Articles by: Luke Vinton
 

  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Chris Dobey knocked out of German Darts Championship first round in decider

    March 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Chris Dobey bowed out of the German Darts Championship at the first round stage, losing 6-5 to Jamie Bain. The Bedlington thrower led twice in the match and broke Bain’s throw for a 5-4 lead with a wonderful 108 checkout. However, ‘Hollywood’ was unable to grind out the victory, with Bain […]

     
  • Gateshead currently sit in the playoff places in the National League. Picture: Gateshead FC.

    Gateshead captain Liam Hogan dreams of play-off spot in push for promotion to Football League

    March 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Gateshead FC captain Liam Hogan says it “would be great on a personal level” for the club to achieve a spot in the National League play-offs. Hogan, who was appointed captain this season after joining from Tranmere Rovers, has been pleased with the recent form his side are currently on, with […]

     
  • Gateshead currently sit in the playoff places in the National League. Picture: Gateshead FC.

    Gateshead boss Neil Aspin pleased with consistent results after unbeaten streak continues in the National League

    March 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Gateshead manager Neil Aspin feels his side are “getting the results that they deserve” after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches. After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Macclesfield ended their six game winning run, The Heed’s successful form in 2017 has seen the Tyneside club climb into the play-off places […]

     
  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    PDC Darts: Chris Dobey exits UK Open at fourth round stage against Martin Lukeman

    March 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Chris Dobey suffered a 10-5 defeat to Martin Lukeman in the fourth round of the UK Open, blaming his loss on ‘missing too many doubles’. The 26-year-old from Bedlington managed to come from 3-1 down to level at 5-5, before Lukeman rolled off five legs in a row to complete […]

     
  • Hartlepool's Victoria Park was one of a number of the region's grounds to be visited.

    Football fan breaks world record after visiting each of the 93 football league grounds

    February 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Derby County fan Ed Wood set a new world record for watching all 93 league grounds around the UK. After visiting Rochdale’s Spotland, Wood managed to complete his quest to visit all 93 clubs in just 189 days, smashing Ken Ferris’ record of 237 days. Based in Leeds, Wood managed to reclaim the […]

     
  • Sunderland's swimmers performed well but couldn't quite reach the podium.

    Sunderland swimmers miss out on freestyle finals at BUCS Nationals

    February 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Sunderland male and female swimmers failed to reach the finals of the men’s and women’s 50m freestyle on day two of the BUCS Nationals. Hannah Costello and Ashlyn Liddle both finished fourth in their respective 50m freestyle heats before Jack Archer and Blair Wingate finished third and tenth respectively in […]

     
  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Darts ace Chris Dobey qualifies for Coral UK Open third round

    February 14, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Bedlington’s Chris Dobey qualified for this year’s UK Open after competing in six qualifying events to reach the third round in Minehead. The world number 41 confirmed his place at Minehead after reaching the last 16 in the UK Open Qualifier 2, along with a quarter-final defeat to two-time World Champion Gary Anderson in […]

     
  • Van Gerwen was joined by a hot of familiar faces.

    Van Gerwen wins 2016 Nissan Darts Masters

    December 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    World number one Michael van Gerwen was crowned the Lookers Nissan Darts Masters champion after a 5-2 victory over Peter Wright in Sunderland on Friday night. The 2014 World Champion entertained a sell-out crowd at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex as he prevailed in a high-quality field, which included […]

     
  • General view of Alexandra Palace, London. Steve Paston/PA Wire.

    Chris Dobey dreams of PDC World Championship spot

    November 4, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Rising darts star Chris Dobey says it would “mean the world” to him if he was to gain a spot at the 2017 PDC World Championship in December. Dobey, who is currently ranked 54th in the world, will be seeking a place in the prestigious darts tournament and potentially […]

     
  • Sunderland Predators women keep play-off dream alive

    Sunderland Predators women keep play-off dream alive

    April 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Sunderland City Predators women’s volleyball team claimed a vital win against Nottingham Rockets in four sets to close in on a play-off place. Sunderland settled their nerves by taking the first set 25-16 to take the lead in the match. The Wearside club managed to double their lead with a 25-15 […]