Articles by: Daniel Fowler

  • Basketball

    BUCS Basketball: Sunderland overcome tough Leeds test

    October 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    University of Sunderland basketball made it two wins from two in the Northern 3B division with a 69-64 victory against Leeds Beckett. Both sides held double-digit leads during the game but the teams were well-matched and it proved to be an entertaining tie at CitySpace. Theodoros Axiorlis and Hilo Silva […]

  • Both sides have been in close-knit matches this season.

    Karpinskas: Leeds Beckett are ‘one of the best teams’ in Northern 3B

    October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    University of Sunderland basketball captain Dom Karpinskas has given high praise to Leeds Beckett ahead of tomorrow’s fixture between the two sides. Sunderland got off to a winning start last week with a 70-62 victory over local rivals Teesside while Leeds didn’t play. Karpinskas, who showed his quality with an impressive performance on […]

  • Coach Brian Calder knows improvement is needed

    Calder reacts to Sunderland basketball’s opening night win

    October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

    University of Sunderland basketball coach Brian Calder was in an upbeat mood after his side started their league campaign with victory over Teesside at CitySpace. Despite a complacent final quarter, which saw Teesside move to within single digits of the hosts, Sunderland had enough in the locker to gain the […]

  • Both sides have been in close-knit matches this season.

    Sunderland Basketball 1sts beat rivals Teesside

    October 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    University of Sunderland Basketball 1sts marked the start of their Northern 3B campaign with a 70-62 victory against Teesside University at CitySpace on Wednesday. Led by the scoring of Domantas Karpinskas and Charles Sayers, Sunderland managed to fight off a late comeback from the visitors, whose point guard had an […]

  • South Shields celebrate winning the Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

    South Shields claim FA Vase glory against Cleethorpes

    May 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    South Shields wrapped up a dream season by beating Cleethorpes Town 4-0 to win the FA Vase at Wembley.  Carl Finnigan’s penalty in the 43rd minute put Shields into a deserved lead after Gavin Cogdon was fouled by Tim Lowe.  Three goals in the final ten minutes sealed the win for […]

  • Thunder had a solid start to their season but haven't kept up their form. Picture: Twitter @ThunderRugby.

    Thunder drop out of playoffs after loss to Whitehaven

    May 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Newcastle Thunder’s slide down the table continued at the weekend as they were beaten 34-20 by Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground. Scott McAvoy scored twice for the hosts while Steve Roper kicked four goals from five attempts as the Cumbrian club secured revenge against Thunder, who beat Carl Forster’s side […]

  • Chandler began his career with Sunderland.

    Jamie Chandler glad to have ‘grasped opportunity’ as Sunderland Scholars assistant

    May 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Sunderland Scholars assistant Jamie Chandler has expressed his delight with his first year as coach of the Foundation of Light side. The Spennymoor Town midfielder, who has had a great year on the pitch with his side winning promotion, talked to SportsByte about how much he has enjoyed his role with […]

  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Thunder look to stop rot away at Whitehaven

    May 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Newcastle Thunder will look to end a three game losing streak in all competitions when they travel to Whitehaven this weekend. Mick Mantelli’s side lost two matches against North Wales Crusaders – one in the league and the other in the League 1 Cup – before suffering a heavy defeat in […]

  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Newcastle Thunder outclassed by high flying Raiders

    April 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Newcastle Thunder were beaten 50-6 against Barrow Raiders at Kingston Park in the fifth round of League 1 matches on Friday. Barrow had eight different try-scorers in a great performance from Paul Crarey’s side while Tom Shaw’s 55th minute converted try represented the only points Newcastle could muster. Thunder were down to […]

  • Kingston Park is home to Newcastle's League and Union teams.

    Thunder play host to joint-top Barrow Raiders

    April 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Newcastle Thunder’s Good Friday fixture sees Barrow Raiders travel to Kingston Park, hoping to extend their winning start to the season. Barrow are second in League 1, but have the same amount of points as table-toppers Toronto Wolfpack. They beat Workington Town 26-10 in round four while Thunder were handed their […]