Articles by: Luke Vinton

  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland Scholars grabbed a last gasp victory against Burton at the Academy of Light.

    Chandler “very proud” of Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars after 4-2 win against Oxford United Academy

    November 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Sunderland FoL Scholars 4-2 Oxford United Academy (AET) Jamie Chandlers’ Monkwearmouth Scholars progressed to round three of the NYFL Trophy scoring three goals in extra-time. The Black Cats avoided a second-round exit with goals from Max Sansom, Arron Thompson, Max Nelson and Harry Johnson. Head coach Jamie Chandler said: “I thought it […]

  • Barrie Smith “honoured” to captain South Shields in victory over Atherton Collieries

    Barrie Smith “honoured” to captain South Shields in victory over Atherton Collieries

    November 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Barrie Smith was delighted to be given the captaincy role as South Shields beat Atherton Collieries 3-1 in a difficult Northern Premier League encounter. The division one leaders took a first-half lead through Robert Briggs before conceding in the first minute of the second half. However, a stunning free-kick from Robert Briggs and a […]

  • Sunderland Scholars head coach Jamie Chandler “over the moon” after strong win over Northampton

    Sunderland Scholars head coach Jamie Chandler “over the moon” after strong win over Northampton

    November 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Sunderland FoL Scholars 5-0 Northampton Sunderland Scholars coach Jamie Chandler praised his “brilliant” side as they trashed Northampton Town 5-0. The Monkwearmouth scholars maintained their unbeaten league run with goals from Arron Thompson, Max Nelson, Harry Johnson and Codie Howe. Sunderland led 4-0 at half-time after a dominant first-half display from […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland men lose BUCS basketball clash against Leeds Beckett

    May 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm By Luke Vinton Sunderland men’s basketball seconds ended their 2016 BUCS campaign in defeat, losing 86-53 to a clinical Leeds Beckett side. The Northern 4B league clash saw both sides level on points in the division ahead of tip-off, despite Leeds having two extra games in hand. Sunderland, playing […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spennymoor are one game away from joining Blyth Spartans in the 
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    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 […]

  • Gary Wilson will be met by Ronnie O'Sullivan on his Crucible debut.

    Gary Wilson to face Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Snooker Championship first round

    April 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    North East snooker star Gary Wilson will make his Crucible debut against five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last 32 of the World Snooker Championship. Wilson, from Wallsend, qualified for the prestigious event after winning three gruelling matches, including making his second career maximum 147 break in his opening […]

  • West Allotment

    West Allotment Celtic to resign from the Northern League after increased ground rent

    April 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

    West Allotment Celtic are set to resign from the Northern League at the end of the season – due to the “disaster” of an increased annual rent of their home ground. West Allotment, currently playing at Whitley Park, are faced with a 67 per cent rent increase from owners, the Northumberland FA – […]