Football

  • Former Sunderland player Arthur Wright’s footballing legacy documented by son Billy

    Former Sunderland player Arthur Wright’s footballing legacy documented by son Billy

    December 15, 2017 at 10:28 am

    One-club man Arthur Wright made his son Billy so proud that he is dedicating his time and resources to displaying his father’s achievements for the public to see. Arthur played over 280 games for Sunderland from 1938 to 1955 as well as being capped by England School Boys and called […]

     
  • Chester-le-Street

    Chester-le-Street gain vital three points against fellow strugglers Brandon United

    December 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Chester-le-Street pulled off a convincing 4-1 win at Moor Park against Brandon United to make it three wins in their last five games in the Northern League Division Two. Chester-le-Street got off to a flying start, taking the lead through Kevin Dixon after 11 minutes, before Daniel McGuire doubled the […]

     
  • South Shields have won a record 30 games in a row.

    Veteran midfielder Barrie Smith on table-topping South Shields

    December 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Yet again, South Shields find themselves in a lofty position. Top of the table, with a healthy four point lead over second place Prescot Cables in the Evo-Stik North. More importantly, they have five games in hand. Another promotion looks almost certain. For new followers – of which the club […]

     
  • Sunderland 1st’s end year on a low with defeat to Durham

    Sunderland 1st’s end year on a low with defeat to Durham

    December 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The final game of 2017 was one to forget for the University of Sunderland Men’s Football 1st’s as they were thrashed once again at home in the BUCS Northern 4B league. The result now means Sunderland have conceded four or more goals in four of their last seven games. The home […]

     
  • Birmingham City's Sam Gallagher

    Three players who could replace Lewis Grabban if he was to leave

    December 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    It is looking more and more likely with every passing day that Lewis Grabban will be recalled by Bournemouth in January. Grabban has been Sunderland’s brightest spark in a pretty dull season. So, who could Chris Coleman look to bring in for the last six months of the season if the […]

     
  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s winless home run

    December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland’s defeat at home on December 2 means they are one game away from having the unenviable record of going a full 365 days without a home win. Can you name the previous 21 teams Sunderland have failed to beat at home since their victory over Watford in December 2016?

     
  • Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt (third left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    20 reasons for Sunderland fans to be optimistic about ending their poor home form

    December 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    It has been a staggering 21 competitive home games since Sunderland last won a home match. It must seem like a distant memory for Sunderland fans the memorable 1-0 win over Watford on December 16 with Patrick van Aanholt scoring the only goal. To give Sunderland fans  optimism heading into the […]

     
  • Shildon FoL Scholars 2-6 Monkwearmouth FoL Scholars

    Shildon FoL Scholars 2-6 Monkwearmouth FoL Scholars

    December 13, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Derby day in Sunderland saw FoL Monkwearmouth claim the bragging rights against their Shildon rivals. Despite going one down early on, Jamie Chandler’s side fought back with goals from Josh King, Jak Hanson, Aaron Duell, Alex Ramshaw and Max Sansom making it a Derby day to remember. Shildon started strongly […]

     
  • Sunderland 2nd’s: Mid-season review

    Sunderland 2nd’s: Mid-season review

    December 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    It’s been a tough start to the 2017/18 season for the University of Sunderland men’s second team. With just one point to their name, the Sunderland side currently lie bottom of the BUCS Northern 5B league. A 6-2 defeat away to the Leeds Trinity was the worst possible start for […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars out to gain revenge in NYFL League Cup

    Sunderland FoL Scholars out to gain revenge in NYFL League Cup

    December 13, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth Scholars coach Jamie Chandler says his side must be “prepared to battle” against Rochdale AFC North in the NYFL League Cup third round. The Black Cats suffered a 2-1 league defeat to Rochdale, their only loss so far this season, but that does not seem to faze the manager for next week’s […]