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  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland fighter Scope calls out European Champion

    Sunderland fighter Scope calls out European Champion

    April 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s undefeated mixed martial artist Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope claims European Welterweight Champion Walter Gahadza is not fit face him unless he fight someone credible first. Scope, who is fresh off a victory over fourth ranked Ali Arish at Bamma 15, says that Gahadza has been ‘ducking’ fights and doesn’t […]

  • Lewis Rose and Christian Henry on their way to winning heat 8 ahead of Todd Kurtz and Paul Starke. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    North East rivals meet in Speedway League Cup

    April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    North East Speedway team the Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds head to rivals Redcar in the League Cup tonight. The two teams met at Newcastle in the same cup last month, where the Diamonds ran out comfortable 60 – 29 winners. The Diamonds, however, will expect a tougher test when they […]

  • Silksworth in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Silksworth beat Prudhoe with Hodgson rocket

    April 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Silksworth Colliery Welfare secured a 2-1 win at Prudhoe thanks to a 30-yard rocket from Liam Hodgson and a William Crewe strike.  Hodgson opened the scoring just after the half hour mark, before Jake Hall equalised just after the break. Crewe, however, latched onto a ball to deservedly take three […]

  • Paul Starke ahead of Anton Rosen and Lewis Rose during heat 4. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Disappointing week for Newcastle Diamonds

    April 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Last Sunday the Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds lost their third Speedway meeting in four days to cap off a miserable week. The Diamonds began the night with a mountain to climb. Following Friday night’s 59-34 loss away to the Somerset Rebels, Newcastle had to overturn a 25 point deficit to […]

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    Sunderland head to Spurs desperate for points

    April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland travel to Tottenham on Monday night with Gus Poyet’s team desperate for points in their fight against relegation. The Black Cats  sit rock bottom of the Premier League after the weekend results and are seven points adrift of safety. Sunderland have three games in hand over their relegation rivals […]

  • Sunderland RCA in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Sunderland RCA edge closer to survival

    April 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland RCA are not out of the woods yet but they took a gigantic step towards securing their place in the First Division when they defeated Bedlington Terriers in the crucial bottom-five clash on Saturday. David Lee’s side made a dream start as Gavin Barton tapped into the net after […]

  • The Wearside League

    Wearside League title race to go to the wire

    April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    It couldn’’t be closer at the top of the table as leaders Ryhope CW and Stockton Town battle it out for the championship in the Wearside League. Ryhope, the only unbeaten side, were surprisingly held to a draw by third-bottom Gateshead Leam Rangers and are now equal on points with […]