Articles by: Ben Painter

  • Hartlepool United

    Hartlepool United’s Jack Blackford talks about his loan opportunities in the North East

    April 4, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Jack Blackford has been with Hartlepool United his full career, playing through youth level right up to his first senior contract. On 16 April 2016 Blackford made his professional debut for Hartlepool, being substituted on for Michael Duckworth in the 84th minute in a 2-1 victory at home to York City. Blackford […]

  • South Shields, Darlington 1883 and Seaham all have reserve sides in the league.

    Wearside League’s reserve teams ‘unfair’ says West End player

    December 10, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Should first-team players be allowed to play in the Wearside League for the reserve teams? The Wearside League is home to many teams in and around the North East – Sunderland West End, Jarrow FC and Hartlepool FC to name a few. However, in recent seasons teams from higher divisions have implemented […]

  • Silksworth hope to end year on a high with cup semi-final

    Silksworth hope to end year on a high with cup semi-final

    December 9, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Silksworth take on Prudhoe in the quarter-final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup on Saturday. Colliery Welfare are looking for a win in their last game of 2016 as they look to progress through to the semi-finals in the cup.  First choice goalkeeper Joe Clayton is unavailable for selection, as is back […]