Local sport

  • Both Shields sides have dominated the Northern League this year and occupy the top two spots.

    South Shields win Durham Challenge Cup with victory over Billingham Synthonia

    May 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Goals either side of half-time meant South Shields lifted the Durham Challenge Cup with a 2-0 victory over Billingham Synthonia at Hartlepool United on Wednesday night. Andrew Stephenson fired South Shields into a 40th minute lead and David Foley doubled Shields’ advantage two minutes into the second half. Shields had plenty […]

  • Sunderland Scholars close in on league title after Shrewsbury thrashing

    Sunderland Scholars close in on league title after Shrewsbury thrashing

    May 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland FoL Scholars edged closer to winning the NFYL North/Midlands league title on Wednesday with a comfortable 6-0 win over Shrewsbury Town Scholars. The win puts Sunderland 11 points clear at the top of the league after Liverpool Scholars, who have four games […]

  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Peterlee Cricket Club beat Silksworth by 185 runs in the opening game of the season

    May 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    A century from J Meade condemned Silksworth Cricket Club to an opening day defeat as Peterlee ran away with a 185 run victory. Peterlee pro Meade hit a sensational knock of 110 before being bowled by Robbie Jones, while T Nicholson also scored well for Peterlee with 41. Jones took […]

  • A Sunderland fan in the stands after the final whistle 
of the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 29, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Richard Sellers/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

    Five things we should expect before Sunderland play their first Championship game next season

    May 2, 2017 at 9:50 am

    It’s been a disgraceful season if you’re a Sunderland fan and that’s putting it lightly. David Moyes said his side would be fighting against relegation this season and they failed in their fight. It’s been evident all season that few players were willing to fight for the shirt and some […]

  • Sunderland AFC Ladies manager Melanie Reay.

    Sunderland Ladies make it back-to-back goalless draws with Arsenal stalemate

    May 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Sunderland Ladies claimed a point in a hard-fought goalless draw against Arsenal Ladies on Sunday afternoon. Despite Arsenal starting five players in Mark Sampson’s England squad for the European Championships in the summer, Sunderland restricted the Gunners to little and were good value for their second point of the season. Arsenal’s side […]

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

    Silksworth Cricket Club look to open their season with a win against Peterlee

    April 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Silksworth open their season in the Durham Cricket League against Peterlee on Saturday April 29, where they will be looking to start with a win after being a week behind the rest of the pack after their week one opponents Houghton withdrew from the league. The club’s first team are at […]

  • Dixon had been on the sidelines for almost two years. Photo: Facebook/Susan Gutteridge and Craig McNair.

    Durham’s Dixon makes return to action that she feared may never come

    April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    It’s been a long two years for Caroline Dixon. After suffering a long-term injury at the end of the 2014 FA Women’s Super League season, numerous set backs saw the versatile player miss over two years of action. But she returned to the Durham Women FC side in their victory against […]

  • Spennymoor are one game away from joining Blyth Spartans in the 
Picture: Twitter @SpennymoorTown

    Spennymoor Town reach Northern Premier League play-off final with win over Nantwich

    April 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Spennymoor Town defeated Nantwich Town 2-0 on Tuesday night to reach the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off final. The Moors overcame poor weather conditions at The Brewery Field to set up a play-off final clash with Stourbridge after second-half goals from Kallum Griffiths and Andrew Johnson. The victory leaves the […]

  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Junior cricket a priority for Silksworth Cricket Club

    April 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Local cricket has struggled over the past few years for several reasons, one of which being the lack of junior cricketers in the ranks of clubs around the North East. Many of the clubs within the North East Durham Cricket League struggle to field junior sides or may have none […]

  • Hebburn Town were blown away in front of their own fans in their season-ending defeat.

    Hebburn miss out on FA Cup spot after heavy season-ending defeat

    April 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Hebburn Town have missed out on an FA Cup place after Blyth Town scored four first half goals in a 5-0 victory at Hebburn on Saturday. Blyth strikers Malky Morien and Gary Day scored two goals each in a first half demolition in the Northern League Division Two. The Hornets […]