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  • Marty McCormack took the RAC Rally win. Photo Credit: @Steven Batey

    McCormack Rallies To Roger Albert Clark Win

    December 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    British Rally Championship front-runner Marty McCormack claimed the victory in last weekends Roger Albert Clark Rally, which featured stages across the North East. McCormack, who was competing in his Ford Escort MK2 in the UK for the first time in four years, took the win ahead of Matthew Robinson and […]

  • Sunderland 1st’s end year on a low with defeat to Durham

    Sunderland 1st’s end year on a low with defeat to Durham

    December 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The final game of 2017 was one to forget for the University of Sunderland Men’s Football 1st’s as they were thrashed once again at home in the BUCS Northern 4B league. The result now means Sunderland have conceded four or more goals in four of their last seven games. The home […]

  • Birmingham City's Sam Gallagher

    Three players who could replace Lewis Grabban if he was to leave

    December 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    It is looking more and more likely with every passing day that Lewis Grabban will be recalled by Bournemouth in January. Grabban has been Sunderland’s brightest spark in a pretty dull season. So, who could Chris Coleman look to bring in for the last six months of the season if the […]

  • Kirk Shepherd celebrates beating Wayne Mardle 6-4 during the semi-final of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London.

    Flashback to THREE memorable giant killings at Alexandra Palace

    December 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Chris Dobey enters this years darts World Championships in form – but Phil Taylor stands in his way of a place in the second round.  The year ending tournament has provided us with some of the sports greatest upsets over the last decade. The Bedlington thrower can take comfort from […]

  • Easington Colliery AFC: Mid-season review

    Easington Colliery AFC: Mid-season review

    December 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Following a change of manager and a full squad overhaul, it has been a busy opening half of the season for Easington Colliery AFC. An unrecognisable squad turned out for the first pre-season friendly against Silksworth CW and the loyal support were worried about what the season would hold. Starting the […]

  • Sports Booth Episode 6 – Sunderland’s unexpected point at Wolves, non-league, and more football discussion

    Sports Booth Episode 6 – Sunderland’s unexpected point at Wolves, non-league, and more football discussion

    December 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    The Sports Booth bring you another round-up of all the footballing happening around the North East. Nestor Watach is presenting for the first time, and he’s joined by regular Roker Reporters Connor Bromley and James Copley, plus there’s a debut for Valentino Komusar. We start with Sunderland’s unexpected point away to Wolves […]

  • Slessor through to Scottish Open second round

    Slessor through to Scottish Open second round

    December 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor booked his place in the second round of the Scottish Open for the first time, after beating Scotland’s Rhys Clark 4-2 on Tuesday. Clark set the tone of the match with a quick-fire start, winning the first frame 64-15, with Slessor struggling to get going. Slessor then responded perfectly, […]

  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood

    Falcons v Dragons: Match Preview

    December 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Eight tries in their last outing  will give the Newcastle Falcons plenty of confidence going into their away tie with Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Falcons recorded a narrow bonus point victory in the return fixture at Kingston Park in October, but the Dragons have only lost […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland’s defeat at home on December 2 means they are one game away from having the unenviable record of going a full 365 days without a home win. Can you name the previous 21 teams Sunderland have failed to beat at home since their victory over Watford in December 2016?

  • Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt (third left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    20 reasons for Sunderland fans to be optimistic about ending their poor home form

    December 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    It has been a staggering 21 competitive home games since Sunderland last won a home match. It must seem like a distant memory for Sunderland fans the memorable 1-0 win over Watford on December 16 with Patrick van Aanholt scoring the only goal. To give Sunderland fans  optimism heading into the […]