Under 18s

  • Sunderland Scholars have exceeded expectations in their debut season.

    Sunderland U18s Mark Atkinson wants Black Cats to finish year on a high

    December 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Sunderland U18s manager Mark Atkinson wants his Black Cats youngster to finish the year on a high by progressing into the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. The Wearsiders play at Vicarage Road on Sunday – facing a Watford side who are unbeaten since October. While the Hornets go […]

     
  • Sunderland U18s come from behind to beat Middlesbrough in Tees Wear Premier League Cup clash

    Sunderland U18s come from behind to beat Middlesbrough in Tees Wear Premier League Cup clash

    November 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Sunderland U18s left it late to come from behind and defeat North East rivals Middlesbrough in the Premier League Cup. Jack Hackett levelled the score nine minutes from time before Benji Kimpioka’s last gap  penalty saw the young Black Cats make it two wins from two in Group D. Sunderland […]

     
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    Sunderland U18s close to earning point at league leaders Manchester United

    October 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Sunderland U18s went close to earning a point at Premier League Under 18 leaders Manchester United. Mark Atkinson’s youngsters took a surprise lead just before the half-hour mark as Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka netted from inside the area. The Black Cats resisted any United pressure up until the 64th minute before Aidan […]

     
  • Sunderland U18s boss Mark Atkinson hoping to build on previous performances

    Sunderland U18s boss Mark Atkinson hoping to build on previous performances

    October 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Sunderland U18s boss Mark Atkinson has asked for his players to build on last month’s positive display – starting with Everton today. The teenage Black Cats have not played a competitive match since September 30 – where they lost 6-2 away to an undefeated Manchester City. Wins against West Ham […]

     
  • Sunderland fielded a strong side but it wasn't enough.

    Newcastle edge seven-goal Wear-Tyne thriller in Youth Cup

    January 26, 2017 at 9:09 am

    A Lewis McNall brace helped Newcastle United Under-18s to a 4-3 win away at Sunderland U18s on Wednesday night. McNall opened and concluded the scoring while Adam Wilson and Owen Bailey were also on target for Dave Watson’s Magpies. Josh Maja hit a brace for Sunderland and Elliot Embleton was also […]

     
  • Joel Asoro has shown plenty of promise for Sunderland. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

    Connelly brace ensures Wear-Tyne Youth Cup derby for Sunderland U18s

    January 12, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Lee Connelly bagged a brace as Sunderland Under-18s beat Shrewsbury Town 3-1 in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night. Connelly gave the Black Cats the lead in the 11th minute only for George Hassall to level. However, Connelly regained Sunderland’s lead 11 minutes into the second half and Elliot […]

     
  • Joel Asoro has shown plenty of promise for Sunderland. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

    Maja brace seals FA Youth Cup fourth round spot for Sunderland

    December 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Josh Maja hit a brace as Sunderland overcame Burton Albion 4-1 in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday night. Charlie Dowd gave the Brewers a shock early lead but Sunderland hit back through Maja. A spectacular Luke Tandy own goal then put the young Black Cats ahead and there was […]

     
  • John O’Shea helping Casey feel at home

    John O’Shea helping Casey feel at home

    February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    18-year-old Irish defender Dan Casey is not like most footballers. He brings a unique skill set to his game, one which he believes has been created by a combination of his favourite sports Gaelic football, rugby and, of course, football. These sports made for a busy weekend schedule as sport […]

     
  • Gooch extends deal at Doncaster Rovers

    Gooch extends deal at Doncaster Rovers

    February 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Sunderland forward, Lynden Gooch, has committed his short-term future to Doncaster Rovers by extending his loan deal until the end of the season. Gooch joined Darren Ferguson’s side in January and has made five appearances for the Vikings. The 20-year-old made his Black Cats debut against Exeter City in the […]

     
  • Stockdale delighted with Watmore form

    Stockdale delighted with Watmore form

    April 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Sunderland U21s boss Robbie Stockdale has heaped praise on Duncan Watmore after the winger’s two-goal haul at Fulham on Friday. Watmore’s brace sealed a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage for the young Black Cats and Stockdale was impressed with his recent form. “The team performed from one to eleven and […]