Football

  • 8 Northern League players who could be an asset for Sunderland and Newcastle

    8 Northern League players who could be an asset for Sunderland and Newcastle

    March 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    We’re all aware of the non-league history of Jamie Vardy and his transition from Stocksbridge Park Steels to the England National Team. Players such as Danny Johnson, Josh MacDonald and Jack Devlin have all turned professional following time in the Northern League and we take a look at current Northern […]

     
  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (centre) reacts during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Five things we learnt: Sunderland 0-0 Burnely

    March 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Two points dropped or a point gained? That seemed to be the general debate as supporters exited the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. For it seemed a missed opportunity for the Black Cats who, while far from dominating the game, had opportunities to put their visitors to bed. In a […]

     
  • Sunderland now face Chelsea in the next round. Photo: Twitter/@SAFCLadies

    Sunderland Ladies progress in FA Women’s Cup with victory over Aston Villa Ladies

    March 21, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Goals from Vic Williams, Hayley Sharp and Lucy Staniforth helped Sunderland Ladies to a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. Williams poked Sunderland into a 14th minute lead only for Natasha Baptiste to level the scoreline four minutes later. Sharp regained Sunderland’s lead in the 35th minute only […]

     
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    Hebburn earn hard-earned victory over relegation-threatened Willington

    March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Hebburn Town earned a hard fought 3-0 victory over Willington Town in the Northern League Division 2 on Saturday. Second half goals from Adam Rundle and a brace from Jason Blackburn secured the points went to Hebburn. Willington started the game brightly and enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening […]

     
  • Easington have now won two games on the bounce.

    Bulmer header secures point for Easington Colliery against basement side

    March 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Michael Bulmer headed home a late equaliser as Easington Colliery were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Esh Winning on Saturday afternoon. Max Stoker fired the visitors into a fourth-minute lead but Easington responded through Liam Adamson in the 14th minute. Callum Boakes regained Esh’s lead on the stroke […]

     
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    Red Star defeated in final away game of the season at Shildon

    March 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Shildon won 2-0 against Seaham Red Star on Saturday, with future Middlesbrough player Lewis Wing involved in both goals. Amar Purewal opened the scoring for the hosts 27 minutes in, and the lead was doubled five minutes before half time through Wing. The result means Shildon stay third in the Northern […]

     
  • Former Easington man Heywood scored the decisive goal against Frame's men last weekend.

    Bulmer header secures point for Easington Colliery against Esh Winning

    March 19, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Michael Bulmer headed home a late equaliser as Easington Colliery were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Esh Winning on Saturday afternoon. Max Stoker fired the visitors into a fourth-minute lead but Easington responded through Liam Adamson in the 14th minute. Callum Boakes regained Esh’s lead on the stroke […]

     
  • Gateshead currently sit in the playoff places in the National League. Picture: Gateshead FC.

    Gateshead boss Neil Aspin pleased with consistent results after unbeaten streak continues in the National League

    March 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Gateshead manager Neil Aspin feels his side are “getting the results that they deserve” after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches. After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Macclesfield ended their six game winning run, The Heed’s successful form in 2017 has seen the Tyneside club climb into the play-off places […]

     
  • Neither Sunderland nor Liverpool could find the breakthrough at Eppleton.

    Black Cats exit Premier League Cup after drawing home blank

    March 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Sunderland U23s were knocked out of the Premier League Cup by Colchester United thanks to a ninth minute strike from Eoin McKeown on a wet evening at Eppleton CW. Josh Maja’s penalty miss at the death followed by his equaliser being ruled out for offside capped off a miserable night […]

     
  • Sunderland manager David Moyes (left) talks tactics to 	Sebastian Larsson. PA Images.

    Sunderland braced for relegation six-pointer against Burnley

    March 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    We’re well and truly into the business end of the season now, and Sunderland are preparing to welcome Burnley to the Stadium of Light in a relegation six-pointer. Games are running out for Sunderland, who are still rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and desperately need points if they […]