Articles by: Mark Donnelly

  • Dixon had been on the sidelines for almost two years. Photo: Facebook/Susan Gutteridge and Craig McNair.

    Durham’s Dixon makes return to action that she feared may never come

    April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    It’s been a long two years for Caroline Dixon. After suffering a long-term injury at the end of the 2014 FA Women’s Super League season, numerous set backs saw the versatile player miss over two years of action. But she returned to the Durham Women FC side in their victory against […]

  • Durham sit top of the WSL2 with a game in hand. Photos: Facebook, Susan Gutteridge and Craig McNair.

    Durham Women return to WSL 2 summit with win over Brighton

    April 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Durham Women climbed back to the top of FA WSL 2 with a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Sarah Wilson headed home the only goal of the game after 18 minutes to hand her side the three points in  a game they dominated throughout. The Wildcats […]

  • Durham found a leveller before Doncaster struck in the final moments. Picture:  Facebook/Susan Gutteridge.

    Durham Women suffer late heartbreak at Doncaster Belles

    April 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Durham Women fell to defeat for the first time this season after conceding in the last minute against Doncaster Rovers Belles. Having fallen behind to Christie Murray’s first-half strike, the Wildcats levelled after the break as Becky Salicki headed home. But their hopes of taking a deserved point were dashed when […]

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe reacts with dejection to another defeat.

    Black Cats go in search of vital three points against Manchester United

    April 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    If it’s not over until the Fat Lady sings, then she’s definitely warming up her vocal chords around the Stadium of Light. Back-to-back defeats in the past week have seen Sunderland remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, and time is running out. The Black Cats are […]

  • Zoe Ness complete's Durham's comeback late on against Oxford United. Picture: Susan Gutteridge

    Durham Women stay top of FA WSL 2 with late victory over Oxford United

    April 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Zoe Ness’ late winner saw Durham Women retain their unbeaten start to the season thanks to a 2-1 victory over Oxford United Women. Ness slotted home three minutes from time to seal victory after Durham were forced to come from behind after Ellie Noble’s goal at the start of the second […]

  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (centre) reacts during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Sunderland travel to Watford looking to end goal drought

    April 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Winless in four and without a goal in that period. Recent results don’t make happy reading for Sunderland fans. The Black Cats are still rooted to the foot of the Premier League and face an important month of April with six games – including the visit of Manchester United and […]

  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (centre) reacts during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Five things we learnt: Sunderland 0-0 Burnely

    March 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Two points dropped or a point gained? That seemed to be the general debate as supporters exited the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. For it seemed a missed opportunity for the Black Cats who, while far from dominating the game, had opportunities to put their visitors to bed. In a […]

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes (left) talks tactics to 	Sebastian Larsson. PA Images.

    Sunderland braced for relegation six-pointer against Burnley

    March 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    We’re well and truly into the business end of the season now, and Sunderland are preparing to welcome Burnley to the Stadium of Light in a relegation six-pointer. Games are running out for Sunderland, who are still rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and desperately need points if they […]

  • Durham took a draw from a tight affair in Watford.

    Durham Women maintain unbeaten start with draw at Watford

    March 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Durham Women maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a draw against Watford Ladies on Sunday. In testing conditions, the Wildcats battled through the first half before taking the lead through Emily Roberts ten minutes after the break. But the lead was short lived as Rinsola Babajdie equalised only […]

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe appears dejected after the final whistle.

    Five things we learned: Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City

    March 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

    In what was perhaps an expected defeat on Sunday, Sunderland remained rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after losing out to big-spending Manchester City. While at times there were glimpses of promise, it looked for large parts as if there was a lack of belief and desire from the Black Cats. […]