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  • Nelson looks to push on after outstanding first year at West End

    Nelson looks to push on after outstanding first year at West End

    December 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    We’ve not yet reached Christmas and there have already been over 25 sackings in the Football League this season. Sunderland’s Gus Poyet is under constant pressure to keep his side away from the relegation zone, and jobs are won and lost in 90 minutes.  The same pressure and anxiety is […]

  • Christmas could come early for the Harbour this weekend

    Christmas could come early for the Harbour this weekend

    December 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Seaham are hoping to get their first win of the festive period this weekend when they host Chester-Le-Street. After a poor start to December, with an away defeat to Richmondshire, the Harbour are confident they can now go the rest of the month undefeated and plan to start with victory […]

  • Ryhope CW

    Ryhope back in action at South Shields

    December 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Ryhope CW face a difficult trip away to South Shields as they return to Northern League action this weekend. Kick off will be at a slightly earlier time at 1:30pm because of floodlight problems at South Shields’ ground in Peterlee, Eden Lane. It’s been five defeats in six games for […]

  • Carlisle still positive despite challenging start to season

    Carlisle still positive despite challenging start to season

    December 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Jonathan Carlisle, 22, is aiming to qualify for the 2015 FINA World Swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, after missing out on Commonwealth selection last year. The City of Sunderland athlete – who trains at Bath ITC – has been positive about the start of the season, despite having to travel […]

  • Sunderland West End

    Nelson wants Monkwearmouth Charity Cup run

    December 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland West End manager Anthony Nelson has called on his players to deliver a strong showing in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup as his side visits Cleator Moor Celtic on Saturday. The West Enders have already been eliminated from the Shipowners Charity Cup and the League Cup respectively, and Nelson has […]

  • Sunderland will travel to the North West in the next round.

    Sunderland Broom ready to seize defining moment in Vase Cup Final

    December 5, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Ahead of Saturday’s Vase Cup final, Sunderland Broom ladies Hockey captain, Stephanie Edmundson, is assured that a victory will prove to be the turning point after the side suffered relegation last year. At the start of the season, Broom suffered disappointment by being knocked out in the first round of […]

  • Silksworth in action earlier this season.

    Jarrow travel to high-flying Durham City

    December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Saturday sees Jarrow Roofing make the trip to Durham where they will take on Durham City on their infamous artificial pitch. Roofing are fresh from their 4-2 success over Newton Aycliffe, and sit in fifth place in the Ebac Northern League Division One. The hosts lurk just one place and four points behind […]

  • Sunderland City Predators men's Basketball team

    Predators hoping to end losing streak against rock-bottom Liverpool

    December 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland City Predators will hope to snap a five game losing streak this weekend when they face winless Liverpool II. Predators were narrowly beaten 73-71 late on at Tameside on Sunday, and after a winless November, Saturday evening presents a great opportunity for victory. The Merseysiders head to CitySpace with […]

  • Sunderland City Predators, far side, in action against Team Northumbria

    Anderson pleased with performance against Volleyball elite

    December 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Sunderland City Predators women’s Volleyball coach Steven Anderson was “very pleased” with the performance of the players on Sunday, even though they lost to Team Northumbria in the third round of the National Cup. The Predators started brightly in the first set but were unable to get close enough to […]

  • Nelson concerned over postponements

    Nelson concerned over postponements

    December 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland West End manager Anthony Nelson has conceded that repetitive fixture postponements could have a negative effect on his side’s form as they reach the halfway point in the season. The West Enders have not played a game since November 22 after two consecutive league games were cancelled due to […]