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  • Ryhope CW thrashed at home by North Shields

    Ryhope CW thrashed at home by North Shields

    January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Ryhope CW lost 6-2 at home to North Shields in their first Northern League Division One encounter for three weeks following a period of postponements. Colliery Welfare took the lead in the 5th minute through debutant Micky Rae, but North Shields responded five minutes later through Dean Holmes before taking […]

  • Easington suffered last-minute heartbreak in their last outing.

    Easington Colliery climb table with Whickham win

    January 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Easington Colliery came from behind to claim a league double over Whickham on Thursday night with a 3-2 win which moves them up to 11th in the table. Only eight days after the Colliers had knocked Whickham out of the Durham Challenge Cup, goals from Jack Pounder, Liam Adamson and Shane O’Brien […]

  • Lynden Gooch, one of Sunderland's young talents that have made an impact this season

    Evaluating the impact of Sunderland’s youngsters

    January 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    A mixture of injuries and a lack of transfer window activity has led to Sunderland’s young charges gaining much needed first team exposure this season. There have been plenty of positives to take from the youngsters performances this season and we’ll be looking at the individual impact of each player so […]

  • Newcastle Falcons Sinoti Sinoti runs in to score during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Falcons begin year with victory over champions Exeter

    January 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Newcastle Falcons started the new year where they had left off in 2017 with an impressive 28-20 victory in the Aviva Premiership over defending champions and league leaders Exeter Chiefs at Kingston Park on Sunday. Falcons were unbeaten in the final month of 2017 and have now stretched their winning […]

  • Stoneman likely to keep his place ahead of New Zealand tour

    Stoneman likely to keep his place ahead of New Zealand tour

    January 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Gateshead born Mark Stoneman has received the backing of England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of England’s upcoming Test series with New Zealand. Opening batsman Stoneman endured a mixed Ashes series after a positive start to the tour where he scored three fifties and a century during England’s warm up matches before […]

  • Sunderland's Marc Wilson after the defeat during the FA Cup, third round match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

    Preview: Sunderland aiming to bounce back from cup exit against Cardiff

    January 10, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Sunderland travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City as they aim to put Saturday’s FA Cup disappointment behind them. The Black Cats crashed out of the competition at the 3rd Round stage for the third successive season with a 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Chris Coleman’s men […]

  • Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Sunderland yesterday announced that Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined them on loan until the end of the season. Here at SportsByte we look at Clarke-Salter’s story so far and what he could bring to a Sunderland side rooted to the foot of the Championship table. Born in Carshalton the […]

  • GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    January 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Sunderland-born Jack Martin has been rewarded for his great form with a call up to the Great Britain Senior Men’s team for Saturday’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country. Martin, along with Hallamshire’s Andy Heyes, have been called up to replace injured duo Dewi Griffiths and Sam Stabler in the team. Former […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    January 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    As Sunderland prepare for their first league game of 2018 it’s fair to say 2017 was not a vintage year for Sunderland Association Football Club. Relegation from the Premier League was followed by a poor start to life in the Championship. However, there are signs of positivity under Chris Coleman’s stewardship. This week’s […]

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

    Easington Colliery succumb to Thornaby defeat despite Pounder brace

    January 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Easington Colliery were beaten 4-2 at Thornaby on Saturday afternoon despite a brace from Jack Pounder. Pounder had fired the Colliers into a surprise lead but two fortuitous goals from Stephen Morrison and Connor Smith put the hosts ahead. Matthew Robinson extended Thornaby’s lead just before half-time but the Colliers improved […]