Local sport

  • Steele calls Silksworth win ‘best ever’

    Steele calls Silksworth win ‘best ever’

    April 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Silksworth Colliery Welfare battled to a deserved 3-1 victory away to local rivals Ryhope to end their season on a high. Rob Hall brought Silksworth back into the game in the second half, scoring direct from a corner, and William Crewe added a double later on to cap a fantastic […]

     
  • Northern League round up – March 26

    Northern League round up – March 26

    April 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    A bumper crowd of 653 joined in the celebrations at The Brewery field when Spennymoor Town clinched the championship and promotion to the Evo-Stik League. Jason Ainsley’s side went into the game needing just one point but managed all three although it was a close call against fourth-top Guisborough Town. […]

     
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    Miserable weekend for underperforming Diamonds

    April 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds lost their opening Premier League match 55-38 against the Berwick New Holland Bandits on Saturday. The return fixture at Newcastle scheduled for yesterday was postponed due to rain. The Diamonds fell behind in heat one as in form David Bellego cruised to the tapes to […]

     
  • Ryhope suffer title set-back as Silksworth win

    Ryhope suffer title set-back as Silksworth win

    April 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Ryhope CW’’s chances of pipping Stockton Town for the championship receded when they were defeated by Silksworth CW in the local derby. Phil Hall headed Ryhope into a 44th-minute lead but after Rob Hall levelled following a corner, it was the former Ryhope player Willie Crew who clinched victory for […]

     
  • Lindgren and Henry racing against Redcar Bear's Stead and Compton. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Newcastle ready to tackle the Bandits

    April 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    North East Speedway team Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds begin their Premier League campaign against the Berwick Bandits this weekend. The Tyneside outfit head to Berwick on Saturday where they hope to pick up their first League points this year, before the teams meet for the reverse fixture at Newcastle on […]

     
  • University Chancellor Cram to help bring success at Rio Olympics

    University Chancellor Cram to help bring success at Rio Olympics

    April 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    University of Sunderland Chancellor Steve Cram has today announced that he has joined the British Athletics Endurance Programme and become an adviser and mentor to the nation’s athletes and coaches. The former 1500m world champion will become a key advisor for guiding and mentoring athletes and coaches. He already coaches […]

     
  • The Wearside League

    Ten-man Ryhope CW defeat Prudhoe Town

    April 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Ryhope CW played with 10 men for almost the entire game at Prudhoe Town last night but still emerged 3-0 winners. Goalkeeper Ryan Graham was sent off after five minutes and James Dunn took over. His first task was to save the resulting penalty taken by Stephen Foster. No doubt […]

     
  • Gahadza explains rivalry with Sunderland fighter Scope

    Gahadza explains rivalry with Sunderland fighter Scope

    April 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Mixed Martial Arts Champion Walter Gahadza has made no bones about his dislike for Sunderland fighter Ryan Scope, and he has now revealed that it all stems from Scope questioning the 26-year-olds reasons for pulling out of a fight. With another big win over Shaun Lomas taking his undefeated record […]

     
  • McDougall: More to come from Sunderland Ladies

    McDougall: More to come from Sunderland Ladies

    April 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Kelly McDougall believes Sunderland’s start to the season should give them confidence that they can compete at the top of the Women’s Super League 2. The midfielder scored an injury time winner against promotion hopefuls Reading at Eppleton CW on Sunday to maintain the Black Cats’ 100% start to the […]

     
  • Ludvig Lindgren looks out for Lewis Kerr during heat 15. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Diamonds crash out of cup despite home win

    April 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds exited the League Cup at the weekend despite running out 49-39 winners against Scunthorpe. Sunday’s meeting turned into a non-event, because other results meant Newcastle would finish the Northern League Cup group outside of the Semi Final places, regardless of beating Scunthorpe. Despite having nothing […]