Local sport

  • South Shields fans made up the majority of Ryhope's attendance on Saturday. Image: Twitter/@SouthShieldsFC

    Ryhope CW pleased with South Shields turnout after 2-1 defeat

    March 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Ryhope CW chairman Darren Norton has praised South Shields and their supporters following a season-high crowd of 761 during the Northern League fixture at the Ryhope Recreation Park on Saturday. Colliery Welfare had only played host to three-figure crowds on four occasions this season prior to Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to the FA […]

  • Kingston Park is home to Newcastle's League and Union teams.

    Thunder extend unbeaten start to league season with victory over Ironmen

    March 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Newcastle Thunder were made to work for their 26-20 victory against South Wales Ironmen at The Wern on Sunday. The North East club were 20-12 down at half-time but two converted tries and a penalty goal in the second half saw Mick Mantelli’s men register their third league win from […]

  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Chris Dobey knocked out of German Darts Championship first round in decider

    March 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Chris Dobey bowed out of the German Darts Championship at the first round stage, losing 6-5 to Jamie Bain. The Bedlington thrower led twice in the match and broke Bain’s throw for a 5-4 lead with a wonderful 108 checkout. However, ‘Hollywood’ was unable to grind out the victory, with Bain […]

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

    Easington Colliery cruise to victory against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

    March 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Easington Colliery claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Ryton & Crawcrook Albion on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Jack Pounder, David Paul and Michael Bulmer ensured the Colliers got back to winning ways after last week’s draw with Esh Winning. Manager Paul Frame made two changes from the Esh Winning game […]

  • The two sides are based within minutes of each other.

    Red Star out of the top ten after defeat at home to Sunderland RCA

    March 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Sunderland RCA produced a solid second-half display to beat Seaham Red Star 2-0 at the Ferguson Motor Repair Stadium on Saturday. James Cassidy opened the scoring for RCA in the 62nd minute before the lead was doubled 12 minutes later through Colin Larkin. Due to this result RCA are now level […]

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Foundation of Light head coach hails education programme for Sunderland Scholars

    March 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    With Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars’ National Football Youth League Trophy final against Brighton on the horizon, head coach Martin Jones has praised the education system at the club. The Scholars have had a great first season on the pitch but Jones highlighted the importance of education, which is based at […]

  • Former Easington man Heywood scored the decisive goal against Frame's men last weekend.

    Easington Colliery hoping new signings provide boost ahead of Ryton & Crawcrook clash

    March 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Easington Colliery host Ryton & Crawcrook Albion on Saturday afternoon as the Colliers look to get back to winning ways. Easington now sit ninth in Northern League Division Two while Ryton & Crawcrook Albion are second bottom. Manager Paul Frame was disappointed with last week’s 2-2 draw with Esh Winning […]

  • South Shields made it eight wins on the bounce.

    South Shields boss Fenton to face old side in Brooks Mileson League Cup Final

    March 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton will face his old club North Shields in the final of the Brooks Mileson League Cup. Fenton’s Mariners comfortably saw off 10-man Shildon 4-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final as two goals from Carl Finnigan and Jordan Blinco set up a highly anticipated final with the Robins. […]

  • Gateshead currently sit in the playoff places in the National League. Picture: Gateshead FC.

    Gateshead captain Liam Hogan dreams of play-off spot in push for promotion to Football League

    March 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Gateshead FC captain Liam Hogan says it “would be great on a personal level” for the club to achieve a spot in the National League play-offs. Hogan, who was appointed captain this season after joining from Tranmere Rovers, has been pleased with the recent form his side are currently on, with […]

  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Sunderland and Newcastle fans unite in Bradley Lowery charity match

    March 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    They may be fierce rivals on the pitch, but Sunderland and Newcastle fans are coming together raise awareness of a rare type of cancer – the very same that is affecting five-year-old battler Bradley Lowery. Lowery has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, which mostly affects children […]