Local sport

  • Sunderland Ladies v Bristol

    Staniforth penalty ensures Sunderland Ladies claim first win of Spring Series

    May 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Sunderland Ladies claimed a first win of the FA WSL Spring Series campaign on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Bristol City Women at the Hetton Centre. Lucy Staniforth’s sole penalty in the 76th minute ensured the Lady Black Cats extended their unbeaten run. Steph Roche and Abbey Joice […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Silksworth Cricket Club third team beat Castle Eden in opening fixture

    May 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Silksworth hosted Castle Eden in their opening game of the season, where they beat the visitors by 27 runs. Mark Jones shone for the hosts by scoring 64, and David Nunn cleaned up with the ball posting bowling figures of four wickets for just 13 runs after four overs. M. […]

  • Chandler began his career with Sunderland.

    Jamie Chandler glad to have ‘grasped opportunity’ as Sunderland Scholars assistant

    May 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Sunderland Scholars assistant Jamie Chandler has expressed his delight with his first year as coach of the Foundation of Light side. The Spennymoor Town midfielder, who has had a great year on the pitch with his side winning promotion, talked to SportsByte about how much he has enjoyed his role with […]

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Foundation of Light Sunderland Scholars coach Martin Jones aiming to continue successful scheme

    May 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars head coach Martin Jones has hailed the ‘fantastic’ first year of the programme and hopes the project will continue to develop. The squad are currently top of the Under 19 National Football Youth League and will face Brighton and Hove Albion’s Community side in the NYFL Trophy final […]

  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtM_eJUbIo8&feature=youtu.be By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

  • Durham were narrowly beaten by the new league leaders. Photos: Susan Gutteridge.

    Durham Women suffer title blow after defeat at Everton

    May 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Durham Women have seen their FA WSL 2 Spring Series title hopes take a dent after defeat at Everton Ladies. Gabby George’s first half header was enough for the hosts, although the visitors will feel aggrieved after having a late goal controversially disallowed. The Wildcats started the day top of the […]

  • Lawrence and Jenkin see off Silksworth as Ryhope post second win

    May 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

    An unbeaten 95-run partnership between Scott Lawrence and Paul Jenkin saw Ryhope comfortably beat Silksworth by eight wickets. It is Silksworth’s second heavy defeat of the season in Durham Cricket League Division Two, despite a much-improved performance from their first week drubbing by Peterlee. After winning the toss Ryhope put […]

  • Jennings century sets up Durham win

    May 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Another century from in-form captian Keaton Jennings saw his side beat Northants by 19 runs and move up to fourth in the Royal London One Day cup. The opener has been in top form during the competition so far, averaging 80.60, and again provided the foundation for Durham to set […]

  • Spennymoor are in the hat for the FA Cup first round. Andrew Ferguson.

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praises performance after Northern Premier League play-off final victory

    May 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praised his side’s performance after their Northern Premier League play-off final 1-0 win over Stourbridge. Robert Ramshaw’s 30th minute strike was the difference as the Moors joined Blyth Spartans in securing a place in next year’s National League North. Former Sunderland midfielder Chandler was delighted to achieve promotion in his debut season at the […]

  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Thunder look to stop rot away at Whitehaven

    May 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Newcastle Thunder will look to end a three game losing streak in all competitions when they travel to Whitehaven this weekend. Mick Mantelli’s side lost two matches against North Wales Crusaders – one in the league and the other in the League 1 Cup – before suffering a heavy defeat in […]