Player in Focus: Stephen Turnbull (Alex Eden)

Stephen Turbull

Stephen Turnbull

 

DOB: 07/01/1987

Position: Central Midfield

Current Club: Blyth Spartans

Previous Clubs: Hartlepool, Bury, Rochdale, Gateshead, Harrogate Town, Bayswater City and Shildon.

The loyal Spartans midfielder knows as ste or twinny to his peers is currently in his fourth term at the club. During his four seasons he has so far made over 100 appearances for Blyth.

 

Stephen, the younger brother of Gateshead midfielder Phil, started his career at the youth

academy in Hartlepool with Phil. He went to make his debut for the club in appearing 22 times for Pools the following season. His success in the side earnt him a chance to further prove his ability as he joined Busy on loan in 2006. This was perhaps an time that Stephen and Bury fans will want to forget as he played in the side’s FA cup replay win against Chester despite the fact that he was ineligible. Subsequently Bury were thrown out of the competition with Turnbull later recalled to parent club Hartlepool, before being sent out on loan again to Rochdale.

 

Stephen was released by Hartlepool in 2008. He joined Gateshead, reuniting him with his

brother again. Although things didn’t materialise with Turnbull let go by the club at the end of

the season.

 

It was here when things started to pick up. Blyth dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s for Turnbull in summer 2009. He was awarded the 2010/2011 supporters player of the year award as well as being the ‘Port of Blyth Player of the Month’ in both August and September 2010. Not only that but Stephen is also part of the 100 club members at Blyth.

Blyth Spartans have been famous over the years for beating ‘the big boys’ in football having

reached the first round proper of the FA cup on 31 occasions in the clubs history.

 

They were up to their old tricks again in this years FA Cup where they beat Hartlepool before coming very close to doing the same against Birmingham in the 3rd round proper having been 2-0 up at halftime before surrendering their lead to BIrmingham and losing 3-2 at full time to their football league opposition. Stephen even managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the Hartlepool match, as he grabbed an second half equaliser with a superb free kick against his former club.

DOB: 07/01/1987

Position: Central Midfield

Current Club: Blyth Spartans

Previous Clubs: Hartlepool, Bury, Rochdale, Gateshead, Harrogate Town, Bayswater City and Shildon.

 

The loyal Spartans midfielder knows as ste or twinny to his peers is currently in his fourth term at the club. During his four seasons he has so far made over 100 appearances for Blyth.

 

Stephen, the younger brother of Gateshead midfielder Phil, started his career at the youth

academy in Hartlepool with Phil. He went to make his debut for the club in appearing 22 times for Pools the following season. His success in the side earnt him a chance to further prove his ability as he joined Busy on loan in 2006. This was perhaps an time that Stephen and Bury fans will want to forget as he played in the side’s FA cup replay win against Chester despite the fact that he was ineligible. Subsequently Bury were thrown out of the competition with Turnbull later recalled to parent club Hartlepool, before being sent out on loan again to Rochdale.

 

Stephen was released by Hartlepool in 2008. He joined Gateshead, reuniting him with his

brother again. Although things didn’t materialise with Turnbull let go by the club at the end of

the season.

 

It was here when things started to pick up. Blyth dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s for Turnbull in summer 2009. He was awarded the 2010/2011 supporters player of the year award as well as being the ‘Port of Blyth Player of the Month’ in both August and September 2010. Not only that but Stephen is also part of the 100 club members at Blyth.

Blyth Spartans have been famous over the years for beating ‘the big boys’ in football having

reached the first round proper of the FA cup on 31 occasions in the clubs history.

 

They were up to their old tricks again in this years FA Cup where they beat Hartlepool before coming very close to doing the same against Birmingham in the 3rd round proper having been 2-0 up at halftime before surrendering their lead to BIrmingham and losing 3-2 at full time to their football league opposition. Stephen even managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the Hartlepool match, as he grabbed an second half equaliser with a superb free kick against his former club.

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