Spartans pick up fair play award

Blyth Spartans have won this season’s Evo-Stik Premier Division Fair Play Award.

Spartans manager Tom Wade said: “This is a fantastic award to win and is much deserved by the players.

“They have been under so much pressure, especially in the run-in to the end of the season, but they have maintained their discipline.

“When the pressure is on it’s easy for players to ‘lose it’ but they’ve shown great character and have been mentally very strong. They’ve played the game the right way and with a huge amount of commitment and drive.”

The runners-up in the Premier Division were Matlock and Stourbridge while Newcastle Town were deemed to be the best fair play side across all three NPL divisions.