Local sport

  • Sunderland West End

    Nelson’s West End look for seventh straight win

    October 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Sunderland West End face a fight to continue their sensational run of form with a tricky trip to holders Easington Colliery in the Shipowners Charity Cup this weekend. The visitors beat local rivals Ashbrooke Belford House 3-1 on Wednesday and will be looking to make it seven out of seven […]

  • Jarrow Roofing boss calls for focus

    Jarrow Roofing boss calls for focus

    October 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Richie McLoughlin has warned his Jarrow Roofing side to “keep their focus” ahead of Saturday’s Ebac Northern League Division One clash against West Auckland Town. The Roofers make the trip to County Durham looking to increase their winning run to five games in all competitions, but they will have to […]

  • Westoe's Charlie Rayner beats the last man to complete the scoring against Preston. Courtesy Phil Haswell Photography.

    Westoe looking for win as players return from injury

    October 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Westoe make six changes to the 18 man squad from the side that lost heavily at home to Sheffield Tigers last weekend, as they travel to Billingham in search of their second league win this season. New signing Tom King is one of those changes and seems likely to start […]

  • Diamonds captain Stuart Robson and Lewis Kerr. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Diamonds face speedway cup double

    October 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This weekend the Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds take on the Edinburgh Monarchs home and away in the semi-final of the Knockout Cup. Tonight the Diamonds head to Edinburgh in the rearranged first leg of the Cup, the original fixture was scheduled to take place last Friday but a day of […]

  • Sunderland Ladies striker still confident as they take on Oxford United

    Sunderland Ladies striker still confident as they take on Oxford United

    October 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Sunderland Ladies are ‘still in the driving seat’ as they take on Oxford United Women. The Lady Black Cats missed out on the chance to win promotion to WSL1 last Saturday, as they suffered their first league defeat of the season at the hands of promotion rivals Doncaster Rovers Belles. […]

  • Horden boxer Hardy aims for win number six

    Horden boxer Hardy aims for win number six

    October 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Horden boxer Anthony Hardy is back in action this Sunday, when he takes on the experienced Jason Nesbitt. The 21 year old’s professional record currently stands at 5-0-0 after victories over Matt Seawright, Chris Bennett, Lee Gibbons, Ibar Riyaz and Jamie Zazslos. The ‘Hitman’ is looking for six successive victories […]

  • Seaham RUFC full back Graeme Steel

    Seaham RUFC looking for third win in a row

    October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Seaham RUFC are looking to make it three wins in a row this weekend when they take on Washington. Last time the two teams met Seaham came away with the points in an impressive 29-5 win and are hoping to do the same come Saturday. Although missing key players, including […]

  • The Wearside League

    Ashbrooke Belford House beaten by Sunderland West End

    October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Goals from Lee Smith, Barry Turton and David Keatley gave Sunderland West End a comfortable victory away to Ashbrooke Belford House on Wednesday night in the Wearside League. Ashbrooke had the first chance to score only five minutes into the game. A free kick in a promising position curled narrowly […]

  • Flames continue dominant start to season

    Flames continue dominant start to season

    October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The Sunderland Flames blazed to an outstanding 10 try win taking them to the top of the table last weekend as they beat Mellish 56-0. With the threat of rain hovering high in the sky, the whistle had barely stopped echoing around Hillview before the ladies scored their first points of the […]

  • York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    October 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    A promising University of Sunderland side failed to get on the score sheet in a heated encounter with York St John in the men’s Rugby at Clash of the Minsters. The home side went over just before half time, before finishing the game off in the second half with a […]