Blyth Spartans produce DVD of last season’s FA Cup run

Action from Blyth Spartans' FA Cup win at Hartlepool. Picture by Frank Reid
Action from Blyth Spartans' FA Cup win at Hartlepool. Picture by Frank Reid
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Blyth Spartans are releasing a commemorative DVD of their historic FA Cup run we embarked on in the 2014-15.

The two-hour production, produced in association with Community Foundation, includes interviews and features with all of the key figures inside Croft Park including manager Tom Wade, chairman Tony Platten and two of the players who scored big goals in the run, Robbie Dale and Stephen Turnbull.

All of the action is captured, from the First Qualifying Round draw at Darlington, all of the way to the brave exit at the hands of SkyBet Championship club Birmingham City.

There are goals, chances and reaction to the games against Skelmersdale United, Mickleover Sports, Leek Town, Altrincham and the never-to-be forgotten win live on BBC Match of the Day at Hartlepool United.

The DVD is priced at £10.

The club are currently taking pre-orders via email to Ian Evans at generalmanager@blythspartans.com or by calling into the office on match days or between 9.30am and 11.30am on weekdays.

And the first 50 orders will receive special limited edition versions of the DVD at no extra cost.

Evans praised the club’s programme editor Matt Riggs, who had the painstaking but obviously enjoyable task of putting it together, all done in his own time and free of charge.

He said: “On the production of the DVD I have to say that Matt has a talent, a talent that Ridley Scott would be envious of.

“The content is more than you would expect. Yes, we have the goals and yes, we have the near misses but this film shows the pride and the passion within our players, management and of course, our supporters.”

And manager Tom Wade echoed those thoughts.

“Watching it back was very emotional. I was tense watching the Hartlepool United section and I knew what was going to happen,” he said.

“It is a great DVD, not just for the football fans in Blyth but for the people of Blyth, hopefully we made you all proud.”

Distribution of the DVDs is expected to begin towards the end of October.

There is a trailer of the DVD, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/E8EupiwCcfE