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  • Seaham continue winning run and look forward to cup action

    Seaham continue winning run and look forward to cup action

    October 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Seaham Red Star were able to make it nine league wins in a row at the weekend, after a 1-0 victory away to Northallerton Town. Liam McBryde scored the only goal of the game for The Star with a header from a corner. The win keeps Seaham third in the […]

  • Westoe struggling to “turn pressure into points”

    Westoe struggling to “turn pressure into points”

    October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Westoe Director of Rugby Andy Howells was again ruing his side’s inability to take their opportunities after losing 38-16 to Sandal last Saturday. Howells said: “There were a lot of good things out there today but we just couldn’t turn pressure into points. It’s something we’ve struggled with all year […]

  • Sunderland Mens Rugby 1sts scrum down last year.

    Stewart happy to see Irish international coach reinstated

    October 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    University of Sunderland Men’s Rugby first team captain Andrew Stewart has said he is delighted to see former coach Juliet Short back in charge. The Ireland international took charge of the team last year and will be looking to build on the team’s recent good form. “Juliet coming back in is […]

  • Danny King in action. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Difficult speedway season for the King of Diamonds

    October 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds number one Danny King has revealed he is relieved that his 2014 season has finally come to an end after enduring a turbulent campaign. The Great Britain international joined the Tyneside outfit in May following the closure of his Elite League side Birmingham. Although King has […]

  • Seaton Carew in action last season

    Boldon’s form continues with win over Hordon

    October 27, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Boldon continued their fine run of form with a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Hordon CW in the Wearside Football League on Saturday. The deadlock was finally broken from the penalty spot after a largely uneventful first-half. MacLeod was judged to have handled the ball underneath his own crossbar following a […]

  • Sunderland Ladies win title and promotion

    Sunderland Ladies win title and promotion

    October 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Sunderland Ladies ended the season as champions after victory at Millwall saw them also promoted to the Women’s Super League 1. Kelly McDougall put Mick Mulhern’s side ahead in the first-half before Rachel Furness, Keira Ramshaw and Abbey Joice scored in a dominant second period. Sunderland’s main rivals throughout the […]

  • Sunderland looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeats (Picture by Mark Davies)

    “Great bunch” of new players to improve Predators

    October 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Sunderland City Predators boss Keith Sowden hopes his set of new players will give them a boost ahead of the coming season. The side lost some key men at the tail end of the last term but Sowden feels they have been adequately replaced for the new campaign. He said: […]

  • Silksworth bounce back with victory over Seaton

    Silksworth bounce back with victory over Seaton

    October 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Silksworth CW returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Seaton Carew on Saturday. Liam Gill grabbed his 21st goal of the season early in the second half, before Steven Bagshaw ensured Silksworth picked up their first win since October 1st. Silksworth vice-chairman David Steele was pleased with the […]

  • Ryhope CW celebrate earlier this season.

    Birtley beaten by on-song Ryhope

    October 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ryhope extended their winning league run to four matches with a convincing 4-1 win away to Birtley Town. Three second half goals from Stephen Francis, Jack Pounder and Paul Braithwaite meant Ryhope picked up another three points to see them move up to fourth in the league. Richard Hodgson’s penalty […]

  • Jarrow Roofing lost their unbeaten run at the hands of Newton Aycliffe

    Jarrow Roofing ease past Bishop Auckland

    October 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Jarrow Roofing stretched their unbeaten run to nine games as a Dan Kirkup goal gave them the points over Bishop Auckland. The captain led by example at the heart of the Roofing defence, putting in a gritty performance to keep the in form Two Blues at bay. His attacking […]