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  • Preview: Sunderland host Hull City

    Preview: Sunderland host Hull City

    January 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Sunderland return to action on Saturday at home to Hull City with the Black Cats looking to return to winning ways in the Championship. After a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Cardiff last weekend Chris Coleman will be hoping for a reaction from his squad against a Hull City side […]

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    Sunderland student Uzokwe “over the moon” after scoring on European debut

    January 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    University of Sunderland pharmacy student Simon Uzokwe capped a fantastic start to the year with a try scoring European debut in a week where he signed an extension to his contract with Newcastle Falcons. Flanker Uzokwe, in his final year of a pharmacy degree at the University of Sunderland, made […]

  • GB’s Jack Martin disappointed with showing at Edinburgh Cross Country

    GB’s Jack Martin disappointed with showing at Edinburgh Cross Country

    January 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Sunderland born Jack Martin was left disappointed with his performance for Great Britain in the Senior Men’s race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on Saturday after illness had effected his build up. The former Sunderland Harrier, making his second appearance, for Great Britain said: “It was touch and go as […]

  • Easington could leapfrog Whickham on Saturday.

    Depleted Easington Colliery exit League Cup at Seaham

    January 17, 2018 at 11:38 am

    A depleted Easington Colliery side were knocked out of the Northern League Cup with a 4-1 defeat at First Division Seaham Red Star on Tuesday night. The Colliers were missing several key players including the likes of Chris Pearson, Shaun Smith and Jack Pounder and a squad of only 13 […]

  • Seaham Red Star were up against Steve Harmison's Ashington.

    Seaham Red Star joint-manager Chris McCabe looking for “positive reaction” in Easington clash

    January 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Seaham Red Star joint-manager Chris McCabe says he is looking for a “positive reaction” in Tuesday’s League Cup 3rd round clash at home to Division 2 side Easington Colliery. McCabe’s side beat Division 2 side Darlington Railway Athletic 4-0 in the previous round back in November, and they’ve only played […]

  • Manager Gary Pearson (left).

    “We need to start building the club off the pitch” Ryhope manager Gary Pearson’s North Shields reaction

    January 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

    More than the 6-2 defeat was on the agenda in Gary Pearson’s post match interview, with the Ryhope manager hinting at off field investment and a possible flurry of signings. Speaking following the poor result on Saturday, the manager said: “The club’s growing, it’s going in the right direction. I […]

  • Michael Bulmer nets Easington's third to round off an impressive display.

    Easington Colliery fall to Jarrow defeat

    January 16, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Easington Colliery dropped to 13th in Northern League Division Two with a 4-1 defeat to Jarrow FC on Saturday afternoon. The game turned on a dubious second half penalty and Jarrow ran out comfortable winners in the end. An unfortunate own goal put the Colliers behind in only the third […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Can you name every Sunderland manager since 1970?

    SportsByte Quiz: Can you name every Sunderland manager since 1970?

    January 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Since the start of 1970 Sunderland have had 37 permanent or caretaker managers, this week’s SportsByte quiz challenges you to name all 37. Can you remember the caretaker boss that took charge of one game during the 1983-84 season? Can you name every one of the managers that helped Sunderland’s […]

  • Ryhope CW suffer North Shields thrashing

    Ryhope CW suffer North Shields thrashing

    January 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    A debut brace from Michael Rae wasn’t enough for Ryhope CW as they crashed to a 6-2 defeat against North Shields. Rae had put Ryhope ahead inside the first minute, but Shields responded quickly and were shortly level with a Dean Holmes strike beating the keeper. Both sides then had […]

  • Ryhope CW thrashed at home by North Shields

    Ryhope CW thrashed at home by North Shields

    January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Ryhope CW lost 6-2 at home to North Shields in their first Northern League Division One encounter for three weeks following a period of postponements. Colliery Welfare took the lead in the 5th minute through debutant Micky Rae, but North Shields responded five minutes later through Dean Holmes before taking […]