Local sport

  • Durham took a draw from a tight affair in Watford.

    Durham Women maintain unbeaten start with draw at Watford

    March 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Durham Women maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a draw against Watford Ladies on Sunday. In testing conditions, the Wildcats battled through the first half before taking the lead through Emily Roberts ten minutes after the break. But the lead was short lived as Rinsola Babajdie equalised only […]

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

    Hardcastle snatches victory for Thunder with last minute conversion

    March 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Benn Hardcastle was the hero of the hour for Newcastle Thunder as his last minute conversion sealed a 24-22 victory over London Skolars at Kingston Park on Sunday. In an eventful game, which saw two yellow cards and two red cards, Ali Blair’s second try of the contest gave Hardcastle […]

  • Seaham Red Star survived a late scare but held on to secure three points.

    Red Star back to winning ways after victory over Newcastle Benfield

    March 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Seaham Red Star held on to a 2-1 win against Newcastle Benfield on Saturday after a dramatic last 15 minutes. David Palmer opened the scoring for Seaham seven minutes in, and the lead was doubled late into the second half by Robbie Bird. Matthew Cornish scored a consolation goal for Benfield […]

  • Silksworth fell short against fellow Sunderland side Ashbrooke.

    Silksworth CW defeat Ashbrooke Belford House in the Sunderland derby

    March 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Silksworth CW ran out 3-0 winners over local rivals Ashbrooke Belford House on Friday night. Steven Moody headed Silksworth into the lead just after the half-hour mark and David Stevens doubled CW’s lead only seven minutes later. Adam Storey sealed the victory for the home side in the 71st minute […]

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

    Injury time heartbreak as former Collier sinks Easington Colliery

    March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Aidan Heywood struck a 94th-minute winner to give Team Northumbria a narrow 2-1 win over Easington Colliery on Saturday afternoon. Scott Gunn fired Team Northumbria into a 49th-minute lead but Jack Pounder levelled the scoreline 20 minutes from time. However, heartbreak was to follow as Heywood, who was with the […]

  • Easington

    Easington Colliery face testing trip to Team Northumbria

    March 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Easington Colliery travel to Team Northumbria on Saturday afternoon as the Colliers look for a third consecutive win. Team Northumbria currently top Northern League Division Two, three points ahead of second place Stockton Town while Easington Colliery sit in eighth. Three points on Saturday could potentially lift the Colliers to […]

  • Craig Lynch was back in the goals again for Seaham Red Star.

    Seaham end losing streak with a draw at Penrith

    March 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    A late Craig Lynch penalty saw Seaham Red Star rescue a late 1-1 draw away to Penrith on Wednesday night. Martin Coleman gave the hosts a lead from the spot 24 minutes in, but Lynch got Seaham’s equaliser with another penalty in the 82nd minute. Penrith are now 15th in the Northern League […]

  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Newcastle Thunder prepare for opening home league fixture against London Skolars

    March 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Newcastle Thunder play their first home match in this year’s League 1 on Sunday when London Skolars make the long journey from the capital to Kingston Park. The Thunder go into the contest following an opening day 24-20 victory over Workington Town while London suffered a heavy defeat against Toronto Wolfpack, […]

  • Sunderland-based Made4thecage has become one of the top MMA promotions in the UK. Picture: Twitter.

    Lewis Garside turns professional to become latest fighter to join Made4thecage stable

    March 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sunderland cage fighter Lewis “The Leprechaun” Garside, 11-2-0, is the latest fighter to join the Made4thecage roster after an impressive unanimous points decision win for the UAR (Unified Amateur Rules) Featherweight title against Welshman Scott “Demkhraft” Pedersen at Made4thecage 23 Carnage. It was announced that Lewis, who fights out of Spartan Gym […]

  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Thunder claim opening day win over Workington

    March 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Newcastle Thunder started their League 1 campaign with a gritty 24-20 win over Workington Town at the Zebra Claims Stadium on Sunday. For the second week in a row, Mick Mantelli’s side edged past the Cumbrians and this time they had Evan Simons to thank for an instinctive brace. The win […]