Local sport

  • Squash

    Dramatic end to season sees Ashbrooke squash club survive

    April 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

    A miraculous turnaround on the last night of the season saw Ashbrooke avoid relegation from squash’s Northumbria Premier League. The Sunderland side went into the last game as favourites for the drop, needing to outscore fellow strugglers Newbiggin by 15 points. At home to Alnwick, Ashbrooke did their part, a […]

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

    Sunderland cricket team beaten by Silksworth in pre-season friendly

    April 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    University of Sunderland lost to Silksworth cricket club by 44 runs in a friendly as both sides began preparations for the start of their respective campaigns next week. Lewis Aiken top scored with 34 for Sunderland, with Ben Sims hitting a respectable knock of 22. Daniel Kirtley and David Nunn both […]

  • Durham sit top of the WSL2 with a game in hand. Photos: Facebook, Susan Gutteridge and Craig McNair.

    Durham Women return to WSL 2 summit with win over Brighton

    April 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Durham Women climbed back to the top of FA WSL 2 with a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Sarah Wilson headed home the only goal of the game after 18 minutes to hand her side the three points in  a game they dominated throughout. The Wildcats […]

  • Promotion-chasing Easington clinched their first win since November last week.

    Easington Colliery end season on a high with comfortable victory at Crook

    April 24, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Easington Colliery ended their 2016-17 season on a high with an impressive 5-1 win at Crook Town on Saturday afternoon. Jack Pounder, Aidan Goodey, Aaron Croft, David Paul and Dylan Elliott all got on the scoresheet as the Colliers ran riot over their west Durham hosts. Pounder headed the Green […]

  • Hebburn Town

    Oliver wants more consistency from ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Hebburn

    April 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Hebburn Town go into their last game of the season at home to Blyth Town this Saturday, knowing only a win will guarantee them an FA Cup place next season. Hebburn, who currently sit tenth in the Northern League Division Two, are two points ahead of Northallerton Town with an […]

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

    Easington look to end season on a high at Crook Town

    April 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Easington Colliery play their final game of the season at Crook Town on Saturday afternoon with the Colliers looking to end the season on a high. In a season which could have seen the Colliers contend for promotion, a poor run of form in the winter months wiped away any […]

  • West End

    Sunderland West End claim point at Hartlepool FC

    April 21, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Sunderland West End claimed a point as they played out a 2-2 at Hartlepool FC’s Grayfields on Wednesday night. Kieran Campbell headed Hartlepool into a 20th minute lead but West End equalised through Reece Thompson only four minutes later. Brad Forster headed Sunderland West End into the lead in the second […]

  • Middleton, 17, embarks on his first season in the GT4 class.

    Strong opening weekends for Middleton and Graham at Oulton Park

    April 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Both Stuart Middleton and Matthew Graham earned podium finishes at the opening two rounds of the 2017 British GT Championship on Easter Monday. Middleton, from Ashington, and Graham, who lives in Stocksfield, both had strong results in the GT4 class of the UK’s largest GT championship at the Oulton Park […]

  • Hebburn Town

    Hebburn suffer shock defeat against Ryton & Crawcrook

    April 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    A first half goal from left-back Philip Hodges was enough to give bottom of the table Ryton & Crawcrook victory in a game of few chances on Saturday. The visitors started the game the better of the two sides and on 18 minutes Hodges progressed well down the left wing […]

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

    Newcastle Thunder outclassed by high flying Raiders

    April 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Newcastle Thunder were beaten 50-6 against Barrow Raiders at Kingston Park in the fifth round of League 1 matches on Friday. Barrow had eight different try-scorers in a great performance from Paul Crarey’s side while Tom Shaw’s 55th minute converted try represented the only points Newcastle could muster. Thunder were down to […]