Articles by: Edward Painter
 

  • Sunderland Spartans mid-season review: What we have learnt so far

    Sunderland Spartans mid-season review: What we have learnt so far

    December 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    With Sunderland Spartans having reached the midway point in their season, below are four key issues which head coach Pete Nichol will need to address before their next game on January 28. The size of the squad With such a small pool of players to pick a starting eleven from, […]

     
  • Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sunderland Spartans failed to score for the second time this season as they lost 35-0 to Edinburgh Napier Knights. In their last game before the Christmas break, the Spartans also lost QB Trevor Hill early in the fourth quarter to a shoulder injury, leaving back-up QB Mark Daniel Laing to […]

     
  • Spartans march on in search of second win

    Spartans march on in search of second win

    December 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Sunderland Spartans are hoping to keep up the momentum as they march on in search of their second win of the season. The Spartans will be hosting the Edinburgh Napier Knights on December 3 at Druids Park, hoping that last weeks win against Northumbria Mustangs will prove to be […]

     
  • Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    November 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    An injury-hit Sunderland Spartans held off the Northumbria Mustangs spirited comeback to secure their first win of the season. A converted touchdown in the second quarter and a safety in the third was just enough to keep the Mustangs at bay which, despite their late-game charge, saw the final score […]

     
  • Poor start continues as the Spartans lose on the road to Hull Sharks

    Poor start continues as the Spartans lose on the road to Hull Sharks

    November 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      The Sunderland Spartans continued their poor start to the season after falling 24-16 in Hull to the Sharks. In a tightly contested game, the Spartans were boosted by the return of QB Trevor Hill after his suspension, meaning that head coach Pete Nichol could return to the touchline and […]

     
  • Spartans shut out as they lose to Glasgow Tigers

    Spartans shut out as they lose to Glasgow Tigers

    November 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Sunderland Spartans suffered a heavy defeat on the opening day of the season, losing 42-0 to a Glasgow Tigers side who many are tipping for glory. The Spartans, with head coach Pete Nichol filling in at quarterback in place of the suspended Trevor Hill, struggled to contain an explosive […]

     
  • Spartans fall short as they lose pre-season opener to Manchester Tyrants

    Spartans fall short as they lose pre-season opener to Manchester Tyrants

    October 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    A fourth quarter rally was not enough for the Sunderland Spartans as they were defeated 16-6 by the Manchester Tyrants in wet and windy conditions yesterday. The game was a tale of two halves, as the Spartans struggled initially to get a foothold in the game, soon finding themselves two […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans (in black) against Newcastle last season. Picture credit: Ganesh Rao

    Training camp concludes as Spartans begin quest for glory

    October 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

    The University of Sunderland’s American Football team, the Spartans, wrapped up their training camp schedule this week, at the Raich Carter Sports Centre, in preparation for their pre-season opener away at Manchester Tyrants. Having narrowly avoided relegation last season from the BUCS 1A North Division, the Spartans will hope that […]