Articles by: Luke Vinton

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Foundation of Light Sunderland Scholars coach Martin Jones aiming to continue successful scheme

    May 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars head coach Martin Jones has hailed the ‘fantastic’ first year of the programme and hopes the project will continue to develop. The squad are currently top of the Under 19 National Football Youth League and will face Brighton and Hove Albion’s Community side in the NYFL Trophy final […]

  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

  • Spennymoor are in the hat for the FA Cup first round. Andrew Ferguson.

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praises performance after Northern Premier League play-off final victory

    May 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praised his side’s performance after their Northern Premier League play-off final 1-0 win over Stourbridge. Robert Ramshaw’s 30th minute strike was the difference as the Moors joined Blyth Spartans in securing a place in next year’s National League North. Former Sunderland midfielder Chandler was delighted to achieve promotion in his debut season at the […]

  • Spennymoor are one game away from joining Blyth Spartans in the 
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    Spennymoor Town reach Northern Premier League play-off final with win over Nantwich

    April 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Spennymoor Town defeated Nantwich Town 2-0 on Tuesday night to reach the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off final. The Moors overcame poor weather conditions at The Brewery Field to set up a play-off final clash with Stourbridge after second-half goals from Kallum Griffiths and Andrew Johnson. The victory leaves the […]

  • Gary Wilson will be met by Ronnie O'Sullivan on his Crucible debut.

    Gary Wilson to face Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Snooker Championship first round

    April 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    North East snooker star Gary Wilson will make his Crucible debut against five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last 32 of the World Snooker Championship. Wilson, from Wallsend, qualified for the prestigious event after winning three gruelling matches, including making his second career maximum 147 break in his opening […]

  • West Allotment

    West Allotment Celtic to resign from the Northern League after increased ground rent

    April 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

    West Allotment Celtic are set to resign from the Northern League at the end of the season – due to the “disaster” of an increased annual rent of their home ground. West Allotment, currently playing at Whitley Park, are faced with a 67 per cent rent increase from owners, the Northumberland FA – […]

  • 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 deciding leg

    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 during 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 his side’s recent form, after seven wins in their […]

  • 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 they deserve” after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches. Although 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 of the […]

  • 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

    North East darts star 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 […]