Under 18s

  • Five Sunderland youth players who can make the step up next season

    Five Sunderland youth players who can make the step up next season

    May 11, 2018 at 11:07 am

    With the Championship season over and Sunderland beginning the process of preparing for League One, it seems inevitable that a high squad turnover is inbound. First-teamers such as Bryan Oviedo have expressed desire to move on, and defender Lamine Kone is even advertising his services on Instagram in order to […]

     
  • Sunderland's George Honeyman in action

    Roker Report duo agree: “Sunderland should build a side around youngsters in League One, and get rid of the bad eggs”

    April 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Sunderland’s future belongs in League One after they were relegated over the weekend. The question now is what to expect in a division that Black Cats visited only once in their lifetime, in the season 1987/88. Surely, it can’t get worse than it is at the moment fans will hope. […]

     
  • Seven academy prospects Sunderland could turn to in League One

    Seven academy prospects Sunderland could turn to in League One

    March 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    With only ten games to save their season, League One is quickly becoming a real possibility looming over Sunderland heads. Should no buyer be found and lacking in funds; the Wearsiders academy prospects will be the first under consideration for a call-up. Although the transition to first team football is […]

     
  • 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 […]