Articles by: Rory Drake
 

  • Rahmon Fletcher: “New arena means more than words can explain”

    Rahmon Fletcher: “New arena means more than words can explain”

    January 14, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Newcastle Eagles point guard Rahmon Fletcher thought it was “a good first opening game” on Friday night despite losing 86-91 to Plymouth Raiders at a sold-out opening of the Eagles Community Arena. Raiders had a five-point lead after the first quarter, but Newcastle fought back to lead 50-49 at half […]

     
  • Swales calls for consistency from officials after RCA knocked out of League Cup by Stockton

    Swales calls for consistency from officials after RCA knocked out of League Cup by Stockton

    December 13, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Sunderland RCA manager Martin Swales thought the officials were “very poor” in their 1-0 defeat to Stockton Town in the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup on Wednesday night.   A Ross McNab own-goal just past the half hour mark proved decisive for Stockton who advance to the Quarter-Finals.   Swales […]

     
  • Dunwell delighted as Stockton see off Sunderland RCA in League Cup

    Dunwell delighted as Stockton see off Sunderland RCA in League Cup

    December 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Stockton Town manager Michael Dunwell thought his side looked “a lot more solid” than in recent weeks in their 1-0 win against Sunderland RCA in the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup.   A first half own-goal from Ross McNab proved decisive for Stockton who progress to the Quarter-Finals.   Dunwell […]

     
  • Dickman sees positives in ‘cruel’ Wolves defeat

    Dickman sees positives in ‘cruel’ Wolves defeat

    December 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Sunderland U23 manager Elliott Dickman thought his side were “terrific” despite losing 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s at the Hetton Centre in Premier League Two, Division Two on Sunday.   Neither goalkeeper was really tested in the first half, and the game looked set to finish goalless before Oscar Buur […]

     
  • Match Report: Sunderland U23s 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s

    Match Report: Sunderland U23s 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s

    December 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    A late Jack Bainbridge own goal saw Sunderland fall to defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League Two, Division Two at the Hetton Centre.   The game never really got going and the sides went in goalless at half time. The game looked set to finish level, but with five […]

     
  • Newcastle Eagles: Rahmon Fletcher wants BBL Cup Semi-Final performance against London Lions to be the benchmark for the rest of the season

    Newcastle Eagles: Rahmon Fletcher wants BBL Cup Semi-Final performance against London Lions to be the benchmark for the rest of the season

    December 8, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Newcastle Eagles point guard Rahmon Fletcher said Friday’s 75-73 victory over London Lions was “the way we want to play for the rest of the season”.   The win puts the Eagles in pole position going into Sunday’s second leg, but they were forced to work hard for the advantage. […]

     
  • MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 1-3 Middlesbrough U23s

    MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 1-3 Middlesbrough U23s

    November 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

    A Jake Hackett goal wasn’t enough for Sunderland as Middlesbrough came from behind with three second half goals at the Hetton Centre on Monday night. Hackett’s freekick gave Sunderland the lead 31 minutes into the game, but Boro were level midway through the second half, with Connor Malley equalising. Daniel […]

     
  • 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 […]