• South Shields FC excited ahead of Wembley trip

    South Shields FC excited ahead of Wembley trip

    May 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

    The Mariners reflect on a great season and look ahead to their FA Vase Final against Cleethorpes Town on May 21. In a season remember the club has gained national recognition following a 32 game winning run, having also wrapped up the Northern League title and promotion, along with two […]

  • Costly mistakes see Ryhope CW defeated by Newton Aycliffe

    Costly mistakes see Ryhope CW defeated by Newton Aycliffe

    April 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Ryhope CW extended their winless run to nine games following Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Newton Aycliffe in their penultimate game of the season in the Northern League. Danny Lay had equalised for the hosts following Marc Costello’s opener, but second-half goals from Stuart Banks and Matthew Pennal secured victory […]

  • Ryhope CW ground

    VIDEO: FA rules forces Ryhope CW to increase seating capacity

    April 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Ryhope CW have doubled the seating capacity at Ryhope Recreation Park to 100 to meet Northern League Division One’s ground regulation rules. The Football Association’s Ground Grading rules meant that their original seating capacity had to be doubled due to promotion from Division Two last season. Chairman Darren Norton said: […]

  • Ryhope CW v Dunston UTS

    Ryhope CW pegged back twice to draw with Dunston UTS

    April 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Ryhope Colliery Welfare were made to rue missed chances as they drew 2-2 at home to Dunston UTS in the Northern League on Saturday. Gary Pearson’s side twice lead through James Ellis and Lee Chapman, but goals from Richie Slaughter and a superb solo goal from Dale Burrell ensured both sides […]

  • General view of away fans in their current position at the Stadium of Light.

    Fanzine responds to rule change with away fans set to be moved at Sunderland

    March 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Sunderland’s best known fanzine has had its say on a new rule that would require the club to relocate away fans from their current position in the Upper North Stand. A Love Supreme, founded in 1989, is an independent Sunderland supporters’ magazine and website. The new Premier League rule will […]

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Foundation of Light head coach hails education programme for Sunderland Scholars

    March 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    With Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars’ National Football Youth League Trophy final against Brighton on the horizon, head coach Martin Jones has praised the education system at the club. The Scholars have had a great first season on the pitch but Jones highlighted the importance of education, which is based at […]

  • 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 they deserve” after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches. Although 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 of the […]

  • Golf president Josh Carr leads his side against Durham on Wednesday.

    Carr still “disappointed” by Hull whitewash ahead of Durham clash

    March 15, 2017 at 9:54 am

    The University of Sunderland mixed golf team president Josh Carr is still “disappointed” after his side’s 6-0 defeat in their Northern 2B League against Hull in their last outing at Ganstead Golf Club.  This was the golfers penultimate game of the 2016/17 season, and it didn’t help that the side could only […]

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Scholars head coach Martin Jones praises “fantastic” first six months

    March 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars head coach Martin Jones has spoken of his delight after a “fantastic” first six months in charge. The FoL introduced the Sunderland Scholarship scheme, based at Monkwearmouth Academy, in September, with the aim of giving aspiring footballers a chance to combine regular, high-level football with academic […]

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars had been on a 10 match unbeaten spell.

    Highlights: Sunderland FoL Scholars’ unbeaten run comes to an end against Northampton

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By Adam Smith, Alex Baxter and Sam Johnson Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars suffered their first league defeat of the season after a 2-1 loss to Northampton Town Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an Arron Thompson penalty giving Sunderland the lead, Northampton fought back to claim all three points. After […]