• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • David Moyes could get his wish of overhauling the Sunderland squad in the summer.

    Big decisions for Sunderland – should they stay or go?

    May 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    With Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship confirmed, David Moyes will be casting his thoughts ahead to his summer recruitment drive and plotting the incomings and outgoings at the Stadium of Light. The manager has confirmed he is likely to stay at the club, but reports suggest Moyes has requested an […]

  • 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 […]

  • South Shields fans made up the majority of Ryhope's attendance on Saturday. Image: Twitter/@SouthShieldsFC

    Match Report: South Shields 2-0 Billingham Synthonia

    May 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Midfielder Andrew Stevenson grabbed the lend five minutes before the break, firing a low shot on the rebound underneath Synners keeper Jack McLaren. The second was even simpler, as well-travelled striker Foley tapped in from close range two minutes into the second half to kill Billingham off. Shields set the tone […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]