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Northern League: RCA move joint top with third win of the season, while neighbours Ryhope get off the mark in super style

With three wins out of four, Sunderland RCA sit proudly alongside champions Shildon at the top of the First Division.

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Chester-le-Street chance their arm with a shot from range in Saturday's FA Cup tie against Marske United. Picture by Tim Richardson

FA Cup: Ten-man Mechanics hit back to earn second crack at Pickering

Washington are off on their travels tomorrow to replay at Pickering Town in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

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Sunderland West End (red and white) struggle against Jarrow. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: West End misery as Jarrow go on the march in five-goal romp

Sunderland West End found to their cost at Perth Green on Saturday that Jarrow’s early-season form might not be a ‘flash in the pan’.

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Super Stella serve up a tasty treat in 11-goal season opener

League newcomers The Stella made a massive statement on opening day with a devastating performance in an 11-3 Second Division demolition of Lakeside SSC.

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Silksworth CW (red) battle against Harton and Westoe in the Wearside League. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Silksworth Catholic Club off to a flier as Davie and Pattison fired hat-tricks on opening day

Silksworth Catholic Club marked their Third Division debut with an 8-3 victory at The Dolphin.

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Peterlee Sunday League: Wear and Francis the heroes as Easington Lane hit Southside for six on opening day

Easington Lane WMC romped to a superb 6-1 opening-day Division One triumph at Easington Southside.

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Stephen Halliday (red and white) battles for Ryhope Foresters in their Over-40s success against Washington Victoria last week

Durham Sunday League: Two-goal sub Rob’s the key man as Wild Boar secure opening-day cup triumph

Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars convincingly outgunned Durham Rangers 5-1 to storm into the second round of the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy.

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Ryhope Foresters (red and white stripes) take control against Washington Victoria in the Over-40s League. Picture by Tim Richardson

Over-40s League: Foresters on fire as Victoria find life tough at the top

Washington Victoria Inn endured a tough baptism back in the Premier Division as a very strong Ryhope Foresters side eased to a 5-0 opening-day victory.

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Washington keeper Graeme Pickering clutches a high ball in last week's defeat to Seaham Red Star

Northern League: Fit-again summer signing Swansbury gets the green light for RCA’s Ashington clash

Greg Swansbury is expected to make his long-awaited debut when Sunderland RCA line up against Ashington in Division One at Meadow Park tomorrow.

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Washington's Matty Waters (red) keeps control against Seaham Red Star last week

FA Cup: Washington look to cash in against Pickering Town

Washington will aim to replicate their performance in the extra preliminary round when they have home advantage against Ryhope CW’s conquerors, Pickering Town, at the Nissan Sports Complex.

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Departing Silksworth CW defender Phil Hall climbs highest against Harton and Westoe. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: Ashbrooke Belford House out to strengthen, despite six-goal midweek cruise

Ashbrooke Belford House enjoyed a six-goal blast on Wednesday night to make it two wins out of three – but they’re not resting on their laurels.

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Northern League: Team Northumbria too strong for Durham City

Durham City succumbed to a 4-0 defeat at home to Team Northumbria in Division Two last night.

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Silksworth CW (red) take on Harton & Westoe CW in the Wearside League last weekend

Wearside League: Catcheside spot on to inspire West End victory, while Paul treble helped Ashbrooke Belford hit Rangers for six

Sunderland West End halted Coxhoe Athletic’s four-match winning run in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League last night.

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Washington's Ash Davis (left) takes on Seaham Red Star last weekend

Northern League: Costello on target to give Mechanics lift-off

After losing their first two games, Washington prevented a hat-trick of defeats when they held North Shields to a draw in last night’s Ebac Northern League First Division game.

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Northern League: Smith doubles up to keep up Easington Colliery’s perfect start

Easington Colliery are setting the pace in Division Two and they chalked up a hat-trick of wins by defeating Hebburn Town 3-0 away.

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Ex-Sunderland star Julio Arca (left) battles for South Shields in their 2-1 defeat at Newton Aycliffe. Picture by Peter Talbot

Northern League: Classy Callen treble for RCA just too hot for Chester to handle

Despite defeating Garforth Town on the opening day of the season in the FA Cup, it’s been a baptism of fire for Chester-le-Street on their return to the Ebac Northern League First Division for the first time in more than a decade.

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Seaham Red Star (blue) in action against Washington last weekend

Northern League: Collingwood rues Seaham Red Star’s missed chances in defeat to West Allotment

Seaham Red Star boss Mark Collingwood was almost left speechless after his side lost 2-0 at home to West Allotment Celtic in the Ebac Northern League First Division last night.

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Ex-Sunderland striker on target as Spennymoor secure impressive Evo-Stik League victory

Spennymoor Town comprehensively outgunned Warrington Town 4-1 in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division last night.

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Silksworth CW (red strip) cross against Harton & Westoe CW. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: McCain and Turton double up as West End cruise to victory at Windscale

Sunderland West End’s rip-roaring 5-1 weekend victory over newcomers Windscale lifted them into the top six in the league.

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Silksworth CW (red strip) battleHarton & Westoe CW. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: Bulmer treble treat sparks cup romp for Seaham Red Star Reserves

The Total Sport Alan Hood Charity Cup took centre stage for most Wearside League teams on Saturday.

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