Articles by: Chris Thornley

  • GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    January 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Sunderland-born Jack Martin has been rewarded for his great form with a call up to the Great Britain Senior Men’s team for Saturday’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country. Martin, along with Hallamshire’s Andy Heyes, have been called up to replace injured duo Dewi Griffiths and Sam Stabler in the team. Former […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    January 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    As Sunderland prepare for their first league game of 2018 it’s fair to say 2017 was not a vintage year for Sunderland Association Football Club. Relegation from the Premier League was followed by a poor start to life in the Championship. However, there are signs of positivity under Chris Coleman’s stewardship. This week’s […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Every player to represent Sunderland in 2017

    SportsByte Quiz: Every player to represent Sunderland in 2017

    January 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

    With 2017 now over here at SportsByte we have compiled a quiz to challenge your knowledge of the players to represent the Black Cats during the year. Can you remember as far back as Sunderland’s first game of the year? A 2-2 draw with Liverpool at the Stadium of Light back […]

  • The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    With the festive period beginning, here at SportsByte we take a look at the best sport on this Christmas and where the action is taking place. Sunderland AFC Fresh from their first home win since December 2016 the Black Cats will be full of confidence going into the hectic Christmas […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland’s defeat at home on December 2 means they are one game away from having the unenviable record of going a full 365 days without a home win. Can you name the previous 21 teams Sunderland have failed to beat at home since their victory over Watford in December 2016?

  • Cameron Boyek (second from right) celebrates with his GB teammates

    Boyek takes gold as North East trio shine at Euro’s

    December 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Shildon athlete Cameron Boyek returned to Great Britain action on Sunday with a gold in the Senior Mixed Relay at the European Cross Country Championships  in Samorin, Slovakia. Boyek, the recent winner of the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships, ran the second leg and moved Great Britain into the lead […]

  • FA Cup

    FA Cup: where and when to see Sunderland’s 3rd round draw

    December 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Tonight see’s the draw for the third round of the FA Cup where Sunderland enter the competition alongside their fellow Championship sides and the 20 Premier League clubs. Teams from the top two divisions join the remaining 20 lower league sides from the second round of the FA Cup with the draw […]

  • Durham's Michael Richardson during the Specsavers County Championship, Division Two match at Queen's Park, Chesterfield.

    Durham fixtures announced for 2018 campaign

    November 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    The fixtures for the 2018 Specsavers County Championship Division Two season have been announced and sees Durham begin their campaign at home to Kent. Durham, who finished one place off the bottom in ninth in 2017 having been docked 48 points following a financial bailout by the England and Wales Cricket Board, will host Kent […]

  • Sunderland 3rds in action against York St John last season

    Sunderland 3rds eye redemption in the cup

    October 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s Football 3rds head to York St. John 3rds in search of redemption in the cup. Sunderland narrowly lost their varsity fixture against York St. John 3rds in Clash of the Minsters at the beginning of the month and will be hoping to exact revenge when […]

  • Sunderland men's firsts suffered a disappointing defeat to Hull.

    Sunderland 3rds suffer defeat to Hull

    February 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    University of Sunderland men’s football third team suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to University of Hull fourths on Wednesday. After a victory in their last outing, this defeat was disappointing as they missed the chance to leapfrog Hull into second place in the BUCS table. At 2-0 down Matt Gibson reduced […]