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    Irving soars to land Fighting Fifth

    December 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    In a thrilling finish Irving got the better of Aurore D’Estruval to claim Paul Nicholls 100th Grade 1 winner in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. Having fallen at Wincanton in the Elite Hurdle last time out Irving showed no hesitation in his jumping and took up proceedings […]

  • Silksworth in action earlier this season.

    Morien stars for Jarrow Roofing as Newton Aycliffe are brushed aside

    December 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Malky Morien’s first goal for Jarrow Roofing helped secure a comfortable 4-2 win over Newton Aycliffe as they stretched their unbeaten run to three games. The striker put in another impressive performance on his home debut for the Roofers, as goals from Dan Kirkup, Lewis Teasdale and Jamie Marshall helped […]

  • Captain disappointed by Bond Dickinson defeat

    Captain disappointed by Bond Dickinson defeat

    November 30, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Sunderland City Predators Netball team suffered their first defeat of the season on Thursday night with Bond Dickinson taking the spoils in a two goal defeat for the Predators. Captain Kelsy Mavin was thoroughly disappointed as the Predators, who have been on an excellent run of results, failed to extend […]

  • Sunderland put into the scrum against Ryton. Picture Credit: Joe Pennington

    Sunderland remain rooted after Ryton reverse

    November 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Sunderland RFC are still winless this season after a disappointing 33-3 defeat at Ryton. Two tries from Colin Coulson, as well as tries from Lewis Barr and Steven Watson gave the home side a bonus point win, while Tom Townend’s penalty was a sole consolation for Sunderland. In a game […]

  • Westoe end losing streak in style

    Westoe end losing streak in style

    November 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Westoe ended their four game losing streak with a clinical 41-12 bonus point victory over Rossendale in the National League Three North. Rossendale had been on a seven game winning run but first half tries from James Clark and Luke Moffett, as well as a penalty try, put the home […]

  • Damian Warriner, left, has been a key part of Sunderland's team this season. Picture credit: Trevor Roberts

    Predators point guard influence hailed by coach

    November 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Sunderland City Predators coach Brian Calder has hailed team captain Damian Warriner’s influence on his team in his side’s debut National League season. The experienced former Middlesbrough Lions point guard has been a steady offensive outlet in their first seven matches, providing twelve points per game and a stream of […]

  • Seaham in action earlier this season.

    Five star Seaham win again against Darlington

    November 30, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Seaham made it 14 league wins in a row and stay top of the division after hammering promotion rivals Darlington RA 5-0. Winger David Palmer opened the scoring as well as grabbing the final two goals as he netted a hattrick. Striker Liam McBryde and playmaker Lewis Wing also scored for the star. […]

  • Sunderland Flames before a game last year.

    Flames aiming for dominant win in Halifax

    November 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    After their game against York last weekend was cancelled, the Sunderland Flames now look ahead to their away game against Halifax on Sunday. With two games in hand, the Flames are determined to continue their good form in order to keep their place near the top of the table, even without […]

  • Predators take on Team Northumbria in Women’s Cup

    Predators take on Team Northumbria in Women’s Cup

    November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland City Predators women’s Volleyball team take on Team Northumbria on Sunday in the third round of the National Women’s Cup at CitySpace. The Predators have won just once in the League this season, but having come through the previous two rounds of the Cup with walkover wins, they will […]

  • ‘Almighty’ Allen added to Made4TheCage card

    ‘Almighty’ Allen added to Made4TheCage card

    November 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Made4TheCage’s hugely anticipated ‘Bad Blood’ card has just added another star name as Arnold ‘Almighty’ Allen replaces Ali McLean in the co-main event. Allen, 20, will face Paul ‘Cookie’ Cook for the vacant British Lightweight Title tomorrow night at Rainton Meadows Arena after McLean pulled out with injury. Allen is […]