Football

  • 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 […]

     
  • A Sunderland fan in the stands after the final whistle 
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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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]