Articles by: Rory Drake
 

  • MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 0-2 Southampton U23s

    MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 0-2 Southampton U23s

    October 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Goals from Callum Slattery and Marcus Barnes helped Southampton’s U23s to victory at the Hetton Centre on Sunday. The Saints got off to a flying start with Slattery firing Southampton ahead inside the first minute and the visitors dictated what was a largely uneventful half. Sunderland started the second half […]

     
  • Swales ecstatic as RCA reach Durham Challenge Cup Second Round after being Sunderland U23’s

    Swales ecstatic as RCA reach Durham Challenge Cup Second Round after being Sunderland U23’s

    October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      An “ecstatic” Martin Swales thought his side “totally bossed the game” as Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s 2-1 to reach the Second Round of the Durham Challenge Cup. Lee Connelly put Sunderland U23’s ahead early on, but RCA battled back and goals from Greg Swansbury and Colin Larkin helped […]

     
  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Disappointed Dickman demands more after Durham Challenge Cup defeat to Sunderland RCA

    October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A “bitterly disappointed” Elliott Dickman demanded “a hell of a lot more” from his side as Sunderland U23’s lost 2-1 to Sunderland RCA in the First Round of the Durham Challenge Cup on Tuesday. The Black Cats had taken an early lead in the first half through Lee Connelly, but […]

     
  • MATCH REPORT: Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s to progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    MATCH REPORT: Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s to progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    October 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Goals from Greg Swansbury and Colin Larkin helped Sunderland RCA come from behind to beat Sunderland U23’s in the Durham Challenge Cup First Round at Meadow Park. A Lee Connelly penalty had the visitors in front after 10 minutes, but RCA responded well and were level at half time with […]

     
  • Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 2-0 Charlton Athletic U23’s

    Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 2-0 Charlton Athletic U23’s

    October 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Goals from Williams Kokolo and Jack Diamond helped Sunderland’s U23’s to Premier League Cup victory against Charlton Athletic on Monday night at the Hetton Centre. In a first half of few chances, Kokolo put Sunderland in front just after the half hour mark and the Jack Diamond put the Black […]

     
  • Sunderland U23’s Manager Elliott Dickman on Charlton cup win, Clean Sheet and Confidence.

    Sunderland U23’s Manager Elliott Dickman on Charlton cup win, Clean Sheet and Confidence.

    October 10, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Sunderland U23’s manager Elliott Dickman hopes that Monday night’s Premier League Cup win over Charlton Athletic will boost his side’s confidence going forward. Goals either side of half time from Williams Kokolo and Jack Diamond helped Sunderland to a 2-0 victory over the Addicks in their opening Premier League Cup […]

     
  • Clash of the Minsters: Hockey – Women thrashed by York St John, but Men hold out for victory

    Clash of the Minsters: Hockey – Women thrashed by York St John, but Men hold out for victory

    October 5, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Sandhill View Academy provided the venue as Sunderland’s and York St John’s Hockey teams battled it out in the 2018 Clash of the Minsters. Both sides were up against it against higher division opponents but fought hard with mixed success. Sunderland’s Men’s side claimed an impressive victory, while the women […]

     
  • Netball Firsts clinch dramatic late draw against York St John, but Seconds and Thirds lose

    Netball Firsts clinch dramatic late draw against York St John, but Seconds and Thirds lose

    October 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Sunderland’s netball teams faced an uphill struggle at Clash of the Minsters on Wednesday, with all three playing against York St John sides from higher divisions, but the scores improved game by game and the Firsts went on to clinch a dramatic, but well deserved, draw. The day’s Netball started […]

     
  • Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 0-1 Aston Villa U23’s

    Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 0-1 Aston Villa U23’s

    October 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Striker Harvey Knibbs scored the only goal of the game as Aston Villa’s U23’s beat Sunderland in Premier League Two, Division Two at the Hetton Centre. Villa took the lead just past the half-hour mark and were unlucky not to add to their tally before half time. The visitors continued […]

     
  • Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Barry Douglas battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road, Ipswich.

    Five strikers Sunderland should look at as transfer deadline approaches

    July 23, 2018 at 11:07 am

    With two weeks until the season starts, Sunderland have been left in a familiar position with a frustrating transfer window leaving the Black Cats short on firepower. Jack Ross and Stewart Donald have added new players across the field but attempts to bring in a striker have so far proved […]