Ex-Sunderland defender Martin Scott appointed assistant manager at South Shields

Former Sunderland defender Martin Scott has been appointed as South Shields' assistant manager.
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Horden Colliery Welfare played at Horden Welfare Park for 108 years before being forced to leave this year.

Historic football club Horden CW moving to Darlington to become reserve side

A historic football club is set to change its name and move more than 30 miles after being forced to leave its home of more than a century.

Sunderland West End (red and white) line up a shot in Saturday's Wearside League win over Whitehaven. Picture by Tim Richardson

Northern League: Durham City sent down as former boss Chandler’s Whitley Bay finish strongly

Durham City were relegated to the Second Division of the Ebac Northern League following Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Whitley Bay in their penultimate game.

Sunderland West End (red and white) battle for the ball in Saturday's Wearside League win over Whitehaven. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: Smith scorcher seals deal as West End keep up push for second

Sunderland West End are still in with a good chance of ending runners-up to Stockton Town in the TWR Bi Fold Wearside League.


Watch non-league goalkeeper score from inside his own box

Goalkeeper Dan Lowson is the toast of North East non-league club Spennymoor Town after setting them on the road to FA Cup success.
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Julio Arca has committed his future to South Shields. Image by Peter Talbot.

Julio Arca commits future to South Shields by signing contract

Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca has committed his future to South Shields after signing a contract with the club.

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From left to right, South Shields FC player Julio Arca, kit designer Ashton Defty and manager Jon King with the club's new away shirt.

South Shields FC all kitted out... thanks to a 10-year-old

A 10-year-old has ensured South Shields FC are all kitted out for the new season after designing the club’s new away strip.

Northern League side Sunderland RCA's James Cassidy (red) battles against Pickering in last week's Meadow Park friendly

Wearside League: Silksworth CW fired up for big kick-off as boss Stobbart looks to build on impressive pre-season form

Silksworth CW are aiming to hit the ground running following a highly-successful pre-season.

Four of Sunderland RCA's new signings (from left): Steven Stewart, Jonny Davis, Craig Hodgson and James Cassidy

Consistency the key for RCA boss Swales as season begins with FA Cup trip to Penrith

Sunderland RCA manager Martin Swales is looking for consistency from the word go, starting at Penrith tomorrow in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Ryhope CW manager Gary Pearson.

Ryhope CW depleted for FA Cup opener against Yorkshire visitors

Ryhope CW – looking forward to playing in the Northern League top flight for the first time – have an attractive home FA Cup tie against Pickering Town to begin their season tomorrow.

Dillon Morse, left, alongside now team-mate Julio Arca in 2005.

From fan to team-mate! Young footballer reunited with childhood hero Julio Arca – 11 years after first meeting

A footballer is living a childhood dream as he lines up alongside one of his idols – 11 years after first meeting him as a young boy.

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Easington rally to secure friendly victory at West End

Dylan Nesbitt and Bryan Norton struck as Easington Colliery won 2-1 at Wearside League hosts Sunderland West End in a friendly last night.

Sunderland RCA's Stephen Callen (red) takes on Pickering Town at Meadow Park in Saturday's friendly

Sunderland RCA warm up for FA Cup opener with comfortable victory over Pickering Town

Sunderland RCA concluded their build-up to the FA Cup extra preliminary round with an impressive 3-1 friendly win over Pickering Town at Meadow Park on Saturday.

Lee Kerr (8) fires home Seaham Red Star's opener against Hartlepool United in last night's 1-1 friendly draw. Picture by Frank Reid

Red Star battlers make life tough for Hartlepool United

Seaham Red Star gave Hartlepool United a scare before being pegged back in a 1-1 friendly draw at Seaham Town Park last night.

Seaham Red Star (red/white) take on West Auckland last season

Seaham Red Star excited by Hartlepool United friendly test

Seaham Red Star are relishing the chance to host a Hartlepool United XI at Seaham Town Park tomorrow night (7.30pm).

Ryhope CW boss Gary Pearson saw his side beat former club Crook Town in Saturday's friendly

New boys help Ryhope CW thrive with five goals in Crook friendly success

Ryhope CW enjoyed an entertaining 5-2 friendly victory at Crook Town as they build up to the start of the Northern League season.

Durham County FA to run six leagues for new season

Durham County FA to run six leagues for new season

Durham County FA will run six leagues during the 2016/17 season after a successful AGM.

Ryhope CW (red and white) battle against Hebburn Town last season

Pickering test for Ryhope CW in FA Cup opener

Northern League Ryhope CW will host Yorkshire opposition when the FA Cup kicks off the new season on August 6.

Scott Heslop fires home for Chester-le-Street, on his way to a hat-trick against Esh Winning last season

Former Chester-le-Street striker Scott Heslop doubles up on debut

Danny Johnson and Ryan Bowman struck doubles as Gateshead secured a 6-2 friendly win at Northern League neighbours Dunston UTS last night.

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