glyn, thanks (although Blyth did beat Bury in 1995).

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