Local sport

  • Liverpool were better than us admits Laws

    Liverpool were better than us admits Laws

    April 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Sunderland goalkeeper Rachael Laws took positives from Sunday’s FA Cup defeat to former club Liverpool, despite admitting the visitors were better on the day. Goals from Martha Harris and Natasha Dowie saw off a determined Sunderland who did battle hard but couldn’t match the Women’s Super League champions’ quality. “Liverpool […]

  • Easington fight back to earn draw with Silksworth

    Easington fight back to earn draw with Silksworth

    April 15, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Silksworth CW let a two-goal lead slip and had to settle for a draw in last night’s Wearside League game at Easington Colliery. The Wearsiders made a dream start, scoring twice in the first seven minutes. Culpable defending allowed Andrew Place to nip in and score at the near post […]

  • Sunderland's Abbey Holmes in action against Liverpool last season. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Sunderland knocked out of FA Cup by Liverpool

    April 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Sunderland Ladies’s FA Cup campaign ended in defeat as a dominant Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners to reach the Quarter-Finals. Martha Harris capitalised on poor defending not long before half-time with a rasping close range finish, before Natasha Dowie made the victory secure mid-way through the second-half to condemn the Black […]

  • Wearside League round up – April 12

    Wearside League round up – April 12

    April 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Saturday’s game between Ryhope CW and Stockton Town will be crucial in deciding the destination of the Wearside League title. Both teams won at the weekend, leaving the Teessiders three points ahead of their Wearside rivals. Both teams have played the same number of games. Ryhope maintained their challenge with […]

  • Jamie Moore becomes Kickboxing World Champion at EFC8

    Jamie Moore becomes Kickboxing World Champion at EFC8

    April 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    South Shields kickboxer Jamie Moore became the world super-heavyweight champion after beating Italian Giacomo Paterni on Saturday.

  • Seaton Carew in action last season

    Boldon suffer heavy defeat to Seaton Carew

    April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Craig Weatherill scored twice as Boldon CA suffered a 4-0 loss against Seaton Carew at the Boldon Colliery Welfare ground. Joe Osborne opened the scoring five minutes in with a diving header, then a Weatherill double extended Carew’s lead. One minute before the end, Ben Wignall secured all three points […]

  • Seaham take on strugglers Ryton

    Seaham take on strugglers Ryton

    April 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Seaham Red Star take on bottom of the league Ryton and Crawcrook Albion at home on Saturday hoping to continue their recent good form. Ryton are bottom of the Northern League Division two with 5 points between them and second bottom Esh Winning with a four match advantage over their […]

  • Ryhope hope that everything will be in place for them to pass the Northern League inspection on Friday

    Ryhope pass Northern League inspection

    April 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Chairman Darren Norton said he was delighted as Ryhope’s Recreational Park was approved by the Northern League meaning they will return subject to their final Wearside League position. There are currently no other teams in the Wearside League that have also successfully passed the Northern League’s inspection “It’s been a […]

  • More twists in battle for Northern League title

    More twists in battle for Northern League title

    April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    There were further twists and turns last night in the battle for the Ebac Northern League championship. Shildon missed the chance to go top when they were beaten at home by fourth-placed Guisborough Town who mathematically are themselves still in the race. Early in the second half top scorer Danny […]

  • Ryhope concede unbeaten League record

    Ryhope concede unbeaten League record

    April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Ryhope CW conceded the last unbeaten record in the Wearside League when third-top Redcar Athletic won by a single goal on Wearside. With just six minutes on the clock, good build-up play stretched the home defence and top marksman Adam Preston fired past goalkeeper Ryan Graham. Ryhope dropped back to […]