Spartans’ Spots Stolen!

Northern Premier League club Blyth Spartans have been victim to a crime dubbed “the silliest in nonleague football.” Some opportunistic thief has stolen their penalty and centre spots!

Club chairman Tony Platten suspects the theft could be the work of either a disgruntled fan or someone with a grudge against the club. Speaking to the local paper, Mr Platten said:

“We have had a couple of break-ins and minor pilfering but nothing as illogical as taking the centre circle. This is just the sort of crazy thing that happens in non-league football. I doubt we will find out who did it. They might be in someone’s garden by now with flowers planted in the middle.”

Despite last week’s theft – which left big holes in the pitch – Spartans still managed to stage their NPL Premier Division match against AFC Fylde on Saturday, with the visitors netting a late equaliser – from a penalty!


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on March 3, 2014, in UTL Archive and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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