Local sport

  • 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 […]

     
  • Spennymoor are one game away from joining Blyth Spartans in the 
Picture: Twitter @SpennymoorTown

    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 North East side […]

     
  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Junior cricket a priority for Silksworth Cricket Club

    April 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Local cricket has struggled over the past few years for several reasons, one of which being the lack of junior cricketers in the ranks of clubs around the North East. Many of the clubs within the North East Durham Cricket League struggle to field junior sides or may have none […]

     
  • Hebburn Town were blown away in front of their own fans in their season-ending defeat.

    Hebburn miss out on FA Cup spot after heavy season-ending defeat

    April 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Hebburn Town have missed out on an FA Cup place after Blyth Town scored four first half goals in a 5-0 victory at Hebburn on Saturday. Blyth strikers Malky Morien and Gary Day scored two goals each in a first half demolition in the Northern League Division Two. The Hornets […]

     
  • Squash

    Dramatic end to season sees Ashbrooke squash club survive

    April 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

    A miraculous turnaround on the last night of the season saw Ashbrooke squash club avoid relegation from the Northumbria Premier League. The side went into the last game as favourites for the drop, needing to outscore fellow strugglers Newbiggin by 15 points. At home to Alnwick, the Sunderland side did […]

     
  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Sunderland cricket team beaten by Silksworth in pre-season friendly

    April 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    University of Sunderland lost to Silksworth cricket club by 44 runs in a friendly as both sides began preparations for the start of their respective campaigns next week. Lewis Aiken top scored with 34 for Sunderland, with Ben Sims hitting a respectable knock of 22. Daniel Kirtley and David Nunn both […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Promotion-chasing Easington clinched their first win since November last week.

    Easington Colliery end season on a high with comfortable victory at Crook

    April 24, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Easington Colliery ended their 2016-17 season on a high with an impressive 5-1 win at Crook Town on Saturday afternoon. Jack Pounder, Aidan Goodey, Aaron Croft, David Paul and Dylan Elliott all got on the scoresheet as the Colliers ran riot over their west Durham hosts. Pounder headed the Green […]

     
  • Hebburn Town

    Oliver wants more consistency from ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Hebburn

    April 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Hebburn Town go into their last game of the season at home to Blyth Town this Saturday, knowing only a win will guarantee them an FA Cup place next season. Hebburn, who currently sit tenth in the Northern League Division Two, are two points ahead of Northallerton Town with an […]

     
  • Easington suffered last-minute heartbreak in their last outing.

    Easington look to end season on a high at Crook Town

    April 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Easington Colliery play their final game of the season at Crook Town on Saturday afternoon with the Colliers looking to end the season on a high. In a season which could have seen the Colliers contend for promotion, a poor run of form in the winter months wiped away any […]